As the 2022 Paralympics continue in China this week, Maison Sport, an online marketplace which matches skiers and snowboarders to instructors, has announced it now has lessons available to book on its digital platform across the disability disciplines, including sit ski, visually impaired, adaptive snowboarding and three track skiing.
One of the first to offer her services through the platform is specialist disability skiing instructor Lizzy Benwell, an English and Dutch speaker with seven years of experience on the mountains and more than 16 in outdoor sports.
“I believe that everyone should be able to experience skiing all over the mountain. I specialise in adaptive skiing so, no matter what someone’s disability is, they can always enjoy that opportunity to explore the mountains,” said Lizzy, who added, “I have access to specialised equipment, such as sit skis and outriggers to make this dream possible and look forward to helping disability skiers enjoy the magic of the mountains in 2022.”
Maison Sport co-founder Nick Robinson said: “Everyone at Maison Sport is determined to ensure all skiers can access opportunities to enjoy the thrill of the mountains, and this includes all disability skiers. We want to make ski lessons as inclusive and accessible as possible and so the addition of disability disciplines to our offering is a very important moment for us. We hope to have over 100 instructors offering a variety of these services by the end of 2022.”