Ski operators were hopeful of a successful ski season despite the continuing increase in Covid-19 cases in Europe.
The season has already begun on high altitude slopes, with social distancing and hygiene precautions in place.
Lucio Furlani, head of tourism, Courmayeur Mont Blanc, told us: ”We are looking forward to welcoming back guests to Courmayeur Mont Blanc for the upcoming ski season. Our main priority will be managing the spread of Covid-19 and we will be taking all the necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of all our guests, in accordance with all local and government guidelines.
"All of our ski lifts will be limited to a smaller capacity to ensure a metre's distance between each skier. We will also be encouraging contactless check-in and advanced bookings where possible to ensure smaller queues and shorter waiting times at all facilities and hire shops. Everyone will be required to wear a mask and gloves whilst on the slopes and all social distancing restrictions will remain in place, including the rule of six. Cafes, bars and restaurants will be operating in a similar fashion and apres-ski will be carefully controlled too with the removal of dance floors at various outlets.
"Skiing is a wonderful sport which lends itself well to social distancing, so we look forward to welcoming back our guests for an active holiday spent in the clean alpine air."