Information regarding covid-19

Important information to the current ski operation

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, stocking up on vitamin D and moving a lot. The upcoming winter will be a little bit different, but one thing is for sure: Ski amadé and the ski resorts will enforce all necessary measures so that as soon as we can reopen, you can experience Austria’s greatest ski paradise in the safest possible way. Additionally, we ask you kindly to respect our COVID-19 regulations, so that we can be safe together.

We will enforce all necessary measures so that you can enjoy your days of skiing in the safest possible way. Additionally, we ask you kindly to respect our COVID-19 regulations, so that we can be safe together.

Detailed information according the current travel restrictions concerning your country can be found here.

All information will be continuously updated. Last update on 19.01.2021.
The current legal regulations apply. All information is subject to change.

Corona Sicherheitsmaßnahmen für den Skibetrieb in Ski amadé


In order to guarantee the safety of all summer athletes, the following regulations currently apply to the lifts:

  • A face mask has to be worn permanent in all cable cars and chair lifts with a weather protection hood by everybody from the age of 6.
  • Moreover, there is a permanent compulsory use of face mask in all enclosed rooms like buildings, toilets, in all public transport and while queuing in enclosed buildings.
  • In order to guarantee everybody’s safety, the requirement to wear a face mask in the prescribed areas applies, without exception, to every guest over the age of six.

Currently there is no limit in number of guests in the ski areas in Gastein.
It is highly recommended to buy a ticket in advance in the Ski amadé Online Ticket Shop or top up the Friends Card or the existing KeyCard. This way you can already safely store your ticket in your pocket and it also helps the lift companies to better plan and assess the volume (number of visitors).

Possible restrictions may temporarily occur in individual ski areas due to full parking spaces.


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


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


All cable cars and lifts can be filled to a capacity of 100%. 

With mobile barrier tapes, we ensure compliance with the prescribed distance regulation in the waiting areas.


Guests will be made aware of the current Corona safety regulations by means of signs and loudspeaker announcements on site.

 

  • 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).
  • The employees of the cable car companies are trained or instructed in Corona safety measures according to uniform guidelines and regulations.
  • All employees of the cable car companies are subjected to daily health checks (fever measurements, symptom control). In the event of suspicion, tests are carried out immediately and the employees are immediately isolated from the company organization.
  • The cable car companies each have an employee responsible for Corona who is responsible for planning and implementing the measures.

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.

Download app here

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In order to guarantee the safety of all summer athletes, the following regulations currently apply to the lifts:

  • A face mask has to be worn permanent in all cable cars and chair lifts with a weather protection hood by everybody from the age of 6.
  • Moreover, there is a permanent compulsory use of face mask in all enclosed rooms like buildings, toilets, in all public transport and while queuing in enclosed buildings.
  • In order to guarantee everybody’s safety, the requirement to wear a face mask in the prescribed areas applies, without exception, to every guest over the age of six.


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


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


All cable cars and lifts can be filled to a capacity of 100%. 


Guests will be made aware of the current Corona safety regulations by means of signs and loudspeaker announcements on site.

 

  • 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).
  • The employees of the cable car companies are trained or instructed in Corona safety measures according to uniform guidelines and regulations.
  • All employees of the cable car companies are subjected to daily health checks (fever measurements, symptom control). In the event of suspicion, tests are carried out immediately and the employees are immediately isolated from the company organization.
  • The cable car companies each have an employee responsible for Corona who is responsible for planning and implementing the measures.

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.

Download app here

 

  • No face mask is needed.
  • On entering, you must have a valid negative test result, a vaccination certificate or confirmation of having had Covid-19. Everybody from the age of 12 and older has to be tested. 
  • Covid-19 tests have the following validity:
    • Self-test with digital solution: 24 h
    • Antigen test 48 h
    • PCR test: 72 h
    • Recovered people: up until 6 months after the illness or 3 months after a antibody-test
    • Vaccinated people with an official verification: From 22 days after the first vaccination for 3 months. After the second vaccination for 6 months (which means 9 months from the first vaccination.
  • If only the accommodation is provided without any services or gastronomy, then a negative entrance-test (Antigen-test) is valid for the whole stay. If the accommodation facility offers any service or gastronomy, then the rules of the gastronomy below apply.
  • Guests must register with their name and contact details upon entry
  • When using other services or catering in the hotel, a self-test must be carried out under supervision on site every two days after a stay that exceeds the validity of the entry test.
  • The regulations for wellness operations are analogous to wellness and leisure facilities.
  • Every accommodation provider must draw up a prevention concept and appoint a COVID-19 officer.
  • The same rules apply to hotel catering as to general catering.

 

  • On entering, you must have a valid negative test result, a vaccination certificate or confirmation of having had Covid-19. Everybody from the age of 12 and older has to be tested.
  • Covid-19 tests have the following validity:
    • Self-test with digital solution: 24 h
    • Antigen test 48 h
    • PCR test: 72 h
    • Self-test at the loaction: only valid for the respective location an only for one visit
    • For children the school-tests are also valid for the visit of the gastronomy
    • Recovered people: up until 6 months after the illness or 3 months after a antibody-test
    • Vaccinated people with an official verification: From 22 days after the first vaccination for 3 months. After the second vaccination for 6 months (which means 9 months from the first vaccination.
  • Guests must register with their name and contact details upon entry if they stay longer than 15 minutes (doesn’t apply to take away)
  • There are no restrictions concerning the number of people in one group.
  • The consumption can take place while sitting as well as while standing. 
  • Self-service buffets can be operated subject to hygiene requirements
  • Every catering business must create a prevention concept and appoint a COVID-19 officer.
  • An FFP2 mask is not mandatory for employees with customer contact as long as they are either tested, vaccinated or recovered.
  • There is no curfew any more, only the one of the respective restaurant/club.

With mobile barrier tapes, we ensure compliance with the prescribed distance regulation in the waiting areas.

Currently there is no limit in number of guests in the ski areas in Gastein.
It is highly recommended to buy a ticket in advance in the Ski amadé Online Ticket Shop or top up the Friends Card or the existing KeyCard. This way you can already safely store your ticket in your pocket and it also helps the lift companies to better plan and assess the volume (number of visitors).

Possible restrictions may temporarily occur in individual ski areas due to full parking spaces.

Bad Hofgastein:

  • Teststation at Festalm of Gastein Alm, Schlossgasse 1, opening times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m, (Self-tests with supervision - valid for 48 hours) - Free of charge and can also be used without an Austrian social security number.
  • Kurapotheke, Pyrkerstraße 5, opening times: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.; Saturday 8.30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - The antigen rapid test is free of charge for people with an Austrian social security number; for all others, it costs € 30.00 per test.

Bad Gastein:

  • Kurapotheke Bad Gastein, Böcksteiner Bundesstraße 1C, opening times: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm; Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  - The antigen rapid test is free of charge for people with an Austrian social security number; for all others, it costs € 30.00 per test.

Dorfgastein:

Teststation at Gemeindesaal, Schulstraße 1, 5632 Dorfgastein: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Self-tests with supervision - valid for 48 hours) - Free of charge and can also be used without an Austrian social security number.

You can register for a test in the pharmacies here (or call 0800/220 330, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.). You can register for the Kursaal and the Gastein Alm test station here. Please take your ID card with you.

From 19th of May self-testig via registration on the app "Selbsttest Rotes Kreuz" and also at hotels or restaurants is possible. 


For the use of the lifts you currently do not need proof that you are recovered, tested or vaccinated. What does apply, however, is the face mask obligation in enclosed cable cars and lifts.

 

Hotels & Accommodation

Due to the current regulation, all hotels and accommodation establishments in Austria are currently closed!
The opening of the hotel industry is planned from May 19, 2021 in compliance with the Corona measures.

Here you will find the currently applicable measures of the COVID-19 Measures Ordinance

 

Ski huts & Gastronomy

Due to the current regulation, gastronomy establishments in Austria are currently closed!

  • Pick-up of food and drinks in restaurants is possible between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Unrestricted delivery service is possible

Here you will find the currently applicable measures of the COVID-19 Measures Ordinance

 

Ski School Information

Appropriate reproduction of the policy paper "Health Protection and Winter Tourism" – Concept of the Austrian Ski School Association

Currently there are only ski courses with participants from up to two different housholds possible – due to the governmental Covid-19 regulations. Which means: employee of the ski school (= first household) + one or more participant(s) from the same household (= second household).


In order to guarantee the safety of all summer athletes, the following regulations currently apply to the lifts:

  • A face mask has to be worn permanent in all cable cars and chair lifts with a weather protection hood by everybody from the age of 6.
  • Moreover, there is a permanent compulsory use of face mask in all enclosed rooms like buildings, toilets, in all public transport and while queuing in enclosed buildings.
  • In order to guarantee everybody’s safety, the requirement to wear a face mask in the prescribed areas applies, without exception, to every guest over the age of six.


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


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


All cable cars and lifts can be filled to a capacity of 100%. 


Guests will be made aware of the current Corona safety regulations by means of signs and loudspeaker announcements on site.

 

  • 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).
  • The employees of the cable car companies are trained or instructed in Corona safety measures according to uniform guidelines and regulations.
  • All employees of the cable car companies are subjected to daily health checks (fever measurements, symptom control). In the event of suspicion, tests are carried out immediately and the employees are immediately isolated from the company organization.
  • The cable car companies each have an employee responsible for Corona who is responsible for planning and implementing the measures.

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.

Download app here

 

  • No face mask is needed.
  • On entering, you must have a valid negative test result, a vaccination certificate or confirmation of having had Covid-19. Everybody from the age of 12 and older has to be tested. 
  • Covid-19 tests have the following validity:
    • Self-test with digital solution: 24 h
    • Antigen test 48 h
    • PCR test: 72 h
    • Recovered people: up until 6 months after the illness or 3 months after a antibody-test
    • Vaccinated people with an official verification: From 22 days after the first vaccination for 3 months. After the second vaccination for 6 months (which means 9 months from the first vaccination.
  • If only the accommodation is provided without any services or gastronomy, then a negative entrance-test (Antigen-test) is valid for the whole stay. If the accommodation facility offers any service or gastronomy, then the rules of the gastronomy below apply.
  • Guests must register with their name and contact details upon entry
  • When using other services or catering in the hotel, a self-test must be carried out under supervision on site every two days after a stay that exceeds the validity of the entry test.
  • The regulations for wellness operations are analogous to wellness and leisure facilities.
  • Every accommodation provider must draw up a prevention concept and appoint a COVID-19 officer.
  • The same rules apply to hotel catering as to general catering.

 

  • On entering, you must have a valid negative test result, a vaccination certificate or confirmation of having had Covid-19. Everybody from the age of 12 and older has to be tested.
  • Covid-19 tests have the following validity:
    • Self-test with digital solution: 24 h
    • Antigen test 48 h
    • PCR test: 72 h
    • Self-test at the loaction: only valid for the respective location an only for one visit
    • For children the school-tests are also valid for the visit of the gastronomy
    • Recovered people: up until 6 months after the illness or 3 months after a antibody-test
    • Vaccinated people with an official verification: From 22 days after the first vaccination for 3 months. After the second vaccination for 6 months (which means 9 months from the first vaccination.
  • Guests must register with their name and contact details upon entry if they stay longer than 15 minutes (doesn’t apply to take away)
  • There are no restrictions concerning the number of people in one group.
  • The consumption can take place while sitting as well as while standing. 
  • Self-service buffets can be operated subject to hygiene requirements
  • Every catering business must create a prevention concept and appoint a COVID-19 officer.
  • An FFP2 mask is not mandatory for employees with customer contact as long as they are either tested, vaccinated or recovered.
  • There is no curfew any more, only the one of the respective restaurant/club.

With mobile barrier tapes, we ensure compliance with the prescribed distance regulation in the waiting areas.

Currently there is no limit in number of guests in the ski areas in Gastein.
It is highly recommended to buy a ticket in advance in the Ski amadé Online Ticket Shop or top up the Friends Card or the existing KeyCard. This way you can already safely store your ticket in your pocket and it also helps the lift companies to better plan and assess the volume (number of visitors).

Possible restrictions may temporarily occur in individual ski areas due to full parking spaces.

Bad Hofgastein:

  • Teststation at Festalm of Gastein Alm, Schlossgasse 1, opening times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m, (Self-tests with supervision - valid for 48 hours) - Free of charge and can also be used without an Austrian social security number.
  • Kurapotheke, Pyrkerstraße 5, opening times: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.; Saturday 8.30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - The antigen rapid test is free of charge for people with an Austrian social security number; for all others, it costs € 30.00 per test.

Bad Gastein:

  • Kurapotheke Bad Gastein, Böcksteiner Bundesstraße 1C, opening times: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm; Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  - The antigen rapid test is free of charge for people with an Austrian social security number; for all others, it costs € 30.00 per test.

Dorfgastein:

Teststation at Gemeindesaal, Schulstraße 1, 5632 Dorfgastein: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Self-tests with supervision - valid for 48 hours) - Free of charge and can also be used without an Austrian social security number.

You can register for a test in the pharmacies here (or call 0800/220 330, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.). You can register for the Kursaal and the Gastein Alm test station here. Please take your ID card with you.

From 19th of May self-testig via registration on the app "Selbsttest Rotes Kreuz" and also at hotels or restaurants is possible. 


For the use of the lifts you currently do not need proof that you are recovered, tested or vaccinated. What does apply, however, is the face mask obligation in enclosed cable cars and lifts.

Note

All contents of this page have been compiled in the best of the editor's knowledge and belief. All contents and information may be subject to alterations. State regulations form the legal basis for operation. Information and material regarding protective measures have been provided by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce – Division Ropeways.

 

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