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Accessible Winter Sports Guide

Finding the right place for a winter sport when you have a disability or challenging condition can make the whole process a lot longer. Our accessible winter sports tool helps people with a disability, learning difficulty or those managing a challenging condition, by showing them the most suitable resorts in Europe for them.

The interactive accessible winter sports tool provides useful information about the types of adaptive equipment that could be used, find out if specialised instruction or nearby medical facilities could be accessed at each resort.

This is a handy guide for those looking to start skiing with their friends or family but require some additional assistance (such as adaptive skiing lessons) and are unsure what their best options are.

The tool provides you with information to help you decide on the most suitable winter resort in Europe for a range of disabilities, learning difficulties or conditions such as :

  • Autism (ASD)
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Epilepsy
  • Hemiplegia
  • Spina Bifida
  • Paraplegic and Tetraplegic
  • Amputee
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Stroke
  • Organ Transplant
  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Blind & Visually Impaired
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Down's Syndrome

Depending on your selection, you will be given information about the most suitable resort options, types of slopes (beginner, intermediate or advanced) and lifts you will find, accommodation or facilities within each winter resort and any other notable features that will make sure that someone gets the best and most comfortable winter sports experience.

Also provided is information about resort/life-pass discounts that may be available, distance to medical facilities, ski schools who provide specialised training for specific equipment e.g. adaptive dual ski and other useful information that may be needed such as resort altitude (something you may have to take into consideration if you have recently had surgery or treatment).

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Accessible Winter Sports Guide
Last updated on 14/04/2020
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