Austria removes UK from Virus Variant List

The Flexenbahn has connected all the Arlberg region. Photo: Ski Arlberg- Lech Zürs Tourismus. Austria removes UK from Virus Variant List

Austria removes UK from Virus Variant List

Skiing in Austria just got a little easier!

 

Photo: Austria National Tourist Office
Hiking tour at the Sonnenplateau Mieming- © Österreich Werbung, Photographer: Robert Maybach Photo: Austria National Tourist Office

Good news for British holidaymakers: From 24 January, the UK is no longer classified as a virus variant region in Austria. Double-jabbed or recovered travellers can enter the country with a PCR test (valid 72 hours) OR proof of a booster jab (received at least 120 days after the second shot). Proof of recovery (within the past 180 days) also counts as a booster. Please find more info on the new entry rules here.

The new entry rules in a nutshell (update shortly)
Austria shortens validity of vaccination on 1 February

When in Austria, gaining “2-G” status is essential to enter hotels, restaurants, ski lifts etc. From 1 February, two-dose vaccinations are only valid for 180 days in Austria, after that a booster is needed. The third jab remains valid for 270 days from day one. Proof of recovery is also valid for 180 days. BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca (except Covishield), Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Novavax – including mix and match vaccines – are currently recognised in Austria.Travellers can show their vaccination status using the NHS app, the EU Digital Covid Certificate (Green Pass) or a printed equivalent in English or German.

Everything you need to know about Austria’s Covid rules
Rules for children and teenagers

Children under the age of 12 do not need proof of vaccination/recovery or a PCR test (exception: in Vienna mandatory testing applies from the age of 6)
Teenagers (12 or over and born on or after 1 September 2006) who are not yet fully jabbed can use the  Holiday Ninja Pass both to enter Austria and to maintain “2-G” status
• For teenagers born before 1 September 2006, the same rules as for adults apply.

PCR tests are available for both locals and visitors free of charge in Austria.

More information about winter holidays with teenagers

Start planning your next trip!

 

You can search for your own accommodation in the snow for your next ski holiday through our Accommodation Search tabOr if looking to stay in the heart of the Mont Blanc Valley in the Aosta Valley, check Il Coure della Valdigne review here. This is our own family home in the mountains, that I am renting out when not using, you can always write me a private message if interested to info@the-ski-guru.com

 

Il Cuore della Valdigne. Stay at the Heart of the Valdigne to ski in Courmayeur, La Thuile and Pila/Aosta.
Il Cuore della Valdigne. Stay at the Heart of the Valdigne to ski in Courmayeur, La Thuile and Pila/Aosta.

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If you want to take your family skiing and you don’t know where to start, read here. And search for your ski transfers from all airports to the Mountains here. And for those that are like me, that are lazy to cook, you can get your food, even gourmet mountain food delivered to your home with Huski.

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Featured Image: The Flexenbahn has connected all the Arlberg region. Photo: Ski Arlberg- Lech Zürs Tourismus. Austria removes UK from Virus Variant List

Ski World Cup: Saalbach is in the Starting Gates!

Audi FIS Ski World Cup Saalbach. Ski World Cup: Saalbach is in the Starting Gates. Copyright: © nill.at; GEPA Pictures - Daniel Goetzhaber; Christian Wöckinger.

Ski World Cup in Saalbach – now in the Starting Gates!

Information on tickets, press accreditation and program

On 20th of December the world elite of giant slalom will be competing at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Saalbach Hinterglemm. Information about tickets, press accreditations and the program can be found here. Tip: True ski fans will have race action for three days, as on 21st and 22nd of December the FIS European Cup Speed races will also be held at the Zwölferkogel in Hinterglemm!

Saalbach Audi FIS Ski World Cup. Ski World Cup: Saalbach is in the Starting Gates.
Saalbach Audi FIS Ski World Cup. Ski World Cup: Saalbach is in the Starting Gates.
Copyright: © saalbach.com, Tina Roos

Tickets

Tickets are available from € 12,00 online via oeticket.com. The tickets of the canceled Ski World Cup in Sölden are also valid in Saalbach.

Secure your “pole position” for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Saalbach with your personal VIP ticket. Enjoy culinary delights, fine wines and a wide selection of other beverages throughout the day in the VIP tent in the finish area. First class caterers will provide regional food in a stylish setting. Feel the emotions of the world’s elite of ski sports up close on the VIP grandstand in the finish area and enjoy a clear view of the finish slope of the race track. Price € 360,00 (including all taxes). VIP tickets are available online at saalbach.com/skiweltcup.

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Lift passes rates in European ski resorts

Freezing Temperatures - Photo by Rob Bye - Unsplash

Swissinfo.ch published a very good table with all the ski resorts’ lift ticket rates – which is good to see when planning a ski holiday – even though the price of the lift ticket is not all, and it accounts to only a 6% of the ski holiday, but, every little helps!

Ski Run - photo by Toa Heftiba - Unsplash
Ski Run – photo by Toa Heftiba – Unsplash
Country and ski resort Child weekday Adult weekday Child 6-day Adult 6-day
SWITZERLAND
Adelboden 30 55 138 258
Aletsch Arena 26 51 144 287
Arosa/Lenzerheide 21 64 81 291
Champèry (Portes du Soleil Pass) 39 52 196 261
Crans-Montana 33 59 169 299
Davos/Klosters 24 60 117 293
Grindelwald/Wengen 27 55 128 258
Laax 22 67 106 319
Saas Fee (Saas Fee Pass) 31 62 157 312
St. Moritz/Corviglia 22 67 107 322
Verbier/Nendaz (4 Valleys/High season) 32 64 160 319
Zermatt 34 67 162 325
FRANCE
Alpe d’Huez 43 52 211 267
Avoriaz (Portes du Soleil) 39 52 195 260
Chamonix (Le Pass) 43 50 215 252
Courchevel (3 Valleys) 49 61 240 300
Flaine/Grand Massif 35 47 185 246
La Plagne 42 52 212 265
Les 2 Alpes 40 50 200 250
Les Arcs 42 52 212 265
Megeve (Evasion Mont Blanc Pass) 37 46 185 231
Morzine 29 40 149 199
Tignes/Val d’Isère 46 57 228 285
AUSTRIA
Ischgl 30 49 148 247
Kitzbühel 27 55 133 266
Lech/Zürs am Arlberg 32 53 164 275
Mayrhofen 23 52 112 249
Skiwelt Wilder/Kaiser/Brixental/Söll 24 49 120 239
Obergurgl/Hochgurgl 34 52 157 285
Schladming/Planai/Hochwurzen 26 51 128 257
Serfaus/Fiss/Ladis 31 51 158 273
Skicircus Saalbach/Hinterglemm/Leogang/Fieberbrunn 26 53 127 255
St. Anton am Arlberg 32 53 164 275
Sölden 29 53 157 285
Zell am See/Schmittenhöhe 25 51 126 252
ITALY
3 Peaks Dolomites 37 53 182 260
Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm 38 54 191 273
Alta Badia 38 54 191 273
Bormio 34 41 138 214
Cervinia/Breuil 32 46 169 242
Cortina d’Ampezzo 38 54 191 273
Courmayeur 12 47 60 239
La Thuile 31 44 161 229
Livigno 34 47 139 240
Madonna di Campiglio 25 50 124 247
Val Gardena/Gröden 38 54 191 273
Val Senales/Schnalstal 27 45 155 238
gondola-with-skis-kipras-streimikis-Unsplash
gondola-with-skis-kipras-streimikis-Unsplash

This is not an exhaustive list, but you have something to compare. I am assuming that the prices within the Dolomiti Superski area, are showing all the same rates, as they must be selling the Dolomiti Superski lift.

 

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You can read our resort guide to Val di Fiemme and the one to Courmayeur

Tram in the clouds - Luciano Ribas - Unsplash
Tram in the clouds – Luciano Ribas – Unsplash

Featured Image: Freezing Temperatures – Photo by Rob Bye – Unsplash

Austria Ski Resorts’ Openings

Photo: Austria National Tourist Office

The time of the year has come for many of the Austrian Ski Resorts to open – many have opened some time ago, thanks to their glaciers. Here is a list of when all resorts are opening, and those that are already opened.

Thermenland Styria, “Herzspur”-hiking trail, Bad Gleichenberg –
© Österreich Werbung, Photographer: Harald Eisenberger

Vorarlberg:

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