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Disability Snowsport Taster Session - 6th/7th December

Disability Snowsport Taster Session - 6th/7th December

Interested in trying snowsports? Come along to Hillend to expereince the thrill on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December........

This opportunity is open to individuals of all ages with a physical, learning or sensory impairment and the experienced tutors will provide a fun, safe and friendly environment to take part and enjoy the thrill of snowsports.  A range of adapted snowsports equipment will be on hand to try over the course of the weekend.

Where: Midlothian Snowsports Centre, EH10 7DU

When:  Saturday 5th December (10am – 2pm) & Sunday 6th December (1pm – 6pm)

Who:     Individuals of all ages and disabilities

Cost:      £15 per person (30 minute session) – booking is essential

To book, please call 0845 521 9338 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you require further information on this opportunity, please contact Louisa Oram on 0141 886 7289.

Please click here to download the flyer.

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Disability Snowsport UK - Hillend Sessions, Midlothian

Disability Snowsport UK - Hillend Sessions, Midlothian

Disability Snowsport UK is a charity with a mission to enable anybody, regardless of their disability, to take part in and enjoy the thrill of snowsports.  The charity has existed for over 30 years, and has recently received a donation enabling us to begin to deliver ski lessons at Midlothian Snowsports Centre in the Pentland Hills.

The ski school has adaptive trained instructors and specialised equipment available to assist people to learn to ski both standing and sitting.  One of the first skiers to attend a lesson at the new DSUK ski school was Charlie, an 8 year old boy who was born with cerebral palsy.  Charlie learnt to ski using a piece of equipment called a biski, which is steered by leaning from side to side with the help of an instructor.  After his lesson, Charlie’s mum told DSUK that ‘Charlie absolutely loved the skiing and we will definitely be doing it again’.  Other skiers have reported benefits to their co-ordination, concentration and sociability as well as simply enjoying the new experience.

DSUK can deliver both group and individual lessons to people with physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities.  Please contact Louisa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information, or call 08455219338 to book a lesson.

(Photo credits Melanie Kay)

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