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27 Mar 2020

Switzerland: book postponed, reports welcome

Switzerland: book postponed, reports welcome

The speed with which the coronavirus thing has developed is amazing. Two and a half weeks ago I returned from this season’s third trip to Switzerland – a Switzerland that was calmly ignoring the…

25 Mar 2020

Matterhorn lit as a sign of hope

Matterhorn lit as a sign of hope

The iconic Matterhorn in Zermatt will be lit every evening with a symbol of hope to help society stand together during the coronavirus crisis. Every evening from sunset to 2300, starting last night (Tuesday…

24 Mar 2020

Verbier locals make hospital gowns for Swiss medics

Verbier locals make hospital gowns for Swiss medics

Residents in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier are turning bedsheets into hospital gowns and masks to help in the fight against Covid-19. The move comes as doctors in Verbier request that the ski resort…

18 Mar 2020

easyJet winter 2020/21 flights on sale for under £30

easyJet winter 2020/21 flights on sale for under £30

The airline easyJet is launching its winter schedule early to allow skiers and snowboarders to change existing bookings that have been affected by the coronavirus. Until 24 March, fares for next winter…

17 Mar 2020

Ski tourers asked to stay out of the mountains

Ski tourers asked to stay out of the mountains

While more ski resorts across North America shut their lifts, European mountain areas are appealing for skiers and snowboarders who have taken to ski touring and split boarders to exercise caution —…

15 Mar 2020

Skiing in France and the US now ends

Skiing in France and the US now ends

France and the US have now followed Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Norway and Andorra in closing their ski lifts for the remainder of the season due to the COVID-19 threat. Skiers due to travel…

13 Mar 2020

Now Switzerland closes its resorts too

Now Switzerland closes its resorts too

Switzerland is following Austria, Germany, Norway and Italy with the closure of its ski resorts in the battle to contain Covid-19.  This afternoon, Televerbier announced: “Due to the COVID-19…

13 Mar 2020

Ski resorts in Austria, Germany and Norway close for the season

Ski resorts in Austria, Germany and Norway close for the season

Most ski resorts across the Austria are closing this weekend, along with Norway and Germany, too. Hundreds of ski resorts across Austria — from Lech to Saalbach-Hinterglem — as well as Germany and…

10 Mar 2020

Coronavirus forces closure of all ski resorts across Italy

Coronavirus forces closure of all ski resorts across Italy

Ski resorts across the whole of Italy have now been closed, following the country-wide lockdown in Italy to prevent further spread of coronavirus. Following our news story yesterday, the ski resorts that…

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