Enjoy the snow: safely

Ski resorts and mountain destinations offer magnificent open natural spaces, but don’t forget to maintain the safety distance, both while you’re doing sports and while you’re relaxing. Follow our advice and enjoy your next trip safely.

1. Accommodation in ski resorts (hotels, apartments, and mountain refuges)

When booking accommodation in the mountains, check on the hygiene measures that are in place, and whether or not you’ll be able to use all of the common areas such as lounges, dining rooms, gyms, and terraces. You’ll find more tips on how to stay safe in your accommodation here in this article.

2. Safety in ski resorts

Many resorts have introduced contactless access and payment technologies for ski passes and tickets. Check it out!

When you’re there, maintain the safety distance in the waiting areas, and wear your face mask when you’re not doing sport. As far as possible, take your own equipment with you; if you do need to hire, make sure that all the items have been disinfected beforehand.

3. Transport safety

Use trains or buses, cable cars and funiculars, booking your ticket or ski pass in advance. Save it on your mobile to show if necessary. If you’re travelling by car with people you don’t live with, wear your face mask, and try to ventilate the car frequently.

4. Bars and restaurants

After a day out in the snow there’s nothing more appealing than spending some time in a warm restaurant or café. Remember that everyone else is thinking the same, so try to avoid the busiest times, and make a reservation in advance to make sure you get a good table.

5. Excursions, trekking, Nordic walking, sledding, and ice skating

If you do any of these sports, avoid sharing maps, water bottles or personal equipment.  You should also avoid crowds in shelters if you’re caught out by rain or snow.

And remember to always take your face mask with you, and to use hand sanitiser. Furthermore, if you’re travelling to Spain, there is a protocol detailing preventive measures and specific advice on good practice for ski and mountain resorts that you can consult here.