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Disability Snowsports

Snowsport Cymru Wales works closely with our member clubs throughout Wales to deliver opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in snowsport activities and develop their skills. See our clubs below.

There are great opportunities for committed disabled athletes to pursue their sport to the highest levels of competitive skiing and snowboarding. For further information on how to get involved with competitive disabled skiing and snowboarding, contact us directly by email admin@snowsportwales.net

 



 Disability Skiing Wales 

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Disability Skiing Wales is an entirely voluntary organisation who's aim is to bring the joys of snow sports to disabled people.

They train volunteers and work with disabled people on dry slopes in Wales, they also organise trips to Europe to train on snow. 

They use specialised equipment where necessary and are always looking for non-disabled volunteers, whether they can ski or not. On the social side they have regular gatherings including residential weekends, summer BBQs, quiz nights and firework displays. 

Their ultimate goal is to help disabled people develop confidence, fitness and social skills which will help improve their quality of life. This also gives any volunteers the opportunity to improve their skiing and meet new friends. 

In 2014 Disability Skiing Wales became a Centre of Excellence, further demonstrating their dedication and commitment to providing accessability to all who are interested in skiing.

The five main requirements for this are:

1. Support

2. Guidance

3. Shared Learning

4. Measurements

5. Governance 


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Ski4all provides adults with physical, visual and neurological disabilities the opportunity to experience skiing as part of their rehabilitation programme.

They primarily cover learning basic skills on dry ski slopes in South Wales, whilst also enabling some patients to experience the mountains for themselves as part of a charity funded programme working with ski adaptive partners in Switzerland - the results and impact on the patients is truly life changing and groundbreaking.

They are a team of volunteer neurological physiotherapists and rehab coaches who work alongside the adaptive ski instructors at Pembrey to provide our skiers with bespoke instruction, advice and coaching to maximise their ski experience. They see between 10-15 skiers each week and the club offers a social environment for skiers and their families/support. 

Ski4All meet every Wednesday at Ski Pembrey. Anyone interested can contact bethan@equinoxphysiothetapy.co.uk for more information or check out their Facebook and Twitter pages.


 



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Ice Cool Kids is a charity that raises money to take special needs children skiing.

ICK celebrated their 10 year anniversary at Llangranog Ski & Snowboard Centre during a recent weekend of inclusivity, nonstop fun and a great family weekend. 


52 parents, volunteers and of course children (with three new families) all enjoyed the weekend, with many staying at the Urdd centre in Llangranog. It was a busy time as always with nonstop skiing – well except for coffee breaks and lunch. All the staff at the slope helped, and everyone was very grateful for their assistance with the sitskis - 11 or 12 were going constantly – Diolch!


Everyone enjoyed the annual weekend get-together, both old hands who have been with ICK for their whole 10 years and new families who had never been before. They all left tired and smiling looking forward to next time!


To find out more about ICK visit the club website

 


 

Ski Smiles

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Ski Smiles is new inclusive skiing sessions for children with additional needs or disabilities and their siblings, delivered in Cardiff, South Wales. Ski Smiles is break

ing through barriers and providing opportunities in a safe environment.

Ski Smiles hopes to help children by encouraging social growth, as well as building confidence by interacting with others in an environment where differences and disabilities are accepted and welcome.


The sessions are delivered every other Saturday, through Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre. Information around sessions can be found on the Ski Smiles Facebook page.


Ski Smiles aim to build their social network, source funding, equipment, volunteers and awareness opportunities to enable the volunteers to deliver and grow the Ski Smiles community group in South Wales and surrounding areas.

For more information please visit @skismiles on Facebook, email Donna  contact@skismiles.org or telephone 07739723583

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