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COVID-19 : A PEACEFUL WINTER IN VILLARS-GRYON-LES DIABLERETS-BEX

A PEACEFUL WINTER

IN VILLARS-GRYON-LES DIABLERETS

In Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets-Bex, we look forward to welcoming you !

We know that you need to reconnect with the mountains more than ever, and enjoy the pleasure of hitting the slopes.  
All the partners at the resort are fully committed so that you can experience the best possible conditions.

In order to spend a winter in all serenity, we wish to share on this page a non-exhaustive list of the sanitary measures in force. It will be updated regularly as the situation evolves and according to the directives of the Federal Office of Public Health.

Last update : 25th February 2021
 

Access to Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets

In order to comply with the health standards in force and to facilitate your parking, we are obliged to restrict access to Villars - Gryon - les Diablerets.

We kindly ask you to leave your arrival on the ski area either from 8:30 to 10:30 or from 13:30.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and enjoy your stay in complete safety.

SKI AREA AND LIFTS

  • Wearing a certified mask is mandatory in the entire ski area from the parking lots, in the queues, at the cash desks and on all the lifts.
  • From January 30th, measures are applied to limit the number of people on the ski slopes. More information.
  • We encourage you to buy your skipass on the Internet in order to avoid queues at the cash desk or to use contactless payment for your purchases at the ticket office.
 
  • The number of people per gondola lift is reduced, please follow the instructions. 
  • The picnic rooms on the ski area are closed.
  • Restaurants on the slopes are closed. Possibility to buy drinks and take-away food in most of the restaurants.
  • From March, 1st Sports ans rental shop are open as usual. Until February, 28th, no sale of articles on the spot but possibility of click & collect. Please contact the shop by mail or phone beforehand.
  • Hydro-alcoholic gel is available at the cash desks and at the boarding of the lifts.
  • Information about the Swiss ski lifts by clicking here

HIGH TRAFFIC AREAS


Some municipalities have identified areas of high traffic (outdoor space) where the mask must be worn during the day.

Commune of Les Diablerets

Commune of Gryon 



Commune of Ollon-Villars

SKIPASS

SKIPASS FROM 1 TO 7 DAYS 

By buying your skipass for our ski area, you benefit from a "pandemic guarantee" which applies according to the following terms: 

1. Should the ski area be closed because of the Covid-19, your ski pass purchases (1 to 7 days) will be fully refunded in case of non-use or refunded on a pro rata basis in case of partial use.

2. In case of impossibility to travel this winter because of the Covid-19, the amount of your purchases of ski passes (1 to 7 days) would be postponed to a later date (until April 16, 2022) on simple request (proof of impossibility will have to be provided)".



MAGIC PASS


With the Magic Pass, in the exceptional case of a pandemic which implies a total closure of all the partner's installations and lifts (see the list on the Magic Pass website) and excluding weather or snow conditions, Magic Mountains Cooperation will offer a personal and non-transferable credit for each customer valid on the purchase of the next Magic Pass.

 
 

SKI SCHOOLS


The ski schools welcome you in respect of the barrier gestures and rules communicated by the Federal Office of Health. You will be reminded of the measures to be applied when you make your reservation.

- Wearing a certified mask is mandatory at gatherings from 12 years old and in the ski school offices.
- the application of the measures announced by the ski lifts
- Group classes (from 16 years old) are limited to 4 students and children's classes to 10 students. 

For your information, the Swiss Ski Schools (ESS) implement the following measures decreed by the Swiss Snowsports organization. For more information, please click here

Special cancellation conditions under COVID. The different ski schools adapt to the health situation and offer you more flexible cancellation conditions (implementation of "Flex" rates, relaxation of the cancellation conditions in case of Covid on presentation of proof, cancellation insurance).

We advise you to contact directly the ski schools to have more information about their reception, booking and cancellation conditions.
 
 

ACCOMMODATION

HOtels 

  • Wearing a mask is compulsory from the age of 12 in the common areas.
  • Hydroalcoholic solution available  
  • Organization of customer flows and presence in collective areas to ensure physical distancing according to the configuration of the premises.
  • Collection of people's contact information via SocialPass (secure contact tracing)
 

CHALETS AND APARTMENTS FOR RENT 

  • Wearing a mask is compulsory from the age of 12 in the common areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols 
  • Reception protocol adapted to barrier gestures.
  • Collection of people's contact information via SocialPass (secure contact tracing)
 

CANCELLATION CONDITIONS FOR AGENCIES, PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS, HOTELS, OTHER LIVE ACCOMMODATIONS 

Many hosting providers have special cancellation conditions in place. 
We strongly advise you to contact your accommodation provider to find out about their cleaning and security protocol, reservation and cancellation conditions.

RESTAURANTS 

Restaurants and bars are closed.
Hotel dining areas are open for guests.


Take-away option in many establishments
 

Shops


Until February 28th, the stores that do not sell everyday goods are closed. 
The ski rental shops are open from Monday to Sunday. No sale of articles on the spot but possibility of click & collect. Please contact the shop by mail or phone beforehand.

As of March 1, 2021, all stores will be open at their regular hours. Capacity may be reduced. Please respect the indications set up by each store.
 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTS

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory for everyone (from 12 years old) in all public transport (train, bus, shuttle ...).
  • It is recommended that you purchase your ticket online or pay for your purchase using a contactless payment method. 

Sports Centers and ACTIVITIES

VILLARS SPORTS CENTER
  • The Bains de Villars (wellness and swimming pool) are closed until further notice. 
  • The fitness room and the tennis/badminton courts of the VILLARS SPORTS CENTER are closed. 
  • The Villars ice skating rink is closed until April 30th 2021 (annual closure).

ICE RINKS
  • The outdoor skating rink in Gryon is open. It is open on Sunday as well but it is not possible to rent skates on site.
  • Wearing a mask is compulsory from the age of 12. 
  • the number of people is limited, reservation is recommended.
  • The Diablerets ice rink is closed.

TOURIST OFFICES

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory, hydro-alcoholic gel is available. 
  • Signage, display of barrier gestures and prevention devices, marking and organized and signposted customer itinerary if necessary. 
  • Reinforced protocol for cleaning, disinfection and ventilation of the premises
  • Respected distance and management of flows and crossings in the reception area of the Tourist Office. 
  • Privileged contactless payment 
  • No tablet, computer or printer available to the public

Gathering

  • Public events are prohibited
  • Private events in the family circle and among friends are allowed up to 5 persons (except for larger families, i.e. persons of the same family living in whole or in part under the same roof).
  • Recommendation: 2 households maximum
  • Public gathering are limited to 5 persons

COVID TEST

All the information you need to find a covid-19 test center:
 
REGULATIONS FOR ENTRY INTO SWITZERLAND

REGULATIONS FOR ENTRY INTO SWITZERLAND

Check with the competent official authorities in your country of departure. Travellers coming from at-risk areas will have to be quarantined for ten days.

Current measures and regulations for entry into Switzerland 

Hotline of the Federal Office of Public Health: +41 (0)58 463 00 00
Hotline for the Canton of Vaud: 0800 316 800 


 

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