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Adaptive Ski Episode 2: 7 unmissable destinations

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It’s full winter in Europe and if you are looking for more ideas and inspiration to convince you to get on the slopes, here is another article on adaptive ski destinations. Ready, steady, go!

Oxygène -La Plagne (France)

The ski school Oxygène has trained instructors specialised in ski for people with visual and mobility impairments and amputees. They have the best and latest equipment (made by Tessier) which includes monoskis, dual skis for the more independent skiers and taxi skis for people who have less mobility and are guided by a partner placed behind.

For people with visual impairments they have outriggers and communication ski helmets so the blind skier can speak with the guide. Basically, no matter the disability, everyone can ski with Oxigène. They are also in other ski resorts like Courchevel, Meribel, Val d’Isère, Les Menuires,  Val Thorens, Saint Martin de Belleville, Le Grand Bornand, Megève, Vallée de L’Ubaye, Belle la Plagne and La Tania.

Loisirs Evasion -Combloux (France)

The technical team of Loisirs Evasion is there to take you out on the slopes of Combloux. They have different types of courses : mono and bi ski but also the taxi and the kartski which offer more stability. The ski pros won’t get bored : you can even land wih a helicopter on the Tirent glacier and ski downhill with the mountain guides.

ESF- Serre Chevalier (France)

Serre Chevalier is composed of 4 ski areas : Briançon, Chantemerle, Villeneuve and Monetier. The Ecole de Ski Français (ESF) takes you in some of these and offers dualski, monoski, taxiski, ski for people with visual impairments. You’ll definitively find your happiness there !

ESF -Le Corbier (France)

Le Corbier (Villarembert) is part of the ski resort of Sybelles in the French Alps, there the French Ski School (ESF) of Corbier proposes courses for people with reduced mobility. They have one dual ski and one kart ski (seated ski mode). Two formulas are available : ski lessons or group ski with abled and disabled participants together, to explore the area and have fun all together.

Starski -Le Grand Bornand (France)

Starski makes ski accessible for all at the Grand Bornand. They have lessons of sit ski for all levels and also for those trying it for the first time. The Starski team will make you try the joy of skiing with their professionality and fun attitude!

La Pierre Handiski – La Pierre Saint Martin Pyrénées (France)

We take you now down to the Pyrenees, where La Pierre Handiski makes ski available for all. The association has created also the « Espace handimontagnes », a space with terraces at the bottom of the slopes, which includes a threadmill (with adapted sizes) and a test slope to start with. They are very well equipped with mono and dual skis, kart skis among other things and also outriggers for standing skiers and communication helmets for the visually impaired skiers. Ski lessons are available in partnership with the French Ski School (’Ecole de Ski Français (ESF)).

Active Therapy (Poland)

And now, on to Poland ! The ski school Active Therapy offers adapted ski lessons : no matter your age or disability, they will get you on those slopes. They have various types of adaptive equipment for both sitting and standing skiers, and are active in Poland but also in Austria, Italy, France and Czech Republic.


La Plagne – France 

Oxygène La Plagne
BP46 Immeuble l’Orée des Pistes
Plagne Centre – 73210
La Plagne Tarentaise
laplagne@oxygene.ski

Combloux – France 

Loisirs Assis Evasion
266 Impasse BOESNA
74190 PASSY
+33 (0)6 73 39 81 78
contact@loisirs-assis-evasion.com

Serre-Chevalier – France 

ESF Serre-Chevalier Briançon
Télécabine du Prorel 
7, av René Froger, 
05100 Briançon
info@esf-briancon.com
+33 (0)4 92 20 30 57

Le Corbier France 

ESF Le Corbier
Oxygène Grand Bornand
Résidence les Amborzales – 7195 Route du Chinaillon
LE GRAND BORNAND
Front de Neige – Immeuble Galaxie – Le Corbier
Contact mail via le formulaire sur le site
+33(0) 4.79.56.75.85

Le Grand Bornand France 

Starski (Oxygène)
Résidence les Amborzales 
7195 Route du Chinaillon 
LE GRAND BORNAND
grandbornand@oxygene.ski
+33 (0)4 80 80 60 50

La Pierre Saint-Martin (Pyrénées) France 

La Pierre Handiski
« Centre des Sports Adaptés de Montagne »
Maison de La Pierre
64570 La Pierre Saint Martin
infos@lapierrehandis.com 
+33 (0) 6 85 60 51 14
Active Therapy Poland
Active Therapy
Słoneczna 9, 58-310 Szczawno-Zdrój, Pologne
dom@activetherapy.eu
+48 794 385 081

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This article was researched and written by Thomas Ardui, following the precious indications from Rémi Vallin of Tessier.

Want to read more? Our 5 top destinations for adaptive ski in Europe is here

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