Browsing entries tagged with Covid 19

29 May 2020

Lifts to open and work continues in Zermatt

Lifts to open and work continues in Zermatt

The cable cars will start operating in the picturesque ski resort of Zermatt on 8 June as coronavirus restrictions continue to ease in Switzerland.  Hotels, accommodation, hiking trails, public transport…

24 Apr 2020

Ischgl plans more quality après-ski

Ischgl plans more quality après-ski

The Austrian ski resort of Ischgl is planning to move its après-ski scene more upmarket, as Austria starts to ease its lockdown. Mayor of the Tyrolean ski town has said he will work with local business…

16 Apr 2020

Donate ski goggles to the NHS

Donate ski goggles to the NHS

An organisation set up to gather ski goggles for NHS staff in the UK is appealing for skiers and snowboarders to donate used or new eyewear. The initiative, GogglesforDocsUK, is collecting used or new…

14 Apr 2020

Ötztal valley helps skiers remain upbeat

Ötztal valley helps skiers remain upbeat

While travel as we know it is not currently possible, “armchair travelling” is the new buzzword, and helping to keep horizons intact for those with wandering feet. While some companies are offering…

11 Apr 2020

Zermatt displays Union jack on Matterhorn

Zermatt displays Union jack on Matterhorn

As the coronavirus death toll hit 980 in the UK last night, the Swiss ski resort of Zermatt sent a sign of solidarity. Since 25 March, the famous Matterhorn mountain which straddles the ski resorts of…

7 Apr 2020

Michelin-starred chefs cook for hospital staff in French Alps

Michelin-starred chefs cook for hospital staff in French Alps

Michelin-starred chefs in the French Alps are feed staff caring for coronavirus patients in local hospitals. Some 20 Michelin-starred chefs from the Savoie Mont Blanc have joined the initiative that started…

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…

9 Mar 2020

Ski lifts close in northern Italy

Ski lifts close in northern Italy

Ski lifts in the Aosta valley and other northern regions of Italy have been closed until further notice, as part of the government’s lockdown in an attempt to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The means…

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