adaptive winter sports, sitskiing, snowboarding – INTERNATIONAL
Some people love snow, they cannot wait for winter to start and they absolutely do not mind the cold, whatsoever.
We are not in their inner circle but we like to do our bit and share all there is to find about adaptive sports and fresh white fluffy snow. Are you one of these snow addicts? Share with your snow loving friends!
This collection around the world is a gift to all snowboarders, ski loving snow addicts who cannot be stopped by anyone or anything to race down that hill!
Hokkaido clubs lead winter sports push for people with disabilities.
Hoping to add to Japan’s recent Winter Paralympic success, clubs in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido are trying to entice more people with disabilities to snow and ice sports.
Watch this great video about skiing in Austria. The Parasport Adventurer project seeks to inspire people with a disability to participate in adventure and extreme sports, pushing their own boundaries and smashing stereotypes in the process.
UP Adaptive Sports offers winter sports and parasurfing lessons and experiences.
3. THE NETHERLANDS
Sitsky Norway – Norway is an excellent choice when it comes to snow! Go to www.sitski.no to find your best choice of frozen or white landscapes.
Assisted mountain activities in Białka Tatrzańska, Poland. Ski 2 Freedom ranks Poland exceptionally high when it comes to assisted mountain activities due to the excellent organization.
Active therapy and lessons available at ski2freedom.com.
Switzerland is mountain views and Swiss cheese. Have you visited in winter? Ski schools offering sitski lessons and adaptive snowboarding. Snow all around. Many ski schools in Switzerland offer accessible sports. Choose one on this website:
7. UNITED KINGDOM
You need warm and comfortable clothing when you go out in the snow.
Arctic Fox Adaptive in Wales produces great adaptive snow skiing equipment that enables adventure, independence and freedom along with online shop for adaptive gears and eco-friendly clothings.
Adaptive Snow Sports uses adapting equipment and lessons to allow people with a disability to experience snow sports. Alpine skiing, sit skiing, adaptive snowboarding, cross country skiing, low vision skiing and more.
9. NEW ZEALAND
“I tried it for the first time in New Zealand on a volcano!” – Whakapapa ski resort in Mount Ruapehu offers adaptive lessons for disabled people, including people with a visual impairment.
10. UNITED STATES
NEW YORK STATE
Winter Programs by the Adaptive Sports Foundation. From their website “Since 1984, the Adaptive Sports Foundation has been providing sports and recreation opportunities to thousands of children and adults with both cognitive and physical disabilities. Considered one of the top adaptive sports programs in the country, the ASF has been on the cutting edge of adaptive sports programming and has provided what participants have often described as “life changing experiences.”
The Adaptive Sports Foundation is promoting physical activity for children and adults with disabilities by offering winter activities for recreational skiing and snowboarding.
The Eagle Mount 40th Anniversary Fund honors the thousands of participants who have learned to ski, ride a horse, swim, hike by Eagle Mount Bozeman.
Bozeman, Montana is a beautiful place to explore the world in snow.
Tahoe Achieve Tahoe
Achieve Tahoe provides year-round outdoor recreation activities for people with cognitive, sensory, and physical disabilities.
Adaptive Clubs – BC Adaptive Snowsports. A variety of adaptive snowsport lessons and programs are available thought a network of clubs across British Columbia.
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