COVID information


Rediscover the taste of freedom

See you this winter from 11/12

Rendezvous this winter from 11 December 2021 to reconnect with the joys of skiing, the mountains and the snow !

Secretary of state for tourism Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne has confirmed that the ski lifts will be open this winter. Prime Minister Jean Castex clarified that the health pass will only be requested if the health situation deteriorates nationally, ie if the incidence threshold exceeds 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (details below).

In the meantime, you can consult the list of shops and services offered during the fall of 2021.

Health precautions

This winter, the health pass will be required to access ski lifts and ski lessons if the incidence rate exceeds 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants nationwide. In this case, checks should be carried out when purchasing ski passes, randomly in the ski lift departure areas or at the start of ski lessons for students over 12 years old.

The prefectural decree of September 18, 2021 still makes it compulsory to wear a mask during markets, gatherings and demonstrations on public roads, places or areas subject to the health pass. The mask remains compulsory indoors, in establishments open to the public (restaurants, bars, shops, Tourist Office, leisure and relaxation complex, etc.) including in spaces and queues, in public transport and areas waiting times (bus station and bus stops) and in the ski lifts, from 11 years old.

You can purchase a special winter sports anti-covid neck strap from the Tourist Office and from several resort professionals.

 ℹ Find on the site all the details and instructions applicable on the detailed sheets of the various equipment, shops and activities of the resort.

Access precautions this winter

Since 2021, special equipment (4 snow tires or a pair of chains on board) is required to travel in the Hautes-Alpes department from November 1 to March 31 of each year. It was already a strong recommendation and a necessity on snowy roads, so more than ever : remember to equip yourself to come and join us in all serenity !

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