Welcome to Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks!
Mission: Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks is a charitable organization creating and providing accessible outdoor adventures for individuals living with physical, visual and/or neuro-divergent challenges.
Vision: To Make the Mountain Experience Accessible to All!
Established in 2008 by a group of volunteers who recognized a need in the community, Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks (ASSP) runs on the power of volunteers. With over 55 volunteer instructors, we are able to provide weekly ski and snowboard lessons to students living with disabilities throughout the winter season; and in 2023 summer programs were launched! We offer opportunities to individuals who come to the resort from as close to home as Kamloops & Sun Peaks, as well as from all over the province, country, and around the world.
In 2010 the organization was granted Not-for-Profit status and in 2013 became a registered Charity.
Charitable Registration No. 847760881 RR0001
Programs offered by Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks include:
- Adaptive learn to ski/snowboard lessons (including sit-ski, 3-track, 4-track, sight and hearing impaired adaptations as well as adaptations for intellectual and neurodivergnent challenges).
- School program to assist students with a disability to participate in school sponsored programs.
- Summer Experiences including hiking, SUP, canoeing and mountain biking
- Training and continued development of volunteer instructors to deliver these programs and facilitate a positive and safe experience for participants.