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Ski school for disabled launched
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A ski school in Switzerland has recruited a team of 5 to teach people with disabilities the joys of skiing.

European Snowsport, based in Verbier and Zermatt, raised nearly £20,000 last season to buy the specialist equipment required and now have 7 sit-skis and a range of other equipment.

disabledes_400They have forged links with various organisations that help disabled people and already have a number of bookings for this season.

It is non-profit making and charges 125 swiss francs for a 2 hour lesson and 175 swiss francs for 3 hours.

Many of the instructors gave up their time for free to raise the money.

"I was truly astonished at how much money we raised and we are all really looking forward to help disabled people discover the joys of skiing and the mountains," says Gemma Gillam who runs the adaptive section.  "As an instructor it is vey rewarding to help people less priviliged than myself."

Will bring you a video here on PlanetSKI later in the winter of how disabled people learn to ski and what they get out ot it.

Good luck to them all.

Check out the ES web site for further information.

 

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