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Adaptive alpine skiing came about as a rehabilitation therapy for veterans who were injured in World War II. At the end of the 1940s, the Austrian Ski Association began to fund a division for adaptive skiing while similar programmes sprang up at military hospitals in Europe and America. The sport spread to people with disabilities around the world and, over the years, has become one of this group's favourites. Nowadays, it's possible to do adaptive skiing at ski stations worldwide that are prepared to receive people with all sorts of functional diversity.

 

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If you're in Europe, there are many adaptive alpine ski pistes on offer. La Plagne (France), La Molina (Spain) and Villars (Switzerland) are some of the best options. Òscar Lanza (paraplegic, Barcelona) is a huge fan of the sport and has enjoyed skiing in the Alps and the United States, although he thinks the best slopes are in Andorra, particularly Ordino-Arcalís, at the Vallnord ski resort. Additionally, Antxon Arza (paraplegic, Pamplona) highlights the accessibility of the ski station at Cerler (Spain). Not to mention Sierra Nevada, another very prestigious Spanish ski station among skiers with disabilities

Here is a list of all the adaptive alpine ski pistes in Europe so you can choose the one that best suits you.

 

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Outside of Europe there are also many options. Arly Velásquez (paraplegic, Mexico), who is among the top fifteen Paralympic mono-skiers in the world, has had the chance to ski all over the globe and recommends the slopes at Park City, Utah (USA). Also in Australia you can ski at the Falls Creek station with Disabled WinterSport Australia (DWA).

Some of the best-adapted ski stations are: La Molina (Spain), La Plagne (France) and Falls Creek (Australia).

 

 

Depending on your disability, there are several different ways to do adaptive alpine skiing: mono-ski or bi-ski, which are done sitting down; and skiing with one outrigger ski, for those with one lower limb affected, two outrigger skis, for people with disabilities affecting both lower limbs but who don't need to ski sitting down.

Depending on your disability, there are several different ways to do adaptive alpine skiing: mono-ski, bi-ski, one outrigger ski or two outrigger skis.

 

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If you'd like to try this amazing skiing experience, don't hesitate! Plan a getaway to one of the many adapted ski stations anywhere in the world. And don't forget your Batec handbike so you can get around freely off the slopes.

 

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