The protocol applicable to mountain resorts for the 2021/22 winter season is validated.

On Thursday, November 18, the French government published the national protocol that will be applied to mountain ropeways and lifts, for the 2021/2022 winter season. 

The 250 French ski areas now have a clear roadmap for opening and welcoming ski enthusiasts and holidaymakers who are looking forward to enjoying snow activities. 

Here are the details of the protocol that will be applied in ski areas this winter.

Wearing a mask is compulsory from the age of 6 in all ski lifts and in the waiting lines. 

Only surface lifts and conveyor belts may be exempted from wearing masks if they are used by only one user at a time.

Skiers are required to wear a surgical mask or a category 1 fabric mask (AFNOR SPEC S76-001 certification). 

Concerning neck gaiters, only those that are filtering and certified will be allowed as an alternative to masks. Very practical for skiing and adapted to this protocol, approved neck gaiters can be put on and taken off in a few seconds.

Skiers must respect distances between people or groups of people travelling together in the waiting lines.

Protective measures must be applied throughout the ski area. 

Lift operators will make hand sanitizer available at relevant locations.

Mask wearing regulations in the resort are also subject to changes by the regional Prefect.

Wearing a mask is not required while skiing.

 The Health Pass is compulsory from the age of 12 and 2 months, in addition to wearing a mask.

The Health Pass will be checked by QR-code using the Tous Anti Covid Verif*application. 

The protocol provides for controls on people in ski lift sales offices, ski classes, and at the start of ski lifts.

This protocol is in line with the announcements made by the Prime Minister on November 6 in Grand Bornand (Haute Savoie).

* The application recognizes QR-Codes issued in the European Union. 

Other people whose QR-code is not directly recognized by the application can go to French pharmacies to have their French Health Pass validated as long as they have been vaccinated with vaccines recognized by the EU.

For more information: https://ansm.sante.fr/dossiers-thematiques/covid-19-vaccins/covid-19-vaccins-autorises