Andorra 2029 organizes a day accessible to all children
The Soldeu de Grandvalira sector celebrates World Snow Day with free activities for children from 3 to 12 years old
The Association of Minority Diseases, the Association of the Visually and Hearing Disabled of Andorra and the collective ‘Hi arribarem’ have participated in the event
The Pla de Espiolets of the sector Soldeu de Grandvalira This Sunday it has become an accessible snow activity center for all children from 3 to 12 years old on the occasion of the world snow day (International Snow Day), a day promoted annually by the International Ski Federation (FIS). The Candidacy for the Andorra 2029 Alpine Ski World Championships has organized a day in the snow adapted to children who suffer from some type of functional diversity. The project defends the values of inclusion and accessibility, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle among the little ones through skiing. The children and families members of the associations AMMA (Association of Minority Diseases of Andorra), ADVAA (Association of the Visually and Hearing Impaired of Andorra), and ‘Hi arribarem Andorra’ (with people with functional diversity) participated in the event.
The Director of Mountain Services at Grandvalira – SETAP365, Toni Rodríguez explained that the objective of the action was “to bring snow closer to everyone in an interactive way, and also adapted skiing to those children and families who will suffer from some type of functional diversity”. The organization has had volunteer team support to make possible free activities in the snow, including parallel slalom, ski cross, snowboard riglet, snow hockey, tubing and adapted skiing thanks to the Adaptive Center section of the Ski and Snowboard School in the Soldeu El Tarter sectors of Grandvalira.
The bid to win the Alpine Ski World Championships in 2029 works with a vision of the event that sets two essential pillars. On the one hand, inclusion, with the aim of turning the station and the country into a source of inspiration for different groups thanks to the improvement of inclusive and accessible products, services and infrastructures that allow remove barriers and promote social inclusion and equal opportunities. And on the other, skiing and health with the aim of promoting from early childhood healthy habits that sports practice contributes, also promoting continuous training towards professional and elite skiing.
It is the second time that, through World Snow Day, the project that aspires to world cups shapes its purposes in terms of inclusion and accessibility.