Crystal donates £68k to disabled skiers

7th November 2016, by Abi Butcher

DSUK aims to give people with disabilities access to snow sports at a reduced cost

DSUK aims to give people with disabilities access to snow sports at a reduced cost

Crystal Ski Holidays has over the past year raised £68,000 for Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), the charity that provides access to adaptive skiing and snowboarding for people with disabilities.

A money, raised through organised events by Crystal staff and from generous donations directly from customers, was last week donated by Crystal to DSUK, where it will continue to allow skiers and snowboarders with a disability the opportunity to be able to ski alongside the non-disabled as equals at all ski facilities and resorts.

The charity aims to give people with disabilities access to snow sports at a cost equivalent to that which an able-bodied person would pay and Crystal’s donation will allow DSUK members who might not normally be able to participate in winter sports to continue to experience lessons with specialist instructors and equipment in all UK indoor snow centres.

In the past seven years, Crystal Ski Holidays has raised well over £320,000. Fiona Young, CEO DSUK said: “I can truly say that without Crystal’s support over the past seven years DSUK would not be here now. From everyone at DSUK a huge THANK YOU for all your continued support and we look forward to carrying on this relationship long into the future.”
Crystal Ski Holidays has added four new resorts to its programme for this winter — Sun Peaks in Canada; Levi and Ylläs in Finland; Hochsölden in Austria.

The tour operator, which now covers 140 resorts in Europe and North America and this winter will be offering skiers direct flights from London Heathrow to Salt Lake City with Delta Airlines for Park City Resorts; London Gatwick to Kittila with Thomson Airways for Levi and Ylläs; Aberdeen to Geneva with Easyjet and Norwich to Chambery with FlyBE.
In part of its effort to reduce its carbon footprint, Crystal is also this winter offering transfers from Geneva and Zurich airports to all Swiss ski resorts by train instead of coach.
A week’s ski holiday at Hochsölden in Austria, nestled above Sölden at 2,090m, costs from £579 pp (two sharing) for a week’s bed and breakfast at the Pension Ferdinand, departing on 7 January 2017 from Gatwick including airport transfers. For more information, visit

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