Ischgl starts skiing on December 3rd

The Silvrettaseilbahn AG will start skiing in Ischgl on December 3rd. On Monday they were still unsure whether and in what form they would be unlocked. Now the cable car board members Markus Walser and Günther Zangerl announced that “all day guests and locals will be provided with a wide range of facilities and slopes across borders”.

The 2-G rule will apply throughout the ski area and, on the Austrian side, there will be an FFP2 mask requirement in cabins, chair lifts and closed queuing areas. On the Swiss side, the catering establishments will be open, while the Idalp in Austria can only offer take-away during the lockdown.

At the beginning of the pandemic, Ischgl was affected by a major outbreak of the virus. The Tyrolean ski resort, which is otherwise often visited by foreign travelers, had a bad reputation internationally as a coronavirus hotspot right at the beginning of the pandemic and was also heavily attacked because of its crisis management. The 2019/20 winter season ended there at short notice on March 13, 2020.