Skiing for all at Snozone

Peter Thorpe with Charlene Newman
Peter Thorpe with Charlene Newman
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With the country gripped by Winter Olympic and Paralympic fever, Snozone and Disability Snowsport have teamed up to get more people out on the slopes.

Adaptive skiing taster sessions are being held throughout March to encourage people with disabilities to take up some of the sports that have the nation gripped.

Peter Thorpe, from Disability Snowsport UK helps people of all ages and disabilities get out onto the ski slopes, and wants even more people to join his classes.

“With the success of the Winter Olympics and the Paralympics, there has never been a better time,” he said.

“There’s an awful lot of people out there who just don’t realise how fun it can be.

“We deal with any disability. From someone who cannot stand up, people who havew no muscular control.

“We do all sorts of stand up skiing, for people who are blind, have Down’s Syndrome or autism.

“We will also deal with people who have, for example, who have lost limbs and can still ski, but need additional equipment.

“We work very closely with Snozone. They are very supportive of the adaptive programme and they’re hoping to get some of their instructors qualified shortly to do more work here.”

For more information about booking adaptive skiing lessons or the sport itself, visit www.snozoneuk.com/sochi or www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk