Booking released Wednesday 9th Aug 2023 at 6pm
Due to the success of the last couple of skiing events, we will be returning to Chill Factore in Manchester to have another go!
This year, our event has been sponsored by Whitehill Chase Foundation Trust so we are able to offer more! Little Hiccups would like to say a huge thank you for this donation.
Skiing for Beginners
Children (and parents) will be able to have a go at skiiing in the fantastic venue Chill Factore. Chill Factore is proud to be the 2010 winner of the Manchester Tourism ‘Access for All’ award which recognises excellence in accommodating the needs of guests with disabilities. And we could see why on our last visit. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
Disability Snowsport UK is a nationwide registered charity, based at Chill Factore and they provide adaptive skiing for individuals with any disability, including physical, sensory and learning difficulties. By using adaptive equipment and specialist instruction and support, they are able to cater for even those with very limited mobility, so we’ll have you whizzing down the slope in no time!
There will be 7 groups of 10 on stand up skis lasting an hour.
Skiing on SitSkis
There are 12 Sitski’s available spaced throughout the day then. The Sitski’s are for the children with severe mobility issues who will be unable to stand in normal skis. They are taken down the hill several times by an Instructor.
All participants must be able to walk on an incline and in deep unlevelled snow and independently ride the slides and rides with a strong grip to hold onto the body boards, sledges and donut rings. The snow park is inaccessible for wheelchairs due to the incline and varying depth of snow and the requirement for people to stand up and move out of the slide lanes.
- Ice Slide: Release your inner ‘big kid’ as you tackle the twists and turns of our ice slide.
- Downhill Donuts: Ride the slope in our large single or double inflatable rubber ring and speed down the Snow Park lanes and race for first place!
- Sledge ‘n’ Slide: Race your pals to the bottom of our real snow slope.
We will have a rotating hot and cold buffet throughout the day which will consist of:
Selection of Sandwiches
When booking please let us know of any dietary requirements.
This event is for 6+. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying participating adult (aged 17+) for the Skiing and Snow Park. This is not needed for the Sitskis as children will be taken down the slope by an Instructor. You only need to book a ticket if you are participating. All Participants are automatically included in food numbers.
There will be a waiting and watching area for those that are not. Though if you are planning on joining us for food (you are welcome to) please book a free ‘Watching and Eating’ Ticket to help me plan numbers and requirements.
You can book for both Skiing and the Snow Park (and obviously the Sitski). Please be aware that both are an hour long. If you book both, I will leave a gap in between so that you have time to warm up and grab some refreshments. It’s not going to be easy to organise the slots but I will do my best to leave only an hour between sessions. Due to the complexities, the only time slot requests I can take, have to be around medical reasons (tube-fed timings / medication timing / etc).
Please bring in the following
- Gloves (entry is not allowed without them
- Thick socks
- Warm clothing suitable for minus 3 temperatures
- Walking boots or Wellington’s (for Snow Park activity)
To get an idea of what you expect, you can view our last events with Disability Snowsport with quotes and pictures on our website at:
2019 – https://www.littlehiccups.co.uk/a-day-at-chill-factore-on-the-sit-ski
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