Tignes is a fantastic place to visit for people with disabilities who can enjoy everything that it has to offer, both in the town and mountains.
Adaptive skiing in Tignes
Principal resort in the 1992 Paralympic Games, Tignes remains the benchmark in accessibility for skiers with disabilities.
You'll find ski schools in Tignes Le Lac, Val Claret and Les Brévières that can provide support for your time in the mountains, including lifts, transfers and accompanying you in learning and developing your skiing. The use of a Dualski or a Stabilo chair is included in the price of the lessons.
Both children and adults are catered for and the instructors are passionate about giving you the ultimate skiing experience, whatever your disability. You are advised to book at least 15 days in advance and then to confirm one week before arrival, to ensure that the most appropriate equipment is available for your lesson.
Disabled tourism in Tignes
Tignes has an array of hotels and apartment buildings with everything on offer that you may need to facilitate your holiday in the resort.
Disabled access in Tignes
The resort has already carried out numerous modifications to make its facilities accessible for people with disabilities and is continuing to do so.
Parking and bus travel are accessible to everyone. To improve conditions in its indoor car parks, Tignes has created reserved parking spaces that offer simple and quick access, close to lifts with exits that are easy to use. In total there are 29 disabled parking spaces available in the indoor car parks of Tignes, plus parking de Tignes, Lac3, Lac1 and Golf have lifts that provide access for those with reduced mobility.
Lifts & Attractions in Tignes
Disabled skiers with a certificate of at least 80% disability are entitled to 50% off the Tignes and Tignes/Val d'Isère combined public rate ski passes. These passes are only available to buy at the ski pass offices in resort.
The Aqua Centre - Le Lagon, is suitable for those with motor disabilities to come alone, those with sensory and intellectual disabilities must be accompanied. There are adapted toilet and changing facilities, an aquatic wheelchair and hydraulic lift, and these can be carried out by lifeguards on request if necessary.
Tignespace is also suitable for those with motor disabilities to come alone, and those with sensory and intellectual disabilities must be accompanied. There are several disabled parking spaces in the underground Tignespace car park, and the bus stops right outside the centre. There are adapted toilets and changing spaces and there is a lift providing access to the squash courts and climbing wall.