Accessible Ski in North Italy
Sport has today become accessible for everybody. People with disability can now enjoy the pleasure of skiing in many ski resorts in North Italy, especially in Lombardy. A functional accessible skiing area for all is located in Bormio, a little village in Lombardy. People with disability can enter lifts and skis by themselves.
On the ski slop people with disability can benefit of trained schools in handski and accessible lifts and skies, where they could enter in total autonomy. The Handiski, which involves sitting on skies, is a new cutting-edge practice of skiing for people with reduced mobility. Disable people may benefit from a 30 % discount on the lift pass prices.
The resort has renewed lifts, to welcome people with disability; qualified lifts’ staff; reserved parking lots, next to the bottom station of the cableway Bormio-Bormio 2000, indoor and below ground; and lastly barrier-free accommodation facilities.
The winter season is starting at 1 December 2018 and it will last until 19 April 2019, and it’s scheduling many events, involving a torchlight parade in 31 December 2018; night skiing, festivals and competition. In the area there are also snowparks for children, like the Gormiti park or the animation for children like “The Mini club”. Bormio gives you also the option to try a freeride in the numerous snowparks, or the exciting paragliding.
Moreover, Bormio Ski host the event “Teleflex Winter Cup” planned by “Freerider Sport Events”, which organize outdoor events for disabled people. The teachers of the associations are disable too, in order to accurately show people, the abilities that they still have with their bodies. Freerider Sport Events have gained a lot of success since 2001, the year of its foundation and about 7200 participants have attended their ski tours. The Freerider Sport Event wants to transmit the idea that there are no barriers that a man cannot overcome.
After a whole day spent by skiing you will surely need some time to relax. You can do that in one of the best resorts and restaurants in the village of Bormio. Bormio is located in the national park of Valtellina and it’s famous for both the winter and summer season. The village is full of cultural traditional and you’ll have the chance to get a glimpse of it. You’ll be fascinated by the atmosphere of a little cold village between the mountains and you’ll be pampered by the warm welcome of locals, their stories and their food.