UK Interest in Skiing in the USA Grows as Borders Open
8th November 2021
Last modified on November 11th, 2021
With the US borders now open to travellers from Europe latest figure show travellers from the UK are most keen to visit. It is hoped by ski resorts that this transfers to winter tourism.
In the 24- hours that followed the reopening announcement US-bound flights coming from the UK were searched online more than flights from all other countries in Europe combined.
Flight bookings followed a similar pattern with the UK booking more US-bound flights than Germany, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Ireland, Switzerland and Denmark combined.
US ski areas are hoping it translates into winter bookings.
“We are so excited to see that our British guests will be able to join us this winter,” said the Vice President of International Sales for the continent-wide Ikon Pass, Nicolas Barrancos.
“The reopening of the US borders to international travelers coincides with the opening of our resorts in November.
“There’s plenty of time to come visit us and we are eager to welcome our guests on the slopes.”
Here on PlanetSKI we have been reporting recently on skiing in the USA next season:
- US resorts open early after heavy snow in California
- First resorts in USA open
- News from the Ikon Pass
- Jackson Hole looks forward to winter
“Snow is falling in the Tetons with our opening day just around the corner,” said Shannon Schiner the Sales Manager for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to PlanetSKI.
“Although Jackson Hole continues to offer the same unparalleled big mountain experience, the past season felt a bit different as we missed our international visitors and we are thrilled that the borders reopening will allow their return.
“This winter we look forward to welcoming back our long-haul guests, especially those who are coming from the UK,” she added.
On Monday November 8th visitors from the UK were able to travel to the US for the first time in nearly two years.
Now overseas travellers over 18-years old have to provide proof of vaccination to enter the US.
The new rules apply to all individuals that have received vaccines approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and vaccines Listed for Emergency Use (EUL) by the World Health Organization.
We reported on the development as it was announced:
Travellers must provide proof of vaccination with a vaccine passport.
In addition they must provide a negative test result or show that they have recovered from the virus within the past three months.
Children are exempt from the vaccination requirement, but all those aged between two and 17 will have to take a Covid-19 test three to five days after arrival.