Many of us across the world are feeling trapped in our homes and are no longer able to experience life as we used to only a few weeks ago. Even if we manage to leave our homes, the outside world might not be able to meet our needs, and many of us are experiencing anxiety when weighing up the risks associated with stepping out of the front door.
For lots of Disability Snowsport UK’s skiers and snowboarders these were the challenges they faced before COVID-19, challenges that DSUK has helped them to address.
When DSUK started in the 1970s, the goal was to use snowsport for rehabilitation. Since then we have learnt it means even more than that to our participants and their families. On top of bringing physical, mental health and social benefits that translate into other areas of their lives, it means freedom. Working with DSUK, disabled people get to choose their line, their speed, and get to feel the exhilaration of ice-cold wind on their face as they learn to master the mountain.
Some of our skiers and snowboarders belong to high-risk and at-risk groups and are facing enhanced restrictions and isolation because of the current crisis. We want to ensure they can enjoy a sense of freedom as soon as it is safe to do so, rebuilding confidence, independence, social networks and health benefits that they may have lost.
COVID-19 has hit all of us hard, and we are no exception. Because we’re unable to run lessons and had to cancel critical fundraising events, our income has dropped significantly – and we need whatever support you can give.
We believe that the British snowsport community is caring and inclusive, and we’re confident you’ll help us to continue our vital work. A total of 1.5 million people made it to the mountains last season. It would only take a small donation from each one of those people to support the benefits that snowsport can bring to disabled people across the UK.
Painting of Les Brévières, Tignes
Painting of Les Brévières, Tignes by landscape artist RP Roberts. The wooden panel is 75cm in diameter.
RP Roberts is know for his work with Jones Snowboards, his artwork adorns many their top sheet graphics.
The Classic Laddie 4.5l
It's the Classic Laddie's Big Daddy - and it is very big indeed! This right here is a 4.5 litre bottle of Brucihladdich's unpeated single malt Scotch whisky originally created by the legendary (and now retired) Master Distiller Jim McEwan, made on the Isle of Islay with Scottish barley
The Botanist Islay Dry Gin 1.5L
Created at the Bruichladdich distillery, this superb Islay gin was distilled in the 'ugly betty' still described as "an oversized upside-down dustbin made of copper" by Tom Morton. Perhaps the best looking packaging we've ever seen for a gin - it's not all style and no substance either. This is a world-class gin, at a proper ABV. A huge 31 botanicals go into The Botanist, including some native to Islay. The full list of botanicals is as follows: angelica root, apple mint, birch leaves, bog myrtle leaves, cassia bark, chamomile, cinnamon bark, coriander seed, creeping thistle flowers, elder flowers, gorse flowers, heather flowers, hawthorn flowers, juniper berries, lady's bedstraw flowers, lemon balm, lemon peel, liquorice root, meadow sweet, orange peel, oris root, peppermint leaves, mugwort leaves, red clover flowers, tansy, thyme leaves, water mint leaves, white clover, wood sage leaves. Phew!
Ruroc RG1-DX Ski / Snowboard Helmet
Ruroc RG1-DX Ski / Snowboard Helmet M/L The Ruroc RG1-DX is harder than you can imagine. According to Ruroc, it is the hardest developed helmet construction on the planet. Extreme protection! Ultimate visibility! and optimal ventilation are just some of the features that will delight you. (actual colour may differ)
Case of 6, Trivento Eolo Malbec 2016
Kopparberg Premium Gin Mixed Fruit 70cl￼ X3
Kopparberg Mixed Fruit Gin is an extension of the nation’s favourite cider. The Swedish company has blended their favourite fruity cider into an ever fruitier gin. Authentically made in the town of Kopparberg to blend the classic mixed fruit flavour for an authentic tasting gin. Enjoy with Fever tree Tonic Water and a strawberry garnish for the most delicious summer cocktail (3 individual winners)
A White Water Rafting trip for 2 with Active Outdoor Pursuits
White Water Rafting in Aviemore & the Cairngorms, Inverness & throughout Scotland is one of our most popular water activities. Active Outdoor Pursuits provide rafting on Scotland’s best Rivers and offer you the widest choice of locations. Our most popular rafting trips are the River Findhorn, River Garry and the River Spey.
White Water Rafting is a great fun activity for everyone. Families and young people will love the bounce and splash offered on grade 2 river trips like the Spey, while adult groups such as stag and hen parties may go for the more exhilarating experience on the River Findhorn or River Garry.
DSUK Life Membership
Receive Discount Codes From Some Of Our Generous Partners. Reduce The Cost Of Adaptive Snowsport Lessons At Our Snowsports Schools Throughout The UK. Priority Viewing And Booking For Our Adaptive Snowsport Holidays. and much more
£50 Voucher for Craggan Outdoors
£50 Voucher towards an activity / activities or accommodation offered by Craggan Outdoors.
Craggan Outdoors are award winning outdoor activity centre near Aviemore in the Highlands of Scotland. They offer a wide range of outdoor and adventure activities including archery, climbing and kayaking for a full list of activities can be found on the website:
Choose any one of the unique one of a kind handmade pens from www.turnedoutniceagain.org. These exquisite pens are made using both acrylics and wood and with the differing pen style and pen types there are almost endless configurations.
2 x 2 Adult Return Gondola tickets for Nevis Range
The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola is the only one of its kind in Britain and reaches the heights of 650m. It was built on the north face of Aonach Mòr, the 8th highest mountain in Britain, originally as a way to transport skiers to the slopes. The Mountain Gondola has become an amazing visitor attraction, allowing visitors to enjoy the scenic ride and absorb the stunning views and clear mountain air. It is also widely used as a short cut by climbers to the many challenging winter climbing routes on Aonach Mòr and by hill walkers to access summer routes. During the summer mountain bikers who ride the exciting & challenging downhill tracks use the Gondola for uplift as do paragliders on their journey to the clouds.
Off-Piste Gin 70cl
Vapour-infused botanicals including juniper, cardamom and lemon zest combine with mountain ash berries, alpine cornflowers and Saaz hops to create a fresh, bracing taste of the alpine slopes. Off-Piste Gin is made in collaboration with Cotswold family distillers Sibling, combining their unique expertise in genuine hand-crafted, small-batch distilling with our decades of experience in creating drinks that people love.