- Jean Castex had confirmed, after Emmanuel Macron’s speech, that the stations could be open during the end of year celebrations while keeping their ski lifts closed.
- They “obtained” this Monday from the government, “a review clause set for December 11,” announced the president of the Paca region.
On the summits, we continue to hope. A priori deprived of their ski lifts at least until the beginning of January, the ski resorts “obtained” from the government “a review clause set for December 11,” announced Monday the president of the Paca region after a videoconference with the Prime Minister.
Jean Castex had confirmed, after Emmanuel Macron’s speech, that the stations could be open during the end of year celebrations while keeping their ski lifts closed to avoid contamination by Sars-Cov-2.
Or else January 1?
“At the end of this meeting”, according to Renaud Muselier, “a precise methodological and calendar framework was established”, suggesting other eventualities. “We regret, however, that is excluded from these discussions, an opening differentiated by massif, taking into account the health situation of each region”, notes the elected representative of Paca.
“If the government persisted in its desire to close the ski resorts until the end of the year, the date of January 1 was mentioned, without any promise or commitment, for a reopening of the ski areas”, also reports Renaud Muselier. .
In parallel with the “queues in shopping centers”
A decision that would be “inconsistent” for the president of the Alpes-Maritimes department, “both in terms of health and the harmonization of other European countries”, some of which have chosen not to close their stations. “I wonder when I see the crowded queues in shopping centers and overcrowded public transport at a time when the stations cannot open,” says Charles-Ange Ginesy.
On Friday, the national organization of Chambers of Commerce and Industry CCI France called “urgently” for the opening of ski resorts and their ski lifts, whose Christmas holidays represent 20% of turnover.