Covid-19: in Sweden, ski resorts open despite the third wave

REPORT – The mountain lobby has managed to maintain its activity at the cost of reinforced barrier actions.

In Stöten (Sweden)

In Stöten, a Swedish resort on the Norwegian border in Dalarna County, nothing seems to have changed for skiers. They hurtle down the steep slopes typical of these regions of fjälls, mountains with flat and bare summits that offer a panoramic view of an immensity of lakes and forests. They always find themselves with pleasure in front of log shelters, where braziers have been lit, to soak up gallons of coffee. However, Klas and his family had to change their habits somewhat: “When we arrived in front of the hotel residence, we had to wait for an SMS informing us that the reception was available before entering, notices this inhabitant of Stockholm, five hours away. The same goes for the rental of skis or the purchase of ski passes. The queue at the ski lifts is also longer, better marked, to maintain distances. ”

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