In October 2017 Unlimited Possibilities (UP) offering adaptive skiing, was founded by Simone Keijsers and Caroline Ooms. With UP, they want to make it easier for people with physical disabilities to ski, snowboard and surf under the same conditions as a regular athlete.
Skiing, snow, it’s a passion
Since skiing and being in the mountains is a passion for both (experienced in adaptive winter sports), it is no surprise that this is the sport they started with! UP offers adaptive skiing and snowboard lessons, guiding and freeriding in the area of Kaprun and Zell am See, Austria.
Adaptive wintersports for everyone
Every skier or snowboarder, beginner or advanced, can just book their preferred winter sports activity like anybody else whenever they want. Besides, UP happily advices about (wheelchair accessible) accommodations in Zell am See and Kaprun for their guests during their holiday.
In most countries there are organisations that organise adaptive skiing trips in a specific week during the winter. Not everybody fancies a completely organised trip. When people book their lessons at UP they can have a nice holiday with their friends and family. Adaptive winter sports activities are rare in Austria and Caroline and Simone noticed the demand.
UP doesn’t only offer adaptive skiing or snowboard lessons. If a person is not able to learn to ski independently UP can guide him down the slopes in a special sit ski. This way he can still enjoy the snow and being in the mountains. The very advanced adaptive skiers can book a freeride trip. Together with a guide the guest will explore the off piste areas and enjoy the powder, of course within his or her possibilities!
Besides wintersport activities UP also offers adaptive surfing in Aljezur, Portugal, this summer. Together with Surflife Atlantic Riders, UP organises a surfing holiday for disabled and abled bodies! Being taught by experienced instructors and using adapted surfing equipment if necessary, their guests can have a fantastic week. It will be the perfect holiday for everybody who loves the sea, likes to surf and wants to spend time with great people in Portugal.
For more information please visit the website www.upadaptivesports.com.