We tried Tandem ski for you! 🎿

I tried out tandem skiing for you, and spoiler alert: it’s unforgettable!

Experience the joys of skiing when you don’t want to or can’t ski, is it possible? Of course, and Oxygene has everything covered to ensure you have a memorable experience.

Handiski in La Plagne


Dressed warmly in my ski suit and snow boots, I take my place in the snug seat for an incredible adventure. Julien, the director of La Plagne and also a ski instructor, is my pilot for the afternoon. He explains all the features of this chair. Made by Tessier, the chair is positioned on skis to which the instructor is attached to both the feet as well as his chest (in case of emergency braking).

Under blue skies in the cool winter air, we start our first turns on a green run. The first sensations are very pleasant. You have to be able to let go and accept that someone else is taking control of your journey. Once I felt confident, I started to relax and enjoy the ride. 


As with any beginner skier or snowboarder, the lifts are always a source of apprehension. As a tandem skier, we let ourselves be guided by our instructor and the technical teams at the lifts: Julien set up the chair so that it was in the best possible position and I found myself, a little bit in front of him, but very comfortable on the chairlift!

Tandem ski in la plagne. Fun in handiski

The descent from the chairlift is equally straightforward, with a couple of maneuvers from my instructor to put the tandem ski back in the inclined position and we’re off! 

At the start, a gentle push propels our tandem down the snowy slope, and that’s when the magic happens! The fresh air caresses my face and the sensation of speed overwhelms me. And the best part? You don’t get tired, you just enjoy the scenery!You glide smoothly over the snow, every turn a dance with the mountain. It’s an experience in which the adrenalin is perfectly combined with ease. Tandem skiing is an effortless adventure, a unique way to enjoy the mountains without worrying about technique.

Even in the midst of the bustle of skiers hurtling down the slopes, Julien weaves his way through with impressive agility. He zigzags between moving people with impressive precision. At times you might fear collision with another skier, but rest assured, everything is perfectly under control, and it’s a simply brilliant experience.

As if you were there!

It’s been a fantastic afternoon for me and I have nothing but positive memories. I can’t wait to do it again!

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or prefer a gentle jaunt, tandem skiing appeals to a wide range of people. With an instructor by your side, you can be sure that he or she will adapt perfectly to your needs.  

So, if the idea of skiing has always fascinated you but seems impossible to achieve, or you want to relive the old thrills of skiing, tandem skiing is just what you’re looking for. Book a lesson now and rediscover the magic of winter sports.

Tandem skiing is available in Val d’Isère, Tignes, La Rosière, La Plagne, Courchevel, Méribel, Val Thorens, Les Menuires and Le Grand-Bornand.