Season opening in beautiful sunshine and sparkling fresh snow in Ischgl on Friday. The Austrian ski resort achieved great fame as a Corona hotspot in 2020. Because from here the virus spread all over the world at the beginning of 2020. Part of the responsibility was, among other things, the exuberant après-ski scene, which at the time was still quite carefree with the possible transmission of the infection. That is clearly different today. Because the ski area is currently only open to day visitors and locals. Co-Director of the Silvretta Bahn Günther Zangerl on Friday in Ischgl: “We don’t expect a rush of visitors now, because only guests can come who actually go home on the same day. That means that overnight guests are 100 percent absent . And it will certainly be the case that some would like to see it. That maybe some also say: Yes, we would like to ski in Ischgl when it is less busy. But there will certainly be thousands of guests in the ski area over the weekend . ” With ski fans, however, optimism and a more pragmatic approach prevail: “We have something to eat with us. That fits. We are here to ski, not to celebrate.” “Loaves. Loaves with me. Capri sun.” – “Like in old times.” – “Twix, Raider, two Twix and two Ballisto.” “It’s definitely really cool to go skiing again after two years. I haven’t been skiing in a long time and with the weather, of course, the first day was optimal To be allowed to ski slopes. ” Despite the great conditions, there was still a lot of space on the slopes on Friday. According to the lift operator, around 2,500 ski fans were out and about. However, before the pandemic, the companies often had almost ten times as many on good days. The opening of the ski season was limited to winter sports enthusiasts who could prove they were vaccinated or recovered. In addition, there is a mask requirement and minimum distance in lifts and gondolas.
See in the video: Ex-Corona hotspot Ischgl starts the ski season.