Making the Mountain 
Experience Accessible to All!

ūüėéAdaptive Sports at Sun Peaks ‚Äď Summer 2024!ūüĆě

Adaptive Sports is excited to announce the launch of its Summer Programming! 

There are a variety of activities to choose from:

1. Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association (KASA) at Sun Peaks 

Back by popular demand. ASSP in partnership with Sun Peaks Resort LLP, will play host to KASA on the following Saturdays:

July 20 and September 7th aMTB Demo Days!

Mike Reidiger and the team from KASA will bring their amazing adaptive mountain bikes along with certified instructors to provide both beginner and experienced riders in the Kamloops/ Sun Peaks community with the chance to ride! Beginners try riding on the valley trail. Experienced riders with their own gear, ride the bike park!  

For more details and to register contact: 

Mike Reidieger

¬†2.¬†¬†Outdoor Summer Experiences –Registration Begins June 15 2024¬†¬†

Starting July 2024, ASSP is offering accessible summer outdoor experiences to individuals living with neuro-divergent challenges. Participate in alpine hiking/disc golf, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Canoeing, and a Farm Visit. Try one activity, or try them all! 


Experience the very best of what the Sun Peaks alpine playground has to offer; from panoramic views and vivid wildflowers to artifacts of days past and the rich history behind them and enjoy challenging holes, diverse terrain with natural features, and scenic viewpoints, all from the top of the Sunburst Express chairlift. Get ready to make some fun mountain memories.

Led by experienced ASSP volunteers.

Dates: Saturday July 27th & August 10th

Deadline to Register:

July 20th for July 27th

August 3rd for August 10th

Time: 10am-1pm

Ages 10+

Maximum 6 people

Cost: Lift Ticket* + CADS membership**

*Lift Tickets

  • If you have purchased your 2024-25 alpine season pass (for skiing/snowboarding), it is also valid for summer lift access for hiking. There is no extra cost for you!
  • ASSP members entitled to 50% off the price of day lift ticket¬†

2024 Summer Lift Pass Day Rates

Adult  19-64 $30 ($15 ASSP students)

Youth  3-18 $24 ($12 ASSP students)

Child   6-12  $18 ($9 ASSP students)

SUP with Paddlesurfit

Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Bodie Shandro of¬†paddlesurfit.¬†Learn to Stand Up Paddle with ‚ÄúCanada‚Äôs first professionally certified instructor,‚ÄĚ Bodie Shandro. Lesson covers equipment familiarization, dry-land instruction, water safety, board transport, stance and balance and fundamental paddling techniques. All equipment is included (board, paddle, PFD and leash).

Please Note: Lessons are held at Surfit’s location at Heffley Lake. To access the waterfront, individuals are required to navigate a steep, rugged trail down to the dock.

Location: 2288 Heffley Lake Road

Know before you Go/Driving Directions

Dates: Friday mornings July 12th & August 9th

Deadline to Register:

July 5th for July 12th

August 2nd for August 9th

Time: 10am-12pm

Ages 13+

Maximum 3 people

Cost: $100 + CADS Membership**

Includes: all equipment and 2 hour lesson


Kamloops Canoe & Kayak Club (KCKC) ‚Äď Family Paddle Nights

Inclusive paddle nights for families! Come one, come all! Two hour paddle night with KCKC staff dedicated to our group + our very own CADS volunteers supporting the fun! The evening can include voyageur canoeing (all in one boat), kayaking or individual canoeing, depending on the group’s interest and the weather.

Location: Kamloops Water Sports Facility

4620 Princeton-Kamloops Highway, Kamloops (Hwy 5A)

Shumway Lake, BC

Dates:¬†Tuesday evenings ‚Äď July 9th & August TBD

Deadline to Register:

July 2nd for July 9th

August TBD

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm

Ages 7+

Minimum 5 ppl 

Maximum 10 ppl

Cost: $35/person + CADS Membership** 


Participants are invited to visit a local farm on Sun Peaks Road just outside of White Croft. Participants will meet animals such as: horses, chickens, goats, sheep as well as dogs and cats. Families are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the gazebo after the farm programming.

Farm visit includes:

  • Animal Interactions
  • Potting a plant to take home
  • Farm Tour
  • Craft table

Date: August 17

Location: 3140 Strachan Rd Heffley Creek V0E1Z1

Time: 10 am -12pm

Deadline to Register:

August 10th 


6 & up!

Maximum 10 people (5 students + 5 caregivers)

Cost: $10/student + CADS Membership**

**CADS Membership Required for Participation in all Summer Experiences

Membership is valid from July 1 -June 30th. Membership allows for participation in our 2024-25 Summer & Winter programming. 

CADS Student Yearly Membership $65 

CADS Friend/Caregiver Yearly Membership $51

CADS 1 Day $10.50*

It is possible to purchase a 1 day membership to participate in an activity for one day, however the cost of the total yearly membership is not pro-rated if you choose to purchase it at a later date. 

Summer Outdoor Experiences Registration Process

Registration Begins June 15 2024

Register online through Snowline at

Registration Requirements

  1. Set up/Login to your Profile in Snowline
  2. Purchase Membership
  3. Complete CADS Waivers
  4. Complete Medical Form/Waiver
  5. Complete Third Party Waivers if applicable
  6. Registration submitted for review
  7. Registration accepted
  8. Provide payment for program fees

Registration Policies

  1. Membership is required for participation in all programs. Membership fees are non-refundable.
  2. Methods of Payment: Online payments only. Credit Cards accepted, VISA & MASTERCARD.
  3. Autism funding accepted. Please inform the office at time of booking by emailing Include first and last name of student and program AFU funding should be applied to. For more info go to Autism Funding.
  4. Programs will run pending registration. If cancellation is necessary, ASSP will notify you and fees will be fully refunded.
  5. Winter Programming ‚Äď locals registration is limited to a maximum total of 10 lessons for locals lesson sets and drop-ins combined.
  6. Winter Programming ‚Äď out of town guests registration is limited to a maximum total of 10 drop-in lessons.
  7. Force Majeure ‚Äď No refunds will be issued if a lesson or program is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather, power outages etc.
  8. Cold Weather Policy ‚Äď Lessons/programs cancelled if the temperature is -15 degrees celsius or colder, -12 degrees celsius for sit-skiers.