The slopes are still sparse, but, with snow above an altitude of 2,300 meters, the Alpe d’Huez resort (Isère) can open as planned in early December, at least theoretically. “We are ready, we are full of optimism, we have everything to welcome people as well as possible “, announces Fabrice Boutet, general manager of SATA ski lifts. Open or not, full or partial, will there be skiers, at least at Christmas?
The ski lifts management has reviewed its entire organization: daily decontamination of cabins, arrangement for queues, etc. The stations are subject to the same rules as public transport. The site is also planning educational patrols on the streets, while a 14-room hotel will become a Covid testing center. In addition to waiting for snow, a whole mountain economy is holding its breath.