I usually go to Myoko, Japan but decided to go somewhere different. Whistler, Canada was my pick. I joined Whistler Adaptive Sports Program (WASP), locked in my dates and booked private lessons.
I had looked at the trail map but it wasn’t until I was exploring that I realised the size of Whistler. The Peak To Peak gondola was fully wheelchair accessible and gave a beautiful view of both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. It was a bonus to have local instructors as tour guides.
It was challenging with a new mountain, new instructors and changing conditions but no worries (as said by the many Aussies on the mountain), I was having fun.
My skiing on the last day was great. I decided when to turn, avoiding others and signs as we skied down the mountain. It’s a great feeling.
Whistler village is often clear of snow making it easy to wheel around and explore the many shops, restaurants and galleries.
Kate Swain is DWA member. You can read her stories about her time in Japan here and here and at Falls Creek here and here.
Whistler explored was originally posted on 4th February 2018 on the Disabled Wintersport Australia blog.