We love Italy! When your life changes, then surrounding yourself and your family with a ‘comfortable blanket’ can be a therapeutic and healing time, which is why Italy, with its warm welcome, food, culture, outstanding natural mountain beauty and health restoring Alps, it is such a perfect place to go at any time of the year regardless of your physical, sensory, mental, cognitive or medical condition.
For anyone who is skiing blind or with a visually impairment; skiing with Down’s Syndrome; skiing with an amputation; skiing with Cerebral Palsy; skiing with Autism or a learning difficulty; Parkinson’s; Multiple Sclerosis or is paraplegic /quadriplegic and in need of somewhere that is going to offer great ski instruction, equipment and a warm welcome it is well worth considering Italy for a life-enhancing trip.
The Italians are known for their love of food, fun and families so exploring Aosta, Piedmont, the Dolomites, South Tyrol, Trento, Veneto, Abruzzo... all of which offer something quite unique, will ensure Italy provides a fabulous place to go for a life-empowering inclusive and accessible holiday, at any time of the year!
Ski 2 Freedom - Mountains 4 All ranks Italy as a country with so much amazing diversity when it comes to providing assistance for anyone with a physical, neurological, sensory or other medical / health condition on the slopes or off-piste. As well as a vast amount of other sporting and non-sporting activities for the whole family to enjoy, including accessible walking, hiking, fishing, cycling, painting, local food, gastronomic experiences, well-ness and wheelchair accessible accommodation.
For a winter holiday, Italy has an abundance of ski resorts and Alpine villages but where you ski will depend on what specific needs and requirements you have: adaptive specialist ski instructor in Italy, wheelchair accessible hotel or apartment, sit ski equipment... we would like to donate more sit-ski equipment to a number of ski resorts to ensure more children and adults have a chance to be with family and friends.
Although Catherine Cosby has visited a few places and will continue to make assessments, our information is not as extensive as that which we have on France, but we do have some personal experiences and people we can put you in touch with. We also have an excellent network of professional contacts from tourism and ski activity providers along with feedback from our beneficiaries.
Each country organises its adaptive ski programme differently and how instructors are trained and what equipment is available in each resort. Therefore unlike France, there may not be as many trained adaptive ski instructors in each resort and ski school.
The mountains of Italy are accessible to everyone! – it just depends on your needs
We are continually adding information to our resort pages. If you do not see a particular ski resort listed it just means we have not yet added information.
The following is a guide to show the amount of information currently available on a resort. If you see the YELLOW and RED dots, this indicates that the website is currently lacking information but we do have it and you just need to contact us and we will be delighted to go through options with you!
08 Apr, 2019
“Thank you again for the information you provided us to support Calvin's snowboarding. I think we u…
08 Apr, 2019
Learning to Ski, Autism and ESF Les Saisies - A Great Inclusive Family Winter Holiday Ski 2…
10 Mar, 2019
Emily (Pitt Hopkins Syndrome) returns to Montgenèvre for a great family ski holiday! *Catherine, …
24 Apr, 2019
A Week in the Life of Ski 2 Freedom Foundation 15 - 21 Avril 2019 Adaptive skiing; blind Swiss…
10 Mar, 2019
Ski 2 Freedom Foundation - Mountains 4 All Highlighting the life-enhancing and therapeutic…
07 Mar, 2019
Marta (4 yrs) was born with Niemann Pick C Disease (a rare progressive genetic disorder - there is…