Last year when I went to the snow I discovered the Disability Winter Sports Association (DWA)… and did a post. With the ski season starting this weekend I thought it might be worthwhile to revisit and talk about what they have for 2011.
Who are the Disability Winter Sports Association (DWA)?
Disabled WinterSport Australia (DWA) is a self-help sporting organisation that’s purpose is to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to enjoy winter sports and to enjoy the Australia’s alpine environment with fellow skiers.
Members of DWA receive concessions on lift passes, private lessons at all ski resorts in Australia and access to an extensive range of adaptive ski equipment that enables skiing, regardless of strength or ability. DWA members range from recreational skiers to Australia’s Winter Paralympians.
How do I apply for membership in 2011?
In 2011 DWA have implemented a new on-line membership registration and renewal system. So no more completing and submitting paper membership forms or sending your passports to via the post DWA for validating each year. The new system enables you to provide DWA with relevant information on-line and pay your membership fees in a very simple to use system.
It is very easy to use and just complete the forms and email in your photo and you will the new membership card will be mailed in 10 business days. Simple.
What else do the DWA do?
The DWA does lot so things including camps in both NSW and Victoria, providing access to specialist equipment including outriggers, 3-track and 4-track and in association with the Australian Paralympic Committee, conducts several domestic talent identification and competition programs highlighted annually at their National Alpine Championships.
So what are you waiting for … whether it is Autism or a mobility disability, the DWA makes Winter Sports more accessible with for disabled skiers and winter sports lovers …