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Skiing this winter: what to expect in the French Alps

image Thursday, 01, October, 2020

The air is getting cooler, the days getting shorter, and there are first sightings of great snow in the Alps - winter season 2020/21 is almost here!

We know you can't wait to get back to the mountains for a ski, so we've put together a quick post explaining the simple safety measures you can expect to be in place when you go on your winter holiday this winter...


Ski lifts follow the same rules as those for public transport in France. Therefore, you can expect to wear and mask in the lift queues, lift stations, as well as on the lifts, and in gondolas. High touch surfaces will also be regularly disinfected. 


You'll need to wear a mask when picking up your ski equipment, as with all shops. All equipment will be disinfected after each hire and hand sanitiser will be available in the shop too. 


As well as the instructors, those aged 11 and over will be expected to wear a mask at the start and end of lessons at ski school. If you need to go inside the ski school office then you'll need to wear a mask if you're 11 or over. Any equipment loaned for your lessons (the bibs worn by children to identify each class for example) will be disinfected after use. 


Tables will be spaced out by at least 1 metre or separated by a fixed or removable screen to ensure safe distancing. For those who never liked the crush at the bar, the fact that there will be table service only will be welcomed. You'll need to wear a mask when not seated and walking around the bar/restaurant. 


Winter sports take place outside in the fresh air and often in wide open spaces, and the equipment needed is already effective in reducing exposure and ensuring social distancing (gloves, skis, poles etc.). 


You can book with confidence with Ski Collection this winter, our holidays are fully ABTA bonded so all the payments you make to us are protected, offering you more peace of mind.

Get in touch with us on 023 9289 0960 (or get a quote request) to discuss your winter holiday plans. Our expert team can help put together the best holiday for you and your party. We offer in-depth knowledge of the French Alps, finding the best resorts and accommodation for our clients, including a wide choice of quality self-catered accommodation, high-altitude French resorts, and FlexiPlus Eurotunnel travel.

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