The desire to return to slopes has created a palpable sense of excitement. We are absolutely delighted by the level of pre-bookings. Such is the momentum; we are having to turn away some business - not just at the peak dates.
Kaluma has been delighted to have been involved in numerous media events in the past weeks. Including press launches, industry awards, embassy events and have been on podcasts, media roundups and interviewed by international media channels.
The excitement is real.
The buzz is back.
One fact rings louder then a piste bashers siren – people cannot wait to ski.
My kids have already been into the loft to get their ski gloves and goggles. Skiing is always our best family holiday and we are planning on making up for the lost season.
Austria – St Anton – official announcements bode well for the season ahead.
The local chatter in St Anton is very positive and the latest announcements are that apres ski is BACK. The restrictions are left at the door, with access granted to anyone that satisfies the requirements of a 3-G certificate. (double jabbed or proof of antibodies (covid recovered) or a recent negative test). There are no restrictions placed on the capacity of the venues.
It’s a very similar story in France with the ‘pass sanitaire’.
There may be a restriction on late (very) night revelling and the timing of apres ski – we are all waiting for the local announcement for that. Personally, I’d be relieved to get home and sleep ready to ski the next morning.
The lifts will be running at full capacity and full speed, with the requirement to wear a facemask in gondolas and cable cars in Austria, which makes perfect sense; limiting capacity will simply cause queues where people might not be wearing masks.
Don’t just take our word for it. You can read the latest info released from Austria regarding the rules and regulations for the season ahead, by linking to the latest NEWS RELEASE
Hopefully your browser can translate it to English for you. But in summary:
From November 15, a “3-G” certificate will be mandatory in the ski areas, and an FFP2 mask must be worn in gondolas. Apres-ski is equated with night gastronomy. There should be no capacity restrictions.
Anyone who wants to use the lifts in a local ski area this year needs one thing in addition to the appropriate sports equipment: a valid “3-G” certificate. Anyone who wants to use gondolas, gondolas or coverable chair lifts must also have an FFP2 mask in their luggage
With the start of the season on November 15th, the “3-G rule” should apply in all ski areas. The proof should be checked when purchasing tickets – and not when accessing the lifts. Season tickets should only be activated for as long as the respective “3-G” certificate is valid.
Obviously the last line wasn’t in the article – but it is true! See you on the slopes.