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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…

9 Dec 2020

Italian ski resorts remain closed

Italian ski resorts remain closed

Skiing remains off the cards in Italy to anyone except professional athletes, with new regulations introduced last week to prevent travel between different regions and communes to help reduce the spread…

3 Dec 2020

Ski lifts to start turning in Austria

Ski lifts to start turning in Austria

Skiing will be allowed in Austria from 24 December, but limited to locals only with hotels ordered to remain closed. The news was announced yesterday by the Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz, speaking…

1 Dec 2020

Protestors gather over French ski resort closures

Protestors gather over French ski resort closures

Anger is growing in the French Alps with demonstrations taking place all week to protest at the government’s decision to close ski resorts due to Covid-19. Last week, President Macron announced ski resorts…

26 Nov 2020

Four-day flash sale of WTS books

Four-day flash sale of WTS books

We discuss elsewhere the prospects for skiing this year, which are not great – French Prime Minister Jean Castex confirmed today that French ski lifts and restaurants will not operate until next year,…

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