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Enriching quality of life through year round mountain activities, especially with life-enhancing snow-sport activities, in the interests of health and well-being.

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Skiing with Addison's Disease in Les 2 Alpes France

Family ski holiday - a dream come true!             A dream comes true for Susan John who suffers from Addison's Disease, which has similar characteristics to Multiple Sclerosis, when she took a family ski holiday in Les 2 Alpes and found a new meaning to her life thanks to her courage and the help from her disability ski instructor Loic who works for ESF Les 2 Alpes. Sue was a skier but as her condi…

Skiing with Cerebral Palsy in Chamonix

By Ed Noel I recently volunteered to follow along with a sit skiing lesson with Audrey Stolzenberg of ESF Chamonix.  Audrey had been teaching a young French boy called Louie, who has Cerebral Palsy, for a week. This was Louie's third year of skiing. He started learning to ski in a Kart-ski, then this year Audrey wanted to progress his skiing by starting him in a Uni -ski. Learning to ski in a …

Suffering a stroke and relearning to ski again in Courchevel March 2013

Lucy skiing with renewed confidence following a stroke - "I cannot thank Ski2 Freedom enough for giving me the confidence to take my family skiing. We were all beginners together and spent a very normal happy week together on the slopes of Courchevel." Lucie At the age of 41, Lucie had a stroke in 2006 following the birth of her second son. The stroke had left her with a weakness on the…

Sit skiing in Val d'Isere

April 2011 saw a new beneficiary of Ski 2 Freedom flexing his sit-ski muscles in the French resort of Val d'Isere. Arnon is 22 and was injured two and half years ago with C6/C7 spinal cord injury and now uses a manual wheelchair but is very active. Before his accident he was a good skier and snowboarder.  He has done one ski week since his accident in La Plagne but has expressed an interest in …

S2F & French Ski Schools help make ski holidays a reality for children & adults with a disability or special need

Skiing, Snowboarding and the mountains really are accessible to everyone. Ski 2 Freedom Foundation and French Ski Schools help make ski holidays a reality for children and adults with a disability or special need. Taking a child with a disability or special need on a family ski holiday can be a difficult undertaking. Often it is a time when an agonising decision has to be made – Do we leave our c…

The Howard Family, Ski 2 Freedom Foundation and ESF La Rosiere

The Howard Family, Ski 2 Freedom Foundation and La Rosière help make a dream holiday come true for Matthew aged 8. Ski 2 Freedom Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation created in 2007 to encourage and promote snow-sport activities for disability and special needs. ESF La Rosière, high up in the Tarantaise, is one of many ski schools in France making a difference to the lives of so m…

Blind and Visually Impaired Skiing, Snowboarding and other mountain activities

Be inspired by what can be achieved on the mountains if you are blind or visually impaired. This blog post is totally dedicted to bringing you the latest news and information!! Snow Magazine Snowblind October 2014 (Article by Daniel Elkan featuring Ski 2 Freedom who also arranged the location)  - Do you really need sight to ski or snowboard? Could relying on your other senses actually make you be…

Promoting & Raising Awareness of Assisted Mountain Activities in France

A chance to have a quick read and find out more about our work in helping to promote the French Alps and Mountains for disabled and adaptive skiing along with the amazing opportunities and activities on offer for anyone with a chronic illness, life challenging condition or special need. 2015 Neilson Active Holidays' French resort teams raising funds for Ski 2 Freedom Read news article Download…

Disabled Ski Holiday in St Martin de Belleville, France

St Martin de Belleville located in les 3 Vallées, France For total wheelchair dependent skiers this may not be the perfect location although in summer and with an electric wheelchair not a bad place to be staying.  However during the ski season probably best suited to those with good or fair mobility.  For our clients who have just been staying having their own vehicle helped enormously and they we…

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