That bloody Covid won’t ruin my ski trip – here’s how!

Thanks Bozza – I feel the waters just got slightly muddier with respect to that winter break we are all longing for. It’s not all doom and gloom though we (as are most of our fellow chalet operators in Morzine) as excited as ever to be welcoming you this winter.

The first snows are set to fall this week and our annual webcam watching begins… obvs the twist is we’re also watching infection rates both here in the UK and France… fingers crossed!

So I feel there are a couple of ways you can do this;

1: Book as normal, book now. Most of us chalet operators have a robust and fair Covid cancellation policy in place (see ours here) meaning the likelihood of you losing any money is slim to non existent. Plus you get to have something to look forward to and at a time / place that you want it.

2: Stay flexi, book last minute. I know it isn’t normally in your nature, but this is probably the year where we all do things a little differently. And this isn’t something I (as an operator) am keen on – but for you… book your week off work, book your trip the week before. That way you can be fairly sure of any quarantine rubbish and if the worst comes to the worst you just stay at home, but there’s very little risk of losing out financially. Obviously there may not be availability at your chosen accommodation / resort… but if you stay flexi and be open to where you want to go, the last minute option is a good one. Obvs, we’d be your first choice… 🙂

Other things you can do to help this thing happen:

  • Don’t get ill! Stay away from people, wear a mask… maybe isolate in the two weeks before your trip date. You don’t want to catch it just as you are about to go sliding and you definitely don’t want to bring it to the mountains.
  • Consider driving. The plane / public transport could well be where you are most susceptible to catching the lurgy. If you get a few of you in a car (from the same bubble!) then it can really bring costs down. Check if your accommodation has parking – ours does!

The resorts of the Portes du Soleil (which is where we are based) are all offering Covid assurances; lifts running, bars & restaurants open, wear a mask etc (read Morzine’s here) and we will, as I hope you will, do your best to keep this bloody virus out of the mountains… we SO want to see you on the snow this year.

Winter 2020 got cut short and we are literally chomping at the bit to get back on the snow. Let’s do this.