British ski hosts banned by French court
A court in France has ruled that British Tour companies are not allowed use ski hosts to show clients round the slopes. It believes skier safety is compromsied. It is a test case and all ski hosting in France is now banned. The British are appealing.
Tour operator ski hosts offer their guests a service by taking them round the slopes on orientation tours of the resorts.
It introduces them to the slopes and is as much social as anything else. No instruction is given and the guests are not taken off piste or on difficult runs.
On Monday a court in Albertville has now banned the practice saying it breaks French law where leaders of organised groups on the ski slopes have to be qualified ski or snowboard instructors.