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Adaptive Ski Courses

for people with physical handicap

Your landlady Mrs. Anni Gruber has all the Austrian qualifications to teach alpine skiing for people with many kinds of bodily disabilities.
Adaptive ski courses can be individually arranged and varied to suit your needs.
The correct type and size of sit ski can be rented locally.
It is necessary to pre book the sit ski from the local firm of Alois Praschberger Rolltechnik Praschberger.

The distance to an appropriate ski-region is approx. 800 meters.
Ski School Zahmer Kaiser

Skiing in a sitting position:

Depending on the type and level of disability there are two types of sit ski available.

Mono ski: To use a mono ski to its full extent you need reasonably good stomach and arm functions and flexible hips and knee joints.
It is fitted with one alpine ski using hand out riggers with small skis attached.
A mono ski is mainly used by paraplegics, persons with double upper leg amputations and very low level quadriplegics and other disabilities where the hand and arm functions have not been limited or affected.

Bi ski: Bi skis are normally used by quadriplegics and persons with poor hand and balance functions.
They are also suitable for skiers who suffer from cerebralpasy or spina bifida.
Also they work very well for children who are to small for mono skis.
They can be steered by transferring the weight from side to side or with the aid of a helper who uses the steering frame behind the sit ski and connected with a tethering rope.
There are fitted with two skis with a large side cut on the outside edge and two small side skis to stop the ski falling to one side.

Skiing for the visually impaired:

It is possible with the help from a ski buddy to guide the skier down the slopes using constant voice control. With trust and understanding between skier and buddy taking into consideration all the terrain and skiing conditions it is possible to ski in a secure and safe manner.