Vision & Mission

Disability Snowsport UK is a people-centred organisation with a unique sense of purpose: that anyone regardless of their disability can take part in and enjoy the thrill of snowsport.

We have applied exceptional know-how and adaptability for over 30 years to enable those with a disability to experience the joy of skiing alongside the able-bodied.

We provide exciting and life enhancing activities for individuals or groups who require adaptive equipment and/or special instruction and support.
Our Mission and Vision
Mission Statement
"To promote equality and opportunity for people with disabilities to take part in snowsports and to help improve their enjoyment and standard of performance at the level of their choice."

Vision Statement 
"Skiers & snowboarders with a disability should be able to ski alongside the able bodied as equals at all ski facilities and resorts."

Our Plan
At the heart of our plans is our desire to increase opportunities, fitness, mobility, freedom, social interaction, independence and skill of people with disabilities, and to identify and nurture the abilities of young potential athletes. A disabled person chooses both freedom and independence when they snap into bindings or transfer from a wheelchair to a sit ski. They also make a choice to actively access adventure, a choice that is made possible by the work of Disability Snowsport UK.

Snowsports provide disabled people with a method to conquer the barriers that confront them in daily life. We seek to help individuals or groups to improve their quality of life and transfer the benefits gained from taking part in Snowsport into their everyday life. Each week we witness how our work helps physical and cognitive development, as well as improving social and emotional skills.

Adaptive skiing is a caring, therapeutic experience between individuals who enjoy adventure. It is lived, breathed, felt and experienced and you can help us continue our work by becoming a member and supporting DSUK.

Click here to find out more about becoming a member.
We provide
  • Adaptive Ski Schools throughout the UK
  • Local Groups throughout the UK
  • Disability Awareness Training
  • Instructor Training through BASI (British Association of Snowsport Instructors)
  • Volunteer and ski centre staff training
  • Overseas Activity Weeks
  • Support to the British Disabled Ski Team
  • Advice and Encouragement
Our Work
Our work is acknowledged and applauded throughout the world because of our:

Highly qualified and experienced instructional staff Up to date with the latest developments in adaptive skiing and equipment

We have been providing skiing activities since 1976.
We have a unique heritage and philosophy

Greater self confidence, improved co-ordination, increased independence, improved social skills, better decision making and improved self esteem are just some of the benefits gained. People realising & achieving their full potential.