Coronavirus locks down ski resorts in Italy

Italian ski season ended early as ski resorts shut to prevent coronavirus spread.
Rome, March 9 - Regional Affairs Minister Francesco Boccia announced on Monday that all ski facilities in Italy will be closed, starting on Tuesday morning.
 "We have decided to close all of the country's skiing facilities starting tomorrow morning with a decree of the civil protection department," the minister told a press conference in Rome.

Updated 03/09/2020 AM

Aosta Valley closes as of 9 March 2020

 
The most popular resorts: Pila, La Thuile, Cervinia Valtournenche, Gressoney-Saint-Jean - Monterosa Ski, Valtournenche, Courmayeur.
Other ski resorts: Saint Rhemy - Crevacol, Torgnon, Cogne, Chamois, Antagnod, Rhemes - Notre Dame, Ollomont, Champorcher, La Magdeleine, Valgrisenche...

 

Updated 03/08/2020 AM / Article / Coronavirus locks down ski resorts in northern Italy

Lombardy ski resorts

 
Italy on Sunday quarantined 14 provinces as well as the northern Lombardy region – 16 million people, about a quarter of the country's population – to prevent further spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
 

Along with Lombardy, the quarantine includes the cities of Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, Pesaro e Urbino, Alessandria, Asti, Novara, Verbano Cusio Ossola, Vercelli, Padova, Treviso and Venice.

The most popular resorts: Livigno, Bormio, Madesimo, Ponte di Legno /Tonale
Other ski resorts: Aprica, Borno, barzio, Chiesa in Valmalenco, Colere (Malga Polzone), Corona, Fopolo, Gerola Alta (Pescegallo), Gromo, Lanzada, Lizzola, Montecampione, Pian delle Betulle, Piani di Artavaggio, Piani di Bobbio, Piazzatorre, Pora Cima, Presolana, San Colombano, San Simone, Schilpario, Teglio, Temù, Valchiavenna, Valfurva (Santa Caterina di Valfurva, Plaghera, Sobretta), Valtorta.
 
"We created two regions. One of them concerns Lombardy and the other concerns various provinces. We will apply a stricter security procedure to these two zones, and there will be a restriction on entries and exits," Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told a press conference.
To date coronavirus has claimed 233 lives in Italy. The number of confirmed cases climbed to 5,061, making it the hardest-hit country in Europe as well as one of the worst affected worldwide.
 
Conte said sports events will be performed without spectators, and all other activities in all public spaces have been canceled. He added that museums, cinemas, cultural centers, ski resorts, pools, and sports halls in the quarantine regions are closed.

Empty La Thuile ski slopesWeb camera. Empty La Thuile ski slopes.

Coronavirus ski resort northern ItalySki resorts information

 
> ski lifts are closed
> restaurant and bar activities are allowed only from 6:00 to 18:00, with an obligation on the owners to guarantee the possibility of respecting the interpersonal safety distance of at least one meter, with the penalty of suspension of activity in case of violation.
> commercial activities other than those of the previous point are allowed on condition that the manager guarantees access in a quota-based manner or in any case suitable for avoiding gatherings of people, guaranteeing the possibility of respecting the distance of at least one meter. The sanction of the suspension of the activity is foreseen in case of violation of the indicated rules.
> kindergartens, schools and universities are suspended until April 3
> museums and libraries are closed
> civil and religious ceremonies, including funeral ceremonies, are suspended
> all activities are suspended within cinemas, theaters, pubs, game rooms, discos and similar places
> medium and large shops are closed on holidays days. The closure is not available for pharmacies, parapharmacies and food shops. The owners are always called to ensure compliance with the safety distance of one meter.
> the activities of gyms, sports centers, swimming pools, notation centers, wellness centers, spas, cultural centers, social centers, leisure centers are suspended

Ski pass
Following the decree that provides for the closure of the ski areas in all of Lombardy, we inform you that unused, even partially, ski pass tickets will be refunded.
 

About CoronaVirus/COVID-19

 
First detected in Wuhan, China, in December, the virus, officially known as COVID-19, has spread to more than 80 countries.
 
The global death toll is around 3,500, with more than 100,000 confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
 
As part of efforts to contain the outbreak, governments have closed borders and suspended land and air travel with the worst-hit countries such as China, Iran, and Italy.
 
After declaring the outbreak an international health emergency in January, the WHO last month updated the global risk level to “very high.”
 

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