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Ski operation from December 3rd – Public prosecutor’s office closes Ischgl investigations

Ischgl (Austria) – Good news for the Ibiza of the Alps: In the middle of lockdown, the Innsbruck public prosecutor’s office is closing the Ischgl investigation! It was said on Wednesday that none of the five accused officials had misconduct at the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. Appropriately, the news came: The ski season should start on December 3rd!

According to the Innsbruck investigators, there is no evidence that “someone culpably did or failed to do something that would have increased the risk of infection”.

After the first cases of infection in the après-ski bar “Kitzloch”, skiing continued unabated before the then Chancellor Sebastian Kurz ordered a hasty evacuation of the Paznaun Valley on March 13, 2020.

After a completely canceled 2020/2021 ski season, the Silvretta-Seilbahn AG wanted to transport thousands of snow addicts to the 2700-meter-high Flimspitze again on Thursday. But the high incidences thwarted the plan, Günther Zangerl (46).

Only day guests allowed

Now the U-turn: “Even if no guests are allowed to stay overnight in Ischgl at the moment, it is very important to us to be able to provide the guests from Samnaun, but also all day visitors and locals, with a wide range of facilities and pistes, across borders,” said Zangerl.

For German tourists this means: come yes, but don’t stay overnight. The Swiss side of the ski area will open regularly tomorrow, everything is possible there according to the 2G rule.

Après-ski bar “Kitzloch” wants to reopen

Bernhard Zangerl (26) is also looking forward to the reopening of his “Kitzloch”. He never thought of closing or changing the name of the epicenter of the European corona crisis, the host BILD revealed: “Après-ski is a cultural asset like the opera ball and is still justified.”

Whether or not champagne, vodka and beer will really flow freely again from December 13th is in the stars. Zangerl: “We expect that we will be able to unlock the door on December 13th, as promised by politicians. We’ll see whether that will ultimately happen. We have been lied to by our politicians many times in the last few days. “

So that there are no mass gatherings and pictures like in 2020, the municipality of Ischgl has issued a ban on alcohol in public places and a parking ban on the parking lots of the Silvretta cable car from 7.30 p.m. – so that the coaches have left by then.

2G applies to the cabins themselves. Board member Günther Zangerl on BILD: “Most of our employees are vaccinated, we regularly disinfect the cabins, have an intelligent camera system to maintain the distances and can display waiting times in real time.”

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