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Skiing Taster Day- 16 Oct

Skiing taster at The Snow-Centre 16 October

If you are interested in trying skiing for the first time or want to sharpen your skiing skills, then Metro Blind Sport and Disability Snowsport UK are seeking to arrange a taster day at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead. If you would like to register your interest, please email charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or call him on 07956 292 046.

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Skiing: Ridderweek Audio Podcasts

Audio Podcasts

This podcast will plunge you in to the mad atmosphere and excitement created by the sounds, music and voices of the incredible Ridder week!

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Fitzpatrick & Kehoe Win Second Gold!

Menna Fitzpatrick & Jen Kehoe win second Para Skiing Gold

Britain’s Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jen Kehoe have won their second gold medal at the Para Alpine Skiing World Championships in Sella Nevea, Italy.

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Cross country ski week in Norway!

Cross country ski week in Norway

The organisation of this event is so good that the army is waiting to help you with your bags when you reach the hotel, volunteers from the Lions Club are there to help you find food in the restaurant  and them your assigned guide helps you through the finding skis and boots out onto the slopes, well undulations as this is cross-country skiing and you are powering yourself up as well as guiding yourself down the terrain.

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A newbie’s account of Ridderrennet and the limited snow filled week

A newbie’s account of Ridderrennet

I signed myself up for the 2017 Ridderrennet week in November 2016, not knowing what I’d really gotten myself into having never cross country skied before. Ridderrennet is an annual international disabled cross country ski competition held in Beitostølen supported by student volunteers from Sports Science degree courses and the King’s guards from the army. With cross country skiing there are two tracks in the snow that skis fit into, which aid vision impaired people to follow the tracks whilst skiing.

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