France Plans ‘Normal’ Ski Centre Operations This Winter

The body which represents most leading French ski resort, France Montagnes, has said they hope operations will be ‘normal’ this winter …

…but with masks on, social distancing, and a lot of cleaning and sanitising!

There are no plans to limit the number of people on the mountain, riding on lifts or taking group ski lessons together.

This contrasts with North America where limited numbers on the mountain and on lift chairs and cabins are planned by all Canadian and US resorts.

The plans announced by France Montagnes include:

  • Wearing a face mask is compulsory in most public areas around the resort (including on ski buses and riding lifts for those aged 11 or over)
  • Social distancing of 1 metre (40 inches) is required.
  • Regular hand sanitising.
  • Table-service only in restaurants.

France Montagnes note that all contact areas, hired equipment and any other area frequently used by multiple people will be cleaned frequently by resort staff.

They also point out there is a shared responsibility between resort staff and guests in resorts to abide by the rules.

Let’s hope for a great, if unique, ski season for 2020/21!

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