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Enriching quality of life through year round mountain activities, especially with life-enhancing snow-sport activities, in the interests of health and well-being.

Assisted Mountain Activities in La Plagne

Overview

Plagne Centre - Belle Plagne - Plagne Bellecotte - Plagne Aime 2000 - Plagne 1800 - Plagne Village/Soleil - Champagny en Vanoise - Montchavin La Plagne - Plagne Montalbert

The ski resort of ‘La Plagne’ is one of the largest in Europe and is made up of 9 separate villages - some purpose built others century old Savoyarde villages. The ski domain is suitable for all levels of skiing and suitable for almost everyone wanting to experience a ‘disabled ski holiday’. Fantastic instructors and equipment for sit-skiing; amputee skiers; skiing for kids with Down’s Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy; amputee skiing and much more - even for those who have had a ski accident or have no physical disability but may have the onset of a degenerative disease.

Whether you are looking to relax, recharge your batteries, get away from it all or do something wild... La Plagne offers a multitude of activities to keep everyone happy ….so many unforgettable memories to share with your family and friends even if you are not skiing!

Which village you choose will depend on the needs and requirements of a child or adult but it is worth noting that some are better suited to wheelchair users than others. For example if you are a group with assistants then Plagne Centre might be a good choice. Belle Plagne is suitable but again it depends on an individual’s overall dependence on a wheelchair and probably better for people either skiing independently all day or a child in a small wheelchair.

Just click on a village and have a closer look but Ski 2 Freedom is here to help so if in doubt just ask us!

Montchavin La PlagneChampagny en VanoisePlagne MontalbertBelle PlagnePlagne CentrePlagne 1800Plagne BellecotePlagne Village/SoleilPlagne Aime 2000

Who Benefits

If you, a friend or family member have any of the following then La Plagne might work brilliantly for your ski or summer holiday. This is by no means an exhaustive list (it would be impossible to include every condition) but many have similar or common factors. As often someone may have a condition that we have not yet come across please do ask us if you are interested in the resort and we can try to help.

  • addison's disease
  • amputee
  • autism
  • aspergers
  • angelman syndrome
  • brain injury
  • cancer
  • cystic fibrosis
  • cognitive
  • cerebral palsy
  • diabetes
  • down's syndrome
  • duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • dyspraxia
  • epilepsy
  • hearing impaired
  • hemiplegia
  • quadraplegic
  • orthopaedic
  • paraplegic
  • parkinson's disease
  • motor neuron disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • learning difficulties
  • muscular dystrophy
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • stroke
  • transplant
  • visually impaired
  • william's syndrome

We do advise that if you have any health issues that might be affected by extreme temperatures; altitude or have had surgery or an on-going physical / neurological condition that might be or could be affected by being moved at speed, over rough or uneven terrain or being on or in a ski lift please do contact us for more advice before going ahead and booking your holiday. Another resort might work better for you.

Click here for more information on specific conditions

Places to Stay in La Plagne

La Plagne has a great selection of hotels, apartments and chalets suitable for all visitors. Accessible accommodation in La Plagne 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.

With 9 villages making up the La Plagne ski domaine there is an enormous choice of places to stay from great wheelchair accessible hotels to luxury apartments! We are delighted to share some with you but as there is a lot to choose from and it will come down to personal preferences and what your disability or needs are as to which you choose, please do contact us and we will be delighted to send you more information.

The hotels and apartments listed here have been used by some of our beneficiaries or have been assessed by the Foundation and are supporting our work in bringing more people who need assistance or have a disability to ski or enjoy the summer activities in La Plagne. Do click on hotel or apartment/chalet to read more about it.

Belle Plagne

The Carlina Hotel

Plagne Centre

Araucaria Hotel

Terra Nova

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 La Plagne 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 La Plagne please contact us.

Ski Schools and Assisted Sport Providers in La Plagne

All the ski schools in La Plagne are able to help in some way but it does depend on the nature of your condition, disability or additional need. For those who require specialist adaptive ski instruction and/or equipment then the following ski schools are disabled ski friendly. However we suggest you click on a ski school to get more in-depth information or see our news and personal story items below:

Belle Plagne

ESF Belle Plagne

The ski school has offered skiing for disabilities and for those needing assistance since 1983. If you are physically disabled (tetraplegic, paraplegic, leg amputee, polio, cerebral palsy, or other illness), but you still have some strength in your arms, treat yourself to the pleasure of skiing, whether you are a child, a teenager, an adult, a beginner or an expert!

www.esf-belleplagne.com
caissehaut@esf-belleplagne.com

Direct link to website assisted (disabled) ski page
www.esf-belleplagne.co.uk/private-instructor/handiski

Oxygene Ski School

oxygene-ski.com/en/la-plagne/
laplagne@oxygene-ski.com

Plagne Centre

Oxygene Ski School

oxygene-ski.com/en/la-plagne/
laplagne@oxygene-ski.com

ESF Plagne Centre

www.esf-plagne.com/

Plagne Aime 2000

ESF Aime 2000

www.esfplagneaime2000.com/

Antenne

www.antenne-handicap.fr/

Plagne 1800

ESF Plagne 1800

www.la-plagne.com/commerce-et-service/1/467818-esf-plagne-1800.html

It is also possible to use the ski schools from Plagne Centre

Plagne Village/Soleil

It is possible to use the ski schools from Plagne Centre

Champagny en Vanoise

ESF Chamagny en Vanoise

Along with being able to assist and instruct most types of disabilities, additional needs and other conditions, it is also possible to do cross-country skiing and the ski school has equipment for disabled cross-country/nordic skiing (a special sit-ski)

www.esf-champagny.com/

Assisted (disabled) skiing page direct link:
www.ski-school-champagny.co.uk/cours-prives/ski-handicap

Tel: 0033 (0)479550640

Montchavin La Plagne

Along with being able to assist and instruct most types of disabilities, additional needs and other conditions, it is also possible to do cross-country skiing and the ski school has equipment for disabled cross-country/nordic skiing (a special sit-ski)

ESF Montchavin

www.esf-montchavinlescoches.com/

Assisted (disabled) skiing page direct link:
school.esf-montchavinlescoches.com/cours-prives/cours-privee-ski-snowboard/

Plagne Montalbert

ESF Montalbert

www.esf-montalbert.com

Assisted (disabled) skiing page direct link:
esf-montalbert.com/index.php/fr/autres-activites/handisiki

Equipment Available

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

  • Audio Equipment
  • Dual Ski
  • Dual Ski Piloted
  • Sit ski rental
  • Ski Connect
  • 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 La Plagne 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!

The tourist office in any ski resort is a really great source of information about the location and what is happening there! So much goes on with events, sporting activities etc. that it is difficult to keep up with all the amazing things to make your holiday, whether a disabled ski trip or a summer relaxation in the Vanoise mountains where access with a wheelchair can be somewhat easier!

www.la-plagne.com

Lift Operators

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

A reduction of 50 % on the public price of a ski pass is offered on presentation of your disability card. Sometimes a companion may receive a free lift pass but that can only be used when skiing, at all times, with the person who has the 50% reduction.

Please contact the lift pass office direct as the UK do not have the same disability card as the French and you will need to send a photocopy of your Blue Card. Please ensure you also take this with you when you collect your life pass.

For people with a learning or cognitive condition it may be possible to acquire a statement from the lift pass office which would enable your child or companion to use the Fast Track Lane at the lifts.

All reduced lift passes are at the discretion of the Lift Pass Office - we would ask that you do not ask for a reduced pass if you do not meet their criteria. The cost of a lift pass is inclusive of all the work undertaken to ensure the slopes are safe; well groomed; the chair lifts work; the people are there to operate them along with many other aspects of what you would expect to be in place for your ski holiday. It is actually incredibly good value when one looks at it in detail.

We suggest you email: GELLOZ Brigitte   Brigitte.Gelloz@compagniedesalpes.fr with any enquiries about whether you are entitled to a lift pass.

News and Blog Articles

All the news, feedback articles and press releases illustrate how La Plagne helps to enhance people’s lives. Also, in many cases, showing how Ski 2 Freedom works in close association with La Plagne 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 La Plagne 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 La Plagne

Blogs about La Plagne

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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