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Skiing with Ocular Albinism in Les Gets

Our first ever family ski holiday which I never thought would be possible. Thank you Mountains 4 All in helping us with our dream!

Blind and visually impaired skiing is not easy but for Joshua and Harry (born with Ocular Albinism) they experienced their first family ski holiday last week in the ski resort of Les Gets. Located in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps, this lovely family-friendly village is full of charm and perfect slopes for the boys to learn to ski.

Both boys took to the snow like ducks to water and there is no doubt they are definitely following in the 'ski tracks' of their local Belfast hero, Kelly Gallagher (British Paralympic Skier and Gold Medal Winner).

Fabrice is a perfect ski instructor from ESF Les Gets who is very experienced in teaching blind and visually impaired skiing. By the end of the week, when I had the opportunity to meet with the Forde family, two smiling and very happy boys were delighted to show off their 1st Flocon ski badge of achievement!

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