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Anyone with any disability can enjoy the thrill of Snowsports!
No matter what your disability, there are plenty of opportunities to try your hand at adaptive skiing and snowboarding. Tailored equipment or instruction means anyone can enjoy the freedom and fun of snowsport. You can learn alongside family or friends too!
Disability Snowsport UK
Disability Snowsport UK works in partnership with snow domes and slopes across the UK to offer lessons and recreational snowsport for individuals, families and groups. They provide skiing and snowboarding for everyone, regardless of disability, injury or experience.
Disability Snowsport UK welcomes people with all types of disability, from complex physical disabilities or long term conditions, to neurodiverse skiers and snowboarders. Sit skiing, snowboarding, and stand up skiing are available.
For more than forty years, a fantastic team of highly qualified adaptive instructors as well as a brilliant network of passionate and skilled volunteers have worked to ensure that everybody can have the opportunity to access Snowsport.
Local Groups offer the opportunity for recreational adaptive skiing. The groups enable members to ski together at dry slopes and indoor snow centres throughout the country.
The groups have a wide selection of adaptive snowsport equipment, which, along with dedicated trained volunteers, allows skiers and boarders with a large range of disabilities to enjoy snowsports away from the formal setting of a lesson. This enables disabled skiers and boarders to practise what they have learnt during lessons or simply enjoy a few runs together in a friendly social group. They are run by volunteers and seek to provide a safe environment for everyone taking part in the Local Groups' activities.
Ski and Snowboard lessons
DSUK delivers ski lessons around the UK and abroad on their holidays. Lessons are delivered for beginners through to advanced skiers or snowboarders. DSUK has equipment to cater for all disabilities, and all beginners will be assessed to decide the right specialised equipment or adjustments to ensure you have the best experience on the snow and make the most of your abilities.
To book your lesson please call the dedicated booking line on 01479 788 770 or visit the Disability Snowsport website. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday 9am – 4:30pm. Please note that you must book with DSUK directly instead of the individual centre.
DSUK have ski schools at the following locations ...
Outdoor dry slopes:
- Rossendale (Lancashire)
- Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre
- Midlothian Snowsport Centre (Edinburgh)
- Sandown (Esher, Surrey)
During the winter you can visit:
- Cairngorm Mountain - Scotland
- Nevis Range Mountain Experience
- Glenshee Ski Centre
- Glencoe Mountain Resort
Snowsport England is the National Governing Body for skiing and snowboarding in England and for English skiers and snowboarders. They have a useful resource to search Snowsport England affiliated clubs around the country. Many of these will have disability snowsport sections or will be dedicated disability snowsport clubs.
There are several Snowsport England clubs that offer adaptive lessons and suitable facilities – many even have local disability skiing groups.
GB Snowsport manages and develops the programme to put British World Class skiers and snowboarders onto World Cup Podiums and win Olympic and Paralympic medals.
GB Snowsport leads the world class programme for Para-Alpine, Para-Snowboard and Para-Nordic (Cross Country and Biathlon) in Great Britain.
They offer opportunities to get involved at both an introductory and competitive level. To find out more contact Paralympic Programme Manager firstname.lastname@example.org