Ski-Karting in Sweden
Date: Jan 2022
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
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.