How Italian Ski Resorts are preparing for the ski season.
The case of Pontedilegno-Tonale, the Piemontese resorts of Vialattea and Cervinia
Information taken from the post of Max Cassani of La Stampa on 02 October 2020.
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The case of Pontedilegno-Tonale. How Italian Ski Resorts are preparing for the ski season.
The resort offered a daily online card that if paid before 2nd October, was only 22 euros. This is 45% of its full price. This ticket is valid to use by Christmas, excluding the feast of the Virgin. (8th December, Immaculate Conception).
The cable car that goes up to the Presena glacier in Pontedilegno-Tonale
The case of Valle d’Aosta and Cervinia’s opening. How Italian Ski Resorts are preparing for the ski season.
The Valle d’Aosta region has approved a new health protocol valid for ski resorts. The first station to open will be Cervinia on the 24th October. Among the measures imposed the following will take place:
* The installation of thermo-scanners at the ticket offices of the ski lifts.
* Mandatory use of masks on the cable cars.
* To limit the queues at boarding, the companies will allow 100% of its capacity.
* To limit queues at the ticket office, ski resorts will encourage online ticket sales.
The ski lifts in Breuil-Cervinia will opened on 24th October. The ski season will end on May 2, 2021. There will be six months of great skiing. The now classic snowboard cross World Cup appointment will be on December 19th.
Lifts in Valtourneche will open on 21 November and on the 28-29 Nov in Chamois and Torgnon.
The Piedmontese slopes of the Vialattea area- How Italian Ski Resorts are preparing for the ski season.
Due to the pandemic, the Sestrieres spa company has decided not to sell season passes. The president of the lift company, Giovanni Brasso has explained why. He said that there could be new restrictions and they might not be able to allow a full experience of the area. He also said that he did not know how much of the snowmaking systems will come into operation.
Still the company will offer other forms of loyalty for those past season pass owners. It will start from the principle that if you ski more, you pay more, and if you ski less, you pay less.
Where to Stay in Pontedilegno Tonale– How Italian Ski Resorts are preparing for the ski season.
Hotel Garni Sorriso
The hotel has a panoramic location 750 yeards from Ponte di Legno’s pedestrian area. The lifts are 0.6 miles away. There is a bus across the street organised by Adamello Ski.
Rooms come with TV, minibar and private bathroom with hairdryer. There is a sauna, Turkish bath and billiards room. The on-site snack bar is open every day. Located halfway between the Stelvio National Park and the Adamello-Brenta Nature Park.
Book the Hotel Garni Sorriso here.
Where to Stay in Cervinia- How Italian Ski Resorts are preparing for the ski season.
Hotel Meublé Gorret
One of the guests’ favourite in Cervinia, right in the middle of it all. Direct access to the ski slopes. There is a ski locker inside the building with heating facilities. All rooms have mountain views and some offer balconies. Breakfast offers a buffet with croissants, cold cuts and cheeses.
Book your stay at the Meublé Gorret here.
Where to stay in the Vialattea- How Italian Ski Resorts are preparing for the ski season.
Serendipity Hotel in Sauze d’Oulx
A great place to stay, at 0.2 miles from the lifts. It has all different rooms, from a deluxe suite with a spa bath inside, to massive family rooms. A hot tub and sun terrace for guests, and daily breakfast served.
Some rooms have balconies or terraces. Lovely decoration in the common areas and rooms.
Book your stay at the Serendipity Hotel here.
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You can start thinking about your trip, by reading the articles on the Planning your Ski Trip tab. Or how to pack for your family ski trip. If taking your furry friend abroad to the continent, read about the new Pet Travel Scheme update from DEFRA. Self-drive skiers also need to plan for Brexit. Check out our tips for driving to the mountains. If flying and renting a car in Europe, beware of the extra charges they will pass to you if you want winter tyres, snow chains or ski racks. If driving, check the winter tyres news for Europe and North America.
You can see how our last family ski holiday was not as expected, even though one plans it to be a success, but how we could do the most of it. If you want to get better before getting to your next ski holiday, here is a quick guide to indoor skiing and dry slopes in the UK. You can also read our week in the mountains during our summer holidays in Courmayeur.
Check also how we can envision ski resorts opening on the 2020-21 ski season.
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Featured Image: Skiers walking with the Monte Cervino in the backdrop. Photo Enrico Romanzi – Breuil Cervinia. How Italian Ski Resorts are preparing for the ski season.