Unemployed Wounded Veteran ► Skiing with ski buddies ► Mentoring ► Employment or Opportunities

It’s not about a ski holiday…

After the guns have fallen silent, and the din of battle quietened, the real fight begins.
HRH Prince Henry of Wales

Our Events for 2016:

The Business Challenge   Jan 28th -31st
The Ski Trip    Feb 27th to March 5th

Download our Business Challenge Brochure

OUR PURPOSE

Skiing With Heroes is a charity that helps wounded ex-Iraq and Afghanistan campaign soldiers back into employment through a ski-based support, mentoring, introduction and induction programme. Our work enables these Veterans to:

Recover their confidence
Re-enter employment
Reclaim their lives

Paralympic sport is a proven, potent medium for confidence-building, and skiing levels the odds between the ‘able’ and ‘disabled’ as few sports can. As has been shown to great effect during our inaugural 2013 and 2014 seasons, injured Veterans have used the Skiing with Heroes programme to help transfom their lives.

Using two principal events per year – The Ski Week each March, and the new-for-2015 Business Challenge in January – together with various one-off fund-raisers, we are rapidly expanding our ongoing help platforms. In doing so, Skiing With Heroes aims to provide lasting solutions for increasing numbers of Veterans.

GET INVOLVED

Join our Mentoring Team or Become a Business Mentor
Fundraise for Us
Become a Ski Buddy
Donate your Time
Quotes

I can really hardly believe that I have skied. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

NG (A blind veteran)

You have allowed me to put some demons to bed and let me achieve a dream I NEVER thought might become a reality…

KJ (Veteran)

The physical benefit of these activities is clear… Sit‐Skiing has increased my core strength to such an extent that I can now do sit ups for the first time in 11 months.”

IH (Veteran)
Our Ski Week in 2015, filmed by Forces TV

News
Applications For The 2016 Ski Week Are NOW OPEN

Applications for the 2016 Ski Week are NOW OPEN

If you would like the chance to ski with us in 2016 (and let's face…

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We have another bid on our 'live' auction to ski with us and @miketindall13 @OlliePhillips11 Two places available... 12 days left... ... See MoreSee Less

Recruiting for next years ski trip to Switzerland. Looking for both veterans and buddies to apply so we get the right mix. Especially looking to hear from the younger v's and b's...
One of our best buddies EVER was only17 years old!
Though as it will be in term time, we are more interested in hearing from the 18 to 25 year olds too? apply online via the website www.skiingwithheroes.com
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Skiing With Heroesveteran interviews are in London in October. Please share this to others that might find it relevant

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Shaun Murphywhen will the buddies be chosen?

3 days ago
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Paul PercivalNo good for me as wont work again ,severe PTSD and I realise this to get clients back to work so am disappointed !

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Skiing With HeroesPaul its not all about employment, its about looking at you as an individual and seeing if amongst our great resources we can help you move on with what you want, what is best and achievable for you, whether its employment, education, or...becoming an artist (or a poet or a writer), or into some disability sports, basically about reaching your potential, getting you into the non military community and ultimately getting pain management and medication under control. as we say Try us, Trust us xx

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Skiing With HeroesShaun I think it'll be October. No one has been chosen yet (apart from one lucky buddy who successfully bid for a place at a fundraising auction) As you have applied, you will be notified as soon as the selection starts.. We are a charity of unpaid volunteers so the lovely Ali P organises all the buddy places alongside her full time job as an architect. She always chooses a great cross section so fingers crossed xx

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We are not a huge organisation, just a team of volunteers with a couple of paid admin staff, so thanks to Scooter Computer who help us with our computers, the networking and technical bits.

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Bodo’s Schloss who are great SwH supporters and we are truly grateful.Capturebc bodo