France and Germany Enter 4-Week Lockdown – Ski Resorts to Close

Both Germany and France announced new national lockdowns, throwing the new ski season into disarray as ski resorts have been forced to close.

In France, President Emmanuel Macron has announced the second lockdown which will run until December 1st.

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🇫🇷 Tonight the French government announced a national lockdown until 1st December. This lockdown does not allow us to…

Posted by Val Thorens on Wednesday, 28 October 2020

The decision means that ski areas in France will be closed, or won’t open, in November.

Lower alpine resorts such as Tignes and Les 2 Alpes have been forced to close, having only recently opened.

Val Thorens and Val d’Isere have had to postpone their openings until December.

Germany has entered a four-week shutdown of restaurants, bars, cinemas, theaters and other leisure facilities in a bid to slow the rise in Covid-19 cases.

There were no ski areas open in Germany, although those resorts planning a November opening will have to be postponed.

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