...To Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports (SSASS)
SSASS teaches and assists persons with disabilities to ski and snowboard at Silver Star Mountain Resort near Vernon, British Columbia. SSASS is entirely volunteer-run and offers a variety of programs for local and regional students, school students, visitors from around the world and students who are interested in advanced snowsport and racing techniques. 
The term 'adaptive' is used because we believe nobody "is disabled". Having a disability is different than being disabled. We encourage a belief that we all can adapt to a disability and be able to live fully. The term 'adaptive' also describes the equipment used to help remove barriers to the fun and rewarding accomplishments snow sports can yield.
SSASS Students are persons of all ages and with a wide range of disabilities (see about the people we work with). Our trained volunteer instructors provide lessons for beginner to highly advanced students. (continued...)

Recent Announcements

  • Carter Classic 2015.... Growing and going strong! With pledges over $16,000 this fund raiser has met it's goal and then some as well as provided another day of fun for SSASS members and friends. Hilarious costumes, food and prizes and fun races made this a great day for all and SSASS sends out a huge THANK YOU to all of the huge posse of folk that made it possible; from volunteers to racers to sponsors and organizers and SSMR personnel. We had 15 teams and 63 racers this year. This is truly a fun and unique race with speed not being the focus but how good you are at estimating your speed. If you are on a team full of good estimators... then that's ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2015, 7:25 PM by SSASS Virtual Office
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(....continued) SSASS exists thanks to the generosity of donations which are tax-deductible. A number of fund-raising events are planned each year. SSASS is associated with CADS and BCAS, National and provincial organizations devoted to assisting persons with disabilities to participate in snow sports.
So whether you are potentially a student, volunteer, donor or interested supporter, we thank you for visiting our site. Please look around to find out what we do and how you can be a part of the action.