LIFE-CHANG­ING SKI HOL­I­DAY

France - - Inclusive Skiing -

Denise Reeves, who had two lifechang­ing ex­pe­ri­ences, in­clud­ing be­ing in a coma, went on an Alpine ski trip. Cather­ine Cosby, of Ski 2 Free­dom, re­counts her story:

“Denise is a re­mark­able per­son and had rather given up on be­ing able to do any­thing again. I rec­om­mended she went to Mont­genèvre [in Hautes-alpes], as it of­fered both an ideal lo­ca­tion and ski in­struc­tor ex­pe­ri­ence. Katie Wadding­ton of Zenith Hol­i­days helped with the book­ing of flights, ac­com­mo­da­tion and in-re­sort rep­re­sen­ta­tion.

“Denise needed a lot of help, as she had a sub­se­quent brain in­jury, but went in March this year on what was go­ing to be a ‘one-off’ ski trip. In fact, the ex­pe­ri­ence was so re­ward­ing that she has al­ready booked for next win­ter.

“The re­sort is ex­cep­tional in ac­com­mo­dat­ing all types of con­di­tions. There has to be some com­pro­mise, as there is a lack of suit­able, ful­ly­wheelchair-ac­ces­si­ble places to stay. But par­ents and skiers over­come this when they have per­fect slopes and in­struc­tors. Thomas from ESF was re­mark­able.”

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