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Inclusive Family Ski Holiday - Skiing with Cerebral Palsy in Les Gets

07 / 10 / 2019 | ESF Les Gets supports Mountains 4 All and Ski 2 Freedom Beneficiaries Caleb and Calistus An inclusive and accessible family ski holiday for two boys with Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy becomes a reality…

Accessible Ski Holiday in Les 2 Alpes with Learning Difficulties

04 / 10 / 2019 | Inclusive and Accessible Family Ski Holiday in Les 2 Alpes – France Skiing with ESF Les 2 Alpes gave Charlotte Hawkings-Byass, who has learning difficulties, a really great inclusive family holiday. C…

Hemiplegia, Snowboarding Family Ski Holiday Ischgl

08 / 04 / 2019 | “Thank you again for the information you provided us to support Calvin's snowboarding. I think we underestimate how much people with disabilities can do when they are given the opportunity to c…

Skiing with Autism in Les Saisies - France

08 / 04 / 2019 | Learning to Ski, Autism and ESF Les Saisies - A Great Inclusive Family Winter Holiday Ski 2 Freedom Foundation was delighted to have helped Charlie learn to ski and overcome the challenges often…

Family Ski Holiday Pitt Hopkins Syndrome, Montgenèvre and Ski 2 Freedom

10 / 03 / 2019 | Emily (Pitt Hopkins Syndrome) returns to Montgenèvre for a great family ski holiday! *Catherine, Just wanted to thank you for helping us have a fabulous holiday last week in Montgenevre. We all had …

BENEFICIARY: School Ski Trip for Joel with Cerebral Palsy - Davos, Switzerland - February 2019

07 / 03 / 2019 | A Mother’s dream to see both sons doing something together comes true… As a family, our dream was for Joel to join his brother on the annual school ski trip. Joel has Cerebral Palsy he has enormous ent…

Article: Junfrauzeitung Skiing with Down's Syndrome Grindelwald

27 / 02 / 2019 | Down he goes! - Daniel, 17, aus Newcastle, hat Down-Syndrom, Leukämie und Autismus. In Grindelwald fährt er mit seiner Familie Ski. Skiing with Down's Syndrome has become an annual winter holiday to G…

Skiing after a stroke in Fügen Austria

08 / 02 / 2019 | Family ski holiday became a reality for a young mother who had a stroke six years ago. With help and advice from Ski 2 Freedom, a young mother who had suffered a stroke 6 years ago, was able to have…

Skiing with Kleefstra Syndrome in Montgenèvre is a dream come true for young Ollie

04 / 02 / 2019 | Skiing with Kleefstra Syndrome in Montgenèvre is a dream come true for young Ollie Ski 2 Freedom Foundation - Mountains 4 All was delighted to have helped Ollie have a totally inclusive and …

Accessible Skiing Family Traveller Magazine Winter Edition

27 / 01 / 2019 | Finding a disabled-friendly holiday can be a nightmare for families with additional needs. ANTONIA WINDSOR reports on the obstacles they face and the travel organisations going the extra mile to…

Blind Skiing in Sestriere (Italy) with Freewhite

26 / 01 / 2019 | Skiing with a visually impairment is all part of being on holiday with family and friends. Sally contacted Catherine at Ski 2 Freedom via a text message, as they were on a ski holiday in Sestriere…

1786 Travel support Ski 2 Freedom Foundation

21 / 01 / 2019 | 1786 Travel make a donation to Ski 2 Freedom Foundation to help support the work the charity does in providing specialist advice on Alpine experiences to ensure everyone has an inclusive and…

Alper foralle Morzine

20 / 01 / 2019 | Alper foralle.......... Der idealisticke turoperateren Ski 2 Freedom Foundation viser degleypa til det ......

Parkinson's and Skiing in Le Grand Bornand France

11 / 10 / 2018 | ben-gb-collins-andrew-parkinsons-le-grand-bornand-esf Andrew and I first skied together as a young couple in Le Mont-Dore in 1971. And once we had our two children, we skied as a family.…

Skiing with Parkinson's in Le Grand Bornand

06 / 06 / 2018 | Skiing with Parkinson's Disease Hitting the slopes............ a fabulous article written by Laura Collins for The Parkinson Magazine's Spring 2018 edition about how nothing really gets in the way of…

The Challenges of Creating a Garden in the Alps

30 / 05 / 2018 | The Challenges of Creating a Garden in the Alps To Catherine Cosby, founder of the charity Ski 2 Freedom, developing an alpine garden mirrors life lessons...... "I am not very good at expressing…

Street Food Festival Saturday 26 May 2018 Chamonix

25 / 05 / 2018 | Ski 2 Freedom Foundation will be participating in Festival de Street Food -- Chamonix "Chers amis, Nous sommes très heureux du soutien que nous apporte le Vert Hôtel de Chamonix. Venez nous r…

International Wheelchair Tennis 3 - 7 July 2018 Geneva

24 / 05 / 2018 | International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament will be held 3 - 7 July 2018, Centre Sportif du Bois-des-Frères - Geneva Switzerland. This is a new AIWC Charity and an event well worth taking the time to …

Skiing after Trauma in Montgenèvre

08 / 05 / 2018 | ESF Montgenèvre and Ski 2 Freedom have been encouraging and helping Denice Reeves to regain her amazing zest for life following several traumatic experiences which left her in a near-death state some …

Family Ski Holiday in Montgenèvre (FR) - Pitt Hopkins Syndrome

07 / 03 / 2018 | Ski Holiday in Montgenèvre (FR) - Pitt Hopkins Syndrome *“Just a note to say a massive thank you for arranging the pilot ski in Montgenèvre. We got home this afternoon and have had the most brilliant wee…

Yoga in the Mountains

03 / 02 / 2018 | Yoga, as part of a daily-routine for both physical and mental well-being, is an activity that has now become very much a part of what many ski resorts offer visitors during the winter and summer…

Skiing with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in La Rosière – France

14 / 01 / 2018 | Skiing with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in La Rosière – France “I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you what a success our holiday was! Lionel, from ESF La Rosière gave Alfie the most amazing time …

Wyn Austin Amputee Skiing in Avoriaz

11 / 01 / 2018 | Wyn Austin, in Avoriaz, first time skiing after his amputation and this is what he told us: "After skiing some 10 years ago before my injuries I was fully aware that trying to pick it up again…

Donation from Snow Wise

21 / 11 / 2017 | Ski 2 Freedom Foundation is delighted to have received a donation from ski company Snow Wise. A new Alpine and Mountain Friend of the Foundation, Snow Wise will help bring a sense of freedom to more…

France Magazine Article - Ski Slopes for All

27 / 10 / 2017 | Great article by Mary Novakovitch for France Magazine highlighting how more French resorts are now catering for a range of disabilities. View and download the France Magazine article - PDF

Update On Ski Dubai Guinness Book Of World Records – Blind Skiing

18 / 10 / 2017 | We did it!! The new event was the idea of Ski Dubai and Mr. Gustavo Montero from Dubai. The collaboration of Ski 2 Freedom Foundation was instrumental for this event to take place having been asked…

Blind Skiers to Set a New World Record in Dubai

05 / 10 / 2017 | On Sunday 8th October 2017 Ski Dubai will put themselves at the forefront of raising awareness of skiing for blind and visually impaired people by hosting the first ever Guinness World Record for two…

Blind Skiing enters the Guinness Book of World Records in Dubai

05 / 10 / 2017 | SKI 2 FREEDOM HELPS BRING BLIND SKIERS TO DUBAI THE MAGIC OF SNOW IN THE DESERT BRINGS BLIND SKIING TO A NEW DIMENSION on 8th October 2017 On 8th October 2017 Ski Dubai will put themselves at the…

Press Release from Gstaad Tourist Office Ski Dubai & Ski 2 Freedom

05 / 10 / 2017 | Communiqué de presse Projet ambitieux soutenu par la fondation Ski2Freedom et la destination Gstaad Skieurs aveugles essayent un nouveau Guinness-Record à Dubai Gstaad, le 5 octobre 2017 - La r…

Sit skiers able to access La Thuile from La Rosiere

22 / 03 / 2017 | Simon Atkinson, Director of the ESF La Rosiere, has informed us that it is now possible to use sit-skis (both independently and guided) in the Italian ski area of La Thuile which links with La…

Broken Leg does not prevent skiing in Morzine

28 / 02 / 2017 | Seeing sit-skis in action by the ESF Morzine was thought provoking for a British skier staying in Morzine. Sadly his Brazilian boyfriend had arrived in Morzine with a broken arm (a result of a…

CCMS La Plagne trip 2017

01 / 02 / 2017 | La Plagne, the Hotel Araucaria and Oxygene Ski School once again welcome two groups from the UK. CCMS are planning a return to the slopes again this year with children and adults who are skiing with…

Great to see our Tessier dual ski being used in Verbier

24 / 01 / 2017 | Great to see our Tessier dual ski being used in Verbier guided by Charlotte Dischinger of ESS Verbier Snowsports – all possible thanks to our fabulous donors! View video

Ski Club of Great Britain Announces Winner of the Evie Pinching Emerging Talent Award

01 / 06 / 2016 | Ski 2 Freedom is delighted to congratulate Menna Fitzpatrick winner of the Ski Club of Great Britain's Evie Pinching Emerging Talent Award. Blind and visually impaired skiers are really topping the…

Joshua Aspin, with Cerebral Palsy, learning to sit-ski in Val d'Isere

10 / 02 / 2016 | Assisted skiing in Val d'Isere February 2016 "Joshua (aged 8) suffers from Cerebral Palsy and is unable to walk independently. Despite this he has been skiing with the family twice a year since…

Neilson Active Holidays' French resort Team donate 9,098 euros

28 / 07 / 2015 | Ski 2 Freedom is delighted to announce that a donation of 9,098.22 euros has been received from Neilson Active Holidays' French resort team. Fundraising initiatives were organized by hotel and chalet…

Ski 2 Freedom's First Classical Concert

17 / 07 / 2015 | Music and the mountains are in harmony with the synergy of healing, spiritual awareness, reawakening the senses and helping to rehabilitate and rejuvenate both the body and mind. This is why we…

Gravity Bike Morzine et Les Gets

12 / 07 / 2015 | Gravity biking à Morzine et Les Gets avec The Rough Riderz Downhill Club Par Ed Noel The Rough Riderz viennent de retourner d'une semaine de descente à VTT, à quatre, trois et deux roues, pleine d’…

Snowboarding for Blind and Visually Impaired Enthusiasts in France

02 / 05 / 2015 | SNOW - BLIND - SNOW Do you really need sight to ski or snowboard? Could relying on your other senses actually make you better? Daniel Elkan heads to St François Longchamps to try blindfold …

Down's Syndrome (Trisomie 21) Ski in Morzine

03 / 03 / 2015 | Skiing with Down’s Syndrome in Morzine, France, with the ESF Morzine *“We have just returned from a week’s skiing in les Portes du Soleil and six days of glorious sunshine. We weren’t sure we were going t…

Philippe Ligerot (ESF Serre Chevalier - Villeneuve) gave inspiration

26 / 01 / 2015 | In memory of Philippe Ligerot - ski instructor from ESF Serre Chevalier (Villeneuve) "My visit to Serre Chevalier just before Grand Ski gave me a wonderful insight into how this amazing ski area…

ARTICLE Dauphine Libere Ski 2 Freedom La Clusaz Visit Jan 2015

26 / 01 / 2015 | Ski 2 Freedom Foundation en visite dans Les Aravis Article featuring Ski 2 Freedom Foundation and its Founder, Catherine Cosby, on a press trip to La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand in January 2016. …

Ski Banff - Adaptive All Mountain Ski and Ride Camp

27 / 02 / 2014 | International Adventure Awaits! Four days of intermediate to advanced skiing with our American friends. Share your knowledge, learn from our instructors, enjoy the camaraderie of this All Mountain…

Skiing with Down's Syndrome Morzine

27 / 02 / 2014 | Jacob Howes has Down's Syndrome and nothing gets in the way of him having an action packed ski week in Morzine. Knowing how well he was looked after by ESF Morzine and Morzine Kids ensured that the…

Ski & Board Magazine Article on Ski 2 Freedom

14 / 02 / 2014 | In February 2014 Catherine Cosby, Director of Ski 2 Freedom, was interviewed by Rosie Barcroft of the Ski Club of Great Britain about the work that she is doing to promote the empowering benefits of…

Jubiliee Sailing Trust Space this Winter

11 / 12 / 2013 | The Jubilee Sailing Trust have received bursary funding for people to sail on Tenacious this winter. They have space for anyone over 25 with any form of disability to sail this winter.

Sit-ski, child with disability, parent and no ski instructor

15 / 07 / 2013 | Ski independently with your disabled child in France Sit-ski, son or daughter with a disability or special need, you as a parent and no ski instructor! For all parents, brothers, sisters or friends…

Down's Syndrome skier say thanks to ESF Morzine

24 / 03 / 2013 | Down’s Syndrome Skiing in Ardent – Morzine France It is always so supportive for the ski instructor and ski school to receive a letter of thanks and encouraging for them to know how much a family has enj…

Skiing with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Grindelwald - Switzerland

05 / 03 / 2013 | Skiing with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Grindelwald – Jungfrau Region – Switzerland A very special winter holiday arranged by Ski 2 Freedom Foundation to ensure that the Maurice family from the UK …

Disabled Ski Training Gstaad Switzerland

17 / 12 / 2012 | An enlightening and humbling introduction to Skiing with a disability "A little apprehensive and not quite sure what to expect, I boarded the Eggli-Gstaad cable car one early December morning.…

Disabled Ski Holiday Val d'Isere

27 / 11 / 2012 | Val d’Isere does appear to be a destination suitable for disabled skiers and non-skiers. Says Catherine Cosby director of Ski 2 Freedom: “we are seeing an increasing number of requests for inf…

Ischgl A Weekend Ski Treat

25 / 11 / 2012 | Ischgl – A weekend ski in the Austrian Tyrol After a busy and productive first week working for Ski 2 Freedom, I was looking forward to boarding the train and embarking on my first Swiss adventure. A…

French Press Club Winter Wonderland

11 / 11 / 2012 | French Press Club “Winter Wonderland” networking event held on 11th September 2012 hosted by ATOUT France and France Montagnes was attended by Ski 2 Freedom’s director Catherine Cosby *“It is always extreme…

Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Centre

31 / 10 / 2012 | Canada - Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Centre: JOB POSTING: ADAPTIVE SKI AND SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS NEEDED It is with great pleasure that i write to inform you of employment opportunities with Rocky…

Max Cosby Supporting Families with Disabilities

15 / 10 / 2012 | Lieutenant Max Cosby, trustee of Ski 2 Freedom Foundation, shared his thoughts on being the brother of a severely disabled sister with Rett Syndrome with readers of HOMEPORT - the magazine for the…

French Travel Awards - Runner-Up Best Ski Tour Operator 2012

01 / 06 / 2012 | Ski 2 Freedom is Voted No. 2 Best Ski Tour Operator France 2012 ATOUT France – The French Travel Awards 2012 - The WORKSHOP FRANCE 2012 ended with a Gala Dinner at which the TRAVEL AWARDS for BRITSH T…

Donation received from Tobell Family

10 / 05 / 2012 | Swedish donation for Ski 2 Freedom It is with enormous honour and delight that Ski 2 Freedom is able to announce that we have received a very generous donation of 1,000,000 Swedish Krona (£92,000.00) …

Fun skiing in La Berra for two kids with learning difficulties and their mother, a blind skier

02 / 03 / 2012 | Helen Harle who is a blind skier and her two children, David and Kathyrn - both of whom have autism and learning difficulties spent the February 2010 half term holiday skiing in La Berra and near by…

Sit skiing in Schladming Austria with Freizeit

18 / 02 / 2012 | We have skied through the Freizeit organization which is based at the Schwaigerhoff Hotel just outside Rohrmoos. The Planei ski resort is wonderful with 3 great mountains easily…

Snow-Camp’s Everest Challenge 2012

03 / 02 / 2012 | Snow-Camp’s Everest Challenge 2012 raises over £25,000 for youth charity! “The Everest Challenge has got everything a great fundraising event needs – where else can you combine snowsports, a genuine endura…

Schladming offers great assisted and adaptive sit-skiing with the help of Freizeit Ski School

21 / 01 / 2012 | Schladming offers great assisted and adaptive sit-skiing with the help of Freizeit Ski School Seamus shared his experience of sit-skiing in Schladming (Austria), 2011 - 2012 winter season,…

Mountain Battle comes to Les Gets

12 / 01 / 2012 | BIG MOUNTAIN BATTLE, THE NEW SNOW EVENT, UNIQUE IN EUROPE! Saturdays 21st and 28th January and 4th and 11th February 2012 Information courtesy of Press Office Les Gets Tourist Office Following the…

Bobsleigh in La Plagne

14 / 12 / 2011 | Invitation from the Olympic Bobsleigh Experience office in La Plagne brings a dream come true for Ski 2 Freedom’s director Catherine Cosby! "One of the most amazing rides of my life!" With t…

Actor David Proud skis in Morzine

29 / 09 / 2011 | Ski 2 Freedom, featured prominently in a TV programme about adaptive skiing which was broadcasted on 22 September and 24 hours later four families had requested information on both Morzine and…

Freedom of the City of London

29 / 09 / 2011 | Freedom of the City of London was given to Catherine Cosby, Director and Founder, in recognition of her work in encouraging and promoting the mountains in winter to people with a disability, special…

Sit-ski in Val d’Isere with ESF Val d’Isere

30 / 04 / 2011 | 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…

Cerebral Palsy Skiing Les Arcs

31 / 03 / 2011 | Skiing with Cerebral Palsy in Arcs 1950: This was Mia’s first family ski holiday in March 2011 Mia's mother had contacted Ski 2 Freedom to find out about which ski school would be best to give her t…

Disabled Skiing in Gstaad

04 / 03 / 2011 | Disabled Skiing in Gstaad with Plusport and Active Motion Ski 2 Freedom’s Director, Catherine Cosby, meets a group of disabled skiers on the Eggli mountain above Gstaad Gstaad – once again the ski slo…

Deaf or Audio Impaired: Ski with Confidence at The Snow Centre

 | For many with a disability or additional need there is now a strong number of ski instructors able to give specialist ski instruction, enabling children and adults to meet new expectations and enjoy…

Donation received from Suffolk Vikings Ski Team Memorial Race

 | We are delighted to have received a donation from the Suffolk Vikings Ski Team which was raised when the team raced on Saturday. Catherine Cosby, Trustee and Founder of Ski 2 Freedom said “We are t…

Skiing in Nendaz as an Amputee

 | Wounded in Afghanistan but finding the Freedom to Ski as an Amputee “I had such an amazing time last week in Nendaz and Mano was just brilliant. That was the first time I had skied apart from a very b…

Skiing with Spina Bifida in Morzine

 | Born with Spina Bifida does not stop actor David Proud from skiing in Morzine For actor David Proud (EastEnders) who has spina bifida and is a wheelchair user going skiing for the first time…

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