The concept of an expanded adaptive snow sports program at Sun Peaks was first discussed by a small group of volunteers and personnel from the Sun Peaks Resort Corporation in June 2007. The name Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks (ASSP) was formally adopted by a core group of volunteers at an inaugural steering committee meeting in January 2008 following a Level 1 Instructor Training Course facilitated by an instructor from the Disabled Skiers Association of British Columbia (DSABC). Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks was granted status as a not for profit society by the Province of British Columbia in April of 2010.
The focus of Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks is to provide opportunities for people with a wide range of disabilities to participate in adaptive snow sports and recreation programs at Sun Peaks Resort.
A primary role of Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks is to serve the needs of people with disabilities in the community of Kamloops and surrounding areas. For example, one of the major goals of the program is to work with students with disabilities in Kamloops and the surrounding area, allowing them to experience the freedom, joy and satisfaction of skiing with their classmates.
Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks works in consultation with staff at Guest Services and the Snow Sports School to provide an optimum level of customer service to resort visitors with disabilities.