Best Ski Resorts for Disabled Skiers
GoSki.co.uk has researched to find the top 10 best ski resorts for disabled skiers. Picked for their facilities, instructors and accessibility, they will hopefully give you some great ideas on where to book this winter!
The Top 10 Best Ski Resorts for Disabled Skiers
Whether you've been skiing before or not, below are some of the best ski resorts for disabled sking and winter sports. Offering you the chance to get on the piste like everyone else. With the right ski equipment and instructors, who in many cases are disabled themselves, you get the chance to fly down the slopes just like everyone else.
** These are not in any particular order
Avoriaz is a vast ski area perched 600m above Morzine. Avoriaz favours intermediates and above as it has nearly 250km of reds and blues to choose from. Boarders will love it here to with 2 great ski parks. ESF Avoriaz has specialsied instructors to teach those with mobility problems. Adaptive skiing equipment is available.
Tignes is one of the top ski resorts in the world providing over 150km of pistes as well as vast areas of off piste.It is ideal for skiers and snowboardes of all abilities. The Tignes snowpark is the largest in the world. Tignes caters for disabled skiers with lessons and equipment hire available from ESF.
La Plagne is part of the largest ski area in the world and is one of the best resports for people with disabilities which also offers accompanied skiing for those who require extra guidance. The Vanoise Express connects La Plagne to plan peisey in Les Arcs creating the combined Paradiski ski area. Plagne 1800 caters well for most disabled skiers and their families both for ski accomodation and disabled ski tuition.
In the heart of the Ski Amade area close to the Styrian border, Schladming has a very friendly disabled ski centre that speaks english. With 4 mountains to ski between you have a great choice of pistes and have all of the equipment we need. PSO Active are a dedicated company that cater for a wide range of physical and mental disabilities.
Breckenridge is one of the most popular ski destinations in the usa. The Breckenridge outdoor education centre provides outdoor experiences for those with a range of disabilities. A modern resort with an extensive lift system, ski in - ski out lodgings and a huge slection of après-ski entertainment and shopping. Skiing in Breckenridge is spead out over 4 mountains and is predominately an intermediate and advanced ski area.
A world class resort offering excellent skiing for all abilities. Close to Denver Winter Park is affordable and convenient, it offers 5 distinct and linked ski areas giving the skiers and boarders a great mix of terrain. It is exceptional for disabled skiing as it is home to the national sports centre for the disabled - the largest of its kind in the world.
Morzine is perfectly situated for exploring the vast ski area of the Portes du Soleil, an enormous ski area with 650km of piste, and extensive off piste. ESF Morzine have specially trained instructors and equipment for those who are hard of hearing, have learning difficulties or physical difficulties.
A purpose-built alpine village, there's over 400km of Italian piste available. With skiing for those with disabilities becoming more mainstream, you can look to FreeWhite ski school that's based in the resort for tailormade tuition, hire and lift passes for disabled skiers. There's much to enjoy in Sestriere so read our full review.
It's one of the highest alpine resorts in Europe and Davos provides great facilities for disabled skiers. As well as all the mountain scenery and valleys for skiers to explore, there's a range of on-piste activities. Ski Cool’s instructors are also qualified for Adaptive Pathway (teaching skiers who need specialist adapted equipment or techniques i.e. disabled skiers)