Mobility Clinic on the Snow 2022
The team at Össur Australia were pleased to host the first Mobility Clinic on the Snow event in over 3 years. The 4-day event took place at Thredbo Resort, NSW in collaboration with Disabled Winter Sports Australia.
The Mobility Clinic on the Snow welcomed 8 Athletes of all ages and abilities between 6 and 59 years old. Out of the 8 Athletes, there were 5 skiers and 3 snowboarders who had the opportunity to learn specific exercises and techniques from Össur Head Coach, Joany Badenhorst. The Athletes were partnered with a guide from Disabled Winter Sports Australia to ensure that their mobility goals on the snow were achieved. We are so grateful to have been able to run the event again, and we cannot wait for the next one in 2023!
What is the Mobility Clinic on the Snow?
The Mobility Clinic on the Snow is a 3-day event designed for amputees to learn basic skills such as skiing, snowboarding and sit skiing.
How much will it cost to attend?
The Mobility Clinic on the Snow is a free event for all participating amputees. Participants will receive:
- 2-day lift passes
- Ski/board rental and adaptive equipment
- DWA adaptive snowsport guide
- DWA staff program coordination and support
- 3-days accommodation including breakfast, lunch and dinner
- National park entry
Please note transport is not included. All participants are required to organise their own transportation to and from the event.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Transport to and from Jindabyne/Thredbo will need to be organised by each participant. Onsite parking is available at the accommodation and at Thredbo.
Can I bring along a partner, parent or carer?
Yes, you can bring along a partner, parent or carer to the Mobility Clinic on the Snow event. Additional costs may be incurred for attending guests.
Where should I book accommodation?
Accommodation is included for all participants attending the Mobility Clinic on the Snow.
Please note this accommodation is shared apartments with shared bathrooms. If you prefer to stay at an alternative accommodation, this will be at your own expense.
Mobility Clinic Experiences
Read the stories and experiences from our Mobility Clinic attendees.
Joany's Mobility Clinic on the Snow Story
"It was everything I had dreamt of and more, being surrounded by a willing team, doing a sport I adore and in the most beautiful setting of all, a snowy escape."
Zoe's Mobility Clinic on the Snow Story
"I’m pleased to report that by the end of the weekend, I could stop, turn and even bunny hop my way down the slopes. All achieved with zero bruises or broken bones!"
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