Exactly when will my favourite resort open for the 2020 ski season?
Please check the website of your favourite resort on a regular basis. This will bring you up to date with all of the latest news and information, much of which will be vital if you plan to visit one or more of the resorts this season.
How will things be different this season?
Skiers and snowboarders should plan for a very different snow experience this winter as we all adapt to the constraints of coronavirus. Australians are now familiar with the shared responsibility of social distancing, reduced capacity in venues and hygiene measures. The snow season is going to be extension of these ‘new normal’ practices and we are confident people will rise to the challenge and adjust to some new and necessary procedures in order to be able to get back on the slopes. Patience will be a virtue this season.
Can I just turn up, or will I need to book ahead this season?
Skiers and boarders will be the need to plan ahead like never before, booking as many aspects of their resort holiday in advance as possible, including lift tickets and accommodation.
What are the new things I need to remember this season?
For the sake of all of us, skiers and snowboarders will need to bear in mind the Four Pillars of the New Normal:
- Social distancing.
- Strict hygiene and sanitisation protocols.
- Download the COVIDSafe app, and have it running while in-resort.
- If you feel unwell, travel nowhere else but to seek medical advice.
Will all resort services be available this season?
The full range of products and services normally associated with the alpine resorts may not be available in 2020. Once each individual resort has finalised their operating plan for winter 2020 they will release more details regarding lift tickets, lessons and other resort services. Please check your favourite resort’s website on a regular basis for the latest news and information.
I have already purchased a season pass for 2020. Can I expect to get full value from it?
Please contact your resort for further information in relation to their season pass arrangements for 2020.