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Established in 1978, Disabled Wintersports Australia (DWA) is the National Sporting Organisation (NSO) body responsible for Adaptive Winter Sport in Australia.
DWA’s mission is: “To promote and foster the advancement of participation by people with a disability in wintersport both in Australia and overseas” and it’s vision is: “The equality of opportunity for people with disabilities to participate at all levels in the winter sport of their choice.”
The organisation’s members range from recreational skiers to Australia’s Winter Paralympians, including Vision Impaired Dual Paralympic Medallist, Jess Gallagher - Bronze in Slalom, Vancouver 2010; Bronze in GS, Sochi 2014.
DWA provides opportunities for participation and development on snow through camps, sporting pathways and Resort Services Programs.
Its pathways include:
Officially launched at Mt Buller in 2014 with the support of Buller Ski Lifts (BSL) and Resort Management (RMB), DWA is now established at the resort to support all visitors with a disability.
DWA provide support to Ski School through the provision of volunteer guides to assist private adaptive bookings, access to specialised adaptive equipment, and adaptive instructor training. Find out more: http://www.disabledwintersport.com.au/
Additionally, there is a DWA Resort Services Coordinator located at Mt Buller for the season as a central point of contact for disability specific information and support:
Program Coordinator – Victoria
PH: 1300 265 730
Opportunities at Mt Buller include:
For more information or to become involved, contact Jane Diplock on 1300 265 730 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It doesn't matter if you are an experienced pro or visiting the snow for the first time, our world class team of international instructors at the Mt Buller Ski & Snowboard School can help you make the most of your next trip.
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