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September 2020

Snow-Forecast’s Rolling News on Ski Resorts Re-Opening (2020-21)

Last Updated: 2 Sepember 2020 at 09.00 GMT (Updates so far since 5 May: 130) The web's most comprehensive guide of ski resorts opening around the world. More Than 40 Ski Areas Are Currently Open Worldwide In 8 Countries on 3 Continents: Europe: Austria, Italy, Norway, Switzerland. Oceania: Australia and New Zealand. South America: Chile and Argentina. Browse by country: North America: Canada USA South America: Argentina Chile Europe: Austria France Italy Norway Scotland Slovak Republic Slovenia Sweden Switzerland Africa: Lesotho South Africa Asia: China Japan Oceania: Australia New Zealand NEW: Vail Resorts have announced their operating plans for their 34 North American resorts this winter. Holders of their Epic Pass season tickets will have exclusive access to the slopes until December 8th then priority access for the remainder…

Vail Resorts To Limit Early-Season Slope Access to Season Pass Holders

Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz has released a letter outlining the operating plans for the 34 North American resorts owned by what is now the world’s biggest ski-resorts operator by most measures. Their resorts inventory includes many famous names in North American skiing: Breckenridge, Park City, Whistler, Stowe, Heavenly and Park City to name a few. Among the initiatives announced are measures being adopted at most ski resorts around the world – around COVID testing of employees and guests, increased cleaning, online ticket sales only, refunds in certain scenarios, the wearing of face coverings in most locations and social distancing.  The group are also reducing capacity on their mountains and requiring all skiers to register for the days they want…