Rising above oneself!

Adaptive Skiing at our Ski School in Sölden!

Yellow Power Ski School & SunUp Sports are of the opinion that winter sports fun is accessible for everyone. Shining examples can be admired at the Paralympics where disabled winter sports athletes show their outstanding skills – coupled with motivation, ambition and zest for life. We are experts in the field of adaptive skiing and winter sports! Loads of wonderful winter experiences are waiting for you.

An experience report on Adaptive Skiing

Many reports have documented that skiing with a transfemoral prosthesis is almost impossible. Therefore you still meet skiers with too much strain on their healthy leg – which can severely harm it.

My name is Alina Schuldes and I have been skiing since I am three. Right from birth I've not had my hip, calf bone and upper leg. I took part in my first ski lesson at the Yellow Power Ski School when I was five. The expert team of Herbert Gurschler supported me right from the start.
 
At the beginning I have skied with normal ski poles. But then Herbert had the idea to fix both ski tips with an elastic strip. I couldn't control my right ski, it was more difficult than we thought. Bending the prosthesis is not possible if using normal poles. So I skied with one leg stretched and the other leg bended. Some other ski instructors heard about my new technique and made an experiment: they fixed a pole to one leg and tried skiing. When I was ten I followed my mum's advice and tested the new crutches equipped with little skis. As I had no experience at all, Herbert Gurschler introduced me to his best expert in the field. We received this new type of crutch ski poles 24 hours in advance and had enough time to try it. After a couple of ski lessons on snow with the Yellow Power ski instructors in Sölden, I had achieved my goal. I can only recommend to try and test it yourselves at this expert ski school! Everyone – disabled or not – can learn how to ski thanks to their high commitment, their longstanding experience and their incredible patience.
 
All I can say is that I would have never learned skiing without the expert team of the Yellow Power Ski School! I am very happy and grateful for the immense support during the last years. So I could prove something very important: skiing with a transfemoral prosthesis is great fun!

Alina Schuldes

Panoramakarte Sölden - Yellow Power & SunUp Sports

SunUp Sports in the Center & Yellow Power Ski School

SunUp Sports Zentrum

Dorfstr. 5
6450 Sölden
T: 0043 5254 2255 11

Winter opening times:
daily from 08.00 am – 6.30 pm

 

Summer opening times:
MON – SAT from 08.30 am – 12.00 noon
and 02.00 pm – 06.00 pm

SunUp Sports Base Station & Yellow Power Ski School

SunUp Sports Talstation

Giggijochstr. 10a
6450 Sölden
T: 0043 5254 2255 33

Winter opening times:
daily from 08.00 am – 6.00 pm

SunUp Sports Top Station & Yellow Power Ski School

SunUp Sports Bergstation

Right next to Giggijoch Restaurant
T: 0043 5254 2255 66

Winter opening times:
daily from 08.30 am – 12.15 pm
and 12.45 pm - 04.30 pm

SunUp Sports Hochsölden & Yellow Power Ski School

SunUp Sports Hochsölden

Sonnenhotel Hochsölden
T: 0043 5254 2255 20

Winter opening times:
SUN – FRI from 08.30 am – 12.00 noon
and 02.00 pm – 05.30 pm
SAT from 08.30 am – 12.00 noon
and 12.30 pm – 06.00 pm

Yellow Power Ski School Main Office & SunUp No.1

Skischule Yellow PowerHauptbüro

Dorfstr. 1
6450 Sölden
T: 0043 5254 2255 22

Winter opening times:
SUN – FRI from 08.00 am – 12.00 noon
and 02.00 am – 06.00 pm
SAT from 08.00 am – 06.00 pm

SunUp Sports Outlet & Storage

SunUp SportsOutlet & Depot

Giggijochstr. 10a
6450 Sölden
T: 0043 5254 2255 44

Winter opening times:
daily from 08.00 am – 06.00 pm

Meeting Point of the Yellow Power Ski School

Treffpunkt der Skischule

Close to Giggijoch gondola

Opening times:
Open only in winter

Kids Land at the Yellow Power Ski School

Kinder Skischule

Right next to Giggijoch Restaurant

Opening hours:
Open only in winter

Yellow Power Ski School Tiefenbach Glacier

Skischule Yellow PowerTiefenbachgletscher

Right on Tiefenbach Glacier

Autumn opening times:
daily from 09.00 am – 3.00 pm

SunUp Sports Area 47

SunUp Sports Area 47

Directly in the Area 47

Summer opening times:
daily from 09.30 am – 12.00 noon
and 01.00 pm – 06.00 pm