Many ski resorts in Haute-Savoie have seen holidaymakers arrive, despite the confinement decreed almost a month ago in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus. If no ski resort has reopened, an employee of that of La Clusaz restarted Monday a buttock to hit the slopes with three of his friends.

One week after the start of the holidays in Île-de-France and Occitanie, this Easter weekend coincides with the start of the holidays in zone B, which groups together seven regions of mainland France. In full confinement, the instruction is always the same: stay at home. But in Haute-Savoie in the Alps, some ski resorts, while all have been closed for almost a month, have seen many holidaymakers arriving since Monday ...

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In Châtel, for example, residents have seen between 120 and 150 new secondary residents. An incredible figure which comes from a count of vehicles carried out in the station, until then deserted. Consumption in basic necessities also increased. Result: the first minutes were drawn up, while the situation also occurred in other communes of the department.


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A buttock lift restarted

But the arrival of holidaymakers in Châtel is nothing compared to the incident that occurred on Monday in La Clusaz. The locals who can observe the top of the ski area were surprised to see four skiers hitting a red slope in the best area of ​​the resort. While the place is no longer accessible to the public, a buttock worked for the four skiers.

And for good reason, the instigator of the exit was an employee of the ski lifts, posted on this track when he worked before the confinement. He therefore had no trouble putting the buttock back into service to enjoy a deserted station with his friends. It was the gendarmes, alerted by the inhabitants, who intervened.

Internal sanction likely but no complaint

The initiative was strongly condemned by Jean-Christophe Hoff, the director of the station's ski lifts. "I totally disapprove of this action," he said at the microphone of Europe 1. "It is an approach that is totally out of place with regard to confinement, of course, but with regard to the functioning of our society, where everyone does not do what he wants, "he continues.

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Asked by Dauphiné Libéré, who revealed the matter, Jean-Christophe Hoff said that the ski lift company does not intend to file a complaint. However, the employee should be penalized, in addition to the fine he will receive and which corresponds to non-compliance with the rules of confinement.