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Levi's ski slopes will be closed and accommodation reservations booked through Visit Levi will be refunded.

Levi’s ski slopes will be closed at latest from 22 March 2020 to protect its workers and customers from the coronavirus (COVID-19) and prevent the virus from spreading. Ski Pass office and Levi Ski Resort rentals will be closed on 22nd March at 19.00.

Updated on 22/03/2020 at 12:35. Levi’s ski slopes are going to be closed on 22nd March 2020.

“We are acting responsibly and doing what we can to protect people, which is our top priority. We want to promote people’s well-being and safety as comprehensively as possible. The coronavirus (COVID-19) is extremely infectious and is dangerous for those in serious risk groups”, says Yrjötapio Kivisaari, Acting Managing Director of Visit Levi.

Two confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections have been identified in Levi. It is of great importance to restrict social contact (social distancing/physical distancing) and gatherings. We hope that everyone follows the instructions and takes other people’s safety into account. Everyone should take these instructions seriously.

“We are very worried about the first coronavirus (COVID-19) infections here. Even if the first coronavirus (COVID-19) infections do not lead to further cases of infection, they are a serious warning to everyone. Restrictions must be adhered to, wash your hands, and stay at least one metre apart from other people”, says Yrjötapio Kivisaari, Acting Managing Director of Visit Levi.

Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited in Levi, just like they are elsewhere in Finland. Visits to restaurants, cafés, petrol stations/service stations, bowling alleys, hotels and spas, are not considered public gatherings nor is downhill skiing or various programme services. The cross-country ski trails are open until further notice.

“Levi Ski Resort has decided to close the ski resort and close other services and restaurants to do our best to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)”, says Kivisaari.

Markku Boras, a doctor specialising in infectious diseases at the Lapland District Hospital (Lapin Kansa [newspaper] 20 March 2020), he stated that the criteria for determining exposure are the same in Lapland as the criteria in Finland’s first new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections. Exposure limits include no more than a 15-minute stay in the same place, and the condition is not found on a ski lift, on a slope or on a cross country ski trail he says.

You can cancel your trip and have your money refunded.
Your trip to Levi can now be cancelled. People who booked accommodation through Visit Levi will be refunded (a 35 EUR administration fee and a booking fee will be subtracted from the amount paid) as per the instructions on our website. It is also possible to rebook your accommodation booking.

Please send email to levi@visitlevi.fi to request a refund or to rebook your booking.

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 sales.ski@levi.fi 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. More information here.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is constantly changing as it unfolds and may change rapidly. Visit Levi updates its guidelines and strives to share information about the situation as much as possible.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Visit Levi, Acting Managing Director Yrjötapio Kivisaari, Ph: 040 198 3958, yt@levi.fi