Colorado Sit-Ski – February 2024
Saturday 3 - Tuesday 13 Feb 2024
Location: Colorado, USA
“The course was so amazing, completely incredible. Travel was important to me before my injury and flying with my injury felt really daunting. But I’m so glad I did it because having the chance to fly to another country felt amazing. I didn’t think I would be independent enough after my injury to go skiing at all, but with Back Up I could.”
Melanie (26, T11 incomplete), Colorado participant 2019
Come and learn to sit-ski with us in Colorado in Feb 2024!
The course takes place in Winter Park, Colorado and all participants will fly there and back as a group. Ski tuition is provided by the NSCD with support from experienced instructors and Back Up volunteers. The group will stay in an accessible hotel in the resort where there will also be the opportunity to experience the local après ski.
Our Colorado ski course is for people with lower-level spinal cord injuries where hand and arm function are not affected. Typically, applicants will have a T1 level injury or below but some incomplete C-level injuries may still be appropriate for the course.
The aim of the course is to boost your confidence in a challenging and exciting environment. There will be a spinal nurse and PA on the course to help out with any care needs as well as other volunteers offering a hand, so you will be well supported throughout the week.
The outward journey will be a morning flight from London Heathrow and the group will return on an overnight flight from Colorado. The course will include 6 days of skiing with a rest day and accommodation at the resort. Flights, ski hire and ski passes are also included but extra money will be needed for evening meals and participants will need to make their own way to and from Heathrow.