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Disability Snowsport UK

Experts in Adaptive Snowsport

About Disability Snowsport UK

Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) believe that taking part in adaptive snowsport has the power to transform a person’s relationship with their disability. We are committed to enabling all disabled people to redefine their relationship with not just the snow, but with all aspects of their lives. We are committed to enabling all people to participate in snowsport, regardless of disability, injury, or experience.

We operate ski schools at various locations throughout the UK as well as delivering opportunities to ski and snowboard in a mountain environment worldwide.
We are supported by a fantastic team of highly-qualified adaptive instructors as well as a brilliant network of passionate and skilled volunteers. Together, we work to ensure that everybody has the opportunity to access snowsport.

within snow factor – Soar at Intu Braehead

Finding DSUK

Parking is free and plentiful, and there are disabled spaces just outside the main door.  Once inside, you will pass the climbing wall and numerous shops and restaurants on your way to the snow slope.  Take either the escalator or the lift up to the first floor and follow the signs for Snow Factor – you will be directed back down a flight of stairs or via the lift in Bar Varia to the reception and rental area.
All lessons with DSUK at Snow Factor start from the DSUK office.  This is located opposite the main Snow Factor reception desk: if you come via the stairs it’s behind you; if you arrive in the lift it’s to your left.  The instructor will meet you there, and if the instructor isn’t there to meet you they will be out on the slope finishing off their last lesson.  You and any ski buddies coming out on the snow with you can start getting kitted up in warm and waterproof clothing (available to hire from Snow Factor); boots and skis if you are standing up to ski (tell the staff on the rental desk you are here on a DSUK lesson and they will help you out with getting appropriate equipment); and a helmet.  You will need to bring your own gloves and ski socks.  Everybody who is going out on the snow needs to wear a helmet, whether you are skiing or not.  If you will be sitting to ski, DSUK provide the equipment and we will have this ready to transfer into at the start of the lesson.  There is a hoist available if required – please bring your own Oxford sling.
There are changing rooms and a large disabled toilet at Snow Factor. Lockers are available for personal possessions and take £1 coins which are non-refundable.  Spectators can watch lessons from Bar Varia or the viewing deck which are back up the lift or stairs the way you came in to Snow Factor.
Please note that both Snow Factor and Bar Varia are wheelchair accessible.  You can view the menu’s at Bar Varia here.

meet the staff at DSUK

Shaun Murphy is the Snowsports School Manager for DSUK Central Belt.

He leads a team of close knit, like minded instructors who’s core focus is to support people in realising their goals through the freedom and exhiliration that snowsports bring.

Shaun has a passion for both the mountains and helping people achieve their potential, whether that is in Snowsports or in other life skills, for example completing their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

To meet more of the DSUK team click here.

Contact DSUK

If you would like to get in touch to discuss skiing with DSUK at Snow Factor, please contact Shaun Murphy via email: shaun.murphy@disabilitysnowsport.org.uk, or call 07595 024 092.

To book and pay for lessons please call 01479 788 770 or email bookings@disabilitysnowsport.org.uk.

Please note that Snow Factor are unable to accept bookings for disability snowsports, all bookings must go through DSUK.