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Assisted Mountain Activities in Chamonix Mont Blanc

Overview

Assisted Mountain Activities in Chamonix Mont Blanc

Chamonix has lots to offer for people with disabilities and reduced mobility. The town is very easy to get around. There are lots of new bars, cafes and restaurants that are wheelchair accessible. While it does get a bit quieter during the inter seasons (May-June and Oct-Dec) Chamonix is a year round resort with many activities available year round. The world famous Aquille du Midi cable car is open most of the year, where you can experience stunning views of Mont Blanc and step into the void - a glass box hanging off the side of the mountain! Not for the faint hearted!

The region of Chamonix Mont Blanc also includes Argentiere, Vallorcine and Les Houches.

The tourist office has a very useful on-line guide for wheelchair access in Chamonix.

Who Benefits

  • all conditions

Chamonix Mont Blanc can offer activities and accommodation to suit all conditions. This is because there is an excellent standard of activity instruction and equipment. Please note that some activities may be located at a near-by resort depending on snow/weather conditions. The location offers access to high quality accommodation and medical care if required.

Places to Stay in Chamonix Mont Blanc

Chamonix Mont Blanc has a great selection of hotels, apartments and chalets suitable for all visitors. Accessible accommodation in Chamonix Mont Blanc is also available for wheelchair users (dependent on type of wheelchair) and those with limited mobility.

If a place is listed below it will have been visited by Ski 2 Freedom or will be personally known to us. However, any accommodation listed on this page is by no means all that is available in the resort. To have a full list of places, please contact us, and if possible please state your preferred requirements.


La Chaumière - ★★

Website Email Phone: + 33 (0)4 50 53 13 25 Suitability Information

Suitability

  • Family friendly
  • Open all year

La Chaumière Mountain Lodge is absolutely devine and offers the most for people wanting to come and explore Chamonix and the nearby villages. It is not suitable to stay here if you are in a wheelchair as there is no lift but the staircase has a good handrail and would be perfect if you can climb stairs because everything else about it is just wonderful. This is a small hotel that evokes the history of Chamonix, the Epoque age of people coming to walk, climb or for their health..... and now in the 21st Century it still holds charm and warmth!

Every room has a view of the mountains - the entrance hall has a nice cosy sitting area. The bar area again has a good comfortable sitting area and the restaurant is superb for its open but cosy space with view of the Mont Blanc and Aguille du Midi............ what more could one want for a short break or longer!

Open both summer and winter with an excellent menu, both for dinner and breakfast. The owner Tarja Nordstrom is originally from Finland but has spent some years in Sweden and now resides in Chamonix. Her staff are superb and overall I could not make a high recommendation but to come and stay! Even if you are staying else where in Chamonix and are a wheel-chair user, then come and have dinner here as the ground floor is accessible although no loo for wheelchair users.

An extremely good value hotel to stay at. Both the No. 1 bus and the train are located just up the road (approximately 100m). There is also some parking.

"The realisation of La Chaumière Mountain Lodge is the culmination of a family dream. We have a long history of managing hotels and restaurants across Europe and our unique experience and expertise has enabled us to create this home from home in the heart of the Chamonix Valley. Following a refurbishment program, La Chaumière continues to have the sporty and relaxed atmosphere developed by its former owners, but now has a fresh Scandinavian touch!

The Mountain Lodge is a real mountain home offering a unique fusion of Scandinavian simplicity and functionality mixed with charming alpine style. La Chaumière is in an enviable location, within walking distance of the main shopping street, in the old town centre of Chamonix Mont-Blanc and just a stone's throw from the train and bus stop. When you stay at La Chaumière you are literally steps away from some of the world's finest mountaineering, skiing and hiking.

With rooms facing either Mont-Blanc or Brevent, we offer a wonderful base camp for all types of explorers. Some of our rooms have private balconies facing the Mont-Blanc range, but all our guests can enjoy our peaceful garden behind the hotel.


The warmest of welcomes awaits you at La Chaumière. Our efficient service will exceed your expectations, our local knowledge and insight into Chamonix and the surrounding area will ensure that you have simply the best holiday. With a network of specialist mountain guides we are able to organize a host of different activities, from one week mountaineering courses to the ascent of Mont-Blanc.

Groups are warmly welcomed and the "Book Your Own Hotel"- concept is a specialty for companies or bigger family events and parties.

We look forward to seeing you very soon."
Tarja Nordstrom


To request further in-depth and comprehensive information on La Chaumière contact us.

Hotel Arveyron - ★★

Website Email Phone: +33 4 50 53 18 29 Suitability Information

Suitability

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Reduced mobility
  • Family friendly
  • Open all year

The hotel has 1 wheelchair accessible bedroom on the ground floor.


To request further in-depth and comprehensive information on Hotel Arveyron contact us.

Hotel Grands Montets - ★★★★

Website Email Phone: +33 (0)4 50 54 06 66 Suitability Information

Suitability

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Reduced mobility
  • Family friendly
  • Open all year
  • 2 x wheelchair accessible ground floor bedrooms with wet rooms
  • 50m from les Grands Montets cable car
  • indoor swimming pool

To request further in-depth and comprehensive information on Hotel Grands Montets contact us.

The Rocky Pop Hotel - ★★★

Website Email Phone: +33 4 85 30 00 00 Suitability Information

Suitability

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Reduced mobility
  • Family friendly
  • Open all year

Fun atmosphere and original services indoors and outdoors, as well as air-conditioning on all floors, ensure that you’ll enjoy the RockyPop all year around.

Whilst the -1 level is devoted to mountaineering and skiing, with its very own ski shop and storage area, the ground floor invites everyone to enjoy an open space unlike any other, where the sweetness of life and the joy of sharing a moment together are the main ingredients. Boutique, photo booth, live music, movies and plenty of entertaining games make for a fun atmosphere throughout.

Access and facilities for disabled people.


To request further in-depth and comprehensive information on The Rocky Pop Hotel contact us.

l'Heliopic - ★★★★

Website Email Phone: +33 (0)4 50 54 55 56 Suitability Information

Suitability

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Reduced mobility
  • Open all year

Centrally located right next to the Aguille du Midi cable car station. Good wheelchair access to rooms, restaurant and spa facilities.


To request further in-depth and comprehensive information on l'Heliopic contact us.

Le Refuge des Aiglons - ★★★★

Website Email Phone: +33(0)4 50 55 90 93 Suitability Information

Suitability

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Reduced mobility
  • Family friendly
  • Open all year
  • Central location
  • Wheelchair access on the left side of the hotel.
  • 4 accessible rooms.
  • SPA and to the restaurant, lobby toilet accessible.

To request further in-depth and comprehensive information on Le Refuge des Aiglons contact us.

Mountain Activities - Sporty and Fun

Mountain based activities, whether sporting or non-sporting, summer or winter, are empowering elements to life but please note that many may not be suitable for your condition or specific need. Activity providers, guides and instructors will often go out of their way to accommodate the needs of everyone but please understand if they are unable to do so for you. Always worth making further enquiries either via the organization responsible, the tourist office or Ski 2 Freedom.

Filter activities by season:

  • air boarding
  • archery and shooting
  • bobsleigh luge and skeleton
  • bowling
  • bouldering
  • canoeing rafting and kayaking
  • climbing - ice
  • climbing - rock
  • climbing - indoor
  • curling
  • cycling
  • donkey trekking
  • e-bikes
  • fat bikes
  • fishing
  • glacier skiing
  • golf
  • horse riding and trekking
  • horse sleigh rides
  • hot air ballooning
  • husky dog rides
  • ice diving
  • ice driving
  • ice fishing
  • ice hockey
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • off road buggies
  • paragliding
  • piste basher driving
  • rafting
  • roller coaster
  • sailing and rowing
  • ski bikes
  • ski jumping
  • skidooing
  • skiing - alpine and downhill
  • skiing - biathlon
  • skiing - cross country
  • skiing - freestyle and boarder x
  • skiing - heli skiing
  • skiing - off-piste and ski touring
  • skiing - ski joering
  • snakeglisse
  • snow park
  • snow shoe walking
  • snowboarding
  • skiing - telemarking
  • tennis
  • tobogganing
  • tubing
  • via ferrata
  • walking and hiking
  • yooner
  • zip line

For more information on mountain activities in Chamonix Mont Blanc please contact us.

Mountain Activities - Relax and Rejuvenate

Filter activities by season:

  • baroque churches
  • christmas markets
  • clinical and medical treatment
  • family fun time
  • farming and cheese production
  • film location
  • food and gastronomie
  • gentle walks
  • history and local culture
  • hydro therapy
  • literature
  • local markets
  • mountain tramway
  • music festivals - classic and jazz
  • music festivals - rock and pop
  • painting and sketching
  • photography
  • polo
  • spa and wellness
  • wildlife
  • wine tours
  • yoga

For more information on mountain activities in Chamonix Mont Blanc please contact us.

Ski Schools and Assisted Sport Providers in Chamonix Mont Blanc

Loisirs Assis Evasion

Visit website Send email Phone: +33 (0)6 73 39 81 78 More Information

More Information

Ski 2 Freedom has worked with Loisirs Assis Evasion for many years. Their team are some of the most experienced assisted sport providers that we have ever worked with. True experts in their field! No adventure is outside their ability to make happen. They have taken sit skiers down the famous Vallee Blanche on more that one occasion.

They are based in Combloux but operate in the Chamonix valley and surrounding area.

Activities available:

Summer:

  • Rafting
  • Parapente
  • Cimgo (piloted off road mountain bike)
  • Quadrix bikes

Winter:

  • all types of sit skiing - Uniski, Dualski, Kartski and Tandemski

ESF Chamonix

Visit website Handiski page Send email Phone: +33 (0) 4 50 53 22 57 More Information

More Information

The ESF Chamonix have 5 adaptive skiing instructors. Arnaud Sourbeiran heads up the team and is a very experienced adaptive skiing instructor.

What sort of disabilities do they work with?

ESF Chamonix are able to provide instructors who have experience in teaching those with physical and mobility impairments, mental handicaps, sensory disabilities including visual impairments and those who have undergone amputations following trauma or illness.

They are a very experienced group and it would be very worth discussing your specific disability or special need as it's likely that they would be able to help you.

Equipment available:

  • Tandemflex
  • Kartski
  • Uniski/Dualski
  • Stabilisers
  • Jackets for blind and visually impaired skiers

ESF Les Houches

Visit website Handiski page Phone: + 33 450 54 48 79 More Information

More Information

Les Houches has a long history of providing assisted sports. Ski 2 Freedom has worked with Lionel Malley from the ESF for many years and can highly recommend him and his team to anyone wanting to learn to ski independently.

Check out their blog to see lots of photos of ESF Les Houches in action.

Sit n Ride

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More Information

Sit n Ride is run by Meige Bidault and is based in Vallorcine at the far end of the Chamonix valley.

Equipment:

  • 2 x Tessier sit skiis - uniski and dualski
  • 1 small sit ski seat available for children

Sit n Ride has 3-4 instructors available during the winter to teach sit skiing. A one hour lesson is €50.

For a €10 membership fee you can join Sit n Ride and take a sit ski out on your own.

Equipment Available

Please contact the ski school for more information on booking lessons and equipment hire.

  • Audio Equipment
  • Dual Ski
  • Dual Ski Piloted
  • Kartski
  • Sit ski rental
  • Stabilisers - 3 track and 4 track
  • Tandemski
  • Tandemflex
  • Uniski
Learn more about adaptive equipment

Tourist Office and Places of Interest in the Resort and Surrounding Area

To get a better idea and understanding of the ski resort of Chamonix Mont Blanc and what else they can offer you for your holiday, we suggest you look up their website as every Tourist Office offers a fascinating and exciting insight into what they and the surrounding area can offer visitors. In addition many have a dedicated website or page for those who are in need of assistance, disabled, with young children and babies and those of us just getting on a bit in life!

For more information on this resort we recommend that you also contact the tourist office - www.chamonix.com.

To see a map of the village and ski area click here.

Lift Operators

Many ski resorts offer reduced or discounted lift passes for someone with a disability or in need of assistance. For Chamonix Mont Blanc the following apply. However we suggest you also contact the Lift Pass Office for further information as prices and conditions can change.

www.compagniedumontblanc.co.uk/en/lift-passes

News and Blog Articles

All the news, feedback articles and press releases illustrate how Chamonix Mont Blanc helps to enhance people’s lives. Also, in many cases, showing how Ski 2 Freedom works in close association with Chamonix Mont Blanc to help raise awareness of the empowering benefits of mountain activities such as skiing and promoting accessible, social and inclusive tourism.

If on reading our Chamonix Mont Blanc page, you have your own experiences and feedback of the resort (winter or summer) that you would like to share or feel would be encouraging to others, please do not hesitate to send them to us for inclusion on both our website and social media – photos and film clips also welcome.

News about Chamonix Mont Blanc

Blogs about Chamonix Mont Blanc

Access to Our Full Comprehensive Portfolio

Ski 2 Freedom Foundation would like to make it clear that we regard everyone as an individual and that no two people will have the same needs and requirements. Therefore please note that what you see on this page regarding assisted or adaptive skiing and accommodation, may not be suitable for you, or someone you know. However, if you think this destination would be a good ski resort for you, then please contact us to discuss your personal requirements and we will endeavour to see if the resort will meet these.

We hope that you have found the information on this page helpful and a chance to make a decision on where to go for your winter holiday. However, we know that often much more discussion is required and therefore we invite you to contact us as we hold extensive information on all our ski resorts – please contact us.

Our information has and is obtained by means of extensive personal research at a cost, often to the Foundation, we only give this out to those that request it and is not for general public use. For our beneficiaries this information is free but for a company or organisation we make a nominal charge via donation.

Ski 2 Freedom provides specific information on the activities for skiers with a disability, additional need or life-challenging illness, etc. plus useful extras such as wheelchair accessible places to stay; so we are not going to also reproduce amazing information and advice on ski resorts which has been collected by ski journalists, skiers and ski companies which are dedicated to this service - what we can do is to link you to these sites which may well give you some extra background information on a specific ski resort and help you make up your mind as to where you might go!

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