Disabled Wintersport Australia

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Established in 1978 the Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA) has assisted thousands of individuals with disabilities to participate in winter sports annually.

Through collaboration, some of the world’s finest alpine skiers have emerged recording victories at the highest level of international competition. The organisations members range from recreational skiers to Australia’s Winter Paralympians.

At Perisher, we don’t focus on your disability; instead we focus on your ability to have fun, to learn new skills and to have an experience of a lifetime in the mountains.

Perisher's group of dedicated and internationally recognised adaptive instructors will be able to tailor each lesson to the needs of the skier or snowboarder to ensure a safe and fun experience. 

Equipment Rental

For any equipment rental, please contact DWA directly at


Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA) is a member based organisation. Membership is essential for a participant or volunteer, to access DWA member benefits including adaptive equipment, concessions, programs and camps run by DWA. For more information about DWA please contact DWA directly at or call 1300 265 730. 

All individuals with a disability accessing DWA services must become a member. Once they have completed the application, members are issued with a DWA passport. As a passport holder Members are entitled to:

  • Equipment: access to DWA's modern, state of the art adaptive equipment including sit-ski's, outriggers, and additional equipment at very modest prices.
  • Lift tickets: access to exclusive DWA single and multi-day lift tickets covering Perisher's four resort areas.
  • Private Lessons: access to adaptive ski and snowboard lessons at Perisher Valley or Smiggin Holes with one of Perisher's highly skilled and experienced adaptive snowsports instructors.

Become a Member

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