Tourism minister: Book your French ski holiday now
France’s ski resorts will be open for business this winter, tourism minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne has promised - but no decision has yet been taken on whether a health pass will be required to use ski lifts.
Published: 5 November 2021 16:17 CET
Photo: Philippe Desmazes / AFP
“This winter, it’s open, the resorts are open,” Lemoyne told France 2’s 4 Vérités programme.
"Cet hiver, les stations de sport d'hiver seront ouvertes. J'invite les Français à réserver"
💬 @JBLemoyne, Secrétaire d'Etat chargé du tourisme
“Compared to last year, we have the vaccine,” he said, adding that he would “invite those who have not yet done so to [book], because … there will soon be no more room.”
And he promised an answer ‘in the next few days’ to the question of whether health passes would be required for winter holidaymakers to use ski lifts. “Discussions are underway with the professionals,” he said.
The stakes are high: the closure of ski lifts last winter cost manufacturers and ski shops nearly a billion euros.
This year ski lifts will remain open, but a health pass may be necessary to access them. The health pass is already compulsory for après ski activities such as visits to bars, cafés and restaurants.