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Old 19.12.2020, 11:14
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Re: No skiing for the Brits !

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All this assumes no deal. It appears all concerned feel there is still plenty of time and little urgency...
Hm, no.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-55364470

Doubt any of them will give up their Christmas holidays to keep talking though.
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Re: No skiing for the Brits !

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I thought no skiing....for everybody in the next month or so? Did I get that wrong?
Yes, Swiss will be able to ski and no restrictions on neighbouring countries so far, it seems,

But Brits will be 3rd country nationals from 1.01.21 so

https://planetski.eu/2020/12/18/swit...uary-1st-2021/
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Old 19.12.2020, 11:27
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Surely they wouldn't be able to anyway, even if they were still EU. As far as I understand it, only locals, i.e. people who live in Switzerland, can go ski-ing here.
Nothing currently stopping a Brit coming skiing here.

As of Jan 1st they won’t be able to go anywhere in the Schengen area until considered not a high risk country by Schengen!
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Surely they wouldn't be able to anyway, even if they were still EU. As far as I understand it, only locals, i.e. people who live in Switzerland, can go ski-ing here.

do you have a link to this? Not as I understand it.
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Old 19.12.2020, 11:32
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do you have a link to this? Not as I understand it.
Me neither, as I understand it there is no restriction on anybody coming to Switzerland to ski other than the Covid restrictions for high risk countries.
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Old 19.12.2020, 11:39
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Me neither, as I understand it there is no restriction on anybody coming to Switzerland to ski other than the Covid restrictions for high risk countries.
I’ve had British guests this week. No travel restrictions or quarantine here, 10 days quarantine on return.
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Re: No skiing for the Brits !

Yes, new regs start on 1.01.21
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Re: No skiing for the Brits !

As of this morning the French police were stopping French cars at the border here, enforcing the rules announced a couple of weeks ago. Some of our instructors coming over for a training day were able to cross, even though one or two didn't have the correct paperwork (showing that they work here) this time.

There are some rules about who can buy a ticket, with restricted numbers of day passes available (and only online) but nothing based on nationality or residence.

Good to see that there were lots of additional staff enforcing mask usage on lifts/ lift queues, and everyone seemed to be conforming to the rule. And as I expected, normal ski masks covering mouth and nose are not sufficient, according to the ski school.

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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

What is so confusing for people in all this, is that the quarantine list differs to the safe countries list. Not at all easy to understand.
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

St Gallen have joined the list of Cantons closing the ski resorts. Monday is the last day for an as yet unspecified duration. So no Flumserberg, Pizol or Toggenberg for a while.

Haven't heard anything from Glarus yet.
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

I wonder what Graubünden's decision will be.
I also wonder if ski resorts are closed, are they allowing cross country skiing tracks? if they remain open will there be any places to rent cross country skis?

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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

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I wonder what Graubünden's decision will be.
I also wonder if ski resorts are closed, are they allowing ski running tracks? if they remain open will there be any places to rent running skis?
In Engelberg, they will keep the lifts running up to Gerschnialp and Truebsee. You are allowed to hike and cross country ski but you can't take your alpine skis or snowboards on the gondolas/funicular. Take away food will also be available. The rental shops should remain open as I haven't heard of any restrictions on them. Might want to call ahead as I imagine there will be quite a demand.
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Old 20.12.2020, 09:30
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Hilarious. When asked about how Valais can leave ski resorts open, Christophe Derballay said that hospitals gave green light (?) and police would enforce mask and distancing rules.

"In Verbier and Zermatt it will be like in Baghdad."

https://nzzas.nzz.ch/schweiz/skigebi...tet-ld.1593123
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Old 20.12.2020, 10:05
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

The canton of Uri will close the ski area in Andermatt from Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Sedrun and Disentis ski areas will remain open.
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The canton of Uri will close the ski area in Andermatt from Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Sedrun and Disentis ski areas will remain open.
For now. Graubünden are to decide tomorrow (Monday). I suspect they will also be closing.
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Hilarious. When asked about how Valais can leave ski resorts open, Christophe Derballay said that hospitals gave green light (?) and police would enforce mask and distancing rules.
What's funny about it? it was evident on the slopes here yesterday. Ski schools have been told to limit groups to four students in order to keep 1.5m distance apart, which is not difficult to achieve, and yes, there were some "proximity police" around, although I didn't witness them actually intervening at all. Lift queue marshals were certainly ensuring that masks went back on as people stopped at the bottom of the pistes.

Restaurants on the mountain were open yesterday but will be closing again from tonight for at least the xmas week. We might go out tonight for a change - that would be only the third time I've been to a restaurant since March. Probably saving a fair amount and eating more healthily, not that we often eat out in normal times anyway.
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Old 20.12.2020, 11:33
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

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I thought a member of the Valais government comparing Zermatt to Baghdad has something to it. But hey, what do I know?
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Was in Zermatt this weekend and braved the skiing on Friday... yes there's people checking for masks around, but man did I see some creative "mask" solutions. Loads of people with clearly normal buffs, fuzzy scarves, etc. One guy got away with a neoprene mask with the bottom of the nose cut out and breathing holes on the mouth? Right next to a lift checker? (Yes, I know buff and other companies make face masks with filters: I also know what they look like There were *plenty* of those at least, and many disposable/other clearly masks.)

Friday was still not too crowded/busy, but the weekend looked a lot fuller (went snowshoeing instead). I think that was enough piste skiing for me for the year.

Also every restaurant and bar in Zermatt is full to the brim, and loads of Brits and other tourists around. I don't see this going well.
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

The bottom lift from the village is open in St Gervais, however for walkers only so all the skiers drive up to the mid station & skin up from there, just adding to pollution. You can't ski down from the mid station so absurd.
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

It looks like many Cantons will close resorts between 22nd-29th December but those in Bern and Valais should remain open.
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