Italy Skiing Coronavirus - Worried

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Italy Skiing Coronavirus - Worried

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Kiernanr
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posted Feb-2020

We have just returned to Ireland from Ponte Di Legno/Passo Tonale. Skiing was great if a little too warm on the last couple of days and they could do with more snow....that was my major concern rather than the corona virus!!. Plenty of hype in Italian media about the corona virus. But at the end of the day, the epicentre is over 3hrs drive from the Passo Tonale and most ski resorts I would imagine. So if we were to self quarantine its like saying that the whole of Ireland should shut down when a case emerges in Dublin for example.
The hysteria is ridiculous and the media should point out the location of these towns in relation to the ski areas.

SkiYetiMagic
reply to 'Italy Skiing Coronavirus - Worried'
posted Feb-2020

@Kiernanr thx I was quite relieved to see your post I suspected this was the case and have not cancelled my travel plans. Not looking forward to the slush much though! Hopefully new snow at end of the week.

Kiernanr
reply to 'Italy Skiing Coronavirus - Worried'
posted Feb-2020

@skiyetimagic things can obviously change quickly but let common sense prevail and keep an eye on official travel advice. Back to snow and skiing, the temperatures seem to have dropped again which is good and there's a little snow in the forecast. The lower slopes and even some upper slopes in Passo Tonale were very spring like and heavy on Sunday/Monday. They are more for beginners and had heavy traffic but Ponte Di Legno was in better condition and the red/black runs from the glacier down were still super.
Enjoy and hopefully the Corona virus wont get that far!

SkiYetiMagic
reply to 'Italy Skiing Coronavirus - Worried'
posted Feb-2020

Thx @kiernanr and yes keeping my eye on those updates!

AlanBD@me.com
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posted Feb-2020

NIIIXSY wrote:I'm due to fly to Verona Sunday 1st March skiing in Passo Tonale in Lombardy region we booked independently although we have insurance not sure where we stand unless the flight gets cancelled- is there any admin advice going out nothing on government sites or air flight sites - what would u do ?


I booked through Crystal and they say Passo Tonale is outside the effected area and they are flying as normally so enjoy your holiday. I'll be arriving as you fly out so leave me some snow.

AlanBD@me.com
reply to 'Italy Skiing Coronavirus - Worried'
posted Feb-2020

The statistics show that if you are fit and healthy you will be OK. If you aren't then maybe you shouldn't be going skiing

Admin
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posted Feb-2020

We received the following from Trentino Tourist Office last night :-

Trentino wrote:As of today (27th February), there is no covid-19 affected person in Trentino. Trentino is indeed located in the northern part of Italy, more than 200 km away from the towns where some cases have been confirmed.

The Trentino region promptly reacted issuing various measures in order to limit risk. These measures, are valid throughout the regional territory. Besides some upcoming events that will be cancelled, all of the other tourism services and facilities are functioning normally. The lifts and slopes are all open, and so are bars, restaurants, hotels, mountain huts and sports facilities.

The Trentino Marketing website is the official reference for news on the situation in the Trentino region. Please be also informed that all the airports in Northern Italy are operating regularly and that Italian borders are fully open.

If you need to explore and know further you can also find some practical information on the Q&A section of the website, or please don't hesitate to get back to us.


See www.visittrentino.info/en/press/press-releases/
The Admin Man

Penguinpants
reply to 'Italy Skiing Coronavirus - Worried'
posted Feb-2020

Is anyone still going to Passo de Tonale this weekend? we are due to fly into Verona tomorrow and drive up in our own hire car. I've contacted the hotel and they say everything is open as normal and wouldn't consider a refund..

Topic last updated on 02-December-2020 at 21:24

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