Welcome to Special Olympics West Midlands Ski Group!

The largest group of its kind in the UK today.

The mission of Special Olympics West Midlands Ski Group is to provide year-round ski training and competition for our athletes, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

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About Us

SOWM was founded in 2001, with training sessions held at the Ackers Ski Centre in Birmingham every fortnight. All of our special needs athletes belong to a Special Olympics group within the West Midlands. The trainers are all qualified ski instructors, who give their time free of charge.

The number of athletes has steadily increased and we now have around 45 athletes training regularly throughout the year. In addition to the sessions in Birmingham, we have a week of training on snow in Italy every year.

It is anticipated that the number of skiers will continue to rise as more people hear about the group. We will continue to train regularly and to encourage our skiers to compete in Special Olympics competitions in England and Wales. We also encourage them to enter mainsteam ski races in the Midlands.

Join Us

If you'd like to join SOWM or find out more, plese email membership@sowmski.co.uk.


SOWM is entirely supported by donations. If you can, please consider making a donation.


Please ensure you regularly check our diary as things may change.

Contact Us

Feel free to get in touch with us, we're happy to help.