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Hemel Hempstead


Hemel Hempstead - The Snow Centre

The Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead offers amazing adaptive and assisted skiing for all conditions, including paraplegic, autism, deaf and hearing impaired, blind and visually impaired, Down's Syndrome, to name but a few of the health and well-being related conditions that can benefit from skiing in a sit-ski, standing.....

Skiing with autism at Hemel Hempstead

Snowbility is based at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, Britains newest indoor snow sports arena, which is a world class facility.

This organisation set up by Richard Fetherston aims to make a difference to the quality of life of those individuals with additional needs, such as:

  • Autism
  • Learning or sensory issues
  • Behavioral or communication challenges
  • Dyspraxia

Ski 2 Freedom highly recommends Snowbility for learning to ski with Autism, Down's Syndrome, global development issues and anyone whose life has been affected by a neurological condition; such as an accident, trauma, stroke or hemiplegia.

We like to recommend people can go and do a few adaptive and assisted ski sessions with Snowbility before their ski holiday - or keep up the good work and maintain that ski experience.

Snowbility use Ski 2 Freedom for their clients to find the best and most accessible and inclusive ski resort in Europe.

Who Benefits

If you, a friend or family member have any of the following then Hemel Hempstead might work brilliantly for your ski or summer holiday. This is by no means an exhaustive list (it would be impossible to include every condition) but many have similar or common factors. As often someone may have a condition that we have not yet come across please do ask us if you are interested in the resort and we can try to help.

  • amputee
  • autism
  • aspergers
  • brain injury
  • cancer
  • cystic fibrosis
  • cognitive
  • cerebral palsy
  • down's syndrome
  • duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • dyspraxia
  • ehlers danlos syndrome
  • hearing impaired
  • hemiplegia
  • learning difficulties
  • multiple sclerosis
  • muscular dystrophy
  • paraplegic
  • parkinson's disease
  • spinal Injury
  • stroke
  • rett Syndrome
  • visually impaired

We do advise that if you have any health issues that might be affected by extreme temperatures; altitude or have had surgery or an on-going physical / neurological condition that might be or could be affected by being moved at speed, over rough or uneven terrain or being on or in a ski lift please do contact us for more advice before going ahead and booking your holiday. Another resort might work better for you.

Click here for more information on specific conditions

Hemel Hempstead Videos

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Mountain Activities - Sporty and Fun

Mountain based activities, whether sporting or non-sporting, summer or winter, are empowering elements to life but please note that many may not be suitable for your condition or specific need. Activity providers, guides and instructors will often go out of their way to accommodate the needs of everyone but please understand if they are unable to do so for you. Always worth making further enquiries either via the organization responsible, the tourist office or Ski 2 Freedom.

Filter activities by season:

  • air boarding
  • archery and shooting
  • bobsleigh luge and skeleton
  • bowling
  • bouldering
  • canoeing rafting and kayaking
  • climbing - ice
  • climbing - rock
  • climbing - indoor
  • curling
  • cycling
  • donkey trekking
  • e-bikes
  • fat bikes
  • fishing
  • glacier skiing
  • golf
  • horse riding and trekking
  • horse sleigh rides
  • hot air ballooning
  • husky dog rides
  • ice diving
  • ice driving
  • ice fishing
  • ice hockey
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • off road buggies
  • paragliding
  • piste basher driving
  • rafting
  • roller coaster
  • sailing and rowing
  • ski bikes
  • ski jumping
  • skidooing
  • skiing - alpine and downhill
  • skiing - biathlon
  • skiing - cross country
  • skiing - freestyle and boarder x
  • skiing - heli skiing
  • skiing - off-piste and ski touring
  • skiing - ski joering
  • snakeglisse
  • snow park
  • snow shoe walking
  • snowboarding
  • skiing - telemarking
  • tennis
  • tobogganing
  • tubing
  • via ferrata
  • walking and hiking
  • yooner
  • zip line

For more information on mountain activities in Hemel Hempstead please contact us.

Ski Schools and Assisted Sport Providers in Hemel Hempstead


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More Information

Ski 2 Freedom highly recommends Snowbility for learning to ski with Autism, Down's Syndrome, global development issues and anyone whose life has been affected by a neurological condition; such as an accident, trauma, stroke or hemiplegia.

Equipment Available

Please contact the ski school for more information on booking lessons and equipment hire.

  • Bi-unique
  • Mountain Man
  • Stabilisers - 3 track and 4 track
Learn more about adaptive equipment

News and Blog Articles

All the news, feedback articles and press releases illustrate how Hemel Hempstead helps to enhance people’s lives. Also, in many cases, showing how Ski 2 Freedom works in close association with Hemel Hempstead to help raise awareness of the empowering benefits of mountain activities such as skiing and promoting accessible, social and inclusive tourism.

If on reading our Hemel Hempstead page, you have your own experiences and feedback of the resort (winter or summer) that you would like to share or feel would be encouraging to others, please do not hesitate to send them to us for inclusion on both our website and social media – photos and film clips also welcome.

News about Hemel Hempstead

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Access to Our Full Comprehensive Portfolio

Mountains 4 All would like to make it clear that we regard everyone as an individual and that no two people will have the same needs and requirements. Therefore please note that what you see on this page regarding assisted or adaptive skiing and accommodation, may not be suitable for you, or someone you know. However, if you think this destination would be a good ski resort for you, then please contact us to discuss your personal requirements and we will endeavour to see if the resort will meet these.

We hope that you have found the information on this page helpful and a chance to make a decision on where to go for your winter holiday. However, we know that often much more discussion is required and therefore we invite you to contact us as we hold extensive information on all our ski resorts – please contact us.

Our information has and is obtained by means of extensive personal research at a cost, often to the Foundation, we only give this out to those that request it and is not for general public use. For our beneficiaries this information is free but for a company or organisation we make a nominal charge via donation.

Mountains 4 All provides specific information on the activities for skiers with a disability, additional need or life-challenging illness, etc. plus useful extras such as wheelchair accessible places to stay; so we are not going to also reproduce amazing information and advice on ski resorts which has been collected by ski journalists, skiers and ski companies which are dedicated to this service - what we can do is to link you to these sites which may well give you some extra background information on a specific ski resort and help you make up your mind as to where you might go!