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Skiing with Disabilities / Adaptive Skiing in Le Grand Bornand


Le Grand Bornand is charming village from which to explore the alpine region - both winter and summer. Skiing with almost any type of health-related condition is possible thanks to some great ski instructors. The village is home to some high-class Internationally aclaimed skiers both down-hill and cross-country so it is in the blood! For the summer and other times of the year it has so much to offer and is very beautiful with a warm welcome guaranteed!

Ski 2 Freedom Foundation has recommended Le Grand Bornand for skiers with Parkinson's Disease, those who are blind or visually impaired, have an amputation, autism, Down's Syndrome and other life-changing conditions.


Skiers from Le Grand Bornand whose day-to-day life is also affected by some life-changing condition:

Benjamin Daviet (28) médaillé d'argent en biathlon World Cup in January 2018

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Who Benefits

If you, a friend or family member have any of the following then Le Grand Bornand 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.

  • all conditions
  • amputee
  • autism
  • brain injury
  • cancer
  • cognitive
  • cerebral palsy
  • down's syndrome
  • duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • hemiplegia
  • quadraplegic
  • orthopaedic
  • paraplegic
  • parkinson's disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • learning difficulties
  • muscular dystrophy
  • spina Bifida
  • 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.

Click here for more information on specific conditions

Le Grand Bornand Videos

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 Le Grand Bornand 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 Le Grand Bornand please contact us.

Ski Schools and Assisted Sport Providers in Le Grand Bornand

ESF Le Grand Bornand

Visit website Send email Phone: +33 4 50 02 79 10 More Information

More Information

A fabulous ski school with some amazing ski instructors. We have used them for beneficiaries with Parkinson's Disease; blind and visually impaired; paraplegic; autism....... Do ensure you give as much detailed information as possible but otherwise contact us beforehand.

They also have an instructor with experience of some one with a tracheostomy.

Friends and Sponsors

We are delighted to work with and have the support of the following organisations in Le Grand Bornand.

About Ski Weekender

This lovely ski company operate year round but Paul Turnbull (the owner) has lived in the region for many years and knows everyone and everything! They have a central chalet-hotel in St Jean de Sixt but can make recommendations for Le Grand Bornand as well. Very welcoming and fantastic service. Highly recommended!

Visit website Send email Phone: +44 845 557 5983

Lift Operators

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

SEAM – Lift Pass

For special reduction in lift passes for blind / visually impaired skiers or those who are wheelchair dependent please contact:

SAEM « les Remontées Mécaniques du Grand-Bornand »

Tel : + 33 (0)4 50 02 78 10

News and Blog Articles

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

Blogs about Le Grand Bornand

Ski and Travel Companies

Ski Weekender
For details see above - highly recommended by us.

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!