Sierra Nevada accessible to skiers with disabilities

In our commitment to equal opportunities we remove architectural barriers and make the station accessible

Ski lifts
  • Al-Andalus Gondola: It is the best access to slopes. You can get on a wheelchair. In the upper resort there is a local for adapted skiing where it is possible to change the wheelchair to a ski one.
  • Borreguiles gondola: It is also possible to climb in a wheelchair. In the upper station there is an escalator that can be avoided with an adapted elevator, which is signposted. However, to access the adapted ski resort that is located on the other gondola lift, you have to cross the terrace of the restaurant and an area of about 20 m usually snowy.
  • Jara and Virgen de las Nieves chairlifts: They are the other two access lifts and are accessible for sitting ski equipment, but not for wheelchairs.
  • Parador chairlift: This urban ski lift is the only one in Sierra Nevada that is not accessible with wheelchairs or adapted ski equipment.
Using ski lifts with sitting ski equipment
  • Ski lift entrance: The access control system makes it preferable to enter on the side of the queue where the employee is located (if there is no special access). The companion climbs in the same chair and helps the skier sitting down.
  • Prevent staff: If necessary, staff will facilitate manoeuvres, particularly by limiting the speed of the ski lift.
  • Ski Lift Types: The ski lift is the most comfortable ski lift as it goes fast during the tour and slow on boarding and disembarkation.
  • Zayas Ski Lift: To climb, you have to carry a special and easily unhookable clamping system. This ski lift has a strong slope.
Using pistes with sitting ski equipment
  • Snow conditions change every day. It is advisable to learn about the status of the tracks, for example, in the Control Tower of Borreguiles.
  • The seated skier must respect FIS standards and behave on piste just like the rest of the skiers.

  1. The skier with intellectual disabilities must always move in the ski lifts and on the slopes with one or more individual or group companions.
  2. Companions must have proper training.
  3. If a preference is required in the queues, as some skiers of this type do not tolerate them, it is mandatory that both the skier and his companion are identified.
  4. Skiers with disabilities and their companions should attempt to complete ski lift vehicles, whenever possible.
  5. Companions will ask ski lift staff for help if they need it or have special needs of any kind.
  6. The passenger will ride in the same vehicle as the skier with intellectual disabilities, so that it is impossible for any skier with intellectual disabilities to be left alone in a ski lift vehicle.
  7. The most important function of the ski lifts is to prevent skiers with disabilities from falling from the vehicle. To do this, if necessary, on the chairlifts they will put the protective bar between the legs of the person with disabilities, put their canes in front of the waist or even attach it to the chair with carabiners. It is the passenger's obligation to release the clamping systems upon arrival at the upper station.
  8. The companion must ensure that both he and the skier with disabilities are able to respect the FIS Standards to evolve through the tracks.
  9. The passenger must use means of restraint, if necessary, to ensure that the skier with a disabled person skis controlled.

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