Maison Sport Looks Ahead to Skiing & Snowboarding Next Season

Our friends at Maison Sport have been looking at what next winter may be like with covid-19 restrictions in place.


“With social distancing measures already in place in some resorts, enhanced cleaning in hotels and strict cleaning guidelines from companies such as Airbnb,  as well as the option of driving to The Alps as opposed to flying, we believe that this season will still be a great one – albeit with plenty of hand sanitiser!” says Maison Sport.

The company, which allows you to book your independent ski and snowboard instructor online, is rather good at coming up with useful advice.

Here are a few of them we featured last season.

Top Resorts Off The Beaten Track

Four Top Ways For Kids To Carry Their Skis

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Top Tips For Skiing With Children

Maison Sport

Maison Sport

Social distancing measures

We can already see social distancing measures being implemented across the Alps, many of the resorts with glaciers, such as Tignes have been open for weeks now.

These include social distancing in lift queues and limits on the number of people in gondolas or riding on chairlifts.

Skiers and snowboarders are being asked to wear a face covering and gloves, however, with many skiers wearing gloves and Buffs this doesn’t feel like much of a change from the norm.

For public transport, many resorts such as Courmayeur will be encouraging guests to pre-book private airport transfers, to reduce the number of people on large coach transfers and public transport.

Changes in accommodation

Hotels are already adopting new safety measures to encourage cleanliness and social distancing.

Booking into your own chalet or apartment is a great way to control your surroundings off the slopes – Airbnb have put measures in place to help their hosts ensure they’re making their homes as safe as possible for guests.

They have broken down the cleaning process into five steps: prepare, clean, sanitize, check, and reset – hosts that commit to this process will have a special highlight on their listing’s page.

Get to the Alps without leaving the ground

The future of flying remains unresolved, and is a key factor in the uncertainty of the upcoming winter’s travel plans.

However, it is possible to get to the Alps without leaving the ground using the Eurotunnel.

If you are thinking of driving out to the Alps this season and haven’t done so before then check out this article on PlanetSKI:

How to drive to the Alps

Driving in the Alps

Resorts off the beaten track

If you’re looking to escape the big crowds, try opting for smaller, quieter resorts,  such as Les Carroz, Les Saisies, Montgenevre or Champagny.

Many of these lesser-known resorts also offer great-value ski holidays.

To find out more about some of these resorts, check out the PlanetSKI article here:

Top resorts off the beaten track

Off the beaten track

Off the beaten track

Changes to how lessons will be taken place

Maison Sport offers private ski and snowboard lessons, this means you won’t be surrounded by loads of people outside of your own social/family bubble, in comparison to big group lessons where you come into contact with more random people.

Safety is our priority – that’s why we are creating guides to ensure instructors are preparing their lessons in line with government advice – more to come on this as we get closer to the winter.

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