Adaptive Snowmobiling

Winter sports enthusiasts were thrilled in 1960 when the first snowmobile was released for public use. This machine changed the way that we moved through the snow and opened up many new areas of entertainment during the winter months. 


As the snowmobile became more popular, many ski resorts and other winter activity areas began to offer snowmobile areas and specialized trails. Now, as a regular winter activity and sport, the industry has started to be more inclusive for those with disabilities. 

Adaptive Snowmobiling 

Now, as the industry expands, manufacturers and snowmobile areas are creating ways for those with disabilities to enjoy this sport. New equipment is being designed that allows people with many limitations, including paraplegia, to drive their own snowmobile. Many private companies are also producing adaptive equipment that can be added to a standard snowmobile. 


Changes to the seating configuration and the addition of different hand controls help those with lower body disabilities use these machines. Safety features are improved and updated to accommodate individual needs, and new designs can even assist those with other physical disabilities as well. 


Winter sports areas are also designing tours and events that are geared toward those with disabilities. These guided events ensure that there are always people available to help without being too overbearing and detracting from the fun. 


Guided tours through the wilderness have opened a whole new area of sports and entertainment for those with a disability. It is a step in the right direction of making all areas of life more accessible to those with disabilities. 


What is perhaps the most exciting about this trend is that it has already become very successful and is expanding. The success of adaptive snowmobiling has already led to extreme snowmobiling and competition events for those with disabilities, and new areas of competition and fun are being developed each day. 


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Please note: VAT is removed in the checkout process

In the UK, disabled people do not have to pay VAT when buying certain disability aids and services (This can be claimed by friend or family member purchasing on their behalf). Not everything supplied to disabled people is necessarily zero-rated for VAT. Goods and services on which you do not have to pay VAT are usually known as 'zero-rated' or 'eligible for VAT relief.

Who is eligible for VAT relief?

You must be 'chronically sick or disabled' to qualify for VAT relief. The HMRC comment on this is as follows. A person is 'chronically sick or disabled' if they either:

VAT Relief on our Disability Aids

All products on the Aids for Mobility website are flagged with an option to claim VAT relief during Checkout if it applies to that item. When you add a zero-rated product or service to your Basket, you will be asked to tick a checkbox to confirm that you, or the person for whom you are buying the item, are eligible for VAT Relief.

How VAT relief works

If you are claiming VAT Relief you will be asked to complete an extra few questions during Checkout, where we will ask you to provide brief details of your disability and confirmation that the product is for 'personal or domestic use'. We will keep a record of this declaration along with your order details. You can then buy the product(s) in your Basket at a price that excludes VAT. You will be asked to make this declaration each time you place an order that includes zero-rated products. It is a legal requirement that we record this information for every order, and we apologise for the inconvenience.

More information from HMRC

You can find out more about VAT Relief for disabled people on the HM Revenue and Customs website. If you cannot find the answer to your questions there or would prefer to speak to an adviser, you can call their Helpline on 0845 302 02 03.

The helpline is open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. (Closed weekends and bank holidays).