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October 2020

Austrian Ski Area Seeks Exemption From Opening this Winter

The operators of an Austrian ski centre are reported to have asked local authorities for permission not to operate this winter due to the coronavirus pandemic. Axamer Lizum is one of the ski areas close to Innsbruck, it was a venue for downhill racing at successive Innsbruck Winter Olympic Games and is included on the Innsbruck regional ski pass. Reports in The Tyrolean newspaper say that the centre’s operators have submitted an application to the Tyrolean state government for exemption from operating this winter, which it is otherwise legally required to do. Axamer Lizum Kalkkögel ©Tirol Werbung Mallaun Josef The reasons for the request are reported to include travel bans or restrictions coming in to force from countries from which…