It is a project born in 2003 thanks to collaboration between BMW Italia and the ski instructors of the Sauze D’Oulx schoolwhich has made it possible in these first 20 years to supply equipment and dispense over 15,000 hours of free lessons to 1,500 young people with disabilities, giving them the opportunity to try their hand at sport and put themselves to the test, even going beyond what they believed to be insurmountable limits.
An activity that changes radically the approach of these guys with the snow; assisted by the instructors, they have the opportunity to take their “first steps” independently or on single-ski sledges, depending on their disabilities. These are about 50 different types, which can be grouped into 3 macro areas: physical and motor (spinal injuries, amputees, hemiplegics, cerebral palsy), sensory (blind, visually impaired, deaf) and intellectual-relational (Down syndrome, autism, genetics).
Skiable is part of the large social responsibility program of the Bavarian House Especially which has culture, intercultural dialogue and road safety as its fundamental pillars, as well as social inclusiveness, a theme shared with the motorcycling world.
On the occasion of twentieth birthday a short film was made showing how the business has evolved and expanded over the years, with requests now arriving from all over Europe. An increase in personnel, equipment such as the new moving walkway, skis, sledges… transport and above all the hours of lessons provided free of charge. If in the first year it was possible to carry out a few dozen, now in the 2022/2023 season 600 have already been provided and the aim is to reach the record.
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