VISAS Learn to Ski Winter Sports Festival set

This year's featival goe Jun. 6-10 at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

VISAS INSTRUCTORS LIZ Zacks and Bob Hodgson with student.

 

 

 

This winter the Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports (VISAS) 2013 Learn to Ski Winter Sports Festival runs  from Sunday, Jan. 6 to Thursday, Jan. 10 at Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

“Anyone with a disability is welcome to apply,” said Rose Kerr, chair of the 2013 Learn to Ski Festival. “It’s a great opportunity to get involved and receive four consecutive days of ski/boarding instruction from our nationally certified instructors. VISAS provides free instruction, lift passes, equipment, two banquets, daily transportation from Courtenay to the mountain and a good time!.”

The popular Learn to Ski Festival is limited to 35 students and is open to anyone over the age of six who has some ability to learn, with priority given to first-time participants. “We have had people from as far away as Great Britain who have participated in the festival,” added Kerr.

In its 21st year, VISAS’s volunteer instructors are getting ready for another exciting year on the mountain. Over 80 VISAS ski and snowboarding instructors volunteer their time seven days a week to provide those with a physical or mental disability a chance to learn to downhill ski, snowboard or cross country ski, and at very little cost.

For more details on the 2013 four day Learn to Ski Festival and to apply, visit www.visasweb.ca. Applications for the Learn to Ski must be received by Dec. 13, 2012 to be eligible. For additional information on the festival contact Rose Kerr at 250-339-7035

or e-mail rosekerr@telus.net. You will also find VISAS on Facebook and Flickr.

– Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports

 

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