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Skiing and Covid-19: Does the closure of ski lifts make scientific sense?

2020-12-05T22:50:26.440Z

VERIFICATION - The measure announced by Emmanuel Macron has made ski resort professionals jump. But is it justified?



THE QUESTION.

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.

Read also: Covid: are places of worship really places of contamination?

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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Source: lefigaro

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