Ski-Karting in Sweden

Date: Saturday 21 - Sunday 29 Jan 2023
Location: Åre, Sweden

”Going on the Back Up Sweden sit-karting course has made a significant impact on my life. I loved the skiing even at -25 degrees! I learnt a lot about myself. Skiing gave me a freedom and independence that I have not experienced since I had my accident.”

Nicola (47, C4/5 incomplete), Sweden participant 2018

Ski-Karter on a ski top with sunny scenery in the background

This ski course is for people with higher level injuries (typically C levels) where hand and arm function and core strength are affected. The aim of the course is to boost your confidence in a challenging and exciting environment. There will be a spinal nurse or PA to help out with any care needs.

The course takes place in Åre, Sweden and all participants will fly there and back as a group. This may be the first time that you have flown since your injury which will help develop confidence and independence. You will stay in a hotel in the resort for the duration of the course. There will also be the opportunity to experience the local apres ski.

The outward journey will be an early-morning flight from London Gatwick (the group will stay overnight at a Gatwick Airport hotel beforehand) and the group will return on a flight from Åre, Sweden. The course will include 6 days of skiing with a rest day and accommodation at the resort.

Everyone will have ski tuition at the Totalskidskolan which is a Swedish-based adaptive sports programme and you will be supported by experienced ski instructors and Back Up volunteers.

Back Up group posing for a photo out on a snowy slope


If you would like some further information please call the courses team on 020 8875 1805 or email us.


Applications for this course will open in Autumn 2024.

We can also signpost to other organisations who may be able to offer ski experiences in the meantime. 

If you would like to discuss your suitability for the course please contact the office on 020 8875 1805.


Back Up relies on the generosity of individuals and companies to fund our programme of courses. Each year we ask all course participants to make a suggested donation towards their place for the ski course.

This course costs Back Up it around £2,000 per person. There is a suggested donation of £1,200 for this course. But we understand that making this donation isn’t possible for everyone so please don’t let money concerns stop you from applying: we never allocate or refuse a course space based on your ability to make a donation. We can discuss various different ways of covering the cost, including payment in installments, fundraising, or simply donating what you can afford. If you are worried about this aspect of the course then please reach out to the team using the contact details below and we can discuss options.

We can also signpost to other organisations who may be able to offer ski experiences if your application is not successful.