Val d’Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.

Val d’Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.

 
I receive many emails from the different ski resorts and how things will take shape this season. I liked particularly the one I’ve received this morning of Val d’Isère that is starting its ski season with clear protocols.
 
Only a few days to go till the opening, Val d’Isère is striving to offer optimum health and travel conditions for its visitors. Val d’Isère is offering its guests to get an equivalence to the EU covid certificate for non EU nationals. It will also place a dedicated covid testing centre.
France Montagnes Protocols for Skiing. Val d'Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
France Montagnes Protocols for Skiing. Val d’Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
 
Starting from November 27th, an online scheduling platform will go live. Both French and foreign nationals will be able to create an account. Then they will be able to book an appointment with healthcare professionals go get tested. This service will be in both French and English. This centre will be open for asymptomatic people only. If you have symptoms, guests have to contact one of Val d’Isère’s medical centres. Val d’Isère pharmacy can deliver EU Covid certificates of equivalence.

 

 

Applicants need to provide:

 
  • ID card or passport
 
  • The original vaccine certificate with the following mandatory information. Vaccine type, lot number, place of vaccination
 

How to apply?

 
The best is to submit your application in advance, as soon as you know travel dates and one has the original documents.
To apply, please send an email request to caroline.vs@pharmasolaise.com. Please allow at least 72 hours to process the information and get the QR code.
The Covid certificates of equivalence are issued in hard copy only and can be collected in the pharmacy when the guests arrive in Val d’Isère. Sending digital versions of the Covid Certificates is strictly prohibited.
How much does it cost? The price is of 36€ per certificate and is to be paid on site when the certificate is delivered.
 
An aerial shot of Val d'Isère- Photo: Val d'Isère TO. Val d'Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
An aerial shot of Val d’Isère- Photo: Val d’Isère TO. Val d’Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
 
Other important information Follow the latest updates about the sanitary protocols in Val d’Isère here.
 
Also, if you have your NHS QR code, you can print it on paper, and then download the Tous Anti Covid app. You can scan your NHS QR code with the French app, and then save the French QR code. Other EU countries can read these codes. At least, that is my experience in Italy.
 
If you come from America, where, as far as I know, you don’t get your vaccines on an app, then this service in Val d’Isère is great.
Note that last week it was announced that people will need to show their Covid Pass to get on the lifts. These informations change a lot, so keep on checking news on the French Embassy of the UK or from your home country.
Kids 12 -15 that are not double vaccinated, will need to take a lateral flow test to get on the lifts. Also the validity of the tests, change per country and the situation is too fluid, so check before travel!
 

Other news in the resort! Val d’Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.

New exciting activities come to Val d’Isère

A new ski touring trail “Brinzeï” opens in La Daille, with a 450m climb over 2.5km.
 
An extraordinary relaxation experience is available this winter in the Ouillette lake at 2500m of altitude. This involves Ice Floating.
Improve your cross-country skiing technique or practice biathlon with The Mountain Ski Academy.
In the Rogoney forest, enjoy a tree-top adventure with all kinds of rope bridges, zip wires, nets, beams and walkways.
Watch the sunrise during a 2-hour eMTB tour with Oxygene ski school.
  

For the little ones …

Village Perdu
The Village Perdu, i.e. “lost village” is an eco-friendly and free-to-access playground perched in the heart of La Daille forest. It is at an altitude of 2000m.
Visitors stroll through the trees on suspended walkways linking wooden tree houses and an eagle’s nest. The playground is accessible even on skis!
 
Mountain Yeti
 
This winter, children aged 5 to 12 can enjoy a 4-day course that combines adventure and education along the theme of mountain environment. Experiences include: analysing snow, trapper activities in a yurt, snowshoe treasure hunt through Val d’Isère forest, igloo-building or  Savoyard Olympics.
 
Mini Snowmobile
 
An introductory course in electric mini snowmobiling for the youngest guests of Val d’Isère starting from 5 y.o. The course includes various exercises and finishes with a series of rides on a dedicated and secure track in the heart of the resort.  
 
 

ALL ACTIVITIES

 
Critérium de la Première Neige – Alpine Skiing World Cup Val d’Isère hosts the event’s 66th edition The Critérium de la Première Neige is the key event in the Men’s and Women’s World Cup calendar.  The men’s races will take place on December 11th and 12th on the legendary Face de Bellevarde slope.  The women’s races will be held on December 18th and 19th on the Oreiller-Killy piste in la Daille.  The health pass is required to attend the event.  To purchase a ticket click here
 
 
For more information on Val d’Isère- click here.
 

Where to stay in Val d’Isère

 
Located at 1800 m altitude, is in the antique borough, next to the ski pistes. From here you can access all the ski area of the Espace Killy.
 
The building has a traditional alpine feel. The hotel offers big rooms with modern furniture. Each rooms has minibar, digital TV and bathrooms. There is a wellness area with sauna, steam bath and beauty treatments.
 
The two restaurants of the hotel offer Savoyard cuisine and innovative cooking. There is also a cozy bar to take a drink.
Hotel Aigle des Neiges in Val d'Isère. Book your stay at the Aigle des Neiges here. Val d'Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
Hotel Aigle des Neiges in Val d’Isère. Book your stay at the Aigle des Neiges here. Val d’Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
The spa at the Aigle des Neiges. Book your stay at the Aigle des Neiges here. Val d'Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
The spa at the Aigle des Neiges. Book your stay at the Aigle des Neiges here. Val d’Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
A room at the Aigle des Neiges in Val d'Isère. Book your stay at the Aigle des Neiges here. Val d'Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
A room at the Aigle des Neiges in Val d’Isère. Book your stay at the Aigle des Neiges here. Val d’Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
 
 
Book now your stay at the Aigle des Neiges in Val d’Isère here.
 
Located in the heart of the Espace Killy, at a short distance from the pistes of Val d’Isère. This hotel has a wellness area with Jacuzzi and hammam. It also has a wellness area with the fitness center and a sauna. There are massages and beauty treatments on request.
 
The rooms of the hotel have TV, private bathroom, and the majority also have balconies with mountain views.
 
The hotel restaurant offer French specialties. The bar is an ideal place for a night cuppa.
A double room at the Hotel Savoyarde in Val d'Isère. Book your stay at the Hotel Savoyarde here. Val d'Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
A double room at the Hotel Savoyarde in Val d’Isère. Book your stay at the Hotel Savoyarde here. Val d’Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
The wellness area at the Hotel Savoyarde. Book your stay at the Hotel Savoyarde here. Val d'Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
The wellness area at the Hotel Savoyarde. Book your stay at the Hotel Savoyarde here. Val d’Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
 
Book your room at the Hotel Savoyarde here.
 
 
Offer transfers from the airport. Located in the heart of Val d’Isère, only 150 meters from the ski lifts. The hotel offers WiFi all over the property. There is a sauna, a welcome drink on the first night, plus hot drinks and bakes after skiing.
 
The hotel is decorated as a chalet. Rooms come with private bathroom, satellite TV and in the majority of cases, balcony with views of town or the mountain.
 
The hotel restaurant offer Savoyard and Thai dishes. You can use the bar for a drink or use also the tea room. There are chimneys in both the restaurant and the bar.
 
The hotel offer ski room, and discounts for ski or snowboard rentals in the shop next door.
Room at the Auberge Saint Hubertus. Book your stay at the Auberge Saint Hubertus here. Val d'Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
Room at the Auberge Saint Hubertus. Book your stay at the Auberge Saint Hubertus here. Val d’Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
Bar at the Auberge Saint Hubertus. Book your stay at the Auberge Saint Hubertus here. Val d'Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
Bar at the Auberge Saint Hubertus. Book your stay at the Auberge Saint Hubertus here. Val d’Isère starting the ski season with clear protocols.
 
Book your room at the Hôtel Auberge Saint Hubert here
 

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Il Cuore della Valdigne. Stay at the Heart of the Valdigne to ski in Courmayeur, La Thuile and Pila/Aosta.
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