Skiing trip to Are, Sweden January 2004

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I was very lucky to asked by the 'Back-up Trust'  to be a joint group leader on one of their Skiing weeks and go back to Rodkullen in Are, Sweden in January 2004.  Again the trip was very professionally organised and together with 6 other tetraplegics,  7 carers and 5 ski buddies we headed for the snowy slopes of this part of Scandinavia to be taught how to ski in specially made ski-karts.  We managed to top 2003's coldest day by several degrees this year it got as cold as -32 one night outside the hotel, the following day there was a windchill of -40 at the top of the ski-lift! You hardly seem to notice the cold as the sheer exhilaration and excitement of hurtling down mountains independently more than makes up for it! 

Below are a few pictures from my 2004 Skiing trip, just click on any thumbnail to enlarge it and use your browser's 'BACK' button to return to this page.  At the foot of the page you will find some useful other links. I would like to thank everyone at Back-Up that made it possible for me ........  Thank You

The Skiing 2004



 



I am grateful to Neil, one of the buddies for the following video clips and photos...........
 

             Video 1          Video 2         Video 3          Video 4

Videos above are all 15 seconds long and 335kb in size and are in .mpg format.  They show Ski Karts in action.  If you want to save the clip, R click then 'save target as' 
 


 

 

View pictures from my 2003 Skiing Trip

View pictures from my 2005 Skiing Trip



Video 1          Video 2         Video 3          Video 4


Useful Links:-


The Back Up Trust Please, please, consider making a donation to back-up so more sci's can enjoy the activities and sports they provide throughout the year.

Total Ski School (Sweden) The home page of the Ski School in Sweden

Webcam at Rodkullen, Are Sweden Live webcam images of Rodkullen

Webcam at Renfjället, Are Sweden Looks across lake to whole Skiing Area

Weather Forecast for Are Detailed three day forecast

Weather Forecast for Are Detailed five day forecast + holiday offers to resort

 


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