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Disabled Skiing in Avoriaz

Discover the top Avoriaz disabled skiing options

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Avoriaz is a fantastic place to visit for people with disabilities, who can enjoy everything that it has to offer both in the town and mountains.

Adaptive skiing

Avoriaz ski schools have specialised instructors trained to teach those with mobility problems. Adaptive ski equipment is available and included with the price of lessons. ESF request that lessons be booked in advance to ensure availability and that they be informed of the nature of the disability so that you can benefit from their most appropriate instructors and equipment.

Both children and adults are catered for and the instructors are passionate about giving you the ultimate skiing experience, whatever your disability. You are advised to book at least 15 days in advance and then to confirm one week before arrival, to ensure that the most appropriate equipment is available for your lesson.

A disabled skier tries assisted skiing in a sitski

Disabled tourism in Avoriaz

Accommodation with disabled access and facilities can be booked through several of the apartment rental companies, for example, Pierre & Vacances.

You can read about a visitor's experience of an adaptive skiing holiday in Avoriaz in this article from The Independent.

Assisted Skiing & Handiski

Disabled access in Avoriaz

Many of the town's amenities have wheelchair access and at least one disabled toilet. The tourist office and its staff welcome those with disabilities, it is accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs, has even flooring with no obstacles, wide aisles, facilities adapted for those with mobility impairment, an adapted toilet, and a lowered reception desk.

image of Avoriaz Tourist Office sign

Lifts and Attractions in Avoriaz

Reduced lift pass rates are available to those with at least an 80% disability, upon presentation of proof of disability and must be purchased at the lift pass offices, as opposed to online or via alternative means.

All of the chairlifts, gondolas and cable cars in Avoriaz are adapted to take a handiski, making all of the pistes and snowparks available to handiski users.

In Morzine, the Pléney gondola and the Nyon gondola are wheelchair accessible. All of the chairlifts are also adapted to take handiskis. 

In Les Gets, the lifts that are handiski accessible are all within the Chavannes sector of the resort. This includes the chairlifts of La Croix, Chavannes Express, Perrières Express, Nauchets Express, Grains d'Or Express, and Ranfolly.

How to buy your ski passes in Avoriaz for winter 2017-18, Avoriaz

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Find your way around with Piste Maps for Avoriaz. Take a look at this year's Ski Lift Pass Prices and if you're not sure which one to buy, read our Guide for more information.