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What will skiing be like this season?

Both France and Austria have released updates on how they intend to keep us all safe and skiing this coming winter. Below we have an update on all French resorts and on St Anton in Austria.

How French resorts are making skiing safe.

The below graphic has been released by France Montagnes highlighting how the resorts are going to ensure everyone’s safety while skiing as well as indoors, around the resort, in the queues and on the ski lifts.

Infographic showing what measures will be in place on the mountains this season

The key points are listed below:

Ski Lifts

• Wearing a face mask is compulsory while queuing and on the ski lifts.
• Contact points will be thoroughly cleaned regularly.

In Equipment Hire Shops

• Wearing a face mask is compulsory.
• All hired equipment is thoroughly cleaned.
• Hand sanitising gel is available.

At Ski School

  • Wearing a face mask is compulsory when gathering at the beginning and end of a lesson.
  • In public outdoor spaces:
    • Wearing a face mask is compulsory for everyone aged 11 and over.
    • Hand sanitising gel is available.
    • All surfaces are thoroughly cleaned.
  • All hired equipment is thoroughly cleaned.

In bars and restaurants

  • Table service only.
  • Table distance a minimum of 1 metre apart, or fixed or removable panels to ensure physical distancing.
  • Guests must wear a face mask while walking around the premises.
  • Hand sanitising gel is available.
  • All surfaces are thoroughly cleaned, with increased frequency.

To read further about Courchevel and updates you can do so here.

St Anton sign at top of the mountain

How St Anton is making skiing safe.

St Anton is still developing their regulations and safety measures which are continually changing and updating.

St Anton has been open with the lifts operating and has been busy during the summer months, so have already adapted and implemented many measures as per government instructions. The Arlberg Lift System is expected to run at normal (full) capacity and speed with the introduction of a safer queuing system and the wearing of masks in queues and on the lifts.
Bars and restaurants are awaiting the decision of local government on the agreements and requirements for apres ski bars and nightlife.

The 5 most important rules to follow in St Anton are as follows:

  1. keep at least 1 metre distance to strangers
  2. refrain from shaking hands when greeting strangers.
  3. mouth-nose protection recommended in crowded areas.
  4. wash hands several times a day.
  5. sneeze or cough into the crook of your arm or into a handkerchief.

The Ski Arlberg App will also be updated regularly with helpful information from the ski resort.

For updates and further information on St Anton please visit here.

If you have any further questions or would like to discuss a trip with us please email enquiries@kalumatravel.co.uk.

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