Coronavirus pandemic: Germany seeks EU deal to close ski resortsAustria says it will sue for loss of earnings if this is agreed.
There are various reports that the French resorts won’t open until after the NY celebrations which hasn’t gone down well as you can imagine.
Our regular choice are gearing up for normal opening but with various cv19 restrictions in place mainly around lift occupancy and wearing of masks in public places but no apres bars open. Have held off booking so far.We've been on to St Anton last night. Everything is opening up from the 13th December. The place we stay has changed their cancellation policy and you can cancel up to a week before you go - its normally a month. There will be restrictions like masks and social distancing.
Italy and whinging like fcuk and Austria have said pish off. Austria are going for it.
Another fine example of the EU working in harmony.......
And they’ll probably be able to but that’ll be a perfect reason not to go to Courchevel so to avoid Gucci ski suited, loud, drunk Russians.
I bow to your superior knowledge to who the gold and furry suits are made by, Megeve has its fair share of posers too mind! I think you’ll be fine for Feb. Macrons popularity, or lack of it, couldn’t take the hit.Bogner ski suits, surely?
The French resorts had better be open by February for my planned long weekend in Megeve! [shakes fist at cloud]
Our regular choice are gearing up for normal opening but with various cv19 restrictions in place mainly around lift occupancy and wearing of masks in public places but no apres bars open. Have held off booking so far.
Looks like Austria is the best bet at the moment.
Yep, here too. Last couple of weeks of Jan are great in my book, slightly longer days, good snow (usually) and the resort staff have had a chance to recover! Avoid 1/2 term like the plaguewe generally go straight after new year. The resort is empty and there are no school kids
200,000 seasonal workers on the slopes in France. 400,000 in Italy. You can see where the pressure is coming fromIt's snowing chez Oyibo at the moment - about 3 inches deep at 420 metres / 1378 feet altitude.
Word on the street (a neighbour) is that there is a very strong lobby in France to open the slopes (or more to the point, the lifts).
200,000 seasonal workers on the slopes in France. 400,000 in Italy. You can see where the pressure is coming from
Very nice - you are a lucky lad. All you need is some guns and you’ve cracked itVery much so, and because they are seasonal workers they are not entitled to the covid 80% subsidy in France. One friend/acquaintance relies on work at the local ski stations (mostly at the ticket booths) to top up his pension - he'll be f*cked if he cannot do so this year.
On a cheerier note, here's a photo I took of Chateau Oyibo this morning:
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Very nice - you are a lucky lad. All you need is some guns and you’ve cracked it
Brilliant - get the guns and you’ve got bunkers. Happy daysAbsolutely - I'm thinking along the lines of these 'des-res'es:
Traditional wood green shutters, lace curtains, Swiss chalet beams; all the makings of a quaint little villa in the woods. But strangely, the windowpanes don't reflect the sunlight and on closer approach, the house looks impossibly narrow. Because this is no quaint Swiss chalet but rather a militarywww.messynessychic.com