Sunshine & Spirit on Grouse

Vancouver Airport Authority proudly sponsored the 5th Annual Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) Challenge Cup on Grouse Mountain last month.  It was a beautiful day as teams of abled and disabled athletes took on the challenge of scoring consistent times on the dual Slalom course.   

The annual Challenge Cup helps raise funds and awareness for VASS, an empowering organization that provides snow sports programs for people with disabilities on Grouse, Seymour and Cypress Mountains.

The sun was shining, the smiles were wide and the camaraderie was strong for the March 8 Cup when skiers of all abilities took to the course. High fives and “hurrahs” were shared at the bottom of the course as skiers and boarders performed their best.  Following the race, participants tried their hand at sledge hockey, bid at the silent auction and enjoyed lunch at the Altitudes Bistro.  Perhaps the best moment was during the trophy awards ceremony, when Vicki Maloney, who is normally non-verbal, squealed in delight as her team was announced a winner.

A VASS supporter from the beginning, Vancouver Airport Authority is a proud supporter of organizations such as VASS which provide accessible opportunities for those with disabilities.

For more information on VASS, visit

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