For the last 15 years Val Thorens has committed itself to make the resort more accessible to the disabled – whether in lodging, parking, adaptive skiing or other activities.
Our objective: to encourage everyone celebrate the magic of mountain play.
For your convenience and comfort, a number of lodging options (hotels, lodges, apartments), restaurants and services (tourism office, parking) are now wheel chair accessible (see even reserved for the disabled).
For your security, we remind you of a few safety rules. (these rules were excerpted from the French Federation of Adaptive Sports rules book).
- All sit-skiers must be accompanied by a competent skier who can lend assistance when necessary.
- On arrival, the escort must contact the proper authorities in order to be informed of the accessibility of specific runs, lifts and services.
- On the slopes, the escort assists the sit-skier in all situations.
- The safety bar must be down for the duration of the lift ride.
- The resort reserves the right to refuse access to all non-approved equipment.
- The use of a helmet is strongly recommended for sit-skiers.
In this guide, you will find all the practical information you need on how to welcome people with reduced mobility in Val Thorens:
In order to encourage disabled visitors to enjoy the sensation of sliding on snow, Val Thorens now offers significant lift pass reductions – up to 50% – both for the adaptive skiers and their escorts*
*On presentation of disabled identification :-50% off for all ski domains .
For those requiring an escort (vision impaired, wheelchair bound, autistic child), 50% off on lift pass – the same as disabled person. Note: the pass must be bought AT THE SAME TIME as the disabled person being escorted.
Toilet for disable people are available with wheelchair at TC Caron/Cairn, TC Moraine, and Funitel Péclet