Skiing role (Within a Sit-Ski Team).
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SummaryWe have several skiing & non-skiing roles for any volunteer (Age 16+)
Volunteering within a Sit-Ski Team.
We need volunteers to assist as part of a sit-ski team.
Initially, you will observe and carry the up-lift equipment back down the slope (as in some cases we have to remove it for skiing. You will be able to ski up and down to maintain coverage (skis & boots supplied by the ski centre, free of charge).
You will have to help the sit-ski instructor/trained `bucketer' (pilot) in moving the sit-skier on the flat portions of the dry slope. In some cases, you may be required to help lift skiers from their wheelchairs to the sit ski, although in most cases, they can undertake this themselves or their carers will.
We have a variety of sizes and types of sit-ski that over time, you will experience, with a variety of adaptations and accessories that aid our skiers.
Should you wish to, we can take your instruction and training to a point where you can `bucket' (pilot) a sit-ski and skier, under close supervision. In the photo above, you can see a father, gaining instruction to ski his son, down the slope, with an experienced instructor tethered to the sit-ski to maintain control over the speed of descent.
This position requires dexterity and a good level of fitness, which will include lifting.
You will need to be able to adapt to our skier's wide and varied abilities.
All our opportunities can be covered by skiers, at any time during the day, if you so wish, depending on volunteer availability.
You will receive training in all areas.
For the one day each month we operate at the dry ski slope, we separate our day into three sessions, to allow our skiers an hour and a half each:
1) 10:45 am until 12:15
2) 12:30 pm until 2pm
Lunch - 2 pm until 2:30 (You can buy food and drink at the ski centre)
3) 2:30 until 4pm
About Gloucester Adaptive Ski Club
opportunities for disabled skiers and volunteers who are interested in adaptive snowsports.
We have positions for both skiing and non-skiing volunteers.
We operate one Sunday each month throughout the year, whenever volunteer numbers allow.
We offer tasters, teaching, coaching, guiding, and support to the disabled community and are flexible in our approach.
The overall aims and objectives of the club are:
To help disabled skiers enjoy the thrill of skiing
To offer learning and coaching opportunities in adaptive snowsports.
To promote the club within the local community and adaptive snowsports.
To manage risk with a duty of care to all members of the club.
To provide all services in a way that is fair to everyone.