Every donation we receive is used entirely to support the aims and objectives of Ski 2 Freedom and every little bit helps! - thank you just so very much!!
“On behalf of so many disabled children and adults who have had the chance to learn a new skill, advance existing ski knowledge, had an opportunity to laugh, shout and share in the magical experiences that only the mountains can give, I would like to say an enormous thank you to all those who have so generously made a donation to Ski 2 Freedom.
To all our “starter” and new Friends your support now and in the future will ensure that many more young people and adults with physical, learning, sight, hearing, mental health problems, and chronic illness will have the chance to be together with family and friends sharing the strength and energy that the mountains give in the winter and summer.” Catherine Cosby – Founding Director
Taking part in winter sport activities and experiencing the mountains in general bring education, self-expression, self-confidence, a discovery and improvement of existing and new skills, integration and rehabilitation, opportunities for employment and volunteering not just for people with an existing disability, special need or life-long illness or for those who may at anytime suffer a life-changing experience affecting their physical or mental health but for all members of our society worldwide. What we can do is to try to provide:
Education raises awareness (mountains and activities)
Facilitating everyone to participate on an equal basis (mountain and sporting activities)
Ensuring that people with a disability or impairment have access to sporting and recreational activities (explanation through the assessments and information gathering)
Possible rehabilitation (self-awareness, self-confidence, new-lease of life, new-challenges)
Opportunities for employment and volunteering (non-exclusive)
Consideration given to every individual and group regardless of nationality, social or ethnic background, disability, sex and geographical location.
Individuals wishing to learn to ski independently
Families wanting to enjoy an inclusive holiday with a child or dependent
Schools – groups of pupils with a particular disability or additional need
Injured military men and women
Inspiring charities and organisations whose members can benefit from the activities
Using our expertise and contacts to help facilitate the growth of participation in winter sports
Promoting ski schools and equipment used to facilitate participating in winter sports
To continue to provide unique comprehensive information on ski schools and mountain locations for winter sports and year-round mountain activities. Ski 2 Freedom provides a comprehensive resource of information on snow-sport and mountain activities tailored to meet the specific needs and requirements of people with a disability or special need so that they, family or friends can have an independent choice of location and activity. Once a ski school or resort is identified the Foundation is able to sign-post individuals and groups towards the organisations which will help bring together all the components required for someone to experience the ultimate joy of being in the mountains in winter.
To enhance our website and Guide to Mountain Activities
To increase awareness and enable more people to participate in winter sports
Provides bespoke advice and information through direct contact, website and social media. The ‘Ski 2 Freedom Information Resource’ enables us to
provide our beneficiaries with detailed guidance on every aspect of their journey to meet their dreams and aspirations – from where to go and how to experience their chosen activity, how to get there, where to stay with suitable access, which equipment to use and who is qualified to instruct them.
We also use this Information Resource to work with and advise on breakthrough technological developments, graduate theses and Social Tourism.
Established with the legacy from the Tobell family to ensure people affected by disability, additional needs, or life-changing conditions have access to winter sports activities in order to develop their potential.
March 2015: A Ski 2 Freedom experience Investing in the lives of young people helped empower two exceptionally courageous children to learn to snowboard, gain enormous self-confidence and new life skills. Knowing who to contact and what new technology was available, allowed us to undertake this amazing venture. It has now opened up enormous possibilities for many other amputee and limbless people. Held in March 2015 in Wengen Switzerland the week long development was just a part of our Tobell Winter Sports Programme. John McDermott was born with no limbs (Amelia Condition) and Ellie aged 18 months had part of her arms and legs amputated due to Meningitis
For more information on all our activities do please contact us.