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Résidence Christiania

Résidence Christiania is all about location, location, LOCATION.  Not only is the lively town center of Risoul nearby (50m) but the lifts and slopes are only 50 meters away, on your doorstep.

After a day on the slopes, one of the greatest pleasures is to take it easy in one of the buzzing bars. The town center has many restaurants where you can “refuel” before a peaceful nights sleep. The studios and apartments at the Christiania are traditional and cosy, with lots of wooden used in the contruction. If you don’t feel like going out for dinner; all units have kitchenettes where you can prepare a home-cooked supper for your family.

  • Near ski lifts/slopes
  • Near lively centre

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Location and surroundings

Risoul

Nearly all accomodation in Risoul is ski in ski out. In the afternoon,it is so easy to get back to your apartment! Most buildings are made of wood giving the village a cozy feel.

There is plenty to do here with lots of nice restaurants and some bars and clubs where you can enjoy the lively après-ski.

Snowboarders and skiers can both have a great time here with one of the largest fun parks in Europe. It has an illuminated halfpipe and the piste area has nearly 100 miles of trails. Furthermore, there are many organized events in the area such as music concerts and in April the annual end of season party!

Risoul

  • Accommodation directly on the La Fôret Blanche ski slopes
  • Cosy and traditional ski village
  • Vibrant après ski

Location and surroundings

La Fôret Blanche

In the Hautes Alpes, two ski resorts have combined together to form a ski area called La Forêt Blanche. If you like skiing in the trees this is the place for you!

Vars is the largest and most famous place of the two and consists of a combination of four small villages. Three of them are at an altitude of about 1650 meters. Risoul is a modern station and more suited to families.

Skiers can test their speed on the Kilomètre Lance, known as the fastest track in the world - see how fast you can go!

Surf Country, the largest snow park in Europe, with a fun park and a half pipe attracts snow-boarders and skiers alike and cross-country skiers find approximately 43 kilometers of trails.

To make it complete, there are various events held throughout the year so you will never get bored.

La Fôret Blanche

  • 180 kilometres of slopes
  • Area for beginner and advanced skiers
  • Plenty of non ski activities

Travel information relating to the Coronavirus 

This information has been carefully compiled by Sunweb based on information provided by the local authorities. Since the measures mentioned are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from this and Sunweb accepts no liability for any damage resulting from the use of this information.

Current Status: Negative travel advice until the 30 November 2020.

Regulations per destination

Distance required in public areas (in metres)
Yes
1 metre
Max persons together outdoors
No
Not allowed to come together
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
But advised to wear a mask inside aswell when in company of others
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Open
A mask is mandaotry for everyone aged 11 and over, and only take transport for essential trips. Travelling between the French regions is no longer allowed as of Monday 02.11.2020
Transfer
Yes
A mask is mandatory
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
A mask is mandatory
Petrol stations
Open
A mask is mandatory
Shops
Closed
Shops will reopen 28.11.2020
Restaurants
Closed
From Friday 30.10.2020.
Bars / Apres-ski
Closed
From Friday 30.10.2020.
Club/Nightlife
Closed
Curfew
Depends
From November 28, 2020, French people may be outside for 3 hours and a maximum of 20 kilometers from their home address. This does not apply if they have to leave for work or for a medical emergency.
Not allowed to sell alcohol in certain hours
No
Events open air or indoor
No
Not allowed
Wellness
Closed
Closed from Friday 30.10.2020.
Skilifts
Closed
Closed from Friday 30.10.2020.
Ski lessons
No
Unavailable from Friday 30.10.2020.
Ski rental
Closed
Closed from Friday 30.10.2020.
Slopes
Closed
Closed from Friday 30.10.2020.
Mask
Yes
Masks are mandatory from the age of 11 in public transport and air traffic. Also in all public closed buildings and areas, for example government buildings, hospitals, shops, restaurants and hotels. Ski lifts, drag lifts, ski schools, ski buses (also on the platform), lift stations, ski rental shops and other closed parts of the ski area. Even when you are in line (outside and inside).
Quarantaine
No
Covid test before departure or wait in quarantaine
No
Covid test on destination (random or everyone)
No
Health declaration
Yes
All travelers are required to complete and carry the certificate corresponding to their situation: for exceptional international travel from abroad to France and for a non-conforming trip to certain overseas communities.
It is mandatory for all passengers to fill in a passenger location form 48 hours before arriving/returning to the UK. The form can be found
here.
Other formalities needed to enter destination?
No
Please always double check the GOV UK website before travelling.
Additional measures per ski region
No
Additional airline and bus rules
No
Other area information
Yes
Additional COVID-19 information provided by France Montagnes.

Practical information

Capital:
The capital of France is Paris

Time:

France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).

Language:

The official language is French.

Money:

The euro (€) is the official currency of France

Emergency number:

The local emergency number is 112.

Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :

It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.

Power:

The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.

Mobile:

A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.

Safety on the slopes:

In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.

Travel documents:

You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.

Food and Drinks:

Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.

Opening hours:

As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.

Public Holidays: 

Christmas Day:  25 December, 2014 (Thursday)

Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)

New Year’s Day:  1 January, 2015 (Thursday)

Good Friday: 3 April, 2015

Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015

Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015

 

Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.

In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande-ext/cgu

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Flight information

Flight packages are not available for this destination/resort. Please see the prices for self-drive packages (including lift passes) on the Prices and Booking tab on the yellow menu above.

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Lift pass, lessons and material

Discounts:

The lift pass for children up to 4 years old and for seniors aged 75 and over is free. If you are entitled to a free lift pass, choose "No lift pass" when booking. This free lift pass can be picked up locally on presentation of your ID.

The above fees and discounts are valid when booking through Sunweb. Other rates are used at the resort.

In the booking process it is indicated for which days the lift pass is valid. If you want to use the ski lift on a different day than indicated in the booking process, please contact our contact centre by telephone. It is not possible to change the days of the lift pass once you have arrived at the destination. If you wish to extend the lift pass, it can often be booked as an extra. The price for extending the lift pass can be found in the booking. If you choose “no lift pass”, the discount can also be found in the booking process.

The deposit for the lift pass is 2 euros.

You can select ski and snowboard directly upon booking. With short-stay holidays it is not possible to book ski lessons. You can arrange ski lessons at the resort.

When booking ski lessons, your level is requested:Beginners: Choose if you have never skied before.Intermediate: Choose if you have skied before and know how to break and turn.Advanced: Choose if you are an accomplished skier but wish to improve your technique.

When booking ski lessons, you will be asked to specify your level of experience:

Beginners:

Only choose beginners lessons if you have never skied before.

Intermediate:

If you are able to break and make turns, choose this level.

Advanced:

 If you are able to ski but you would like to improve your technique, please choose this level.

Ski and snowboard rental can be specified immediately upon booking.

When you book Gold or Diamond ski equipment you can exchange it once a week for free, for snowboard equipment or freeride skis (unavailable on weekends).

The following materials can be booked:

Bronze

This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.

Silver

This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.

Gold

These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.

Diamond

These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.

TIP:

Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.

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