Adaptive Ski is a winter sport practiced in the main ski centers of Argentina, such as Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes and Cerro Bayo, among others. The sport can be practiced by people with motor, visual hearing disability or cerebral palsy and, like normal skiing, to learn to ski is necessary to take classes.
Depending on your interest, you can take 2 hours, half day or full day classes. The more time you have to learn, the better the level of your skiing.
At Turismo Acessível, we work with ski foundations and specialized schools so that your skiing learning experience is the best, providing advice and working with expert instructors. In Bariloche we work with Bariliche Challenge. https://youtu.be/uzFYh-AIBdI
This sport also allows total contact with nature, snow, mountains and unforgettable landscapes.
In Argentina, adaptive ski grows every year, and in the city of San Martin de los Andes, the national meeting of adaptive ski Molly O Brian is held every year, a wonderful time to make new friends and share experiences with Paralympic athletes. See our youtube channel with some videos of the event. https://youtu.be/YO2fdpXyJV0
We invite you to embark on this challenge as nothing is impossible. Travel with us to learn skiing and live an experience that you will surely remember throughout your life.
The program is design according to each person due to it is necessary to know some basic aspects such as the age of the skier, the time available, the physical condition, the type of disability among others. It is advisable to spend 4 hours a day, 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon, taking some day to rest. It is important to know that there is no limit for adaptive skiing.
When is the ski season?
The ski season in Argentina goes from the end of June to the end of September and is divided into the low-season, mid-season and high season.
I don't have clothes and equipment?
No worries, it is not necessary to buy ski, equipment or clothing due to the ski equipment and the clothes are possible to rent.
How accessible are the ski resorts ?
The ski resorts in Argentina are in a constant process of improvement in term of accessibility. Even though sometimes snow is a little difficult for wheelchair users there are accessible toilets and facilities. Also the staff of the resort are well trained to attend skier with any type of disability.
Email us at email@example.com and we will be happy to answer and help you plan your next adaptive ski trip.