On November 24, after almost a month of confinement, the French are waiting, anxious, to know how they will be able to spend the end of year holidays.
The intervention of Emmanuel Macron is a cold shower for alpine skiing enthusiasts and professionals of winter sports resorts: the ski lifts of the ski slopes will not be reopened for the Christmas holidays.
The mountain resorts nevertheless remain open, "
to take advantage of the pure air of our beautiful mountains, the shops - excluding bars and restaurants - which will be open
", specifies Prime Minister Jean Castex two days later.
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In summary: it will be impossible during these holidays to descend a slope for lack of chairlift, cable cars and other ski lifts, but the ski areas will remain accessible to snowshoes, cross-country skiers and toboggan enthusiasts.
Why did the authorities target only alpine ski practitioners?
Is the measure justified
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