If the coronavirus is going to bring us one beneficial thing, it is the modernization of many processes, both technological and hygienic. The 2020-2021 season will be a before and after in how we buy our ski passes or products, but also in how we will take care of the cleanliness of the facilities. At least in most ski resorts.
Ski Andorra has announced that its associated resorts will clean the cabins with an innovative photocatalytic self -cleaning system, according to Altaveu de Andorra who adds that
it is a accommodation of surfaces that have been coated with photocatalysts, for example titanium dioxide nanoparticles. When exposed to light, organic equipment s on the surface break down. Surfaces are kept clean and have an antimicrobial effect. So they do not need any additional disinfection method or chemicals, viruses, bacteria and fungi are reliably killed by light radiation. "
The system that is installed in Andorra has been developed by a Finnish company and is part of the security guarantee program for customers of the Grandvalira, Ordino Arcalís, and Vallnord Pal Arinsal ski resorts.
However within the cabins the capacity will also be limited and the use of a mask, gloves and glasses will be mandatory. Outside in the queues, distance between people will be requested. The capacity in restaurants is also reduced and après-ski has been eliminated.
For tourists who book longer stays from one week, there would be special cancellation and travel insurance. So no one is hurt if you suddenly have to cancel your holiday due to a coronavirus case or more restrictive measures.