In the Ladin valley, starting from June 6th and going on till the first days of July, about thirty among cable cars, cabin lifts and chair lifts come into operation, in order to bring, in compliance with the security protocols, excursionists and bikers to some of the most fascinating locations up in the Dolomites
The first one to open will be, on Saturday June 6th, the cable car Catinaccio that from the village of Vigo leads to the 2000 metres of Ciampedie, one of the most spectacular panoramic balconies in Val di Fassa. Then, on June 11th, it’s the time of the chair lift Paolina, main access to the Catinaccio from the area of Carezza, where some lifts have already been functioning since May 30th. Then, on Saturday June 13th, the cable cars Sass Pordoi, Alba - Col dei Rossi, Col Rodella and the chair lifts Vajolet 1 and 2 (departing from Pera) will also get back to work. Afterwards, between the end of June and the beginning of July, about thirty lifts will become operational to allow hikers, alpinists, mountain aficionados and bikers to reach the most beautiful locations at altitude in Val di Fassa. The opening of the mountain lifts is a news which gives optimism, at the beginning of this summer 2020 that is so unusual, but which the operators of the Ladin valley intend to live with the professionalism and the quality of the hospitality that has always been characterizing them, beginning with the application of the safety protocols defined in every sector.
In particular, for what concerns the mountain lifts, you can find here below the note of the "Consorzio Impianti a Fune Val di Fassa e Carezza" about the use of the transport means, on which it is mandatory to wear a face mask, according to the organizational and sanitary protocol for the management of the lifts - approved by the council of the Province of Trento - which dictates the restart of the activities in Trentino from June 6th. The protocol, moreover, provides an increase of the cleansing procedures in the spaces and in the common areas as a general preventive measure. Commonly touched surfaces such as doorknobs and handrails will be often and carefully sanitized by the operators. Thanks to a zealous analysis of the technical panel coordinated by the Tourism Council, several initiative to prevent the spread of the virus will be undertaken, such as the ventilation of the spaces, subject to particular attention to ensure a constant air exchange.
Both by the cash desks and by the departure of the lifts, the necessary distancing of 1 metre will be signalled by labels and spacers. It will be mandatory to wear a face mask and the operators will supervise the adoption of the correct behaviours. According to the logistics of access to the various lifts labels and indications will be placed to avoid crowds and crossing paths between customers, in order to guarantee the management of the passengers' flow. By the ticket offices and by the toilets, sanitizing gel will be available to be used before purchasing the tickets.
Finally, the capacity of cable cars and cabin lifts will be reduced to 2/3 of their maximum range, which means that for example a 10-place cabin will host maximum 6 persons. And, even in these cases, special care will be taken in order to ensure the natural air recirculation. On the chairlifts instead, being these open, wearing a face mask will be enough.
Thanks to the participation of the trade association, the lift companies have been working hard to offer a safe service for the customers and for their employees, to ensure to the guests a pleasant experience at altitude this summer.