2020 COVID-19 update:
While COVID-19 has changed our plans for this coming winter, we are still hoping to move forward with some form of services. We will work with staff, government, and resorts to ensure our final product will be a health-conscious and great experience for any members who are able to explore the snow this year. Click here for the full update on COVID-19 restictions.
DWA is The National Sporting Organisation (NSO) body responsible for adaptive winter sport in Australia. DWA has supported thousands of individuals with disabilities to discover and enjoy the alpine environment. Disabled Wintersport Australia encourages individuals of all abilities to get involved by becoming members of this wonderful organisation.
DWA have developed sporting pathways at the social, active recreational and elite level. They currently include:
Winter Paralympic Preparation Pathway
Special Olympic Australian Athlete Development Pathway
Australian Military Athlete Development Pathway
Australian Professional Instructors Pathway
Volunteer Adaptive Snow Sport Guide Development Pathway
Membership to the organisation entitles membership holders to concessions on lift passes and private lessons at all ski resorts in Australia. It also gives them access to an extensive range of adaptive ski equipment, discounted accessible accommodation, and a range of skill development, sport and recreational programs.
Contact DWA for more details about how they can suport you to access AAA Snowsports. You can watch a video about Wintersports Australia here