The ski season in Italy kicks off: the rules

The ski season in Italy kicks off: the rules
The ski season in Italy kicks off: the rules

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Everything is ready for those who love to ski: most of the ski lifts are already bringing skiers and mountain enthusiasts to the top, even if the ski season officially opens from December 4th. The unknowns still remain about the limitations caused bysanitary emergency, which is why some rules have been established to guarantee safe skiing holidays: it is necessary to wear a mask and show the green pass from 12 years upwards at the access turnstiles of the ski lifts.

If the region where you ski is in yellow band, from 6 December to 15 January the reinforced green pass, that is, valid for vaccinated or cured and not for those who just swab. It is always recommended to purchase tickets and season tickets online and, on the initiative of Dolomiti Superski, the idea of ​​creating an app that automatically activates the ski pass for those with a green certificate is being studied.

Theapp Alto.Ski, which allows skiers from Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige to have a single ski pass – Starpass – to be used in multiple locations, to skip the queues at the ticket office and to pay only for the actual time spent on the slopes. Another novelty is the collaboration with Telepass which allows you to buy the ski pass without queuing up, charging the cost to the Telepass account. The initiative is valid in 12 ski resorts in Alto Adige, Trentino and Veneto.

The green pass must still be validated through the app. From January 1, 2022, other rules also come into force: the helmet for those under the age of 18, insurance, priority on the slopes and controls on the use of alcohol and drugs.

Here are some of the news fromin Valle d’Aosta to South Tyrol. We have been skiing for weeks on the Italian side of the Cervino Ski Paradise, in Valle d’Aosta: the region offers a single ticket to ski on all the ski areas from La Thuile to Courmayeur, from Pila to Gressoney, allowing the skier to choose the slopes based on snow quality and weather conditions.

In Lombardy you can already ski in Livigno with many new features on over 115 kilometers of slopes and with 7 new routes for those who want to snowshoe. Among the promotions, the free Skipass stands out, if you stay in the hotels or apartments with special agreements for 4 or 7 nights until December 17th and from April 16th to May 1st 2022; and the Family week, with free accommodation for a child up to 12 years old.

In Veneto Cortina Skiworld welcomes the ski season with innovations and restyling in the facilities such as the four-seater chairlift in the Tofana ski area, which reaches the highest point of Cortina in a few minutes. The Panoramica Druscié is a new blue run that connects Rumerlo to the intermediate station of the cable car that climbs from Cortina to Col Druscié. The Son dei Prade-Bai de Dones plant is also new, which connects the Tofana and Lagazuoi districts. The ski pass for skiing in Cortina Skiworld is the Dolomiti Superski one, which can be purchased online and collected from the office in via Marconi or at the hotel. From this year Dolomiti Superski has become part of Ikon Pass, the ski pass circuit that allows you to ski without restrictions in 29 destinations around the world.

In Trentino Alto Adige Val Gardena and Val Badia present some new features such as the black slope La Ria, one kilometer long and with 310 meters of elevation gain; starts from the top station of the Dantercepies cable car in Selva Val Gardena. The route of the new Pilat slope is easier, with a view over the whole of Val Gardena, from the Alpe di Siusi to Ortisei. New lifts are also coming into operation in Val Badia: the 8-seater Costoratta di Corvara, Sodlisia di Colfosco chairlift and the 6-seater La Brancia di San Cassiano chairlift. A new lift will also come into operation in Val di Fassa above Canazei and in the Carezza ski area: a 10-seater gondola lift, the K ”nig Laurin, which will connect the Frommeralm mountain hut hotel with the Fronza alle Coronelle refuge. In the Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta ski area, the new 10-seater Fortini-Pradalago cable car comes into operation. New tracks for beginners and children, such as the Orsetto Bianco slope, are planned in the Paganella area and on Monte Bondone with two new moving walkways on the Cordela slope.

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