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10 Feb 2021

Gondolas hold less risk of Covid than small offices

Gondolas hold less risk of Covid than small offices

A study recently conducted on lifts in the Swiss ski resort of Engelberg has found that skiers are 100 times less likely to catch Covid-19 on a 12-minute ride on a well-ventilated gondola than they are…

8 Feb 2021

Italian ski resorts may re-open 15 Feb

Italian ski resorts may re-open 15 Feb

Ski resorts in some areas of Italy are likely to open from next Monday, 15 February. Although the Italian government has not yet formally announced the re-opening, the country’s media is reporting that…

27 Jan 2021

Recreate après-ski with new Piste Off toffee vodka

Recreate après-ski with new Piste Off toffee vodka

As we near the end of “Dry January”, no closer to being able to go on a skiing holiday, there’s some good news. A new drink has been launched that will help avid skiers and snowboarders to enjoy…

21 Jan 2021

French ski lifts remain shut

French ski lifts remain shut

Ski lifts in France are to remain closed during February and possibly beyond, said government ministers yesterday. While French ski resorts were hoping they would get the go-ahead to open lifts from 1…

20 Jan 2021

Val Thorens make génépi hand sanitiser

Val Thorens make génépi hand sanitiser

As French ski resorts await news from the government on whether they can reopen their ski lifts in February (an announcement is due today, Wednesday 20 January), the team at Val Thorens tourist office…

14 Jan 2021

GHIC replaces EHIC for British skiers

GHIC replaces EHIC for British skiers

Travellers are being warned not to be conned into paying for the new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) that has this year replaced the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), following Britain’s departure…

10 Jan 2021

French ski resorts remain closed

French ski resorts remain closed

While Italy and Austria have delayed the opening of their ski resorts to tourists until mid-January at the earliest, last week the French government said coronavirus infection rates in France remain too…

4 Jan 2021

Italy and Austria delay ski openings

Italy and Austria delay ski openings

Italy and Austria have delayed opening their ski resorts until 18 January, at the earliest. When resorts were closed in October in Italy, they were given a preliminary opening date of 7 January, in line…

14 Dec 2020

Ski resorts in Sweden now open

Ski resorts in Sweden now open

The Swedish ski resorts of Åre, Sälen and Vemdalen will be opening this week, joining Trysil and Hemsedal in Norway, which opened on 11 December. All resorts are owned by the company SkiStar, which says…

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