Foncine-le-Haut. Christmas snow made vacationers happy


Holidaymakers who came for Christmas were delighted to discover a wintry landscape in the small holiday resort of Foncine-le-Haut. From Bayard to Mont Noir, the cross-country skiing, tobogganing and snowshoeing trails were ready for vacationers. In addition, the Chalets des Isles, the Val de Saine and the Hôtel la Rivière were sold out.

For the reopening of the 'Chez Valentin' Christmas holidays, Mathieu Moreau took over from Luc Moenne - Loccoz had stopped working in September after being there for 10 years.

Mathieu Moreau started a challenge with a desire to change and discover this new activity. He has completed a training course on the subject of “hygiene and operating permits”. Due to the limitation, these trainings were conducted via video conference. To delight holidaymakers, it offers donuts, reblochon and traditional or non-traditional fondues.

On the slopes!

Hugo Giret is in his second year responsible for selling license fees from the slopes of “Chez Valentin”. Hugo Giret is currently preparing a BTS 'Management, Protection of Nature' at the Agricultural School of Montmorot. He will be back in February with Baptiste Geslin, who is doing the same studies. One of the two will manage the Nordic location. The second will be on the alpine terrain as a technical and rescue agent.

Nicolas and Rémy Michaud from the ESF enjoy its snowfall. How we understand them. “We had more reservations at Christmas than in the first week. We have mobilized 4 instructors on site to teach cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and biathlon. “As far as the little ones are concerned,” the “Pioupiou Club” worked well in the two weeks with no snow. With a view to the February vacation, a production of artificial snow was set up. ''

The former ESF office is traditionally open so that holidaymakers can seek shelter and use the toilets at the same time. taking into account barrier gestures. “Its about limiting contact with vacationers. We are waiting for the next instructions in February, ”explains Nicolas Michaud.

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