Accessible skiing is quite simply a caring, therapeutic happening between individuals who enjoy adventure. It just seems to bring out the best of the student, the instructor and their supportive friends. This activity allows an excitement and fluidity of motion, rarely accessible to persons with a disability.

Skiing can be a means of transport, a recreational activity or a competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow.

Modern skiing has evolved from beginnings in Scandinavia, it may have been practiced more than 100 centuries ago in what is now China, according to an interpretation of ancient paintings.

The word “ski” is one of a handful of words Norway has exported to the international community. It comes from the Old Norse word “skíð” which means “split piece of wood or firewood”.