Italian ski industry officials signed a decree yesterday outlining operating procedures for ski resorts this upcoming winter.
The ‘protocol for the reopening of ski areas and the use of ski lifts’ outlines several rules ski resorts will have to implement for the ski season to go ahead. Italian ski resorts remained largely closed last winter.
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Any guest over the age of 12 must have a Green Pass, which means they must be vaccinated, recovered, or have an antigen test within 24 hours or a PCR test within 72 hours. It is unclear how these measures will be enforced. All employees must be vaccinated.
To avoid unnecessary lines forming, guests will be encouraged to buy their passes online. Those buying at the ticket window will be encouraged to pay by card and expect to see protective screens between themselves and the masked staff. Guests must wear a mask in public areas and on the lifts and maintain social distancing of 1 meter.
Open chairlifts will operate at full capacity, but enclosed cable cars, gondolas, and bubble chairs will run at 80% capacity with the windows open.
Staff will be responsible for ensuring compliance and dispersing crowds of people.