“If it’s open, I’ll definitely ski,” said Swede Max Ahlstedt, on the glacier where Zermatt offers year-round skiing.
Some Swiss resorts, including Davos to the northwest, boast of “cold-fogging” equipment to blast the interiors of gondolas and “kill 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and spores in a minute”.
The Swiss tourism association has even adopted “Clean & Safe” as its motto in the hope of easing tourists’ nerves.
“It’d be worse if you couldn’t go to the mountains at all,” said Anne Spiegler, a German living in Zurich.
Swiss resorts know that the number of guests from Britain, the Netherlands, Germany or Scandinavia will inevitably be far below the levels of a normal season as the wait for a vaccine stunts cross-border travel.
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