Skiing with COVID in 2021

This has been an unusual year for all of us and we hope you have managed to get through it without too many problems. We thought you would like to know how we are managing skiing with COVID in 2021 during this winter.

We are currently opening our apartments this winter season with the option of room service meals. As soon as restaurants can open, we will be serving meals in the dining room.

Ski opening

The current date for the opening of the ski lifts is 7th January but this is still to be confirmed. The only skiing with COVID in 2021 is ski touring.

Otherwise getting out on the mountain on snowshoes is the only other option. The good news is that there is plenty of snow and there is more coming.

The ESF has morphed into a semi-guiding operation with offers to lead you out onto the mountain on snowshoes or touring skis. Groups must come from the same family group.

Renting equipment

All the equipment can be rented from the usual shops. Early reservation is advised as the shops don’t have as much of this equipment as the usual alpine skis.

There is also a small cross-country ski track that runs around the resort. Perhaps this is the time to try it out? It looks easy until you try it out!

You can also do all this without a guide but if you are inexperienced at mountain safety and navigation you should take one of the ESF safety courses. They will teach you how to use the standard safety equipment: DVA, Shovel and Probe.

All the latest information on other activities is on the Oz-en-Oisans web site.

So, we’ll sign off 2020 by wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we look forward to welcoming you soon in 2021.

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