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Covid: Austria, ski lifts reopening is in doubt

Tyrol, president of ski facilities critical of the new protocols

17 December, 19:50
(ANSA) - BOLZANO, 17 DIC - The reopening of the ski resorts in Austria, scheduled for 24 December, is in doubt. According to the president of the Tyrolean ski lift operator Franz Hoerl, the new anti-Covid protocols and the fact that the mountain refuges are closed make it almost impossible to resume activity. "Under these conditions, we cannot recommend an opening," Hoerl told the Tiroler Tageszeitung. Above all, the risk analysis, which according to the Austrian government every ski center should carry out, is provoking discontent, and the planned management of skiers' flows, according to Hoerl, "is feasible, but not in such a short time.". Hoerl criticizes the lack of involvement of operators in the sector in the drafting of the new protocols.

"They do not talk to us - he said - and then they demand measures that are not feasible by Christmas". "If they want to close us, they should let us know," Hoerl added, addressing the Greens. "Public health - is our absolute priority," the Greens replied. (ANSA).

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