Chalet operator RushAdventures, based in the French resort of Les Gets, has launched its new winter program and kept its traditional catered chalet model running, despite many operators abandoning it in favour of self-catering only.
- Whilst many tour operators abandon catered chalet holidays, RushAdventures remain determined to operate as ‘normal’ this winter
- Social distancing measures and hygiene changes over the summer season have been implemented and will be carried over into winter
- Flexible Covid-19 bookings terms have been put into place in case of cancellations
- RushAdventures is based in Les Gets, one of the closest major ski resorts to drive to from the UK
The company is confident it’s something customers still want and they have spent a considerable amount of time making the necessary changes required to help keep skiers and snowboarders safe when staying in mixed group chalets this winter.
The dining area in Chalet Aventure has been re-designed to conform with social distancing measures so that separate groups can dine apart, and in the event of any Covid-19 related issues preventing the staffed kitchen to operate, all main bedrooms have been converted to offer self-catering facilities (all remaining bedrooms will be re-fitted during the summer of 2021 making each room effectively a self-contained apartment).
During the winter, the chalet can be booked on a room only or sole occupancy basis.
Chris Chapman, co-owner of RushAdventures, said: “We have worked long and hard putting in place new cleaning procedures and establishing dining methods that work whilst respecting social distancing. We know that people still want to ski, our guests will still want to eat, and what was once known as a wonderful experience sharing a chalet and meeting other like-minded couples and families, is unlikely to change. Therefore this winter we will still be offering catered options, we might be forced to go slightly ‘off piste’ some weeks if we are required to change our procedures, but we will be here, we will be skiing, we will be drinking vin chaud, eating cheese and chatting late into the night about the best places to ski and who did the biggest jump during the day!”