Europe: Pre-Departure Information - Be Prepared

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Ski Holiday Insurance

You must be insured to cover all important elements of your holiday. Please view our Winter Sports Insurance page for information.

Money Matters

Our staff will either travel with you to your resort or meet you soon after you arrive. If you have not pre-booked they will organise your lift pass, ski school and ski hire for you and are able to take payment by credit card in resort in pounds sterling (GBP) for all of the above. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Money mattersCash Points

Many cash points will accept UK cash point cards (please check with your bank) as well as credit cards. You may need a PIN for such transactions.

Credit Cards

Visa & Mastercard are widely accepted by shops and restaurants.

Tourist Tax

A tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by local councils in European ski resorts to support the local tourism infrastructure and may include services such as ski buses, subsidised admission to amenities e.g. pools and ice rinks and events such as firework displays. The amount charged varies according to the standard and type of your accommodation. It is also not paid by all skiers as it is age dependent. Therefore it is not included in the basic price of your holiday as we do not have all skiers’ ages at the time of booking. For the amounts by age and resort click here.



Please view our Travel Advice page for information.


Please view our Get Fit For Ski page for information. 

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