Disabled Skiing in Verbier
In Verbier all skiers with a handicap are welcomed, whatever their disability may be. The skiing area is well equipped with facilities such as elevators, which makes access to many lifts quite easy. People with disabilities have access to the entire skiing domain, however, the Savolyeres side is a bit trickier as the main access to the area (via the old gondola) isn’t well suited so it is best avoided.
Those wishing to take lessons or have someone accompany them on the hill can turn to the École Suisse de Ski, who can put their fully trained teacher, Charlotte Dischinger, certified by PluSport (Swiss Handicap Sport Federation) at your disposal. She is a very friendly lady with whom I’ve had the pleasure of speaking, who assures me she would be quite happy to answer any questions you may have related to the matter. She can be reached on +41 79 647-3332.
Rates for such lessons and/or accompaniment are roughly equal to any normal alpine private lesson rates: 195 SFR/2 hrs (AM), 160 SFR/2 hrs (PM), 230 SFR/3 hrs & 420 SFR for a full day of instruction. Rates include the use of a sit-ski.
In terms of accommodation, the best thing to do is check with your tour operator, hotel or chalet rental company about the facilities they provide for visitors with disabilities.