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Inclusivity, Accessibility and Well-Being enriches quality of life for children and adults with life-changing conditions through empowering year-round mountain activities including snow-sports

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Stroke, Skiing and Freewhite in Sestriere - Piemont Italy

A Stroke does not stop a Ski 2 Freedom Beneficiary Skiing in Siestriere Janusz, from Poland, shared his own feedback on his trip to Sestriere (Piemont – Italy) to Catherine Cosby, Founder of Ski 2 Freedom. (Please note that these are the personal comments from our beneficiary and we are sharing in good faith. We have been working with Gianfranco Martin and Freewhite for many years and do highly r…

Inclusive and Accessible Gstaad for Ski, Snowboard and Winter Wonterland Adventures

Gstaad Saanenland - a Winter Wonderland for Skiing, Snowboarding and much, much more........!! Ski 2 Freedom Foundation adores Gstaad Saanenland as a winter destination for inclusive and accessible tourism! There is so much to do that one could spend a life-time and never do it all! Particularly suitable as a ski and snowboarding resort for blind and visually impaired children, teenagers and…

Skiing in Klosters with Amputee Richard Heggie

Family ski holiday in Klosters (Suisse) is proving to be a memorable time for Richard, single leg amputee, and his family! Having one leg amputated can be a challenge to skiing – but with many alternative ways of whizzing down the ski slopes, Richard found one that suited him - learning to be independent and ski with a mono-ski. Last weekend found Richard skiing in the beautiful Graudünden vi…

Ski, Motor Neurone Disease, Family together with Les 2 Alpes, Ski 2 Freedom

Motor Neurone Disease is a degenerative condition that not only changes the life of the person diagnosed, but also has enormous personal impact on family and friends. For one family, all of whom love skiing and the Alps in winter, continuing with a ski holiday was a positive attitude not a negative one. I was contacted by the brother of a man with MND who had the following enquiry: “We have b…

Skiing with Kleefstra Syndrome in Montgenèvre France

Family ski holiday with Kleefstra Syndrome in Montgenèvre (France) Ski 2 Freedom Foundation - Mountains 4 All was delighted to have helped Ollie have a totally inclusive and accessible ski holiday thanks to the support we have from the Tobell Family - Making Dreams Come True “Montgenevre was amazing (we had the best conditions!) Ollie and Joe are our sons. The CGH Napoleon was great but we did ha…

Skiing with Cerebral Palsy from 2009 to 2018

Skiing with Cerebral Palsy: One of our early beneficiaries! An early beneficiary of Ski 2 Freedom Foundation was the Shimmin family from the UK. Their son, Laurence, was then aged 9 and his day-to-day life is affected by Cerebral Palsy. Catherine Cosby, of Ski 2 Freedom, first met the family in Val d’Isere when the charity was in its infancy. Since that time, when Laurence was in the sit-ski w…

Accessible Ski & Winter Holidays 2017 - 2018

Highlights of the work Ski 2 Freedom Foundation does to promote the empowering benefits of winter activities. Morzine - Portes du Soleil - France Jacob Howes, who has Down's Syndrome, once again gains enormous benefit from having an inclusive and accessible family ski holiday in Morzine. Now 21, Jacob is an old hand at this and with the help and guiding of Laurent (Tigru) from ESF…

Broadening Horizons - Sit Sking in Tignes

Some ten years ago my husband suggested that I (together with our two young daughters) should go on a ski holiday. Nothing unusual in that, you might think. However, as I have had vaccine damage since a baby and, when not in a wheelchair, walk (very badly) with a stick, he really was setting me a challenge. Over the next decade, all in the same small, family friendly resort, Val Cenis, I…

Jonathan returns to the mountains 10 years after Meningitis left him paralysed

In April 2017 Jonathan came to Chamonix. It was his first time in the mountains 10 years after contracting Meningitis. A disease which left him needing full time care and a ventilation system to help him breathe.

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