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Disabled skiing in Val d'Isere

Discover the top Val d'Isere disabled skiing options


Val d'Isere is a fantastic place to visit for people with disabilities, who can enjoy everything that it has to offer both in the town and mountains.

Antenne Handicap Ski School, La Plagne

Adaptive skiing in Val d'Isère

Val d'Isère caters for disabled skiers and if you wish to have lessons its ski schools have qualified instructors for disabled clients, who can cater to specific needs of each skier and advise on and provide equipment accordingly. They offer a range of equipment including a Piloted Dualski, Taxi Ski and a Dualski to help you enjoy the mountains either with an instructor or independently. 

Both children and adults are catered for and the instructors are passionate about giving you the ultimate skiing experience, whatever your disability. You are advised to book at least 15 days in advance and then to confirm one week before arrival, to ensure that the most appropriate equipment is available for your lesson.

Assisted Skiing & Handiski

Disabled tourism in Val d'Isère

The village has a good selection of wheelchair accessible and adapted hotels, some situated right on the snow front and in the centre, and the best thing to do is check with your tour operator or chalet owner about the facilities they provide for disabled visitors. Places which do have disabled facilities include Maeva and Pierre & Vacances Residences, both of which have comfortable apartments that are well furnished and equipped with modern amenities.

A disabled skier tries assisted skiing in a sitski

Disabled access in Val d'Isere

Many of the resort's amenities have wheelchair access and at least one disabled toilet. 

Snow cannons on Solaise

Lifts and Attractions in Val d'Isere

Disabled skiers with a certificate of at least 80% disability are entitled to 50% off Val d'Isère and Espace Killy public rate ski passes

Ski chairs are allowed on the following lifts:

  • Solaise gondola
  • Fornet cable car
  • Bellevarde detachable chairlift (this is not a cable car)
  • Olympic cable car (trolley provided to facilitate access to the cabins)
  • Access to La Daille is via the Les Etroits chairlift (ski chairs are not allowed on La Daille gondola and funicular)

More inspiration...

Find your way around with Piste Maps for Val d'Isere. Take a look at this year's Ski Lift Pass Prices and if you're not sure which one to buy, read our Guide for more information.