28/05/20-the Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, announced The following for NSW:
1. The alpine region will open from 22 June, and
2. Skiers and holidaymakers will not be able to visit ski resorts for the 6-8 June long weekend.
Key paragraphs from the media release are:
“The NSW Government, through NSW Health and NSW Police, is working closely with ski field operators, associated businesses, suppliers and industry associations to ensure COVIDsafe measures are in place when the season commences. “These measures will mean that fewer people will be able to visit and stay at resorts this season, so it is essential that people book and confirm their travel arrangements and accomodation before they travel.” Some of the measures in place include maintaining physical distancing at resorts, limits to the number of people on ski areas, controlled access to ski lifts, increased cleaning of all facilities and no snowplay. Mr Barilaro said to give ski resorts enough time to implement health and safety measures they will not open before Monday 22 June, which means skiers and holidaymakers will not be able to visit ski resorts for the 6-8 June long weekend.”
The next piece of information needed by Kunapipi is an announcement from Perisher as to it’s level of operations and the practicalities of their COVID Safe Plan.
Therefore, although a date for the season has been set the full details of the club requirements to allow occupation has not been revealed.
While it is clear that the Perisher resort will be opening for skiing on 22 June, it is not clear what the accommodation restrictions will be. The board expects it will be announced very soon. Once these are released we will adjust our Covid safe plan and only then open up bookings. Please be patient while we wait for the directives from Parks/Vail/NSW Health.
Bookings are still on hold until further notice.