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Where Can We Go Skiing & Snowboarding?

That is the question from the UK ski agent, Absolutely Snow. We asked the company to provide some answers. There are plenty of hoops to jump through, but skiing and snowboarding remains entirely possible. NEW

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With more snow this weekend in the Pyrenees followed by a high pressure the next two weeks look to be perfect.

It’s pretty good in the Alps too.

At the moment British Tourists can not travel to the French Alps so while we can’t take to the slopes of Val d’Isere or Morzine there are plenty of other opportunities with some wonderful skiing to be had.

“Getting out to the resort isn’t quite as straight forward as it was before Covid became one of the most used nouns in the English language. But it is relatively straight forward – follow our guide below,” said Duncan Gilroy from Absolutely Snow.

To go to Austria you need to have had your booster vaccination – check the latest advice here.

For Austria please check here: https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information/entry-regulations

PlanetSKI reporter, Graeme Wallace, was out on the slopes of Austria this week.

Check out his report on what skiing under Covid conditions is like:

Kaprun, Austria. Image c/o Graeme Wallace.

Kaprun, Austria. Image c/o Graeme Wallace.

Health Pass check in Saalbach. Image c/o Graeme Wallace.

Health Pass check in Saalbach. Image c/o Graeme Wallace.

1. Book with and ABTA member or an ATOL holder as members of ABTA.

We have to abide by their strict code of conduct.

If your holiday is effected by any government travel restrictions whether from the UK or in the country of your holiday destination we offer a full refund.

2. Check what you need to do to arrival at your destination.

Each country has different checks. Essentially for ease of travel you need an upto date NHS Covid passport.

Children travel with parents.

Each country will have a declaration to complete.

Absolutely Snow has an up to date web page here with all the current information.

Spainhttps://www.spth.gob.es/

Francehttps://mobile.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

Norway https://www.helsenorge.no/en/coronavirus/international-travels/

For arrivals in to Andorra follow either the Spanish link if you fly in to Barcelona, or French link if you fly into Toulouse.

3. Confirm your 2021/22 winter ski holiday with zero deposit.

How does it work?

We will confirm all transfers, accommodation, ski passes, ski hire and ski school with no deposit.

The balance is then due 6-weeks prior to your arrival in the resort.

If you need flights either we will book the flight or you book them – airlines are offering quick and easy flight changes right up to the day before departure.

4. Free Cancellations up to 6 weeks before the start of your holiday.

You can cancel, change or amend your holiday free of charge – no admin fees.

If you cancel there is a 100% refund of all land elements – transfers, car hire, accommodation, ski passes, ski hire, ski school – there are no questions asked.

Check out the new booking terms and conditions.

Grandvalira, Andorra. Image c/o Absolutely Snow

Grandvalira, Andorra. Image c/o Absolutely Snow

Have a look at Absolutley Snow’s new online booking website www.absolutelysnow.com.

Fully inclusive 7-day skiing holidays – flights, transfers, 4 star apartments and ski passes from £495 to £1195 throughout the season.

For great big skiing at great value for money perhaps give Andorra a try this next half term – Soldeu, Pas de la Casa, El Tarter, Pal and Arinsal.

In France – Morzine, Avoriaz, Chamonix, La Clusaz, Tignes, Val d’Isere.

In Norway – Voss, Geilo, Hemsedal and Trysil.

In Spain – Baqueira and Sierra Nevada.

Arcalis, Andorra. Image c/o Absolutely Snow

Arcalis, Andorra. Image c/o Absolutely Snow

Absolutely Snow is a specialist operator to the Pyrenees and earlier on PlanetSKI we looked in more detail about what the region offers.

It remains a firm favourite of ours:

PlanetSKI in Andorra. Grandvalira, Andorra. Image © PlanetSKI

PlanetSKI in Andorra. Grandvalira, Andorra. Image © PlanetSKI

February Half Term?

We still have some 4-star apartments and hotels available in Arinsal, Soldeu, Pas de la Casa, but be quick.

Short Breaks?

All our resorts are within easy reach of the airport.

We specialise in short breaks – 4 days flights, transfers, apartment and ski pass – from £395 per person

Telephone and speak to Absolutely Snow about your next skiing holiday 01248 712567.

Or if you prefer drop Duncan a line at duncan@absolutelysnow.com or Vic at vic@absolutelysnow.com

We do our very best at PlanetSKI to ensure the information provided here is as complete and up-to-date as possible. However, please be aware that we assume no liability in this respect. Information provided by PlanetSKI should be checked with the official information provided by the authorities. The situation regarding travel warnings and local rules changes quickly.

 

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