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  • skiers have hit the slopes in Switzerland As this year's ski season begins, they arrive despite an ongoing second coronavirus wave in Europe.

  • But on the other side of the famed Swiss Alps in a French ski village, it's a different story.

  • Chairlifts stay still with no hope of restarting until it least January as the country goes through a second lock down.

  • Mattia de Shaven is CEO of a cable car company in Xiamen.

  • E way struggle to understand closing the resorts, especially since competing ski areas are open in Spain, in Switzerland, in Austria.

  • On that the museums in lock down our opening soon.

  • It's an issue that's dividing countries in Europe.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she wants Alpine countries to keep resorts shut.

  • But she warned, reaching an agreement with Austria over it has been tough.

  • The Austrian locked down ends on December 7th on resorts, their plans to open by Christmas.

  • The thing ski season is approaching and we will try to reach an agreement in Europe on whether we can close all the ski resorts.

  • Unfortunately, it does not look like this will be so easy if you listen to what Austria is saying, But we will try again through a Austria's finance minister said earlier this week that the you you should cover losses, which they estimate potentially reach around $2.4 billion if the block forces skiing sites to stay closed.

  • However, the EU Commission said it's up to countries themselves to allow skiing for the season.

skiers have hit the slopes in Switzerland As this year's ski season begins, they arrive despite an ongoing second coronavirus wave in Europe.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/30
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