Covid-19 virus: closes ski resorts across all Europe




SkiStar ski resorts (Åre, Sälen) will be closed for the season starting April 6, 2020.



Bukovel - "Starting Wednesday, March 25th, we are going to suspend operation of our ski lifts and finish the 2019-2020 winter season prematurely".



Levi Ski Resort has suspend all of its operations on 22th of March 2020. The measure is undertaken in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. With this action, Levi Ski Resort wants to secure the health and wellbeing of both customers and employees, and to support the measures taken by the Finnish Government.



Although there is snow on ski tracks on Kopaonik, they will close on March 22. According to the decision of the management of the Ski Resorts of Serbia, in line with the state of emergency measures adopted by the Government of Serbia, the ski-lift system is to be shut down before the usual deadline. The decision also pertains to Tornik and Stara Planina centers.




Georgian ski resorts are closing down temporarily to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country. The government of Georgia is placing a limit on crowds and closing public places.




In connection with the spread of the COVID-19 virus and on the recommendation of the Crisis Management Team of Bansko Municipality issued on March 16th, 2020 in accordance with the directions of the Crisis Management Team of the Republic of Bulgaria, the management of Ulen AD has decided to stop the operation of the Bansko Ski Center as of March 16th, 2020.
Pamporovo PLC management has decided to cease the activity of Pamporovo ski area from March 17th until March 29th.
Due to the state of emergency in the country and considering the health and safety of all guests and staff of ski-zone Borovets, the ski-zone will close as of tomorrow - 17 March.



Zugspitze & Garmisch-Classic are closed from March 16th until further notice

Due to the latest developments in nearby Tyrol Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG will close Zugspitze and Garmisch-Classic area starting from Monday, March 16th 2020.

For Zugspitze there will be a limitation of guests on Sunday, March 15th. Cable Car Zugspitze and Gletscherbahn cable car will be limited, too.

These precautional measures are aimed at combating and limiting the spread of COVID-19.




French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that France is shutting down all ski resorts, restaurants, cafes, cinemas and non-essential retail shops, starting Sunday, to combat the accelerated spread of the virus in the country.


Czech Republic

Špindlerův Mlýn
For health-related preventive measures being taken against the spread of COVID-19, the Špindlerův Mlýn ski resort will be closed from 14.3.2020.
Černa Hora - Pec closed.


Szczyrk ski resort closed.



Switzerland UPDATE

Swiss ski resorts are the latest to announce they are closing immediately due to government advice on the fight against the coronavirus.
Dear guests and winter sports fans of the Matterhorn ski paradise! "We regret to announce the following decision: The Zermatt ski area will be closed from tomorrow, 14 March 2020 until at least 30 April 2020 due to the current coronavirus pandemic".
The winter sports area Arosa Lenzerheide will be closed with immediate effect (including the weekend).
The SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun is forced to stop operating immediately. Disentis is going to remain open until March 15.
Flims-Laax-Falera: Due to the current situation regarding the new coronavirus, the cantonal authorities have decided to suspend lift operations as of next Monday, 16 March, 2020. We are also inconsolable about the early end of the season in the LAAX ski resort.

To ensure that you can still enjoy your time in the snow this Saturday and Sunday, we are taking additional measures and making suggestions on how to avoid large crowds.
Extended Offer: Next weekend, we will again begin lift operations at 8:00 a.m. from the valley stations Flims, Laax and Falera. This way we will optimise the spread of guests.  

Canton Graubünden - ski resorts will be closed 16.03.2020.
Sunday, 15 March, last day of skiing due to the coronavirus an early end of the season was decided in Davos Klosters.


Spanish ski resorts

The FGC ski and mountain resorts (La Molina, Espot, Port Ainé, Vallter 2000, Vall de Núria and Boí Taüll) announce the closure of their facilities from 00:00hrs on March 14th  due to the situation created by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and following the instruction of the Administration of the Generalitat of Catalonia on containment of the virus.

Will be closed from March 14th: Port del Comte, Masella, Baqueira/Beret, Candanchu, Cerler, Formigal-Panticosa, Valdelinares...



Grandvalira&Ordino-Arcalis - Covid-19 outbreak
The ski resorts will be closed from March 14, 2020
Ski Andorra on behalf of the Andorran ski resorts communicates that the ski resorts will close from the 14th March in view of the need to increase precaution and avoid as maximum the risk of contagion of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
From tomorrow, all the facilities of Vallnord Pal Arinsal will be closed as part of the measures to reduce the spread of the virus causing COVID-19. Vallnord – Pal Arinsal is committed to fully refund all reservations (received through its online store) scheduled from March 14 to April 13, in the best possible terms.



In order to protect public health and adhere to preventive measures against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all ski resorts and water parks are closed from 13th to 26th March, 2020.

Park Snow Donovaly will be closed.



Crisis: Ski resorts in Austria shut down due to the coronavirus

The ski areas in SalzburgerLand have their last day of operation on Sunday, 15th March, 2020. Moreover, all of the tourism operators in the federal state of Salzburg, such as hotels, B&Bs and other forms of accommodation will be closed from Monday 16th March, 2020 (the last day of operation).
The same applies to Vorarlberg and Tyrol ski areas.

Norway ski resorts

Four of Norway’s biggest and most popular alpine ski resorts (Hemsedal, Trysil, Hafjell and Kvitfjell) shut down all their ski lifts on Thursday. The closures came after both local and national restrictions on outdoor sporting events were announced, in an effort to stop the spread of the CoronaVirus.
Hemsedal was closed for the rest of the season, reports newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN), while Trysil was closed until further notice. Both are owned by Skistar of Sweden, which expected that other ski centers in Norway would be closing as well.
Hemsedal officials have also called for closure of all hotels and other lodging and restaurants for the next two weeks, and urged owners of holiday homes in the area to stay where they actually live. The goal is to reduce crowd contact, while state officials banned all organized outdoor and indoor sporting events.
It means a huge loss of business, with Hemsedal and Trysil together generating skilift revenues of more than NOK 400 million per season. Skistar’s shares fell on the Stockholm Stock Exchange after the closure order came around 3pm.



With reference to the decisions taken by the cantonal government today, the lifts in Airolo-Pesciüm remain closed as of today.


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.

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