Enjoy the snow: safely

Ski resorts and mountain destinations offer stunning wide open spaces, but don’t forget to respect the safety distance while you’re doing sports, and when you’re relaxing too.

The use of face masks outdoors isn’t mandatory, as long as safety distances can be respected. However, in indoor settings it is.

Follow our tips 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

A lot of resorts have adopted contactless access and payment points for ski passes. Find out more!

Once you’re there and you’re in a waiting area, be sure to respect safety distances. As far as is possible, take your own equipment with you. If you do need to hire, ensure that all the items have been disinfected.

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. Additionally, avoid crowds in shelters if you get caught in rain or snow.

And carry hand sanitiser with you at all times. Furthermore, if you’re travelling to Spain, there’s a set of rules that includes preventive measures and good practice specifically for ski and mountain resorts. To find out more, click here.