Updates from Première Neige

Your quick view of our latest information & news including Covid 19

Why Book with Première Neige?

  • New reduced deposit amount.
  • New cancellation & Covid 19 policy.
  • First-hand, local knowledge with over 18 years in Sainte Foy.
  • Superior chalet accommodation.
  • Excellent concierge & in resort service.

Our Commitment

We understand that the present Covid-19 situation is creating a lot of uncertainty and that you may be nervous about committing to a holiday. However we want to re-assure you that we have been working hard behind the scenes to get our holiday program for winter 21/22 in place so that you are able to book with confidence.

In the meantime we are keeping this page for recent updates, frequently asked questions and some positive news to help you plan your winter escape to our snowy mountain environment.

Book With Confidence

We’ve updated our terms and conditions and this includes our new Covid-19 cancellation policy for all bookings, to give you peace of mind when planning your next skiing holiday with us.

In summary, if any of the below conditions are in place for the dates of your holiday or 7 days prior, we will offer you a 100% credit note for use within 24 months or a refund minus your deposit (we may be able to refund this if we are able to resell the property for the same dates):

  • FCO warning against travel to France or Savoie.
  • Government imposed quarantine period on return to the UK
  • Quarantine period imposed by the French authorities
  • Property is closed due to French Government restrictions

All guests must have comprehensive travel insurance in place for their holiday and we recommend this is booked at the same time as your holiday (see condition 3 of our terms & conditions).

Our Covid-19 cancellation policy is supplemental to our booking terms and conditions which you should read carefully and in full. In the event of a cancellation of a booking arising out of or in connection with Covid-19, we shall not be liable to pay you any additional compensation (e.g travel, ski lessons, ski hire etc).

Entry requirements to France

Fully vaccinated Britons are allowed to visit France restrictions free, however must produce a sworn statement (a downloadable version can be found on the french Government website) of no symptoms and download a french health pass application for access to public places. Children aged 12 years old or over who are not fully vaccinated and travelling with a double-jabbed adult are required to present a negative test result in order to avoid quarantine.

What rules are in place in France?

(updated 18th November) In line with French government guidelines, guests are currently required to obtain a Pass Sanitaire (health Pass) to access bars & restaurants (including outdoor terraces). The Pass Sanitaire confirms that the guest has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (this means double vaccinated in most-cases, including those aged 12-17yrs), or has had a negative test result in the previous 72hrs. It is also possible to obtain a Pass Sanitaire via having a positive Covid-19 PCR or antigen test dated within the previous 6 months (between 11 and 180 days prior).

There is currently no requirement to show a Pass Sanitaire to use the ski lifts, but this measure has not been ruled out in the event that case numbers exceed a certain level nationally in France.

The Pass Sanitaire measures will be extended to catered ski chalets, which are deemed to fall under the same classification as restaurants.

Anyone 12yrs and over will be required to prove (via the Tous Anti Covid app) that they are either double-vaccinated, or free from Covid-19 with proof of a negative test in the previous 72hrs. This app is available for free download via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store on mobile devices. For British clients, your NHS vaccine certificate can be downloaded into the app, and proof of vaccine for children over the age of 12 likewise can be added to your app.

To keep the Pass valid, children 12 yrs old or over, who are not double vaccinated are required to test every 72 hours and reload the latest negative test result into the app to retain a valid Pass Sanitaire. From 15th December 2021, travellers 65yrs and over will be required to provide proof of having received a third vaccine dose / booster dose, or having had a negative test within the previous 72hrs in order to satisfy the requirements for a Pass Sanitaire.

Face coverings will likely be required in lift queues, and will also need to be worn in other indoor public places, like shops, bars and restaurants (unless you are sat at your table eating or drinking).

For the latest updates and rules governing travel please ensure that you check the following sites for regular updates:

French Embassy in the UK https://uk.ambafrance.org
FCDO Foreign Travel Advice https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france
French Government Travel Advice for Foreign Nationals https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/

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Click here to read and download our holiday terms & conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

Part of our Terms & Conditions for your holiday is that you have adequate insurance. We’ve been keeping our ear to the ground to find out about available insurance policies in light of Covid 19. Some providers are offering medical insurance as we head towards our departure from the EU and we have no doubt more will become available. For some choices you might like to visit:

Staysure

Heymondo

MPI Insurance

Fogg Travel.

Please note that we have no affiliation with any insurance company; our interests are only for your safety and cover.

Our cleaning team will be trained on our Covid-19 specific cleaning best practices, and will be supplied with masks, gloves and sanitisers.  Special attention will be paid to high contact areas for example, door handles, light switches, TV remotes and key boxes. For reassurance, we’ve removed non-essential items from our properties ie Information booklets -we will have all this information online instead, plus we will provide guests with a selection of disinfecting cleaning products for use throughout their stay.

We will be offering a virtual check in for all our self-catered and contactless-catered guests, but rest assured our in-resort staff will remain very much on-hand to assist you during your time in Sainte Foy. Should you need us in person, social distancing measures will be respected to protect both you and our team.

Prior to your arrival, our sales and concierge team will help you book all the important extras in advance so you can relax knowing everything is taken care off for your arrival.

You should follow local guidelines with respect to self-isolation and contact your travel insurer to enquire about medical treatment options or repatriation. We are unable to provide any compensation for loss of holiday days as a result of this scenario.

This will depend on the local rules that are in force at the time of travel, both in France and your country of departure. To date they are being recommended on public transport, in shops and lift queues.

If through personal choice, rather than due to governmental action you decide that you wish to cancel your holiday, our normal cancellation terms would apply as shown in ‘what about deposits?’ below. The cancellation charge that will apply will depend on the point at which you notify us of your disinclination to travel.

For clarity and to keep you fully informed, we’ve updated our holiday terms & conditions that include our refund policy, insurance and other important information. We would strongly advise you read them thoroughly before booking your winter holiday for your peace of mind.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you, however, we are still working remotely with a reduced team. This means communication is limited in the following ways:

Telephone
Our telephones are not manned all the time, however you can always leave a voicemail and we will listen to it in due course. One of our sales team will get back to you either by email (if we have it) or a return phone call.

Chat Message
We have a chat messaging system which shows at the bottom of each page. This is a great way to get in touch with us and is quick and easy to use. When the office is not manned you can leave a message for us.

Email
You can either fill in our contact form with a message, and this is a great way to tell us what type of accommodation you would like to book and has some helpful questions to help us answer your query quickly. Alternatively you can email us directly using [email protected]. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

We aim to try to respond within 24 hours, but please be patient in these difficult times.

Quick Search – Our Availability Charts Online

  • All properties have an availability chart online for season 21/22.
  • You can use our updated ‘Quick Search’ facility and also see at a glance how many people a property sleeps and their respective changeover day.
  • You can fill in an enquiry form or give us a call on 0131 510 2525

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ACCOMMODATION

Opening Dates for Winter 21/22

It’s official, the opening dates for the resort are 11th December 2021 – closing date 18th April 2022! Time to get a ski holiday booked as we eagerly await the snowfall and time in our special Sainte Foy mountain hideaway.

Nursery slopes Sainte Foy Ski Resort

Our kind of social distancing

Just a few of the reasons Sainte Foy ticks the social distancing boxes:

  • Consider this – we all wear gloves and face coverings by default on the slopes – it will feel normal. How great is that!
  • Sainte Foy only has chairlifts; none of the big cable cars and gondolas of bigger resorts.
  • Those quiet slopes and pistes – need we say more
  • No big nightclubs or large party venues
off piste skiing in Sainte Foy
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