Gstaad Saanenland - a Winter Wonderland for Skiing, Snowboarding and much, much more........!!
Ski 2 Freedom Foundation adores Gstaad Saanenland as a winter destination for inclusive and accessible tourism! There is so much to do that one could spend a life-time and never do it all! Particularly suitable as a ski and snowboarding resort for blind and visually impaired children, teenagers and adults, it also offers fabulous adventures and activities for non-skiers as well!
The Saanenland now has three new toboggan runs between Saanersloch and Horneggli. New toboggan runs have been set up, covering 11 kilometres and suitable for experienced sledders, beginners and children.
Read more about what freedom you can find with the amazing new toboggan (sledging runs) in Gstaad Saanenland (Switzerland) https://www.gstaadlife.com/2019/02/11-kilometres-toboggan-fun.html
Adrenaline Fuelled Activities
Skiing in Gstaad Saanenland is not all about taking the easy route! The region offers some amazing adrenaline-fuelled experiences! Even if your physical or cognitive condition precludes taking part in extreme sports, the rest of the family or friends can indulge their inner-thrill-seeking self and explore the many opportunities to be had - whilst you can either watch on the sidelines with the camera ready for that Instagram shot or, sit back on a mountain restaurant terrace and enjoy the stunning and beautiful panoramic views with a glass of wine or chocolat chaud!!
Amongst the experiences on offer is the great Snow Park in Sannenmoser; the ultimate sports are snow rafting, snow tubing, hammerhead sledding, snow kayaking and shovel racing. Thrill seekers who have no fear of heights can choose between snow kiting, base jumping, speed flying and heli-skiing. The icy surfaces are the ideal setting for extreme activities such as ice climbing, ice diving, ice surfing and ice yachting.
Disciplines such as snow biking, snow scooting, K-track and snow crossing are the ultimate exciting alternatives to traditional biking and motor bike rides. Those who were in Gstaad between 24 and 27 January had the chance to admire the Snow Bike Festival, a mountain biking stage race that took place on the snow-covered trails and slopes.
Some of these activities will be suitable for many people with special needs, limited mobility but will depend on health and general well-being. There are some specialist ski and snow guides who could accompany you on some of these activities especially if you are blind or visually impaired. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and suitable places to stay!
To get more inspiration as to why this region is such a great place for a ski and winter holiday read the following article in Gstaad Life.....