New regulations, more is closed, but skiing is still open
As we roll through January and the ever changing COVID regulations the next set of measures have come into place. With the announcement last week of non essential shops closing, and an email from the tourist office saying that included ski schools we were readying our office to close. Then 24 hours later there was another email saying ski schools can remain open! On goes the roller coaster.
New cases in Switzerland
The situation in Zermatt
The Zermatt Bergbahnen have committed to keeping the whole ski area open. They have closed a couple of ‘non essential’ lifts like the Furgg chair lift and the Rothorn cable car but this does not change the areas accessible.
There are a couple of new pistes open now too in and around the new Kumme lift which are great.
We have a few lessons going on, but the very large majority of people on the mountain during the week are instructors training for exams. This usually goes on at this time of year but right now up on the mountain there are Swiss Snowsports groups, and a couple of school groups and that’s about it!
We are up there with our summitprofessionaldevelopment.com training program and making the most of the conditions and the time. These are a few photos from training in the bumps this week.
Matterhorn Paradise lift pass policy re COVID for winter 20/21
In a nutshell if you book your lift pass online but can’t make it out to Zermatt due to travel bans, you or persons cloasely associated catching COVID-19 or resort facilities being closed due to federal or cantonal authorities then you will be issued with a credit note for the lift pass that is valid for 5 years. There are other insurance options and some lift passes are not valid for the credit note scheme so be sure to check the terms and conditions in detail.