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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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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…

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…

Hotel Altitude, Val d'Isere

Knowing this hotel from several winter work trips to Val d'Isère I was keen to see how it worked during the summer, as this is one of the few hotels that is open, and find out more of what is on offer. My suspicions were confirmed that this hotel works beautifully both winter and summer!  Ideal location for everyone although the lift is very small and would only really work if a wheelchair or m…

Val d'Isere & Ski 2 Freedom: Mountains for All Seasons

Val d'Isère is one of our top destinations for disabled and adaptive skiing and other winter sports! It really is 'Mountains for all Seasons' with a diversity of activities and a place to benefit from the natural elements of the raw beauty that make up the Haute Tarentaise mountain landscape. Several thousand years before these world-famous ski resorts of the Haute Tarentaise attracted …

Albertville Hôtel Million France

Arriving relaxed at your final ski destination has to be the ultimate luxury. Alternatively, gain more ski and boarding time on the slopes and then relax over night at the epoque Hôtel Million located in the centre of Albertville.  An accolade for this hotel is the restaurantwhich has appeared in the Guide Michelin since its first edition back in 1900. The hotel is suitable for all our be…

Coffee and Cake Stop Megève

JFF Meilleur Ouvrier de France A new venture for JFF who already are well established in Les Saisies and that is worth a detour just to pick up some of their artisanal bread! Driving through Megève enroute to Albertville I suddenly saw this gorgeous little place on the right hand side and so did a U-turn and whizzed in.  Sheer delight to pick up a coffee and a small piece of devine looking, and t…

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…

A Tour of the 3 Vallees

The 3 Valleys in France is more accessible than ever for sit skiers. Helpful lift staff, a modern lift system and trolleys all help to make a smooth experience touring the 3 Valleys in a day

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…

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…

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