Program S: “Skiing Foundation Course”
Schedule: typically from 09.45 a.m. to 3.15 p.m. each day, with no formal skiing sessions but rather various activities related to snow and skiing.
Other included activities (all activities are optional and chosen according to the individual needs, interests and age):
- igloo project
- mountain trip with outdoor skills
- town trip with life skills
- horse riding
- Collie dog therapy session
- play & activity park or Nordic walk
- indoor bouldering
- music, movement & dance sessions
- baking classes
- various other indoor workshops, sports and games
Recommended for: children with learning difficulties over 4 years old, teenagers and adults with special needs, and their siblings or friends between 3 and 10 years old.
This program is recommended for children who are still too young for skiing and those children, teenagers and adults who due to their high anxiety levels associated with new places and activities should begin their skiing in a very gradual way (true especially for the participants on the autistic spectrum). During their time with us, among other fun activities, the participants get introduced at their own pace to the world of skiing through play, short trips to the slopes, and activities related to snow, skiing and equipment. The overall aim is to encourage and facilitate skiing in the future, minimising any possible anxiety associated with trying this new activity. In our experience, Program S is a great foundation, on which to develop skiing skills the following season. We have found that a week happily spent with us is a great predictor of the future skiing success.
TIP: Our Program S is also a great contingency plan for those parents or carers who would like to book skiing programs with us but are not sure if their child would enjoy skiing as much as we do! The participants can also switch free of charge from any other Program (M, L, XL or XXL) to Program S at any point during their holiday and for any time duration.