Travelling to Val Cenis

Posted by: Peter
26th October 2021

We are aware that the rules surrounding travel and COVID are constantly changing and there is a lot of information to keep on top of.

We have compiled a list of links below from official sources which give help and advice on the current rules (around entry requirements, testing, “Pass Sanitaire” for restaurants etc). Please be sure to have a thorough read of the information provided by these links – with particular attention paid to those requirements for children travelling under the age of 18 – and be aware that guidance and rules may change between now and your time of travel, so it is vital you check for updated information regularly.

Useful for travelling with children under the age of 18:

COVID-19: rules for travel between France and the UK – France in the United Kingdom – La France au Royaume-Uni (ambafrance.org)

Useful for what you need to enter the country (being double vaccinated etc):

Coronavirus – Advice for Foreign Nationals in France – Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (diplomatie.gouv.fr)

Useful for the “Pass Sanitaire” (Health Pass):

Coronavirus Covid 19 – English | Gouvernement.fr

Please note, this is only a selection of information – these government websites have plenty of further useful information. We hope you can understand that these rules and requirements are outside of the control of MGS Ski Ltd; and we do not have access to any further information other than what is provided by official government websites.

Ultimately it is your responsibility to ensure that you and your family are travelling in accordance with government guidelines.

It is worth having a good read through everything to make sure you and your group have everything you need in place.

We hope the above helps (if a website opens in French, you can change the language to English normally at the top right of the page).

COVID UPDATE – MAY 2021

Posted by: Peter
21st May 2020

We’re very confident there will be a 2021/22 ski season, albeit with sensible precautions, as all countries look towards vaccinating their populations.

During 2020/21 when the pandemic was rife, we operated the policy of a full refund being available for cancellations due to COVID up to one month before the start date of the holiday.

If next winter the UK government alone imposes restrictions which mean British skiers were unable to travel, Val Cenis may well still be open and this would mean owners receiving nothing for apartments which could have been sold to European skiers who are free to move about.

In fact this did happen to a significant extent during the French school holidays in February 2021 for example, when, despite lifts not running, the resort was busy with French families – who were allowed to travel – preferring to spend time in the mountains rather than being stuck in big towns or cities.

Owners who ‘lost’ their business with us tried to sell their accommodation last minute by offering huge discounts, but in order to be even handed to owners renting accommodation, our clients, and to cover ourselves, we will be operating the following system this winter.

The initial 30% deposit is non-refundable.

This has always been our standard course prior to the pandemic and we anticipate a more normal winter season in 2021/22, with perhaps one or two restrictions still in place.

But if there is a downturn in the COVID situation then the non-refundable policy of the initial deposit will not be enforced.

By the autumn we should be looking forward confidently to a bumper winter season. This means that for the 2021/22 season, if there are doubts or concerns due to COVID at the time of your final payment – 8 weeks before your departure – we will offer you the opportunity of a full refund, bar a maximum of £25 for admin/exchange rate charges.
For any other circumstance other than covid, however, and within 8 weeks of departure, our non-refundable 30% deposit remains in effect.

PRICES
Click here for self-catering apartment prices.

BOOKING
If you feel you would like to provisionally book a holiday under the above conditions, please telephone our free number (0800 689 4135) to discuss your requirements and leave a Holding Deposit, or you can make an enquiry using our contact form.

We look forward to hearing from you and of course, to seeing you in Val Cenis!