Method of Skiing

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How to find the best method of skiing when nominating a child.

Note: Children in groups 4 to 8 are required to wear ski boots;

User's feet must be able to enter boots. Made to point forward and soles placed flat to floor.

Also if a child's skin is prone to breaking down or has burns to feet or below the knees it's not advisable to nominate for these positions. Ski boots act as splints.

  • 1. Bi-Ski Young Person Age 12 to 14

    Wheelchair dependent, lower body disability only. Maximum 7.5 stone Possible Spina Bifida or accident related injury Ideal for an existing wheelchair sports enthusiast with ability to transfer Essential strong upper body, arms and hand grip to steer.   Able to manage personal needs or with one carer.
  • 2. Bi-Ski Junior Boy Age 9 to 11

    Wheelchair/buggy dependant. Maximum 3.5 stone & 3’6” in height with one carer Spina Bifida - CP - Accident related etc. Would benefit from some neck head control.  Given reasonable arm and head movement can steer by transferring body weight, otherwise controlled by the ski guide instructor.
  • 3. Bi-Ski Junior Girl Age 9 to 11

    Wheelchair/buggy dependant. Maximum 3.5 stone & 3’6” in height with one carer Spina Bifida - CP - Accident related etc. Would benefit from some neck head control.  Given reasonable arm and head movement can steer by transferring body weight, otherwise controlled by the ski guide instructor.
  • 4. Snow Slider Frame Age 9 to 11

    User of walker/rolater/sticks/crutches. Maximum 6 stone with one carer Walking difficulties, Degenerate illness etc Ability to stand with ski frame 30 minutes with good grip in both hands Ability to access short stairs or with minimal assistance Ski boots act as splints.  Outward facing feet must be able to point forward in ski boots
  • 5. 4 Track Flip Skis Age 11 to 14

    Amputee below knee, competent prosthesis user. The prosthesis fits in ski boot Strong upper body arm and hand grip to use the flip skis for added stability For ski tip co-ordination ski tip toe connectors can be used see image category No.6
  • 6. Ski Tip Toe Connectors Age 10 to 14

    Mild co-ordination difficulties Hemiplegic etc. To aid ski tip co-ordination ski tip toe connectors can be used to eliminate involuntary ski movements.  User to walk unaided for quite long periods. Soles of feet to fit flat to floor and face forward in ski book Flip sis can be used for added stability. See image category No.5  
  • 7. Visual Impaired Age 11 to 13

    One to one instruction with very strong will to achieve Good comprehension of instruction and ability to interact with 19 sighted youngsters  A degree of independence and sense of humour would benefit this user Ski Tip Toe Connectors can be used for Involuntary ski movements, see image category No.6
  • 8. Italian Ski School Age 12 to 14

    Ambulant illness related ongoing or in remission Not suitable for orthopaedics of any kind with ability to stand and walk for long periods of time Strong will to achieve and ability to understand instruction Italian instruction with nurse. Skiing 10.30 to 12.30 & 14.00 to 15.00 with optional hour
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