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Fun on the slopes with DSUK

A blog written by Little Hiccups

Some events are worth travelling for and the skiing run by Disability Snowsport at Chill Factore Manchester is definitely one of them! It was a pretty nasty journey over the Pennines in the morning with torrential rain and I had expected a few families to drop out due to the weather and it says a lot for this event that none did.

What about the Sit-Ski?

We had this progressing at the same time as all the stand up skiers so had the privilege of seeing some of the absolute joy of the children’s faces as they are whizzed down the slope. Each Sit-Ski took two instructors which is why there were less slots available. The child is safely strapped into a seat and are taken up to the top of the slope with the instructors via the ski lift. They then experience the wonder of skiing and are taken down the slope with the instructor controlling the Sit Ski to a parent waiting at the bottom. We’ve not had a child yet that hasn’t enjoyed it.

So if you are reading this, thinking whether you should give it a go or whether or not your child will do it. The answer is a resounding yes! Every child, even the initially reluctant ones, that came that day gave it a go. The team at Disability Snowsport really couldn’t have been better if they had tried. They were patient, professional, kind and understanding. As always, we try to be flexible in our events and know that even the best prepared plans go awry. The team took this in their stride and the instructors were always prepared to take a family through a little earlier or later as needed. They adjusted slots to give children time to adjust and they helped parents get their children ready and it was these efforts and this team that made the day the success it was.

Blog written by Little Hiccups

Find out more about accessibility here.

Discover more about how DSUK can help your family here.

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