World News Today reports the Italian government has stepped in and temporarily shutdown Cervinia Ski Resort after images of massive lines during their opening weekend went viral. Currently there’s only a few glacial resorts that can open up this early in the region and hopefully the rest will use the closure as an example of what to avoid so the season can run as smoothly as possible in the face of a pandemic. Here’s the statement from Cervinia:
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 center 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.
See you soon!
images from World News Today