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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 Val d'Isere

Overview

Assisted Mountain Activities in Val d'Isere

Val d'Isere, one of the premier ski resorts in the French Alps, is a great resort for everyone especially those who may be wanting a wheelchair accessible ski holiday, an adaptive ski instructor and/or equipment for a child or friend who may be blind or visually impaired, have autism, cerebral palsy or Down’s syndrome. 
Val d’Isere also works well for the more independent paraplegic skier, amputee or other physical or sensory health issue who wants to ski off-piste or even heli-ski.

Not only is it a ‘horitzontal’ village resort but has a good selection of wheelchair accessible and adapted hotels - some of them situated right on the snow and in the centre of the village.

This is a taster of how Val d’Isere 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. Not forgetting the amazing activities available during the summer season!

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.

Who Benefits

If you, a friend or family member have any of the following then Val d'Isere 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.

  • amputee
  • cognitive
  • cerebral palsy
  • hemiplegia
  • orthopaedic
  • paraplegic
  • multiple sclerosis
  • learning difficulties
  • muscular dystrophy
  • stroke

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 Val d'Isere

Val d'Isere has a great selection of hotels, apartments and chalets suitable for all visitors. Accessible accommodation in Val d'Isere 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.

Skiing in Val d'Isere you will need somewhere to stay! If you need wheelchair accessible accommodation or have no mobility problems then there is a good selection of hotels, chalets, apartments from 5* to budget studio apartments. Some may not have adapted bedrooms or bathrooms but have lifts and therefore could be used by visitors with limited mobility. Also be aware that some are wheelchair friendly but internal doors may not be wide enough, public areas are accessible but bathrooms not, some have wheel in shower some do not… the list is endless with variety! That is why we have a comprehensive information pack on each location available by
contacting us

Hotels

Auberge St Hubert****
Hotel Aigle des Neiges****
Hotel Altitude***
Hotel Avenue Lodge*****
Hotel Blizzard*****
Hotel Christiania*****
Hotel Kandahar***
Hotel L’Avancher***
Hotel La Toviere****
Hotel Le Brussels***
Hotel Les 5 Frères***
Hotel Les Barmes*****
La Savoyarde***
The Yule*****

Chalets

Le Chardon Val d'Isere*****

Val d'Isere 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 Val d'Isere 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 Val d'Isere please contact us.

Ski Schools and Assisted Sport Providers in Val d'Isere

ESF Val d'Isere

Website: www.skischoolvaldisere.com
 / www.skischoolvaldisere.com/handiski


Contact(s) for Disabled and Assisted Skiing & Winter Sport:

Phillipe Pouchkine - handisportvaldisere@gmailcom

Office contact: Nicki - commerciaux@esfvaldisere.com

Instructors: Phillipe Pouchkine, Xavier

Evolution 2

Website: evolution2-valdisere.com/en/

Contact(s) for Disabled and Assisted Skiing & Winter Sport:

Email: evolution2valdisere@gmail.com


The ski school Evolution 2 in Val d'Isere offers assistance and instruction for anyone who is not wheelchair dependent.

Oxygene

Website: oxygene-ski.com/en/val-disere/ / oxygene-ski.com/en/val-disere-val-disere-adaptive-skiing/

Contact(s) for Disabled and Assisted Skiing & Winter Sport:

Email: valdisere@oxygene-ski.com

Equipment Available

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

  • Dual Ski
  • Dual Ski Piloted
  • Tandemski
  • Tandemflex
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 Val d'Isere 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.valdisere.com

What People Say about Val d'Isere and Ski 2 Freedom Foundation

The following are delighted to share their experiences with you on how Val d'Isere 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!

2013 - Email received from ESF Val d’Isere, Philippe Pouchkine, thanking Ski 2 Freedom for their encouragement and loan of a Tessier uni-ski - Download PDF

News and Blog Articles

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

Blogs about Val d'Isere

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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