Zermatt-Cervinia open international ski area

Update 26.10.20: The Italian side of the international ski area above Cervinia and Zermatt opened as planned on Saturday but was then closed again, pending a safety assessment from the authorities.

The Cervinia lift company shared the following statement on their Facebook page:

As you may already know, the new DPCM, issued today, provides for the closure of the lifts pending the guidelines validated by the Technical and Scientific Committee. We hope it will happen soon and reopen soon, in compliance with the new rules. We will keep you posted.The weekend just spent saw our area at the centre of media attention, due to some images that have gone viral. We are sorry for what happened, especially for the fact that someone has doubted the professionalism of women and men who, in a difficult context and thanks to the precious collaboration of law enforcement, worked relentlessly to allow the winter season to open In absolute respect of the security protocols in force. Today’s day, with a few small adjustments and further stimulating the online purchase of the skipass, even the outdoor queue of the ticket office has been practically zero. We thank those who have chosen our location these days acting responsibly and those many who, with their messages, have shown us their closeness.

Cervinia Valtournenche – Ski Paradise

Article published 24.10.20: The international ski area shared between Zermatt in Switzerland and Cervinia in Italy is now officially open for winter 2020.

The Plan Maison area above Cervinia went into operation on Saturday 24 October with three chairlifts connecting over the border into Switzerland and opening an international area of 50 kilometres of ski runs.

Furggsattel Gletscherbahn above Zermatt
© Kurt Müller

The Furggsattel chairlift on the Swiss side has already been open for some days serving ten runs on the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise section as well as the connecting piste to Trockener Steg.

More information: www.zermatt.ch

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