The Australian state of Victoria has ended its COVID-19 lockdown meaning skiers are allowed back on the snowy slopes of the ski resorts, but they must have a negative COVID test within 72-hours of arriving.
Not sure how the ski resorts are going to check for those COVID tests, but they better figure out a plan as I’m sure a ton of people are going to show up considering the recent snowfall across southern Australia. The resorts have been getting dumped on, and nobody has been able to ski it.
Mt. Buller, one of the region’s larger ski resorts, is reporting that over 48 inches has fallen on the resort since the lockdown started last week.
Ski resort employees are literally having to dig out lifts and buildings in order to reopen the slopes.
It’s been a challenging season for our friends in the southern hemisphere, but the show must go on. Here’s to hoping that the season finishes strong with lots of snow, and lots of people on the slopes!
Here’s also to hoping, selfishly, that Americans are able to travel to Australia and New Zealand next year. I need to check skiing in the southern hemisphere off my list ASAP.
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