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Handiski

Belle Plagne ski school is also a HANDISKI school. 

In 1983, we formed a special section and bought the necessary equipment. You can learn to ski in a chair using a teaching method that is adapted to your needs!
If you are physically disabled (tetraplegic, paraplegic, leg amputee, polio, cerebral palsy, or other illness), but you still have some strength in your arms, treat yourself to the pleasure of skiing, whether you are a child, a teenager, an adult, a beginner or an expert!

Our team

A team of instructors who are specialised in teaching this technique with just one aim: to get you skiing independently.

An exceptional site: la Plagne

Thanks to the Société d’Aménagement de la Plagne (ski lift company), the lifts are adapted to handiski standards and the personnel is trained to help you use them.
A reduction of 50 % on the public price of a ski pass is offered on presentation of your disability card. 

The equipment

Skiing in a chair requires equipment that is adapted to your handicap and to your progress. The ski school has 10 adult and child chairs.


DUALSKI:


It looks and is used like a uniski but the dualski is a new concept that has 2 skis on the articulated frame. It will give similar sensations to those of a non-disabled skier.



UNISKI or MONOSKI :

This chair, made up of a shell, frame and suspension system on a single ski used with a pair of stabilisers, is used mainly for those who have a lower limb disability (e.g. paraplegic, leg amputation). This machine offers a wide range of possibilities on the slopes.

The lessons 

The lessons are personalised. The price includes the chair equipment. Lessons should definitely be booked in advance.

The basic rules of seated skiing

Disabled skiers are practising an outdoor sport alongside non-disabled people, using the same ski lifts and with the same potential for progress. To progress safely, seated skiers must respect the rules with regard to the resort staff, the ski lifts and other users!
  
  • A seated skier must be accompanied by a non-disabled skier who is capable of helping him if necessary (on the lifts, for example)
  • The skier must not create hold-ups or obstruct the ski lifts
  • The skier must not damage the seats with his chair
  • The skier must respect the rules of conduct on the slopes as well as the signs
  • Not all of the ski lifts and the corresponding runs are accessible to seated skiers, so please be careful and respect the arrangements that are in place!

Respecting the basic principles is the only way to guarantee a harmonious and lasting integration of the practice of seated skiing; we hope you will make the most of this opportunity to ski like everybody else.

Reservations

In order to organise the equipment and the schedules of our disabled instructors, please contact us in advance by email or telephone.

LESSON TIMES

Check the meeting places!

10/12/16 to 04/02/17 Sunday to Friday: 9.15 - 12.00am and 2.00 - 4.45pm
05/02/17 to 04/03/17Sunday to Friday: 9.00 - 11.45am and 2.30 - 5.15pm
05/03/16 to 22/04/17 Sunday to Friday: 9.15 - 12.00am and 2.30 - 5.15pm

PRICE OF engagements


LOW SEASON : 10/12 to 17/12, 01/01 to 04/02, 05/03 to 01/04 and 16/04 to 22/04/2017
Monday - Saturday: 1 morning180 €
Monday - Saturday: 1 afternoon148 €
1 full day330 €
MAIN SEASON : 18 to 31/12, 05/02 to 04/03 and 02/04 to 15/04/2017
Monday - Saturday: 1 morning195 €
Monday - Saturday: 1 afternoon160 €
1 full day390 €

PRIVATE LESSON PRICES


10/12 - 17/12 and 01/01 - 04/021  -  2  pers. 3 - 4 pers. 
1h1556 €66 €
5 x 1h15
280 €330 €
6 x 1h15
302 €356 €
 18 - 31/12
1h1561 €71 €
5 x 1h15
 305 €355 €
6 x 1h15
329 €383 €
 05/02 - 04/03
2h
98 €115 €
5 x 2h
490 €575 €
6 x 2h
529 €621 €
 05/03 - 22/04
1h4579 €94 €
5 x 1h45
395 €470 €
6 x 1h45
427 €508 €

SATURDAYS ALL SEASON

We offer a 1hr30 private lesson for the same price all season
  • 1 - 2 people: 74 €
  • 3 - 4 people: 88 €
We can offer a group rate according to number of people and days.
Contact us for further details on +33 (0)4 79 09 06 68 or by e-mail: info@esf-belleplagne.com