We’re All About You

Disabled Snowsports Canterbury is a registered Incorporated Society with a proven track record of providing practical support to skiers and snowboarders with disabilities. It has been in operation for over 40 years having provided over 2500 ski days for a wide range of disabilities.

We are an inclusive organization and welcome members of any age, gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity.

The organisation is not for profit organization run by volunteers. We rely heavily on fundraising and the generosity of Mt Hutt to make skiing and snowboarding affordable to our members.

We have fully qualified instructors and volunteer helpers.

Instructors

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Head Instructor

 Joe Hurrell

“I just love to ski” says Joe our Head Instructor.  Joe has been skiing for over 20 years and has spent the last 11 years coordinating and instructing for Disabled Snowsports Canterbury.  He has an impressive array of professionally accredited BASI teaching, race coaching and adaptive teaching qualifications. The thing that sets Joe apart is his infinite patience and ability to understand each members skiing needs and respond appropriately.  On top of all this Joe is one of our mountain trained van drivers and he demonstrates a mean culinary skill when we go on our ski camps. 

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Instructors/Helpers

“Helping others enjoy the mountain makes my day” is a classic quote from our Instructors/Helpers.  They are all volunteers who support each member individually to make it possible for everyone to ski or snowboard to their potential. Within the support group there are a diverse range of formal international ski and adaptive teaching qualifications which is matched by their experience and enthusiasm. They make sure that every member has the support they need for their day on the mountain and ensure it is also an enjoyable day for everyone