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Spinal-Injury.net : Disabled Skiing Are Sweden


I have been fortunate enough to visit the Ski resort of Are in  Sweden in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006  to Ski Karting down the Swedish mountains with the 'Back-up Trust' These have easily been the best weeks I have ever had since my accident and I still can't believe I am able to do it. The freedom and exhilaration have to be experienced to be believed.  My second and subsequent trips have been as a 'Group Leader' for Back-Up and I feel very honoured to have been asked to undertake what is a very important role in the week's success.

Are is Sweden's number one ski resort, situated in the North of Sweden. Are consists of four separate ski areas and villages, which are partly interlinked and covered by one lift pass. The scenery is breathtaking, low sweeping mountains covered with pine forests, and the skiing is suited to all levels, plus there are a good range of activities for the non-skier. Disabled Skiing for all disabilities is catered for by the Total Ski School based in Rodkullen.

Beginners are well catered for with some gently rolling slopes at Duved and gentle runs at Bjornen. The tuition is excellent and all the instructors speak English. Intermediates have a great range of runs and areas to chose from, with the Are ski area offering the most challenging terrain. Advanced skiers will find some steep challenging runs, including the famous World Cup run, plus some great off-piste to be explored with a guide. There is a dedicated snowboard park, which is floodlit in the evenings, plus benches at the top of many of the lifts to accommodate snowboarders. Cross-country skiers are spoilt with 70 kilmotres of piste.
 

Useful Links:-

The Back Up Trust Please, please, consider making a donation to back-up so more people with spinal cord injury can enjoy the activities and sports they provide throughout the year

Total Ski School (Sweden) The home page of the Ski School in Sweden

Webcam at Renfjället, Are Sweden Looks across lake to whole Skiing Area

Weather Forecast for Are Detailed three day forecast

Weather Forecast for Are Detailed five day forecast + holiday offers to resort
 
Sitting & Skiing

Ski Kart
Bi Ski
Mono Ski

Details of Skiing resort Are Sweden

Ski Kart Video Clips

Photos from 2006 Ski Karting trip to Sweden

Photos from 2007 Ski Karting trip to Sweden

Photos from 2003-5 and more info about 'Are'
    Ski resort Sweden is at my other site HERE

    'follow links to ski karting-opens new window'

 
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