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Disabled Skiing in Val Thorens

Discover the top Val Thorens disabled skiing options


The Three Valleys has around 40 ski lifts accessible to disabled users, giving you access to one of the largest ski areas in the world, no matter what your disability.

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Adaptive skiing in Val Thorens

There are a number of different types of adaptive skiing in Val Thorens including Tandem Skiing, Dual Sit-ski and Ski taxi. Tandem skiing is used to go touring, giving you a sensation of speed and gliding/sliding. The Dual sit ski allows the user a little more independence and is guided from the back with handlebars and a lifeline to the instructor. Ski Taxi allows you to enjoy the pleasure of skiing while being comfortably seated in a chair equipped with a pair of skis, with your legs fully stretched out and your head leaning on a headrest. The instructor stands behind you.

ESF Ski school in Val Thorens have a number of instructors who can take you onto the mountain. The equipment is provided and all you need to do is book well in advance. Another provider in resort is Prosneige, visit their website for more information. 

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Disabled tourism in Val Thorens

Special facilities for people with disabilities are available on the mountain: Courchevel - On top of the gondola Verdons, toilets and picnic room are available. A wheelchair is also available on request from Operating Agents. Méribel Mottaret - On the Front de Neige, starting from the Pas du Lac gondola, toilets are specially equipped.

Disabled access in Val Thorens

Parking with disabled spaces in the 3 Valleys:

  • Courchevel: Rue de la Croisette right side (Next to chalet Les Trappeurs), Place du Forum (in front Snow Limit), Route de l’Altiport (in front of residence Balcons de Pralong), Rue des Tovets next to police station, Rue Park City
  • Courchevel Moriond: Covered car park les Cimes Blanches, Main Street (next to the Ski Bus stop, upward direction, outside the building facing the Ceylan + next to Schuss + in front Pharmacy -limited to 4 hours-)
  • (in front Rond Point des Pistes Hotel)
  • Courchevel Le Praz  Main Street (parking des Peupliers)
  • La Tania: Resort Centre Car Park
  • Méribel Mottaret: Parking Ruitor Bas, Parking Ruitor Haut, Parking du Hameau, Parking de Tuéda

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Find your way around with Piste Maps for Val Thorens. 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. 

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