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Assisted Mountain Activities in Arêches - Beaufort


This is a charming and very magical village. Located at the foot of the Comet de Rosalend. Arêches-Beaufort is a village in the Savoie that is almost unique in today's world of purpose built and expanded ski resorts. This is very much a village which opens its arms to visitors and for those wanting to de-stress and just relax there can be no where better to come whether in the winter, summer or year-round. There is something so special about Arêches, it is difficult to describe but within minutes of arriving and getting up the mountain, one can feel that one has been here for days or even weeks, when in reality it is only minutes! Highly recommended!!!

Not really suitable for fully reliant wheelchair users but for those with young children it could work – there are several self-catered apartments that are suitable at the start of the end village ski area.

  • None of the hotels in the village itself have PMR rooms but are accessible for eating and drinking
  • Would suit those with full or some mobility
  • Great for snow-shoe walking
  • Families – especially if one or more members are non-skiers
  • It has fantastic all round area at top of chair-lift from village for sledging, walking, relaxation…
  • Great for art enthusiasts
  • Enormous potential for off-piste and ski touring

Arêches-Beaufort is the home of France's well-known Paraylmpian Gold Medal winner Marie Bochet (Single Arm Alpine Down Hill). Also home to Bar Chez Dede - a warm friendly, perfect vin chaud, biere pression sort of pub, also the bar and cafe really are great for kids after skiing for a chocolat chaud and crêpe.

Who Benefits

If you, a friend or family member have any of the following then Arêches - Beaufort 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
  • autism
  • aspergers
  • cancer
  • diabetes
  • down's syndrome
  • hemiplegia
  • paraplegic
  • parkinson's disease
  • learning difficulties
  • stroke
  • visually impaired

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 Arêches - Beaufort

Arêches - Beaufort has a great selection of hotels, apartments and chalets suitable for all visitors. Accessible accommodation in Arêches - Beaufort 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.


Auberge Hotel Poncellamont

Recommended by Pat Zimmer of Pure Ski Company (Val d’Isere)

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users
  • perfect for individuals; a family or small group of friends.
  • Directly opposite the chair lift (which has steps up to it or a short slope)
  • Very good kitchen with excellent food
  • Charming and family run
  • Owner is a great ski enthusiast and plays the guitar!

Hotel Christiana
A very nice hotel located half-way down the main street. Ground floor accessible but no elevator. Extremely friendly, good food and parking. Easy 5 min walk to chairlift. Good for couples, individuals and small groups, family friendly. Catherine Cosby, Director of Ski 2 Freedom, has stayed here.

Hotel Viallet
Catherine Cosby has also stayed here. Good food, nice place to stay and good location. Quite old-fashioned in the decoration but it has charm and is warm and comfortable with wonderful views of the mountains.

Chambre d'Hôtes - Bed and Breakfast

Le Galetas - Le Coeur d'Arêches

Nanou et Gérard Pastre own three stunningly beautiful chalets. One, Le Coeur d'Arêches, is located in the village, just up from the Church. Catherine Cosby stayed here, hosted by the Tourist Office in January 2018, Room Sophia it is certainly an exceptional place to visit and extremely warm, cosy and comfortable. Your hosts, Nanou and Gérard Pastre have been here for many years and are very keen collectors of old Savoyarde antiques and brocante so the chalets are full of gorgeous bits and pieces!

It is possible to stay in one room, or take a combination - the whole chalet can also be rented. There is a large open plan sitting room come dining room with a devine kitchen just at the end. On the first floor are three large double rooms. On the lower ground floor is a separate self-contained apartment.

For people with more limited mobility, then the lower ground floor annex would be best. There are steps up to the Ground Floor and then to the bedrooms on the First Floor.

Téléphone : +33 6 08 16 97 52
Prix: from 95 euros to 150 euros per night per room
Breakfast - Petit Dejeuner 13 euros (adults) 6 euros (child)

360 Tours

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 Arêches - Beaufort 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 Arêches - Beaufort please contact us.

Ski Schools and Assisted Sport Providers in Arêches - Beaufort

ESF Arêches-Beaufort

Handiski page:
Telephone: +33 (0) 479381099

Ski Instructors specialising in assisting people on the mountain:

Telephone: +33 (0)621502868

Equipment Available

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

  • Dual Ski Piloted
  • Tandemski
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 Arêches - Beaufort 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!

News and Blog Articles

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

Blogs about Arêches - Beaufort

Access to Our Full Comprehensive Portfolio

Mountains 4 All 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.

Mountains 4 All 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!