Ski resorts in Switzerland remain open but France does not want holidaymakers crossing the French borders to hit the Swiss slopes as authorities continue to crack down on the spread of coronavirus. France’s ski slopes are not set to reopen until at least January 20. Germany has joined France in its call for a ban on skiing holidays amid covid.
Italy is also banning ski breaks and limiting travel between regions and municipalities over the Christmas and New Year period.
“It’s not possible to allow holidays on the snow, we can’t afford it,” Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said last week.
So where is open for skiing? This is the latest travel advice.
Along with the aforementioned Switzerland, Austria and Spain have also not yet shut their slopes entirely.
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Yesterday, Austria announced that skiing would be permitted from December 24.
However, a ski holiday in Austria could be pretty tricky – the slopes are only open to local residents and all Austrian hotels, bars and restaurants are closed until January 7.
What’s more, the destination requires visitors from countries with more than 100 cases per 100,000 to quarantine – on Monday the UK had 158 cases per 100,000, according to travel consultancy The PC Agency.
Austria hopes that British skiers will be able to return in the Spring.
“With the reopening of hotels and other touristic establishments scheduled for early January, we hope to see a strong and safe return to the Austrian slopes for British skiers and snowboarders in 2021,” Martina Jamnig, UK director of the Austrian National Tourist, told The Daily Telegraph.