Disabled ski holidays

Ideal ski holidays brings the world of adaptive ski facilities for those who don’t let anything get in their way of a good time. Adaptive ski programs are designed for the convenience, and comfort of people with physical, sensory and learning difficulties, and are tailor-made to meet individual requirements.

Our choice of services in the disabled skiing packages includes airport assistance, resort transfers, specialized ski equipment, and a wide range of disabled friendly accommodation.

The premier adaptive ski resorts in Europe and U.S feature specialized ski schools for people with physical and learning challenges. Certified personnel offer personalized courses in accordance with the nature of the disability. Buddy courses are also available for joint sessions with the care-giver.

There is a choice of customized skiing equipment to suit a variety of needs.

Sit-ski and mono ski allows the skier to ski in a seated position and is ideal for people with severe physical limitations, spinal injuries etc.

Three track skiing is designed for those who have had a leg amputation.

Four track skis are used by people who need assistance to walk.

We strongly urge that you pre-book the instructional courses and the equipment rentals before you start the journey.

Here’s a lineup of the best adaptive ski resorts:

Sestriere, Italy: Sestriere hosted the 2006 Winter Paralympics; hence the resort is modified for adaptive skiing and other winter activities. It boasts of an excellent ski school. Most of the hotels are specially designed for disabled customers, and provides a host of easy access features. Hotels provide shuttle service to the slopes and other attractions.

Val Thorens, France: Ski in-Ski out facilities, private transfers, superb adaptive coaching in ski schools, accessible accomodation, Val Thorens pulls out all the stops for the convenience of their guests. The panoramic background and the highly developed ski resorts are an added bonus.

Whistler, Canada:  Whistler is a great stop for excellent ski school and service. There is a wide choice of disabled access accommodation ideally located next to the gondola and the ski schools. Private transfer to the slopes can be arranged.

Beitostolen, Norway: The moderate slopes make it an ideal terrain for skiers with limitations. The resort offers a wide variety of winter activities and great adaptive skiing instruction.

Accommodation

Choose from a selection of worldwide disabled holiday accommodation, find wheelchair accessible cottages and bed and breakfasts, self-catering villa holidays and hotels with disabled facilities.

There are numerous options for adaptive accommodation which focus on the convenience of people of all levels of mobility. Select from cottages, self -catering villas, and hotels with disable accessibility. They provide various amenities like wider doorways, ramps, wet rooms, wheelchair adapted bathrooms, hoists and electric profiling beds. Adaptive accommodations are generally economical.

Check out the links below for the top resorts & the best programs that cater to adaptive skiing….