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Zermatt: A real account of skiing in a pandemic

January 07, 2021  · 
Zermatt: A real account of skiing in a pandemic

There's no question that whilst there are many positive news stories around the world in response to the pandemic, there remain a number of uncertainties for all of us at the moment, not least of which are those which impact travel. Whilst we remain confident that there will be skiing at the end of the season, we have also seen many clients safely travel to and from resorts when travel permitted towards the end of 2020.

To alay some of the concerns you may have about what it's actually like to ski in-resort at the moment, we want to share experiences from our clients upon their return to give you their honest perspective with our "Letters from the Lifts" series.

24th December 2020

Dear team,

How lovely is Zermatt!!! Amazing skiing and lovely hotel! We are impressed. Thank you and huge thanks to Annie!

Like so many, I did have some apprehension about my ski trip during the preceding days/weeks, but thankfully, it was misplaced. My first realisation upon arriving was that things are much quieter during a pandemic – something which many of us have probably hoped for during ordinary times. With many staying at home, and I assume even locals staying away from the resort, the slopes we much more peaceful and thus social distancing in most situations was not an issue at all.
 
Lifts queues were short and quick, even with restricted numbers on uplifts and social distancing in approaches up to them, which made the whole experience less hectic than usual, rather than more.
 
The resort and staff were especially good at ensuring people adhered to the protocols, with ever present signage for masks, social distancing, etc. but most impressive and welcome was that everyone seemed to have a sensible mind-set, being respectful of their own bubbles and acting sensibly with regards to gondolas and lifts. This was also reflected in the hotel, which had gone to great efforts to make everyone both feel safe but actually be safe too.
 
The reality was that we could ski easily, safely and with confidence that the right precautions were being taken to keep everyone safe and allow the resort to keep operating through these difficult times.
 
Knowing what I know now, I would happily repeat it all again in a heartbeat.

Thanks again,
Emily
 
We understand that there are challenges this season, but we remain committed to all our clients to ensure they have the best possible experiences in the safest possible way.

If you would like to discuss planning your end-of-season escape or if you want to get your 21/22 trip booked, please don't hesitate to contact a member of the team who will be more than happy to help.


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