The Portes du Mont Blanc ski area and the municipality of Combloux are pioneers in making winter sports accessible to persons with reduced mobility (adaptive skiing or ‘handiski’ in French), and received the Tourism Authority’s 3-star award in 2003 in recognition of their work. The Portes du Mont Blanc ski area features many facilities for reduced mobility skiers, such as reserved parking spaces and lift and piste access designed with adaptive skiing in mind.
The Portes du Mont Blanc and Combloux are committed to continuing to provide world-class services to skiers with reduced mobility. Below you will find information to help you to have an enjoyable and safe experience in the ski area.
There are six reduced mobility parking spaces in the Cuchet car park.
Accessible ski lifts
3 high-speed chairlifts are accessible can be used by adaptive skiers: Beauregard, Pertuis and Christomet.
5 fixed-grip chairlifts are also adaptive skiing accessible: La Ravine, Les Prés, Le Jouty, La Grande Rare and La Tête du Torraz.
7 button (Poma) lifts are suitable for mono-skis and dual-skis.
Please note – it is not possible to reach La Giettaz from Combloux or Le Jaillet by tandem-ski, given that the button lifts involved cannot be used with a tandem-ski (only with mono-skis and dual-skis).
The following ski lifts cannot be used with adaptive skiing equipment (mono-, dual- or tandem-skis):
Le Jaillet gondola
Bouchet button lift
Crève-Cœur button lift
Reduced mobility skiers benefit from discounted lift pass rates upon presentation of an official disability ID card.
Lift pass sales
– La Cry ticket office located next to the Beauregard skilift (not adaptive ski accessible), or ski down from the Cuchet car park. Open 9 AM – 4 PM.
– Combloux Tourist Information Office ticket office (in the centre of the village). Call +33 4 50 93 36 97 for opening hours.
Adaptive ski lessons
The ESF ski school in Combloux has 21 ski instructors qualified to teach persons with reduced mobility (mono-, dual-, tandem- or kart-ski lessons).
The ‘Ski Assis Evasion’ club also offers adaptive ski activities taught by fully qualified professionals.
Download the adaptive ski brochure (coming soon)