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Following a season in les Gets and two years in our sales team, Lottie is keen to share all of the latest VIP Ski news, tips and information!

Oxygene Adaptive Ski School

Thu October 10, 2019

Ever heard of taxi skiing?

oxygene ski instructors snow covered mountain in background

The UK sales team recently had the pleasure of meeting with Vivienne, Oxygene’s Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator, to discuss some of their initiatives.

Oxygene strongly believe that skiing should be accessible to everyone...

...as do we. Their goal is to allow anyone and everyone to hit the slopes with their friends and family in an inclusive and comfortable environment.  Whether you have impaired vision, you are an amputee, injured or able-bodied, incredible advances in technology and tailor-made instruction are making snow sports increasingly available to everyone. Adaptive skiing is also a great option for elderly guests or recently injured travellers who had originally planned to ski.

Not 1 but 4 types of adaptive skiing!

Stand-up Adaptive skiing 

Irrespective of your ability, if you can stand independently on one or two legs and you have good coordination, Stand-up Adaptive skiing is a great option for anyone requiring assistance.

Solo Sit-skiing 

Whether you are a wheelchair user or you struggle to coordinate your lower limbs, Solo Sit-Skiing is a fantastic discipline for beginners to off-pisteurs alike.

person doing solo sit skiing

Piloted Dualskiing 

Piloted Dualskiing is geared towards people with limited independence. It’s a versatile experience allowing you to enjoy the same sensations as solo sit-skiing with the help of a highly qualified adaptive skiing instructor.

Taxi Skiing 

If you’re unable to ski without aid, then taxi skiing is certainly worth a try! Attached to your guide’s skis, the practice gives you the ultimate feeling of gliding down the mountain without a care in the world.

two people doing taxi-skiing

Oxygene work with Tessier to provide good quality gear and ensure they are using the most up-to-date technology. Their adaptive ski programme lessons can be booked in timeslots ranging from 2 hours to a full day (or any length in between). Book ahead of your holiday or in resort (subject to availability).

So what's next?

If you have booked or you are considering booking a holiday to Val d’Isere, la Plagne, Meribel or Courchevel, we can pre-book all Oxygene ski lessons on your behalf.

Oxygene’s ski school instructors have a particular affinity and a wealth of experience with children and adults, beginners and experts alike. Call us today on 0208 875 1957 to discuss ski school with our knowledgeable sales team.

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