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covid-19 FAQs ski season


Updated: 11th December 2020

Despite the continued challenges brought to us all by Covid-19, we are still remaining positive regarding the prospects of the winter 2020/2021 ski season kicking off in January here in the Portes du Soleil. It has been announced that ski lifts in France will not open for the Christmas & New Year holidays and that a 7th January opening is likely for French ski resorts. Despite a delayed opening, the ski lift companies as well as local businesses, MINT included, are all busy preparing for business as usual for the winter season. Here in Morzine, the pistes are already getting groomed as well as snow cannons running to prepare the base for the season ahead. As soon as the green light is given, ski lifts will be ready to open.

The French ski resort towns will be welcoming guests over the holiday period despite the lifts not be open. There are plenty of mountain activities to keep you occupied including splitboarding & ski touring which we offer at MINT Snowboarding.

When will the ski resorts in France open is a question everyone is asking. An update from the French government, made on 11th December, has announced the date of 7th January as a likely opening date. This will be based on infection rate and hospital capacity targets being met.

France is currently in lockdown, ending on 15th December 2020, with the aim of reducing the daily infection rate and bringing the virus back under control. This is a small price to play if it means that we can all enjoy the mountains this winter. We all deserve a damn good shred this winter!!!

Throughout the French alps, local businesses (ski areas, ski schools, shops and rental of ski equipment, accommodation and tourist offices, bars and restaurants …) are united and working together to adapt to the measures taken by the government to stop the spread of coronavirus. We are striving to offer the best possible experience to our customers under increased sanitary conditions.

The record breaking, busy summer season in the resorts of Morzine, Avoriaz & Les Gets has helped them pave the way for the winter ahead. The resorts have been working hard implementing new safety protocols, including hygiene and social distancing measures, which will allow us to enjoy a safe ski season ahead.

Our office team are on hand if you have any questions about booking a trip to Morzine and the Portes du Soleil this winter. Here are some questions which you might already have regarding your snowboard holiday:

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