Welcome to the 2017 Season of Adaptive Skiing at Searchmont Resort!
Our adaptive skiing program begins Sunday January 8th, and runs until Sunday March 12th, 2017, weather permitting.
Participants must register between November 14th to December 2nd to book lessons. If you are a returning skier, you will receive notice by email about two weeks before registration opens. If you are a new skier, please contact Diane @ 705-759-0333.
All lessons must be booked and paid in full prior to January to ensure availability.
After December 2nd, 4-week or 6-week packages may no longer be available.
We will do our best to accommodate your requested lesson dates and times, but due to instructor availability, may need to revise the skier schedule. You will be notified of any changes.
6 bookings of 1.5 hour lessons – $150.00*
4 bookings of 1.5 hour lessons – $100.00*
The above costs are club rates for skiers from the Sault Ste. Marie area.
Full day (6 hours) private lesson – call for pricing**
Full day lesson may be available but are pending instructor availability. Please contact us for more information. 705-759-0333
Please make cheques for lessons out to No Limits Adaptive Ski Association. Fees include equipment, certified instructor, a trained volunteer (if required) and a half day lift pass.
*In addition to the above fees the CADS insurance payment must also be made at the same time. This fee is $35.00 for participants who take multiple lessons, or $10.00 for students taking only one lesson per season. This fee must be paid separately by cheque made payable to CADS Ontario for $35 or paid to CADS National for one day liability for $10.
Please Note: You will need to register directly with CADS for your membership. Go to the CADS website at: http://disabledskiing.ca/to pay for your membership. You will require a credit card to pay for your membership online. Go to member registration (right hand side of page). Choose whether you are a ‘new member’ or ‘renewing your membership’. Follow instructions provided. If you have difficulty registering, please contact Diane @ 705-759-0333.
**If you are visiting from out of town, you may only choose the full day rate. Subject to Instructor availability and must be booked two weeks in advance.
Our season for 2017 begins on Sunday January 8th, and runs until Sunday March 12th.
Sunday lesson times are 10 am, 1 pm, and 2:30 pm for those taking the 6 pack or 4 pack.
Lesson times for all-day lessons and single lessons will be based on instructor availability and participant’s preference.
Some rules and restrictions apply; See below
Lessons are 1 hour long, but bookings are 1.5 hours long to accommodate for set up of equipment
- Lesson times are 10 AM, 1 PM, and 2:30 PM
- All bookings are subject to change due to availability of instructors and volunteers
- If we need to cancel your booking due to availability of instructors you will be notified at least one day prior to your lesson; We will do our best to re-book your lesson.
- We will not be responsible for re-booking lessons that are canceled by the participant.
- Bookings may be changed once you have arrived on site if hill conditions are deemed unsafe
- For safety reasons, we must adhere to weight restrictions as set by equipment manufacturer
- Please note: Your final time slot may be adjusted by the coordinator who will contact skiers to confirm changes.
Accessible Bus Service and On-Site Attendant
Our program which provides accessible bus and on-site attendant will be continued this year for our Sunday ski dates. Registration forms include space to indicate if you require the accessible bus.
On the day of your lesson…
The accessible parking and entrance is at the far rear of the building; look for the snow school rear entrance.
Please arrive at Searchmont at least 30 minutes before your first scheduled lesson in order for our instructors to assess your skiing style with you. Check in at main part of the lodge with a No Limits volunteer. Look for the red No Limits jackets in the main lodge.
From here, an instructor will meet you to discuss your lesson, and answer any questions you may have. If you have any concerns or wish to share any information that may impact your lesson that has not been covered in the forms, please discuss it with your instructor prior to heading outside. You can rest assured that our instructors will keep your personal and medical information confidential.
If your school is coming to Searchmont…
Is your school is planning a ski trip this winter to Searchmont? If so, we will do our best to accommodate a student with a disability. Ask about the adaptive skiing program at Searchmont Resort. Please note: Each school is responsible for providing transportation and personal support for students. We will accommodate student’s needs on the hill, but the school is responsible for supervision while in the lodge. We will do our best to accommodate all requests, but we require two weeks advance notice in order to accommodate the request for a certified instructor and trained volunteers.
If you are an out of town visitor…
Visitors to Searchmont Resort can sign up for individual adaptive ski lessons by contacting Diane @ 705-759-0333. In all cases transportation must be arranged by the visitor.