A group of ten fearless NCW students took to the slopes as they embarked on a ski trip to the mountain of Sauze D’Oulx, Italy.
Organised in partnership with Seable Holidays, an organisation offering tailored holidays for people who are vision impaired, NCW students had the fantastic opportunity to experience what it is like to ski on the Italian Alps.
Being a first time for many, students spent four days with instructors on the slopes getting to grips with the basics of skiing and working on their form, before moving on to short practise runs.
NCW goalball Charlotte took it particularly quickly, and was soon travelling up the ‘magic carpet’ and skiing unaided down the mountain!
Jack felt very appreciative of this experience. He said: “Skiing is something I would never have dreamed of being able to do as I am in a wheelchair. The instructors had special equipment which meant I could still be in a seated position, but enjoy the feeling of skiing!”
In the evenings, students and staff enjoyed soaking up the Italian Alps culture, with a host of shops and restaurants on the doorstep of their accommodation – The Hotel Sport.
What a great adventure!