Val Thorens launch integral buff/mask for winter 2020/21

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Val Thorens launch integral buff/mask for winter 2020/21

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Iainm posted 05-Oct

Val Thorens have launched their own '2 in 1' buff and Covid-compliant mask.



This buff has been specifically designed to work for skiers. The fabric filters at 3-micron particles and has been classified as a 'categorie 2' mask by the French Direction Générale de l'Armement.

"We were keen to make it easier for skiers to wear a mask, so we set out to create something that both protects against the cold, but also protects against the transmission of particles" said Vincent Lalanne, director of the Val Thorens tourist office.

The buff/mask was developed for Val Thorens by the Dardilly based company Boldoduc. They specialise in technical medical protection clothing and print and manufacture in the Rhône and the Ain.

The Val Thorens buff/mask will be available from the date of the resort opening on 21 November 2020 at the Tourist Office, ski lifts and various shops in the resort.

It is already available in three versions on their website. It will cost EUR12.



France Montagnes announced recently that masks will be compulsory this winter on public transport in France and all enclosed lifts, such as gondolas and cable cars:

Billip5
reply to 'Val Thorens launch integral buff/mask for winter 2020/21'
posted 05-Oct

What a good idea !

SwingBeep
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posted 05-Oct

Zermatt showed something similar https://www.ha-wear.com/collections/neckwarmer-facemask/products/halsschlauch-covid-19-community-mask at a press conference held earlier today to outline their COVID-19 strategy for the coming winter season.

As the Swiss COVID-19 regulations state that a mask has to be worn, the authorities will have to make an amendment to allow them to be used.

Several Austrian ski resorts are also offering own brand buffs. The Austrian COVID-19 regulations only state that you have to wear "mouth and nose protection", there are no other requirements so you can more or less use what you like.

J2SkiNews
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posted 07-Oct

SwingBeep wrote:Several Austrian ski resorts are also offering own brand buffs. The Austrian COVID-19 regulations only state that you have to wear "mouth and nose protection", there are no other requirements so you can more or less use what you like.


I read that at least Ischgl and Obertauern are offering them free when you buy your lift pass.
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Topic last updated on 07-October-2020 at 06:43

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