Tourism and disability

Your holiday

Adapted

For several years now, the resort of Avoriaz 1800 has been committed to welcoming people with disabilities and facilitating their holiday in the mountains.

Avoriaz 1800 is a resort that is 100% snow-covered . In winter, our streets are transformed into ski slopes and access for people with reduced mobility can be severely affected.

However, solutions exist to facilitate access to the resort’s amenities and infrastructure.

TransportsResort

To get around the resort easily, transport has been available since the resort was founded.
The chenillettes and sleds
are available 24 hours a day. Avoriaz 1800’s internal transport service does not require a reservation, simply order your transport when ready outside.

For transport, a single number is available 

7jrs/7 et 24h/24 : +33 (0)4 50 74 01 55

Getting around the station with a wheelchair:

The Avoriaz resort provides 3 ski sleds for people with reduced mobility to enable them to enjoy the pleasure of skiing whatever their disability.
Ideal for short trips or for a walk with friends on our pedestrian paths!

Adaptable to all types of 4-wheel manual wheelchairs.

Sleds available at the Avoriaz Tourist Office

Loan under a deposit (€1,000 no-deductible) with a copy of identity card and civil liability certificate.

SkiingFor everyone

Specialised and trained instructors are there to help you discover the joys of skiing with equipment adapted to each person (dual ski chair and uniski), suitable for beginners as well as for experienced skiers. The instructor will also offer people with disabilities the opportunity to learn or improve their skiing skills. They remain at your disposal throughout the season.

Schools contacts: 

  • ESF Avoriaz 1800 : +33 (0)4 50 74 05 65
  • Évolution 2 : +33 (0)4 50 74 02 18

Ski Passes 

The Avoriaz 1800 resort offers preferential rates of up to 50% off ski passes for the disabled.
*On presentation of the disability card (orange card for French people) => 50% discount on the whole Avoriaz 1800 and Portes du Soleil area.

For disabled people requiring an accompanying person (visually impaired, wheelchair user, autistic person…) 50% discount on the same area and for the same duration as the disabled person. The pass must be taken at the same time as the disabled person.

Other activities in the resort

L’Aquariaz

The Aquariaz is equipped to receive people with motor disabilities. This tropical paradise, with several pools, natural light and lush vegetation, will be appreciated by paddlers and adventurers alike, in water at 30°C.  A winch system allows the person to be immersed without any difficulty. The disabled person must be accompanied in the water.
Normal price for the person with reduced mobility: free for the accompanying person.

A special time slot will be available for groups of disabled people or people with reduced mobility: reservation required.

Informations and booking: +33 (0)4 50 74 24 42

Snowshoeing excursion

Several service providers offer snowshoe outings adapted to several types of disability.
Walks are offered for people with visual, hearing or mental disabilities, but not motor disabilities. It is necessary to make a request in advance so that a qualified instructor can provide the service. The person(s) must be accompanied.

supervisors:

  • ESI d’Avoriaz : +33 (0)4 50 79 80 31
  • ESF Avoriaz 1800 : +33 (0)4 50 74 05 65
  • Avoriaz Alpine Ski School : +33 (0)4 50 38 34 91
  • Évolution 2 : +33 (0)4 50 74 02 18

Snowmobile

Every evening of the week from 5.30 p.m. Snowmobiles rides are offered every hour in the direction of Proclou. 

Contact :

  • Avoscoot : +33 (0)6 08 22 18 15 

Paragliding flight 

Fly in total freedom, comfortably seated, enjoy the beauty of the landscape and discover the valley floor of Morzine and the cliffs. This activity is suitable for people with visual, hearing or mental disabilities.

Contact : 

  • Aero Bi : +33 (0)6 26 35 48 06

Diving under ice

A real adventure, in an exceptional site with a mysterious atmosphere. This activity offers you an extraordinary journey to the lake of Montriond! After putting on the required equipment, you will be able to explore the glacier for a few minutes.

This activity is suitable for people with hearing and other non-motor disabilities.

Contact :

  • Aquaventure : +33 (0)6 07 14 95 39
Architecture Avoriaz

Our accommodations

There are 3 adapted establishments in Avoriaz 1800 to welcome people with disabilities.
These residences have several apartments/rooms equipped for people with reduced mobility.

  • HÔTEL DES DROMONTS : +33 (0)4 56 44 57 00 / contact@hoteldesdromonts.com
  • BELAMBRA CLUBS : +33 (0)4 50 74 28 70
  • PIERRE ET VACANCES (Atriats Crozat)  et PIERRE ET VACANCES AMARA PREMIUM  (Amara et Arietis) : +33 (0)4 50 74 35 35

Infrastructures

To facilitate your access and guarantee you better comfort, many accommodations (hotels, residences…), restaurants, services (Tourist Office, car parks…) are authorized or even reserved for people with reduced mobility.

Special toilets for the disabled and a reception desk are reserved for disabled people at the Tourist Office.

SERMA has also taken special measures to facilitate disabled access to the ski lifts: chairlifts have been fitted out, the gondolas have been specially designed to facilitate the loading of wheelchairs and specific accesses have been set up (lifts, toilets, etc.).

We support disabled sport

Anthony Chalençon, a high-level athlete supported by the commune of Morzine-Avoriaz, is blind due to retinal degeneration. Since 2013, he has been sharing everything with his guide Lucas Duperrex, a top-level athlete. Together, they became world champions with the French disabled sports team in the relay event at the World Championships in Cable, USA.
A former alpine skier who took part in the Vancouver Paralympic Games in 2010, it is on the international Nordic ski circuit that we find Anthony Chalençon and his guide Lucas Duperrex. After only two years in this new discipline, he won his first gold medal in the relay at the World Championships in Cable (USA) in 2015.
In 2018, his guide was Simon Valverde with whom he participated in the Pyongchang Olympic Games.
Since then his guide is Brice Ottonello.

Prize list:
Two times World Champion (2015 and 2017)
One time World Championship Bronze Medalist (2017)
Three times World Cup winner (2015 and 2017)
Two second places in the World Cup (2015 and 2017)
One third place in World Cup (2015 and 2016)
Multiple victories in the French Championships
Gold medal in relay and individual bronze medal at the Pyongchang Paralympic Games (2018)
2 Bronze medals at the World Championships during her 2018/2019 season
3rd in the World Cup relay with her guide

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    Family activities

    Avoriaz 1800 proposes you a mountain of activities during your holydays. Discover all the activities to do with family or friends and spend an unforgettable week.