ASAA Statement – how we see the 2021 season shaping up
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented incredible challenges not just for the Australian ski industry but globally. Through the hard work of every citizen and every community, Australia has largely contained the spread of COVID-19, thus enabling a measured opening of the economy and the activities we love. That includes Australia’s ski resorts, many of which managed to operate very successfully over the past summer months, and all of which are now looking forwards to winter. That is great news for the local and regional communities and the 23,000 jobs that rely on alpine tourism.
With winter 2021 fast approaching our Australian ski resort operators are all preparing to operate from June 12 (Queen’s Birthday long weekend). While expecting a “COVID normal season”, ensuring the safety of our staff, our guests, and the communities in which we operate remains our highest priority. All Australian ski resorts have developed and implemented comprehensive COVID-19 Operating Plans and procedural frameworks which demonstrate strict compliance with government guidelines and address community expectations and concerns. At the time of writing there is no expectation that public health orders specific to alpine resorts will be imposed on our resorts. All resorts however will continue to closely comply with industry-based public health orders, such as those which cover indoor venues, public gatherings, and the like.
So, from us it is a big “Welcome Back”! While the new normal means planning and booking ahead, our Australian ski resorts await you with open arms. It is time to return to the snow and the mountains we all love.Read the ASAA Covid-19 FAQ