March 22th, 2020 – LAPLAND, FINLAND – Ylläs, Levi, Luosto, Olos, Pallas and Ounasvaara ski resorts have decided to close their lifts already today. The situation has changed since last Friday afternoon, after media reported Finnish people started heading to Lapland.
“The purpose of our ski resorts was to suspend operations during next week, following the recommendations of the Finnish Government to restrict traveling and close contacts. According to the news, the threat is that our decision has turned against itself and that the number of customers in our ski resorts could be increase in the upcoming week instead of gradually decreasing. For this reason, we decided to close our ski resorts to fulfill our original goals as responsible companies, ”said Pertti Yliniemi and Jouni Palosaari.
The ski resorts hope that the public will understand the difficult decision of the resorts and that all those who had already bought a ski pass for the upcoming week will be refunded.
If you were coming to the slopes of Levi during the spring and you have pre-purchased ski passes, ski school courses or rental equipment, and your plans are impacted by this operational suspension, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and enclose a copy of your receipt. We will follow up with a refund. At this stage of the season, we will not be able to refund Season Passes or Company Passes.
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