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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

I just realized all the mess was for...21%?

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I just realized all the mess was for...21%?

https://www.thelocal.ch/20201222/swi...ish-flight-ban
Well, I read that some 19'000 brits landed in GVA in the last couple of weeks, 10'000 just last week-end (apparently).

Not exactly "peanuts" ...
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

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I just realized all the mess was for...21%?

https://www.thelocal.ch/20201222/swi...ish-flight-ban
It might be more interesting to see what the average spend is of that 21%. I’m guessing Brits that still made the trip to Verbier, Zermatt, etc. in the current climate aren’t all staying in the youth hostels eating a picnic at lunch 😬
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Schwytz remains closed until 8th of January.

Hasliberg and Engelberg apparently open tomorrow but to what extent ? any ideas ?

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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

We booked the last apartment in Walensee resort yesterday (probably some Brits have cancelled ) for the long weekend and today St. Gallen announced the opening of the ski resorts from tomorrow. Aren't we lucky?
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Lots of snow in the last couple of days, so more lifts and pistes open here, including a couple (in the Mossettes area) that run into France, Links from Morgins to Champousin are now open and they're saying that tomorrow we'll be able to get all the way across to les Crozets, which will mean that the entire Region Dents du Midi ski area will be connected.

We sometimes forget, due to the overall size of the Portes du Soleil, just how much skiing there is on the Swiss side, but in fact it's a significant amount in its own right.

Oh, and day passes apparently need to be pre-ordered, currently a day in advance, so anyone planning to come up here be warned not to do so if you haven't already got one ordered.
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We booked the last apartment in Walensee resort yesterday (probably some Brits have cancelled ) for the long weekend and today St. Gallen announced the opening of the ski resorts from tomorrow. Aren't we lucky?
Yes, we are lucky...
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Lots of snow in the last couple of days, so more lifts and pistes open here, including a couple (in the Mossettes area) that run into France, Links from Morgins to Champousin are now open and they're saying that tomorrow we'll be able to get all the way across to les Crozets, which will mean that the entire Region Dents du Midi ski area will be connected.

We sometimes forget, due to the overall size of the Portes du Soleil, just how much skiing there is on the Swiss side, but in fact it's a significant amount in its own right.

Oh, and day passes apparently need to be pre-ordered, currently a day in advance, so anyone planning to come up here be warned not to do so if you haven't already got one ordered.
I just checked the situation in France and you can't even ski from Switzerland onto the French ski area, where the lifts are closed.

"Si nous ne pouvons pas utiliser les remontées mécaniques françaises, est-il néanmoins possible de redescendre malgré tout depuis la Suisse sur le secteur français ?
Le domaine skiable côté France sera fermé et ne sera pas accessible aux skieurs. Nous sommes en attente d'information pour une utilisation du domaine par les skieurs de randonnée."
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I just checked the situation in France and you can't even ski from Switzerland onto the French ski area, where the lifts are closed.
Yes, but what I'm referring to are two drag lifts which both finish in the Swiss area, so although physically crossing the border into France are presumably not counted as French. They're marked as open, anyway, but as I said the links from Morgins weren't open today so I cannot confirm from actual observation.
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Yes, but what I'm referring to are two drag lifts which both finish in the Swiss area, so although physically crossing the border into France are presumably not counted as French. They're marked as open, anyway, but as I said the links from Morgins weren't open today so I cannot confirm from actual observation.
Still totally unclear. Today the interactive piste map still shows one of the two open, as well as another lift and a ski piste open on the far side of Avoriaz, which latter I don't believe for a second. Links across from here to les Crozets are showing as open, so we'll get out there and see what we can see.
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Nice empty pistes, no queues. FFP2 masks obligitory
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Where is that?

Are people actually wearing FFP2 masks, rather than just a buff or basic mask?
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

That's Austria, Tirol. Since the Bavarians have to quarantine for 2 weeks if they dare to come, there are no daytrippers. I was up on Sunday with most lifts being empty bar me - with streamlining at the barriers to ensure 50% capacity.

Almost everyone is wearing FFP2 masks and as you are checked on the gondolas going up, you 99.9% have to have one. No casual face coverings or basic masks permitted.

Rule is that they have to be worn in queues and on all lifts. This is being enforced reasonably well by the people working the lifts.
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Booked Thyon 2000 for my big birthday end of Feb- restaurants will probably still be closed for the day- but opened for the rest of the week. Self catered apartment, so as long as we can enjoy the snow.
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