Will the Green Pass be the new normal on the South Tyrolian and Aosta Valley lifts this coming season?

Will the Green Pass be the new normal on the South Tyrolian and Aosta Valley lifts this coming season?

 

The coming 2021-22 ski season might bring the use of the Green Pass to get on the lifts of Sudtirol and the Aosta Valley.

 
This is what it looks like at the moment. It is at least, as per what I’ve read on Neveitalia and as reported by ANSA, La Stampa and the portal Trentino.
Alto Adige - Trentino. Photo Iuliia Boiun- Unsplash. Will the Green Pass be the new normal on the South Tyrolian and Aosta Valley lifts this coming season?
Alto Adige – Trentino. Photo Iuliia Boiun- Unsplash. Will the Green Pass be the new normal on the South Tyrolian and Aosta Valley lifts this coming season?

The case of Alto Adige. Will the Green Pass be the new normal on the South Tyrolian and Aosta Valley lifts this coming season?

 
In Alto Adige (Sudtirol), the president of Dolomiti Superski wants to impose the Green Pass. Dolomiti Superski is a big carrousel of interconnected lifts that is located east of the Autopista del Brennero. It comprises 1,200 km of pistes, including Alta Badia, Val Gardena, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Val di Fassa, Val di Fiemme, Kronplatz, amongst others.
 
Helmuth Sartori, the president of Dolomiti Superski supports this motion. He said: “We support political efforts to introduce the Green Pass as a pre-requisite for access the ski lifts.” This was at the assembly of the Association of South Tyrolean cable car operators held in Bolzano. “Winter 2020/21 could have been a record season, considering the early snowfalls and the optimal Easter date, it will instead go down in history as a total failure – added Sartori – and we can no longer allow another to occur a situation of this kind”.
Alta Badia. Gruppo del Sella. Photo: IDM Südtirol- Alex Filz- Alta Badia. Will the Green Pass be the new normal on the South Tyrolian and Aosta Valley lifts this coming season?
Alta Badia. Gruppo del Sella. Photo: IDM Südtirol- Alex Filz- Alta Badia. Will the Green Pass be the new normal on the South Tyrolian and Aosta Valley lifts this coming season?
 
More than 360 million euros in turnover is missing. Companies that did not have been operating during the summer have been without income for 20 months. They are fighting for economic survival. All these solutions have to be looked in advance for the 2021/22 season. Sartori wants that the legal framework is set up in advance.
 
South Tyrolean lifts engineers estimate that lift capacity can be reduced to 80% in closed cablecars. This was reported on the online portal Trentino. They agree to the Green Pass and other measures such as obligation of use of masks and providing desinfectant gel. They want to act now to plan security in advance to the season.
 
 

Valle d’Aosta is also looking towards the obligation of the Green Pass. Will the Green Pass be the new normal on the South Tyrolian and Aosta Valley lifts this coming season?

 
There was a meeting this past week at Valle d’Aosta between the various bodies to talk about next season.
 
The various bodies decided they are ok with the obligation of the Green Pass. But they are, at the same time, wanting to avoid the ‘limited number’ on the lifts.
 
The meeting went ahead chaired by councillors Luigi Bertschy and Jean-Pierre Guichardaz. They met yesterday in the presence of representatives of Valle d’Aosta association cableways, ski instructors, hoteliers, mountain guides, Confcommercio and the Chamber of Commerce.
Aosta Valley seen from downtown Aosta praetoria. Photo: Piero Mobile. Unsplash. Will the Green Pass be the new normal on the South Tyrolian and Aosta Valley lifts this coming season?
Aosta Valley seen from downtown Aosta praetoria. Photo: Piero Mobile. Unsplash. Will the Green Pass be the new normal on the South Tyrolian and Aosta Valley lifts this coming season?
 
ANSA has reported that the decision is to admit only skiers and staff in the lifts with the green pass. Valle d’Aosta wants to avoid too many people together to take the lifts, that is why they want to overcome the quotas in the use of lifts.
 

Minister Garavaglia points to the Green Pass as the solution for the winter season in Italy. Will the Green Pass be the new normal on the South Tyrolian and Aosta Valley lifts this coming season?

 
The Tourism Minister of Italy, Massimo Garavaglia pointed out that the “Green Pass will be the solution for the winter season”.
 
The Minister of Tourism spoke at the CI meeting in Rimini. “Starting early, we are in position to have certain protocols”.
 
After a lost winter season, the goal now is to have next one in a different way.
 
La Thuile. Photo by Dario Morandotti. Unsplash. Will the Green Pass be the new normal on the South Tyrolian and Aosta Valley lifts this coming season?
La Thuile. Photo by Dario Morandotti. Unsplash. Will the Green Pass be the new normal on the South Tyrolian and Aosta Valley lifts this coming season?
 
The mountain operators have already been working for some time to be able to open. All the necessary precautions will be taken, in a winter 2021/22 which will have to be that of the real restart. And the green pass will be a key to avoiding closures. As Minister Garavaglia, said: “With the green pass there will be no problems next winter, we have all the cards in rule to have a peaceful season like summer – the minister’s words reported by “La Stampa” – We have the certification for indoor restaurants, with the same rules we can proceed “.
 
If the minister of health, Roberto Speranza, had frozen the mountain sector several times with the decisions of last winter, and 460 million euros of funding are still expected (“will come”), Garavaglia further explained that “starting on time we are in the conditions of having certain protocols, all the certain rules and being able to open with serenity. There may be a quota in the numbers, but I don’t see any other problems.”
Val Veny, the wild side of Courmayeur. Will the Green Pass be the new normal on the South Tyrolian and Aosta Valley lifts this coming season?
Val Veny, the wild side of Courmayeur. Will the Green Pass be the new normal on the South Tyrolian and Aosta Valley lifts this coming season?
 
“The closure of the lifts last winter was based solely on prejudice” – he added – “For the next one, however, I am positive: the lifts will reopen and the season will be saved by the green pass “.
 
Italy’s ‘Green Pass’ certificate, in digital or paper, shows that people have been vaccinated, tested negative or recovered from covid-19.
 
 
For more information.
 
ANSA– 
You can read our last drive to the Aosta Valley in Winter, when all resorts were closed here. Also if you want to remind yourself of the past white season in Europe, I have a post here.

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Featured Image: Alto Adige – Trentino. Photo Iuliia Boiun- Unsplash. Will the Green Pass be the new normal on the South Tyrolian and Aosta Valley lifts this coming season?

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