La Plagne 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.
Adaptive skiing in La Plagne
La Plagne is one of the best resorts in the Alps for people with disabilities who wish to enjoy the thrills of the mountains. Time-honoured devices such as the Uniski are a frequent sight on the slopes and the Skicart offers a gentle introduction to skiing.
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.
La Plagne is also at the forefront of new technologies such as the Vertiski, a medical support that enables you to stand upright whilst ensuring good circulation, and the GMS which is the latest in chairs and can be used with the help of a guide or independently. For those who already have some experience of snowsports there is the Xbefree, which is a seated vehicle that can be used for completely independent skiing. A recent addition is the 'Go to Ski' system, which enables people with partial disabilities to stand upright with a guide on skis. It's a system that's been developed to mimic the movements made by an able-bodied skiers feet.
Extra training qualifications to enable ski instructors to understand the needs of disabled skiers are becoming increasingly common. With specially trained instructors, adaptive equipment, and easy lift access they offer a range of lessons to suit your needs.
Disabled tourism in La Plagne
Aime 2000 is entirely accessible to wheelchair users and those with mobility problems, both in resort and on the pistes.
Association Antenne Handicap are a La Plagne based company that offer specialised services to people with disabilities. As well as being experts in adaptive skiing they also offer a range of summer activities such as parapenting, mountain biking and rafting – all specially equipped and guided by instructors that will ensure your enjoyment and safety.
Disabled access in La Plagne
All residences and shopping areas are equipped with ramps, all public toilets are adapted and all car parks feature ample disabled parking spaces.
Lifts & Attractions in La Plagne
All gondolas, chairlifts and drag lifts in the La Plagne ski resort have been adapted to allow handiski access (assistance may be required from a ski instructor or guide).
Disabled skiers and an accompanying person get 50% off the price of their ski passes, with proof needed of the disability when purchasing two identical ski passes for the same dates and ski area.