Coronavirus forces closure of all ski resorts across Italy

10th March 2020, by Abi Butcher

The ski season ends early across Italy due to coronavirus. ©Dolomiti

The ski season ends early across Italy due to coronavirus. ©Dolomiti

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 had remained open have now closed for the season. In a statement, Dolomiti Superski said: “... in coordination with the political authorities, [Dolomiti Superski] has decided the early closure of the current ski season. This in consideration of the rapid spread of the coronavirus in the Italian territory and the potential risks of tourists, staff and local population in all the ski areas served by its lifts and in order to preserve first of all the health and tranquility of all.”

“We are extremely sorry to have to take this absolutely exceptional decision, but we believe that this step is of fundamental importance to stem as far as possible even in our territories with a very high tourist density, the rapid spread of the Corona virus. We would like to thank all the skiers we have hosted in our ski areas during this season and we hope to welcome them back soon in the Dolomites.”

The ski area says unused ski passes will be refunded - details on how to obtain those refunds (particularly for ski passes purchased online) are available here.

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