About Assisted Skiing

Making skiing possible for all

Specialised esf instructors trained in teaching people with disabilities or minor disabilities are there to help you discover the joy of skiing.  With many types of equipment adapted to everyone, esf make assisted skiing suitable for both beginners and experienced amateurs. esf can be at your disposal all season if and when required. 

esf welcomes people with mental disabilities (autism and down syndrome), people with visual disabilities (blindness and low vision) and people with permanent or temporary physical disabilities.

Different types of Assisted skiing

Uni Ski and Bi Ski

Uni-ski and bi-ski
These machines allow a practice that can go as far as complete autonomy.
Their use is linked to that of scooters commonly called 'stabilos'.
The skier will be able to use all the ski lifts (accessible * and / or authorised **) in a ski area.

* Rule of the Alternative Means (Ski Area of ​​France)
** Some ski lifts are prohibited (ex: slope too steep)

Sit Down Ski

Kart Ski
The kart ski is a machine allowing a practice in autonomy or semi-autonomy.
Lateral balance is greatly facilitated by the kinetics of the machine and a very low position of the centre of gravity. However, travel and access to the ski lifts are not independent.

Piloted ski chair (Tandem, Flex, GMS, Bi single, Dual piloted, etc.)
This ski chair is a great vehicle for exploring the mountain environment.

It will allow access to the entire ski area thanks to the skills of the esf ski instructor: slopes, off-piste, knowledge of the mountain environment.
It is possible to use the ski lifts apart from the ski lift.

Standing Still

  • Physical handicap
  • Legs with prostheses (suitable for skiing);
  • Legs tied (practiced with large stabilos);
  • Single leg without prosthesis (practiced with large stabilos).

Handicap visuel 
Voice guidance:
- by voice;
- with loudspeaker;
- with transceiver.
Mandatory wearing of the chasuble for people with visual disabilities and guides.

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