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Les 2 Alpes for first-time and existing skiers with a disability – A taster of how this ski resort can help provide you with a memorable holiday and ski experience; building self-confidence, learning new skills and offering a place for rehabilitation, rejuvenation and relaxation.
A quick guide to disabled ski instruction, equipment, accessibility (particularly for wheelchair users), non-ski activities and highlighting suitability for specific disabilities or life-changing conditions. Included are quick links to useful information on the ski resort to help you with your choice.
As each person often has specific needs or requirements and no two people are the same, if you wish to discuss any aspect of your trip, please do not hesitate to contact us direct.
Accessing the mountain restaurants and meeting up with family and friends is easy as several of the gondolas take wheelchairs and for non-skiers this is a great opportunity to go up and join in the fun. A pedestrian pass is available from the ski lift office and the tourist office will be delighted to help with other activities.
Grenoble is the closest airport but Lyon, Geneva and Chambery are also within access although a slightly longer transfer
With a card of invalidity, the price is 30€ per person and per day. If you require a companion then it is free for them but this is only with a valid disabled identity card. All passes must be bought at the resort. For more information:
DEUX ALPES LOISIRS
Service Caisse Billetterie
Le Meijotel - B.P.52
38860 LES DEUX ALPES
Tél. +33 (0)4 76 79 75 01
Fax +33 (0)4 76 79 75 18
To get a better idea and understanding of the ski resort of Les 2 Alpes 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 following are delighted to share their experiences with you on how Les 2 Alpes was able to assist and empower them to have a life enhancing winter and ski holiday. If you would like to speak directly with one of our beneficiaries please contact us so we can put you in touch – sometimes sharing a similar condition can be most reassuring especially for first timers!
Dear Amanda, Dear Catherine,
Just a big thank you – the skiing trip was a great success – as you can see from the enclosed video. Amanda, could you please also pass my thanks to Loic. He was just brilliant, very patient with Hana and always very cheerful.
Catherine, I would certainly recommend Les 2 Alpes for people with limited mobility like Hana. For somebody who is reliant on a wheel chair the bus service might be difficult to cope with. They would have to aim for the very centre with a direct access to the lifts.
Hana is already looking forward to next year skiing.
Thanks again, George
All the news, feedback articles and press releases illustrate how Les 2 Alpes helps to enhance people’s lives. Also, in many cases, showing how Ski 2 Freedom works in close association with Les 2 Alpes 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 Les 2 Alpes 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.
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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