Sweden Journal #2

had good skiing today and yesterday, was very tiring and cold but great fun. We tried to get a system where I could steer with my shoulders but this hasn’t worked yet. Lots of fast and bumpy runs and watching snowboarders in the snow park.

on the first day we were kitted out with the right equipment,waking up at 615, transferring into the shower chair with a hoistWhich is a bit unstable and not designed to support the upper body like I need. After washing I transfer back into bed, one or two people dress me and I get up into my manual chair again with the hoist. We head down to breakfast around 8 AM which is a feast of sausage bacon eggs cold meats cheese rolls etc.
We get into the van at 830 via a rear access lift, get locked down and then arrive at the slopes 20 minutes later.
After all un loading into the sitski school cabin we meet our instructors, I have been paired with Simon a young skiing professional.
He selects the right cushioning and skikart and I get loaded in via another hoist. I get tucked up and supported by straps and off we go.
We ski until lunch and then I am back on my manual chair and then continue after lunch until about 330. We get back into wheelchairs and warmup in the cabin before going back to the hotel.
The afternoons and evenings are spent enjoying the leisure facilities, sauna/Jacuzzi etc with everyone helping out and non-standard transferring techniques executed carefully.
This is all accompanied by very good food and drinks.

Today, Wednesday, we will be travelling down to the town afterwards for apres ski drinks.

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