French resorts offer taxi-ski

14th October 2009, by Chris Gill

Now non-skiers get in on the snow act ...

Now non-skiers get in on the snow act ...

Two French resorts have announced that they will introduce a ‘taxi-ski’ service this winter.

For non-skiers or those unable to ski, the ‘taxi-ski’ is a neat solution to meeting friends or family up the mountain – or simply accessing all that a ski area has to offer beyond the gondolas. An instructor skis with the ‘chair’, while the passenger sits back and enjoys the ride.

The idea developed from the seated ski used by disabled skiers, but gives anyone the option of reaching a mountain restaurant or meeting point on the slopes away from the ski lifts.

Châtel in the Portes du Soleil and Méribel in the Three Valleys will now be offering the taxi service this winter – usually arranged through branches of the ESF ski school.

Other French resorts planning or offering a similar service include Chamonix, Val Thorens, La Rosière, La Clusaz.

 



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