Actually... Some Austrian Ski Area Stay Open ...But No Tourists

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Actually... Some Austrian Ski Area Stay Open ...But No Tourists

J2SkiNews posted 23-Nov



In the fast-moving world of Austria's 20 day lockdown, which officially began on Monday, ski areas that thought they'd be closed, don't actually have to. But hotels, restaurants, tourism and hospitality do.

In short, we have not returned to the "ski lifts must close full lockdown" of Autumn 2020 but to the January - late April Austrian lockdown model where ski lifts could open if they wanted to for local people to have the slopes to themselves, but tourism is not permitted an hotels are closed.

As a result about half of the dozen or so Austrian ski areas that had already opened for the season are still open, the Stubai closed on Monday but has re-opened, to locals, today.

This was similar to the situation after lifts were allowed to reopen in January with some areas opening limited terrain for locals, others saying they could not cover operating costs from the limited revenue and staying closed.

Staying open now however will put resorts in a better position assuming the lockdown does end on the 12th.

Austria's 20 day lockdown is due to be reviewed after 10 days, in the middle of next week and to run to 12th December at the latest.

Weekend infection levels have stayed fairly static around the 1,500 per 100,000 mark so much will depend on whether these start to drop fast with the lockdown.
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SwingBeep
reply to 'Actually... Some Austrian Ski Area Stay Open ...But No Tourists'
posted 23-Nov

I think the main reason for Austria going into lockdown was the number of Covid-19 patients occupying ICU beds. The goal was to keep occupancy below 10%, it is currently 28%, if it gets to 33% there will be major problems https://covid19-dashboard.ages.at/dashboard_Hosp.html

Earlier today the authorities in South Tyrol announced that 20 municipalities are to go into partial lockdown (curfew between 8pm and 5am) https://www.suedtirolnews.it/politik/corona-suedtirol-verschaerft-massnahmen

This afternoon the head of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force said that Switzerland is only three weeks behind Austria!

Flat country skier
reply to 'Actually... Some Austrian Ski Area Stay Open ...But No Tourists'
posted 24-Nov

We had an email from a hotel in Lech saying they're welcoming their guests after 12th December....when exactly is of course anyone's guess. I'm keeping my fingers tightly crossed for the opening on the 13th for obvious reasons

J2SkiNews
reply to 'Actually... Some Austrian Ski Area Stay Open ...But No Tourists'
posted 24-Nov

flat country skier wrote:We had an email from a hotel in Lech saying they're welcoming their guests after 12th December....when exactly is of course anyone's guess. I'm keeping my fingers tightly crossed for the opening on the 13th for obvious reasons


Saw the SkiWelt say they'll open on the 11th as planned regardless - even with no restaurants/hotels open - your timing MIGHT be perfect! It's just gotta end of the 12th as per the plan...

Wongo
reply to 'Actually... Some Austrian Ski Area Stay Open ...But No Tourists'
posted 24-Nov

Of course all because some politicians are anti vaxxers and people listen to them.
Edited 1 time. Last update at 24-Nov-2021

Far Queue
reply to 'Actually... Some Austrian Ski Area Stay Open ...But No Tourists'
posted 24-Nov

flat country skier wrote:I'm keeping my fingers tightly crossed for the opening on the 13th for obvious reasons


If not you can join me an t'others in Saalbach start of Feb!

Fingers crossed for you.

Topic last updated on 24-November-2021 at 16:36

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