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

Blind and visually impaired skiers

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 an accessible and inclusive family ski holiday. However, there are also children and adults who are deaf or audio impaired and they can find themselves being excluded from participating in a fun, action-packed winter snow sport holiday, one reason being that few of us take the trouble to learn how to communicate via sign language.

Anyone learning to ski or snowboard knows that understanding what your instructor is telling you is an all important part of the learning curve. So, can you imagine how difficult it is for a deaf person to learn to ski with confidence? Being able to learn to ski or snowboard with an instructor who is totally in sync with the needs of that deaf child – well, thanks to Snowbility this is now an activity which can be enjoyed by everyone at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

A fantastic opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard with someone who really understands about the problems of being deaf or audio impaired. Snowbility has two totally deaf ski instructors , Arran and Andrew, working for them who are able to teach in a safe environment, giving you total confidence that your needs or those of your child will be completely understood.These two great young guys are also fully qualified to teach any person wishing to ski or snowboard – not just deaf and audio impaired. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity and contact Richard Fetherston at contact Ski 2 Freedom where we can help advise you on which ski school can assist with specialist ski instructors for those who are deaf or have an audio impairment.

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