SKIING IN SOLIDARITY

Silvaplana Top Snowsports ethical standards aim at supporting and giving value to projects, associations, humanitarian foundations and societies with which it established intense Partnerships with a high moral value.

‘Social & Ethical Value’

As a matter of fact, Silvaplana Top Snowsports partnership in the social field prefers to use terms enhancing its partners’ role in the development of projects with a high

‘ethical rate’.

This relationship is based on a mutual exchange in the name of the common interest albeit aimed at achieving goals set by either party.

HOW SILVAPLANA TOP SNOWSPORT DOES COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Frizzy Foundation

SKI LESSONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

It’s a unique, exclusive project by Silvaplana Top Snowsports

Ski and disability: a strong link created in 1948, when athletes with lower or upper limb amputations got on the slopes for the first time for a competition. Since then a lot of snow has fallen on the mountain that was the scene of a huge, unprecedented sports show but also of an important opportunity for recovery and rehabilitation. Alpine skiing was one of the first sports to be presented as a new well-being tool, as a trump card to play for people with disabilities. Scientific research applied to monoski has recently made great strides towards the future, paving the way for performance and technological development and promising amazing results.


Types of disabilities

Visually Impaired: includes blind and partially sighted athletes

Standing: includes athletes with physical disabilities in the lower and/or upper limbs or with brain damage allowing them to ski in an upright position

Sitting: includes athletes with spinal cord injuries,  diseases or lower limb amputations requiring them to ski while sitting down. Furthermore, Alpine skiing is also practised.

Equipment for individual disabilities needs equipment fit for Alpine Skiing.

Visually Impaired: skis, ski boots and ski poles. They have a guide who precedes them and uses voice amplifiers or intercoms.

Standing:  one or two skis, boot(s), poles or stabilisers.

Sitting:  one or two skis, monoski or biskis, stabilisers. In case of limited or no autonomy today there is equipment suitable for the accompaniment of skiers with serious disabilities (e.g. Kartski, Dualski Piloted or Tandem).

Silvaplana Top Snowsports

Our instructors are specialised in teaching to people with disabilities

OUR SPECIALISED INSTRUCTORS

Silvaplana Top Snowsports can offer customised quotes for these type of ski lessons according to the Customer’s needs and demands.

Contact us for custom quotes or further information

info@silvaplana-snowsports.ch

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