NEVIS Range Mountain Experience in Lochaber (the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’) in the Scottish Highlands is delighted to announce a new partnership with Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) for winter 2018/19.
The partnership will involve both parties working together to make the UK’s highest snowsports destination more accessible to all regardless of ability.
The partnership will mean that more specialist rental equipment will be available for disabled skiers and snowboarders at the resort, together with increased access to DSUK-qualified instructor time.
Nikki Stafford, marketing manager at Nevis Range Mountain Experience, said: “We are really excited about our partnership with Disability Snowsports UK for this coming winter. Partnering with DSUK means that our mountain will become even more accessible to all abilities and at an affordable price. The partnership will also enable us to provide a training facility for para athletes, as well providing the facilities and equipment to develop the skills of up-and-coming para athletes.
“Snow has already started falling on the mountain and we can’t wait for the season to begin.”
The Nevis Range prides itself on disability access throughout the venue, including the only gondola system of its kind in Britain, that transports up to 1,700 snowsports enthusiasts up the mountain every hour.
The Nevis Range Snowsports School has one DSUK qualified instructor amongst its coaching staff. The partnership will enable more of the school’s instructors to acquire this essential disability coaching qualification, in order to increase the availability of specialist instruction and support for disabled skiers and snowboarders.
Mark Kelvin, CEO of Disability Snowsport UK, said: “We’re so excited to partner with Nevis Range in making skiing and snowboarding accessible to disabled people.
“We’re looking forward to working with local accommodation providers in order to package specialised short-breaks so that disabled skiers and snowboarders can experience the thrill and exhilaration of snowsport at one of the UK’s finest mountain resorts.
“This is a fantastic addition to our current adaptive snowsport schools at dry slopes and indoor snow centres throughout the UK, and a great opportunity to try out a mountain resort before joining us on one of our trips abroad.”
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Nikki Stafford, marketing manager at Nevis Range Mountain Experience
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Nevis Range Mountain Experience
Nevis Range website – http://www.nevisrange.co.uk/
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Nevis Range is a visitor attraction located north of Fort William and south of Spean Bridge. The Mountain Gondolas transport visitors, skiers and snowboarders and mountain bikers to 650m on the slopes of Aonach Mor. There are 74 Gondolas in total and each one takes up to six adults. http://www.nevisrange.co.uk/
Nevis Range Mountain Experience is a year-round mountain resort comprising …
- All year-round mountain gondola visitor attraction
- Winter snowsports area with equipment hire and snowsports school.
- All year-round mountain biking with 48km of cross-country mountain biking, as well as a cross-country and downhill mountain bike trails with gondola access. Home to a round of the Mountain Bike World Cup
- High-wire adventure high ropes courses
- Self-service Snowgoose restaurant and bar (gondola top station) and Pinemarten café bar (gondola base station) serving locally served produce prepared on site.
- Mountain walks to scenic view points
- Forest walks
- Gift shop
Disability Snowsport UK
Website – http://www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/dsuksnowsport
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 snowsports.
They 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.
They provide exciting and life enhancing activities for individuals or groups who require adaptive equipment and/or special instruction and support.
“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.”
“Skiers & snowboarders with a disability should be able to ski alongside the able bodied as equals at all ski facilities and resorts.”
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