Ski lift companies publish C-19 safety plans for Winter

Many Austrian ski lift companies and Tourismusverbände have been working hard on their Covid-19 safety and compliance plans for Winter.

Here is the summary from Ischgl and Paznaun valley.  Seems well planned and reassuring.

  • Guests can be tested on arrival in the resort or present a test done in the last 72 hours
  • Tirol state government and University of Innsbruck are monitoring sewage works to identify any presence of the virus
  • Insurance: take out travel insurance with ‘Europäische Reiseversicherung’ which insures against Covid-19
  • A multifunctional scarf with a filtering facepiece comes free with the lift pass (see below)
  • Hand disinfection everywhere
  • Managing lift queues to keep distance between different parties
  • Disinfection of all cable cars several times a day using special cold fogging devices: within 1 minute 99.99% of viruses, bacteria and spores are eliminated (the active ingredient does not leave behind residue and is 100% biodegradable, non-toxic, pH-neutral as well as skin- and eye-friendly)
  • The same disinfection measures are carried out it in sports shops, ski depots, first aid stations and WCs and lifts
  • Mountain restaurants: spacing and partitions in use
  • All staff will be tested before they start work with follow-up tests thereafter
  • Après-ski will have a new format with more focus on quality!