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Corona Safety Rules

Corona measures in Norwegian ski resorts

The work of implementing infection control measures ahead of the coming ski season is underway and following consultation with national health authorities and regional chief medical officers, we can now share our plans for the coming ski season.  No one knows how the next months will unfold, but we do know that we will have snow, that winter is on its way and that we are looking forward to it!

 

We will do everything possible to ensure that this season is as close as possible to the experience you would have during a normal winter, but we are dependent on our guests following the advice given  and that all our resorts have up to date rules, regulations and infection control measures in place.

Below, you will find the main rules that apply to Norwegian ski resorts. We encourage everyone to be considerate and take precautions in our resorts, so that you and others feel safe and can enjoy a lovely, long winter.

Please note that the rules are subject to change according to national advice and will be displayed in all resorts.

 

First things first.

Before you start skiing, please consider the following:

  • Do I feel unwell?
  • Am I in quarantine?

If the answers to any of these questions is yes, do not visit our resorts. We are completely dependent on people that have symptoms, feel unwell or are in quarantine, stay at home. If the answer to both the questions above is no, we ask that you follow these now familiar rules:

  • If you feel unwell, stay at home
  • Ensure you have good hand hygiene
  • Ensure there is 1 meter between you and other people at all times

What should you do if you get symptoms or fall ill when you are at one of our resorts this winter?

  • Travel home as soon as possible
  • Isolate yourself in a separate room if possible
  • Do not use public transport
  • Cover your mouth and nose or keep 2 meters away from others

If you have anything to report, contact your doctor or representatives for the resort.

 

Lift passes

To prevent queues, we are encouraging visitors to purchase lift passes online, using a ticket machine or where available, via an app.

When purchasing a lift pass,  all guests will be told that they must follow the infection control advice, and that they must not visit the resort if they have symptoms of a respiratory infection or if they are in quarantine.

Violation of these rules may result in being banned from the resort.

 

Ski lifts

  • Whilst queuing for a lift, we ask that you stay a ski pole’s length away from the person in front, behind and to the side of you. Follow signs and instructions.
  • Norway now has restrictions on the use of ski lifts. As far as possible, please share lifts and T-bars with members of your family or travelling party only.  If you share a lift with skiers outside your party, please ensure that every other seat on the lift is left free.
  • All lifts will be manned, tell the lift operator if you need help getting on the lift
  • Do not use the wind shield when using chairlifts
  • The number of people in each gondola will be limited.
  • There will be no single skier queues to avoid mixing families and travel parties

The resorts are looking at ways of spreading the skiers around the area to make the best use of the capacity where needed.

 

Ski school

Tuition and ski schools are welcome offerings for many, but we have had to make some changes to the service this year.

  • Please do not attend if you are ill or have symptoms
  • Keep 1 meter apart
  • Only one adult can accompany a child to the meeting place
  • To help the organization of the lesson, we ask that you arrive in plenty of time before the lesson. This will also help facilitate social distancing

 

We will:

  • Ensure that there is a maximum of 10 people in each group
  • Ensure limited contact in games and during the lessons
  • Limit the sharing of equipment

 

Ski rental

Many guests want to hire skis or snowboards. This will still be possible, but these need to be pre-book where possible. Check on the resort’s website for details. 

  • All equipment will be cleaned with soap and water after use
  • Equipment that cannot be cleaned will be quarantined
  • Equipment can no longer be tried on in shops prior to purchase or in ski hire outlets prior to rental

 

Food, beverages and après ski

Our restaurants will be open as usual and visitors are encouraged to follow the general guidelines regarding distancing and table service.

Après ski will be on offer in selected places, but only within the current infection control rules. This means that the distancing requirements of 1 meter must be followed and table service is mandatory.  The après ski experience is unlikely to be the same as it has been in previous years, but we hope the atmosphere at all our restaurants will remain cozy.  

Contactless payment is encouraged and all contact surfaces, especially card machines, will be cleaned regularly.

 

We will:

  • Introduce stricter routines for cleaning, and follow the guidelines in our industry
  • Disinfect all necessary contact surfaces, such as door handles, toilets, remote controls and other smooth surfaces.
  • All our ski resorts will be equipped with disinfectant (eller hand sanitizer?) and good, clear communication for our guests.

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