COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

Skiing is an outdoor sport and it has been proved that it is very beneficial for your health. You are outdoors in the fresh mountain air, you are stocking up on vitamin D and you are moving a lot. And that is not only good physically, but after the restrictions over the last few months, a stay in the mountains is also good for your mental health. So therefore we are looking forward to seeing you this winter!

Ski operation Winter 2020/21

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Skiing and snowboarding will be a bit different this season.  Ski amadé and the cable car companies will enforce all necessary measures by all means so that you can experience Austria’s greatest skiing with the best possible safety. We also ask you to kindly respect our COVID-19 regulations, so that we can be safe together. Then, as it currently stands, there is nothing standing in the way of an unlimited ski operation in winter 2020/21.

Our Corona safety measures in detail

Please note: The information provided is continuously evaluated and updated.
Status: 09/16/2020

Ski operation

A face mask is to be worn at all times, in the ski bus, in the ski depot, at the cashier’s desks and in the lift facility areas (cable cars, chairlifts, etc.).


As well as the more well-known face mask, as it currently stands, also multifunctional cloths, buffs, bandanas, ski masks etc. are allowed to be worn (however your mouth and nose must always be completely covered!)


On the slopes a face mask is not necessary.


All transportation (cable cars, chairlifts,…) will be aired as best as possible – Please ensure you air adequately during your ride (open windows, open the weather protection cover, etc.)


Disinfection possibilities are in the toilet facilities, at the ticket office area and in the ski depots.


All employees, who come into direct contact with customers, will wear a face mask or will be separated from the guests with a suitable safety measure (e.g. Plexiglass).


As with all public methods of transport, a face mask must be worn and this is also the case with the cable car and chairlift. This means that the cable cars and chairlifts can be used to their full capacity (e.g. 8 people in an 8-man cable car and 6 people on a 6-man chairlift).


The ski guests are informed about the effectual Corona safety regulations on site with the help of signs and loudspeaker announcements. All current information can also be found on the website at www.skigastein.com/en/corona


All cable cars (gondola cabins & lift chairs) are getting disinfected on a regular basis.


The employees of all Ski amadé cable car companies are trained or instructed in accordance with uniform guidelines and regulations on Corona safety measures.


All employees of the lift companies will be tested for Covid-19 at the beginning of the winter season or when they are hired and then will undergo daily health checks (checking temperature, checking for symptoms). If there is any suspicion, then tests will be carried out immediately and the employees are then to immediately isolate from the company/organisation.


The cable car companies each have one employee who is responsible for planning and implementing measures against Corona.


By using the Contact Tracing APP “STOP CORONA“ of the Austrian Red Cross you are helping to tackle to spread of the Corona virus – it is recommended that you use this.


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Order your ski pass online and contactless 

 

Ski amadé lift passes will be reimbursed (depending upon usage) in the case of a Corona lockdown. Further information can be found here.


Top up an existing lift pass (KeyCard) online at the ticket shop using the 16-digit data carrier number on the back.


Order your lift pass at the online ticket shop and select the pick up option. Use the QR code to pick up the ticket at the ticket machine (or at the cash desk).


Register to become part of the new my Ski amadé Friends Club and receive, besides many other benefits on holiday packages or partner company offers, a personal Friends Card, which can be used as a lift pass and can always be topped up contactless.


If you order your lift pass at the online ticket shop via postal delivery, then you will automatically receive it through the post to your address.


Hotels & accommodations

  • Upon entering all generally accessible areas, then a face mask must be worn by guests, operators and employees. All employees who have direct contact with the customers must wear a face mask or must be separated from one another (e.g. by a Plexiglass panel).
  • Maintaining a minimum distance of 1 metre to all people who do not live in one household or do not belong to my group of guests.
  • The minimum distance does not apply if the risk of infection can be minimised by suitable protective measures by spatial separation (Plexiglas panels, etc.).
  • Compliance with the minimum distance also applies to fitness and wellness areas. Please refer to the information provided by the respective accommodation establishments.

  • The operators and their employees have to wear a face mask when in contact with customers in closed rooms if there is no spatial separation (e.g. Plexiglas panel) which guarantees the same level of protection.
  • No face mask is required at the tables themselves. In all restaurants, the legally prescribed table distances are to be observed or appropriate separating devices (e.g. glass pane) are to be installed.
  • When entering the premises up to the table and also when leaving the table, the guests have to wear a face mask and a minimum distance of 1 metre must be maintained from all other people who do not live in the same household or who do not belong to the visitor group.
  • At one table there are only visitor groups with a maximum of ten people allowed.
  • Self-service is permitted provided that the risk of infection can be minimised by taking special hygienic precautions.
  • Food and beverages must be consumed in closed rooms while seated. Food and beverages may not be consumed near to where the food is served.

Yes, if a distance of at least 1.5 metres is maintained to people not living in a common household or if the risk of infection can be minimised by suitable protective measures by spatial separation.


Ski huts & gastronomy

  • The operators and their employees have to wear a face mask when in contact with customers in closed rooms if there is no spatial separation (e.g. Plexiglas panel) which guarantees the same level of protection.
  • No face masks are required at the tables themselves. In all restaurants, the legally prescribed table distances are observed or appropriate separating devices (e.g. glass pane) are installed.
  • The operators of catering establishments will ensure that food and beverages are consumed in enclosed spaces while seated and not in the immediate vicinity of the serving point.

  • When entering the ski hut and going to the table and also when leaving the table, guests have to wear a face mask and a minimum distance of one metre must be maintained from all other people who do not live in the same household or who do not belong to the visitor group.
  • At one table there are only visitor groups with a maximum of ten people allowed.

Self-service is permitted, provided that the risk of infection can be minimized through special hygienic precautions.


Ski schools

Upon entering public places people are required to keep at least one metre apart if they do not live in the same household, from other groups and between parents and other parents. In the front office area of the ski schools, suitable room separation will be implemented, (e.g. Plexiglass).


A face mask must be worn if the minimum distance of one metre cannot be upheld, e.g. for absolutely necessary assistance during snow sports lessons or for assistance after falls (to get up etc.).


Registration of the ski school guests in accordance with the data protection regulations is required.


If possible, courses should be booked online. Please inform yourself on your chosen ski schools’ website or via telephone with regards to the respective use.


In order to make the social distancing rule (1 metre distance) simpler, manageable groups will be selected and this from the very start. Groups should then be kept as they are as best as possible.


The meeting places will be chosen to be as spacious as possible. Course schedules will be planned as far as possible in advance to avoid large group gatherings.


Employees of the ski schools are trained and instructed in Corona safety measures according to uniform guidelines and regulations.


 

When using cable cars, the regulations of the cable cars must be observed. Please note the information signs and loudspeaker announcements on site.


Employees of the ski schools are trained or instructed in accordance with uniform guidelines and regulations about the Corona safety measures.


Ski schools and other related rooms, such as warming-up rooms, kindergartens and restaurants, as well as teaching aids and tools, toys etc. will be disinfected more times a day, depending upon usage.


In children's adventure worlds, children are taught from toddler age - here the distance is automatically exceeded. The snow sports instructor will therefore wear a mouth and nose protection suitable for winter sports in order to be able to apply protective measures as quickly as possible.


Snow sports instructors traveling from abroad must present the ski school owner with a negative SARS-COV2 test after they have entered the country.
Regular SARS-COV2 tests of the snow sports instructors and those employees who are in contact with ski school guests are planned.


Supervision of children in the ski schools

The supervision of children will be possible under special hygienic conditions. More detailed information regarding this is currently being worked out and you will be able to find it here.


Please inform yourself in advance with regards to the specific measure on the respective website of the ski schools. In any case, there will be hygienic measures fitting to the age of the children, keeping the social distance, the use of a face mask if it falls short of this, and a lot of time under supervision and moving around outside, whilst maintaining all the necessary hygienic measures.


What to do if I feel sick?

In any case, if you, fellow travelers or children feel sick, please stay in your room, do not go skiing, do not go to restaurants or attend snow sports lessons. Please inform your accommodation provider about your symptoms immediately.

If you, fellow travelers or children suffer from corona symptoms (fever, dry cough, body aches, sore throat, shortness of breath or loss of the sense of taste or smell) please call the health hotline 1450 in order to be able to clarify the symptoms.