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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 Les Gets

Overview

Les Gets is fabulous family friendly resort with so much charm and a very warm welcome. Being within an hour and half of Geneva airport it makes for a great inclusive, accessible and assisted ski or summer holiday.

Background

Ski 2 Freedom has been working with ESF Les Gets from the beginning of our work! Carole Gaultier (ESF Instructor for adaptive and assisted skiing) was one reason why we thought so much of the ski school (sadly she has now moved to Samoens) but her great empathy and understanding, especially with children who have learning difficulties, autism, Down's Syndrome and other similar needs was superb.

Now we have every confidence that all the ski instructors who can offer help with adaptive and assisted skiing will give you and your family one of the most enjoyable and memorable times! The ski school has a number of instructors for those who are blind and visually impaired or have a physical life-changing condition.

Les Gets is also the ski area and summer activity domain for Annemasse Handisport. So the village and community are very aware of trying to meet the needs of anyone visiting who has a medical or health-related condition. This also means that Ski 2 Freedom has enormous confidence in the ski instructors and region to help our beneficiaries.

Située entre lac Léman et Mont Blanc et partie intégrante du domaine franco-suisse des Portes du Soleil, la station de ski des Gets, qui dispose de 120 km de pistes désservies par 48 remontées mécaniques, est le principal terrain d'exercice d'Annemasse Handisport, notamment sur le domaine des chavannes. La Sagets soutient formidablement notre action et nous accompagne dans la pratique de nos activités handisportives; ce qui nous confère des conditions exceptionnelles pour réaliser nos sorties.

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Who Benefits

If you, a friend or family member have any of the following then Les Gets 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
  • charcot marie tooth disease
  • diabetes
  • down's syndrome
  • duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • dyspraxia
  • epilepsy
  • frail limb
  • hemiplegia
  • kabuki syndrome
  • kleefstra syndrome
  • learning difficulties
  • multiple sclerosis
  • muscular dystrophy
  • paraplegic
  • parkinson's disease
  • pitt hopkins syndrome
  • spina Bifida
  • stroke
  • transplant
  • rett Syndrome
  • 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.

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Places to Stay in Les Gets

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


Hotel Marmotte - ★★★★

Website Email Phone: +33 (0)4 50 75 80 33 Suitability Information

Suitability

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Reduced mobility
  • Family friendly

Wheelchair accessible + rooms with accessible shower and bathrooms. Located across from the ski slope it makes for a perfect place to enjoy a fully inclusive and accessible ski or summer holiday.


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

Hotel Alpina - ★★★

Website Email Phone: +33 (0)4 50 75 80 22 Suitability Information

Suitability

  • Wheelchair friendly

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

Hotel Nagano - ★★★

Website Email Phone: +33 (0) 450 79 71 46 Suitability Information

Suitability

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

Excellent location - directly opposite the ESF and ski slopes
Medium sized covered heated swimming pool
Wheelchair accessible
Beneficiary has stayed


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

Pure Mountain Holidays - Catered chalet

Les Gets Photos

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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 Les Gets 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 Les Gets please contact us.

Ski Schools and Assisted Sport Providers in Les Gets

ESF Les Gets

Visit website Send email Phone: +33 4 50 75 80 03 More Information

More Information

Ski 2 Freedom has been working with ESF Les Gets from the beginning of our work! The ski school has a number of instructors for those who have autism, cerebral palsy, are blind and visually impaired or have a physical life-changing condition.

We can't recommend this ESF more highly!! and nor can our beneficiaries!

Check out their facebook https://www.facebook.com/esflesgets/ and https://www.facebook.com/Ski2Freedom/

Ski Schools and Assisted Sport Providers in Les Gets

ESF Les Gets

Ski 2 Freedom has been working with ESF Les Gets from the beginning of our work! The ski school has a number of instructors for those who are blind and visually impaired or have a physical life-changing condition.

We can't recommend this ESF more highly!

Phone: +33 4 50 75 80 03

www.esf-lesgets.com

Handiski page:
www.ski-school-lesgets.co.uk/cours-prives/handiski

Equipment Available

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

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

  • Dual Ski
  • GMS
  • Stabilisers - 3 track and 4 track
  • Tempo Dualski
  • Tandemski
  • 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 Les Gets 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!

www.lesgets.com

Friends and Sponsors

We are delighted to work with and have the support of the following organisations in Les Gets.


About Pure Mountain Holidays

A lovely company that are very supportive of the work Ski 2 Freedom Foundation does. They are empathetic and have some very nice chalets. They also have accommodation that is wheelchair accessible

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What People Say about Les Gets and Ski 2 Freedom Foundation

The following are delighted to share their experiences with you on how Les Gets 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!

Hughes Family skiing in March 2019 with their two sons who have Cerebral Palsy. Jayne told us *"Boys very much enjoyed the thrill of being in the mountains, sound of the birds, the swoosh down the mountains and the quietness and freshness of nature whilst siting on the ski lifts. A beautiful experience to be part of such moments together. *"A great eye opener for other mountain visitors to see one boy being transported with such glee down the mountain quickly followed by another boy! I enjoyed glimpses from spectators with spontaneous expressions of surprise, joy and goodwill. It is important that we continue to develop and provide ways and means to help those less able to get into and onto the mountains so tht we can all glory in the mountains together. Thank you Catherine and Ski 2 Freedom so much!"* *"Having seen first hand the difference that they make, we are proud to be working alongside Ski 2 Freedom to enable those with disabilities to experience the restorative power of the mountains. Keep up the great work Catherine and Team!" * Jim and Cat Baker Pure Mountain

News and Blog Articles

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

Blogs about Les Gets

Ski and Travel Companies

Pure Mountain
www.puremountainholidays.com
stay@puremountainholidays.com

Pure Mountain is a small, family run ski chalet company based in the French resort of Les Gets.

"We first heard of Ski 2 Freedom in June 2011 when Catherine contacted us to see if we could work together to provide ski holidays to guests with disabilities (one of our chalets is located in the centre of town with good wheelchair access).

Having seen first hand the difference that they make, we are proud to be working alongside Ski 2 Freedom to enable those with disabilities to experience the restorative power of the mountains. Keep up the great work Catherine and Team!

It has been a pleasure to work with Ski2Freedom since then, and to see first hand the difference that they make and the joy that they bring to the lives of those affected by disability. We look forward to many more years of joint service!"

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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