Disability Snowsport UK offers lessons at the Scottish Mountain resorts during the winter months at:
· Cairngorm Mountain
· Nevis Range Mountain Experience
· Glenshee SkiCentre
· Glencoe Mountain Resort
We can cater for individuals or pairs, small groups and families.
If you would like to find out about activities available at Glenshee, Nevis or Glencoe - please feel free to call or email us.
The cost and availability are tailored to suit your needs, so please get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01479 788 770.
Cairngorm Mountain is our main centre for outdoor snow. DSUK is delighted to welcome skiers and snowboarders to Cairngorm Mountain. We work in partnership with Cairngorm Mountain to ensure everyone can enjoy a day on the hill, regardless of disability, injury or experience.
As a charity that is committed to removing barriers for disabled people all lessons are priced at cost and we make no profit on the service.
What do we offer at Cairngorm Mountain? You can book a one to one lesson with one of our DSUK instructors or group lessons can be arranged on request and dependent on availability.
One to one lesson: Lessons last 2.5 hours and are available at 9.30 and 1pm each day.
If you need a helper to offer support, please let us know. If you are bringing your own helper they must be able to ski if you would like them to accompany you on your lesson. Helper passes are available at a discounted rate, and we will discuss this with you at time of booking.
Group/Family lessons: Half and whole day lessons are available, and will be tailored to the needs of your group. Please let us know about you and your group or family.
We welcome partner disability organisations or other groups for small group lessons, and will work with you to ensure we have the right package for you.
If you area family who would like to ski or snowboard together, we will chat to you aboutwhat will work best for you, depending on family members’ experience of skiing or snowboarding. For example, if your family can ski independently but you need a guide for a sit skier, please let us know.
If you are all beginners, we will discuss with you the best approach as it may be that some members of the family will benefit from joining a standard ski school group lesson.
Stand up skiers must provide or hire their own skis/snowboard and boots. We can arrange ski, snowboard and boot hire for you. Helmets are included in the lesson price.
Sit-skiers do not require to hire equipment as DSUK will provide adaptive equipment. Please bring suitable clothing and gloves. Helmets are included in the lesson price.
Group and family lessons: Priced depending on group size and client needs, and include lift passes, helmet hire, and tuition. Stand up skiers must provide or hire their own skis/snowboard and boots.
1:1 Stand-up and Sit-ski lessons: £110 for a Member and £125 for a non-member.
Adaptive equipment hire: we may be able to offer equipment hire on a case by case basis. Please let us know if this is something you would like to find out about.
If you would like to chat to the bookings team before you book a lesson at Cairngorm Mountain, please contact the bookings team on email@example.com or 01479 788770.
Online booking will be temporarily paused over the festive period to ensure we can respond as quickly as possible to lesson requests and check instructor availability during the holidays for you. Please call on 01479 788770.
Disabled parking is available next to the base station at the top end of the car park,on the right hand side towards the snow making machine – This will be obvious when you see it.
DSUK’s base has wheelchair access and an accessible toilet. The DSUK base is on the right hand side of the day lodge as you face the building.
A hoist is available – with thanks to sponsorship from Seasgair Lodges and their lodge owners.
The base station and day lodge are accessible for wheelchair users and you can read more about the facilities here : https://www.cairngormmountain.co.uk/accessibility/
Accessible accommodation and activities in the Aviemore area.
If you're travelling to Cairngorm Mountain and plan to stay for a night or two, there's is plenty to do in the local area that is accessible. Information about accommodation, places to eat and other activities are easy to find with a quick search on Euan's Guide.