Coronavirus Information for Ski Holidays 2021/22
Welcome to our dedicated section for Coronavirus and COVID information, and how this may relate to your ski holiday in France for the next Winter 2021/22 ski season.
After being forced to sit out the 2020/21 ski season there are promising signs that travel will begin to normalise through Summer 2021. We are therefore cautiously optimistic about being able to offer a full Ski Weekender programme across all our resorts during Winter 2021/2022.
We feel that there are reasons to be positive, although we continue with our policy of being fully honest and transparent with all of our guests.
This is a policy which has been appreciated by many of our guests who have had bookings affected by Covid during the past 2 seasons, and we have consistently communicated openly with all guests to advise them of the best options when faced with uncertainty.
Unlike some other travel companies – we are proud of how we have treated all of our affected guests, and we have refunded all of our customers 100% of their monies paid in less than 14 days from their request.
Looking Forward and Working Towards Ski Season 2021/2022
We are now working hard towards Ski Season 2021/22 and yet we also appreciate that there remains a degree of nervousness and uncertainty around committing now for next winter’s ski holiday.
We would like to reassure you that we understand those concerns, and we also recognise that we all need to enter into this Ski Season 2021/22 with a realistic approach, ensuring we are fully aware of the risks that planning international travel continues to pose in this new Covid world.
Flexible Money-Back Deposit Guarantee – up to the end of September 2021
To acknowledge that you may be nervous to commit to booking a ski holiday for 2021/22, we are introducing a ‘Fully Flexible deposit guarantee’. Quite simply, book now and pay your low deposit of £150 per person to secure your preferred holiday dates for next winter.
If for whatever reason you change your mind before the end of September 2021, we will refund you the total of any monies paid to us IN FULL, no questions asked. Furthermore, the balance payment for your holiday will only be due 6 weeks before your travel date.
Please note, beyond October 1st, any payments made become subject to our usual Terms and Conditions.
An Equal Acknowledgment of COVID and Travel Risks
As we have seen – there may be occasions where circumstances beyond our control mean that we can’t deliver your holiday. An example of this would be if local regulations mean that the resort & ski lifts, accommodations or the international borders were closed. We would be obliged to cancel your holiday, and as per the Travel Package Regulations, you will of course be due either a full refund of any monies paid to us or, at your discretion, a credit note towards a future Winter or Summer holiday with us.
Equally, by booking a holiday with us you accept that you have certain obligations and undertake a degree of risk in agreeing to these. For example, if we are here and able to operate the holiday but circumstances local to you affected your ability to travel to us, this would be treated as a cancellation of the booking by you – and our standard cancellation Terms and Conditions would apply.
For a more comprehensive and expanded list of potential scenarios, and to ensure you are familiar with these obligations, we ask you to please read fully our Terms and Conditions, and the Acknowledgement of Risk section.
Expectations for a Ski Holiday in 2021/2022
We will of course have to put in place any security and mitigation measures required by local legislation into the operational delivery of the holiday. This will be to ensure the Health and Safety of our team, guests and partners.
This will be dictated by the local French legislation in effect at the time of your holiday – and it could be different to our normal operating procedures.
Whilst it’s impossible to fully predict what measures may be required, they could impact our day to day operations in the delivery of your trip.
We will do all we can to maintain the social dynamic and friendly, informal feel in and around the Lodge that we have become so well known for – but if control measures to ensure social distancing are needed, this may change the atmosphere somewhat!
Again – you can have confidence in us to do our best for you, but we do ask that you think about these things in advance and don’t just expect it to necessarily be like the good old days!
We will keep you updated as the situation evolves and becomes clearer as we approach Winter 2021/22.
In summary, all of us at Ski Weekender are hoping for a normalisation ahead of the 2021/22 Winter Season, but accept that there may be some ongoing disruption and challenges to overcome!
We require you to do the same and make an informed decision before committing!