Can someone explain what ‘rights’ I have to ski off-piste in France? Most alpine landowners seem to be relaxed about fences and skiers in winter, but having met a very irate local when exploring round Megeve/Cote2000 I’d like a clearer idea of where I stand legally.
Obviously we try to be friendly and not cause damage and we won’t be going back there again.
I don’t want to be snowboarding with a lawyer in my backpack, but on the other hand I don’t like to be intimidated. In this instance Mr Angry wanted us to hike back up the meadow we’d just ski’d down, rather than follow the cart track we were then on, to the road. We declined and a long argument in broken FrAnglais ensued.