The joy of skiing for everyone

THE JOY OF SKIING FOR EVERYONE

 

Like the high-level athletes with disabilities, anyone with a disability can enjoy the pleasures of skiing. And in Tignes, they can!

 

An accessible ski area

All parts of the ski area are practicable depending on the level of the participant.
Every ski run in Tignes is accessible, with the exception of the top of the glacier (3500, Glacier and Descente) since the Grande Motte cable car isn’t able to accommodate people in wheelchairs due to evacuation requirements if the cable car were to break down.

 

Access to the Grande Motte ski runs is mainly via the Lanches and Vanoise chairlifts. The Perce-Neige funicular isn’t recommended due to the steps at the stations at the top and bottom, but despite this, athletes with disabilities training on the glacier in the summer and the autumn do use it.

 

The Brévières and Tignes Le Lac areas (from Tignes 1800) are accessible via the Brévières chairlift and the Boisses gondola. It’s worth noting that the Sache gondolas that leave Brévières are currently too small to accommodate wheelchairs.

 

A ski pass for skiers with disabilities and the person accompanying them

 

Disablity cardholders (80%) and the person accompanying them benefit from a 50% reduction on the public rate. Ski passes can be purchased directly in resort at the STGM sales point in the Maison de Tignes le Lac (tourist office).
 

  • To access the sales desks, use the lift at the lower entrance of the building (on the same level as the bus station and the Lac underground car park exit) and enter the STGM sales point.
  • To make it easier, ski passes can be delivered to your door via the website: www.skipass-tignes.com

 

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Ski schools can offer you an introduction to adaptive skiing

The ski instructors in Tignes can help you explore the XXL Tignes – Val d’Isère ski area.

 

  • Tandem Skiing

Skiers can explore the area and experience the feeling of speed
 

  • Suitable for: tetraplegics, those with severe disabilities, people with reduced mobility or who are unable to use their upper limbs, IMC???
  • Equipment: sit-ski, a pair of skis, an insulated blanket covering the person from their toes to their shoulders.

 

  • Dual Ski sit-ski

Skiers are independent and control the sit-ski

 

  • Suitable for: paraplegics, the mentally handicapped, those with multiple lower limb injuries or genetic diseases
  • Equipment: sit-ski with a low centre of gravity, shock absorbers, 2 pairs of stabilisers, 2 widths, 2 shells, 2 steering bars.

 

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