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 Euros for all of the above. There is a €2 charge for all card transactions made on the transfer or in resort. We accept travellers' cheques, Visa and MasterCard (not American Express or Switch).

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

In France, Austria & Switzerland, a small government tourist tax is payable on entry into the resort.

This is NOT included in your holiday price, so please have approximately £10 per person per week in Euros, local currency or on your credit card if purchasing other ski pack items. If staying in a chalet your Resort Representative will collect this - it can be added to the credit card bill for your ski packs. If staying in a hotel or self-catering apartment you will need to pay this directly to the hotel or agency on arrival.

We do not include this tax in the price of your holiday as the tourist authorities rarely confirm the actual amount prior to the calculation of costs for our brochure. Rather than cost in a higher amount to allow for possible currency fluctuations, we prefer to charge exactly the amount the authorities require. The tourist tax will differ if you are staying in a hotel depending on the hotel’s star rating (usually between £5.00 and £10.00 per person per week).



Please view our Travel Advice page for information.


Please view our Get Fit For Ski page for information. 

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