Snowsports

Snowsports

What are snowsports?

Snowsports are activities that can be enjoyed both recreationally and competitively. These sports can include cross- country skiing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping, speed skating and figure skating.

How can I get involved in snow sports?

Many people who are blind or partially sighted can continue to enjoy the sport of skiing by using a “safety skier guide”. The guide is responsible to describe the surroundings, choosing the route of decent, and providing verbal instructions to the skier who is blind or partially sighted. The national organisation, Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), ensures that anyone with a disability can be involved in skiing and snowboarding and cater for all abilities.

Where can I get involved in snowsports?

For information on Disability Snowsport UK, visit the Disability Snowsports UK website or email: admin@disabilitysnowsport.org.uk

For figure skating, visit the Inclusive Skating website

Alternatively, email info@britishblindsport.org.uk for more information.