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Ski Trips

Many blind veterans enjoyed the various ski trips organised by the charity.

1999 ski trip

There were many ski trips arranged by St Dunstan's, now Blind Veterans UK, for keen blind veterans at numerous ski resorts around Europe.

One St Dunstaner who enjoyed and organised many of these trips was Gerry Jones. Gerry, who lost his sight in a flying accident in 1977, was a confident skier who was always up for a challenge.

He remembers his first experience with St Dunstan's in 1980, saying  "it seemed impossible a few days earlier that I would ever ski down the junior slope, but with Peter Ralph, the 1st Royal Anglian Detachment Commander, behind me I actually made five moderately successful runs down that strip of snow."

Gerry went on to organise several ski trips with other blind veterans including to Axama Lizum near Innsbruck, Austria in 1985 and the slopes in Bormio, Italy in 1999 where four St Dunstaners and five guides took on the Men's World Cup course.