Last update: 25/10/2020
We’re all wondering what the ski resorts will look like in winter 2020, which is why we’ve been in touch with some Snowsports companies and resorts across Europe to get you the latest information. The plan is for ski resorts to reopen in early December, as usual. But there will be large differences in how people stay safe when moving around the resort. Here are the latest updates on how each country and it’s ski resorts are re-opening for winter 2020…
Ski Resorts Update: Winter 2020
French Ski Resorts Winter 2020
Our close neighbours in France have been proactive in delivering new information for winter 2020/21. The new updates announced on the first week of September are as follows:
- Anyone 11yrs + will need to wear a mask in the lift queues and on the lifts
- Hand sanitiser will be available at the lifts
- Cable cars will be cleaned out at least once a day
- No current restrictions on the number of people in lifts or mixing different groups of people
- Masks required at ski school meeting points
- Any equipment ski school clients use (such as children’s bibs) will be disinfected
Tignes have just released information on what they will be doing specifically in the resort and on the slopes to keep you safe. What we don’t know yet is if a buff/neck warmer will count as a mask on the lifts. Currently, the government regulations require a ‘mask’ but no specifics about what exactly that mask needs to be.
We highly recommend downloading the French contact tracing app called Tous Anti Covid. On the app, the language can be switched to English and there is clear explanations for how it works.
Swiss Ski Resorts Winter 2020
Switzerland has also been quick to make adjustments to their protocols to ensure everyone visiting feels safe. Their top changes that will impact us in Verbier are: