Part of the funding agreement will include the purchase of the ski centres first ever sit ski which will be available for use from mid-February. The sit ski, designed and made in the USA, allows physically impaired skiers to have full access to ski facilities.
Richard Hughes the Manager at the Cardiff Ski Centre said “we launched our adaptive ski programme in 2015. We regularly receive calls asking if we have facilities for people with physical disabilities but until now we have not been able to fulfil these requests.
From February we will be launching a programme for people with mobility restrictions accompanied by lessons with fully qualified instructors. As a capital city we felt this was an important requirement and we are delighted that inspiresport have allowed us to now offer this service.We are grateful for their support and investment and delighted to partner a company that does so much to encourage participation in sport for kids.”
In 2015 we launched our Ski programme, offering trips to the USA, Canada, Italy and Andorra.
Steve Butchart, CEO of inspiresport said “We are a fast growing business with our roots in Wales. We are delighted to have the opportunity to invest in local facilities and infrastructure and hope this partnership will encourage adults and kids of all ability to participate in snow sports, at home and overseas”.