Can You Help The Disabled Ski At The Chill Factore?

By Sophie Wood, National Co-ordinator, Disability Snowsport UK

A colleague of mine suggested that some of the members within The Ski Club of Manchester might be interested in helping at some of our Adaptive skiing sessions.

I've just been speaking to Nick Lloyd who runs an Adaptive skiing group at Chill Factore on the second Monday of each month 7-8.30pm. The group is reliant on volunteer helpers with at least one Adaptive Instructor present. Volunteer helpers are given their own log book each to record progression and the Manchester group have funds to support volunteer training which Nick is planning to run sessions over the next year, the first one being in October. All volunteers who are helping with the group access the slope free of charge.

Nick was saying they really want to progress the group forward but desperately need more volunteer helpers. Skiing helpers obviously need to be competent skiers. The group fully supports new skiers and volunteer helpers, no one would be thrown in at the deep end!

If you know of anyone who would like the opportunity to help at this Adaptive session once a month for a couple of hours please ask them to contact me either by email or phone number below. It’s a lovely group with some dedicated helpers and I know they get so much back from these sessions.

Please contact me if you have any further enquiries, Tel: 07792 510579 or email:

Many Thanks.