“I have shivers up and down my spine, because we left the slopes on the famous March 8 of 2020, rushing to Rome because everything was going into lockdown. We did the last run on this slope, looking at each other and asking ourselves, ‘When can we get back?’ It took nearly two years.” –Monica Meloni, 53, Rome
After almost 2 years of Covid closures, Italian skiers make an emotional return to the slopes for the first time since March 2020. Unfortunately a spike in cases in the Alpine province bordering Austria is a reminder just how precarious the situation remains in Italy as reported by the AP. At this point we know better than to make long term predictions, so let’s just enjoy the moment and hope they get the maximum amount of shredding possible this winter.