With an unusual dump of cold September snowfall in Avoriaz, our thoughts are turning to the upcoming ski season and we’d like to update you on our plans for the 2020/2021 winter season. We hope you have kept well over the summer and we very much look forward to seeing our clients, friends and family in the beautiful Alps again.
Despite the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we remain very optimistic about the prospects for the 2020-2021 ski season here in Les Portes du Soleil. The local village resorts of Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets enjoyed a record-breaking summer season. Their hard work implementing new Covid-safe procedures and hygiene and distancing measures will allow us to enjoy what will be a different, but successful and safe ski season.
La SERMA, the company which operates the lift network in Avoriaz, have now published their winter plan for resort. France Montagnes, the umbrella organisation bringing together all the partners involved in tourism in the mountains having also produced a very comprehensive visual guide as to what to expect from a ski holiday this year. In summary, expect to wear masks on lifts, socially distanced lift queues, and an abundance of hand sanitiser. There are currently no set limits on the number of passes to be sold and a new Avoriaz Up&Down app with real time information on lift queues will be operational to help avoid crowded places. Read the updates from SERMA and France Montagnes via the following links:
At the ski school meeting point, you can expect to see the same faces, more hand sanitiser and a meticulously organised meet and greet service that respects all the new guidelines. To address some of the challenges of planning your trip, we have altered our general booking terms and conditions with additional clauses to offer you greater security should Covid-related complications interfere with your holiday. You can read these here.
The French government have created a system of alert for the country and made it very clear that they plan to avoid further nationwide lockdowns. As a result it is expected that all ski resorts will be able to operate this season with their Covid-safety measures in place. It’s worth remembering that glacier skiing has been running very successfully in resorts throughout the summer helping to pave the way for opening here in Avoriaz on 11th December.
Our team are available to talk through any aspect of your trip and to provide clarity and solutions to your booking. Along with our trusted accommodation partners, you can rest assured that everything that can is being done do we can get back to doing what we love. We can’t wait to get back up there and enjoy the fresh mountain air with you.
We’d love to know your thoughts and feedback so please get in touch via email or on our social media channels.
Best wishes to you all
Love from the Avoriaz Alpine Ski School