Brussels, 28 February 2008
As a result, snowboard instructors from other Member States who have not been trained as ski instructors are currently unable to engage in their occupation in France. The Commission believes this ban might be justified on consumer protection grounds in that the presence of ski instructors teaching different disciplines at French ski resorts might mislead consumers with regard to the extent of the snowboard instructors’ abilities. However, the Commission considers that consumers would be better protected by less restrictive measures such as requiring snowboard instructors to display the vocational or training qualification of their Member State of origin.
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