Monday, January 17

Winter sports: the health pass now compulsory in French ski resorts

The health pass is mandatory from this Saturday, December 4 in French ski resorts, in accordance with the protocol provided in the event of a deterioration in the health situation.

Due to the high national incidence rate, presenting a health pass in ski resorts is now necessary. Announced by Domaines skiables de France (DSF), the obligation results from the protocol for access to the ski lifts of the resorts, which provided for a mandatory pass in the event of a national incidence rate exceeding 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Indeed, the limit was reached at the end of last week. “We are at 350 today,” said Alexandre Maulin, president of the organization representing the operators of 250 French ski resorts.

Health pass control at the foot of the slopes

“There will be verification operations at the foot of the main ski lifts at the departure of the station in a random, non-permanent way, so that people know that they will be verified”, specifies the president of the DSF.

The latter also evokes “a very strong communication when purchasing a ski pass”, to remind people of the compulsory nature of the health pass. However, the stations will be organized in a different way with employees from companies or external companies as reinforcements.

In Serre-Chevalier, Hautes-Alpes resort, sanitary passes are checked “when purchasing (ski passes) and when getting into the cable car which provides access to the ski area”, explained David Chabanal, director. from the tourist office. An organization that is going “objectively very well”, according to him.

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