Chamonix is well equipped for adaptive skiing – ESF Chamonix and ESF Les Houches both have specially trained instructors. Both children and adults are catered for, and they have a range of equipment available including UniSki, DualSki, GMS, Armchair Skiing and Ski-kart, as well as lessons for blind and partially sighted people. Les Houches has a gondola that’s specifically adapted for this purpose.
If you’re already expert, you can hire equipment too. Whatever your level, you need to book well in advance to make sure that the right equipment is available, and they ask you to reconfirm your booking a week or so before arrival.
ESF Les Houches
As well as several types of adaptive ski, ESF Les Houches also offer a “Ski Taxi” so that anyone who can’t ski can still enjoy the slopes, this service comes highly recommended by those who’ve tried it!
Contact Lionel Mailly on 00 33 (0)4 50 47 21 57, from 6 pm to 9pm, or the ESF Les Houches office on 00 33 (0) 4 50 54 48 79
Alexandre Gaud: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel 0033 (0)608 98 76 76 is a sitski instructor at Les Houches who comes highly recommended and speaks excellent English.
Loisirs Assis Evasion
This company, also based in Les Houches, offers a wide variety of adaptive adventure sports from off-piste skiing to parapenting
Ski Assis Evasion
Tel: 33(0)4 50 55 52 23
Tel: 33(0)4 50 47 95 19
Chamonix has the “First alpine tourist office to obtain the official seal of approval for disabled tourism” (according to them, though I can’t find any link to what this is) and produces several downloadable accessibility guides which may be useful. Accessibility of the chalet itself is detailed here – please just contact us if you have any specific questions!