It would be possible to just turn up, but you risk not getting being able to ski. Overall I was strongly discouraged from going although it was hinted that there was a chance that it might just be okay. I asked whether I could book 1 week in advance since they already knew how many people had already booked and would know if they had spare capacity. No I couldn’t – it has to be booked 2 weeks in advance. But if I want I could turn up after a 3 hour drive from
In the end I (and everyone I went with) would be passing nearby anyway, so decided to go. The people at the ski slope welcomed us, and said that there was no problem. There were far fewer than 250 people on the slope, but presumably the lady I spoke with in the head office already knew that since most booking had already been made when I phoned.
She discouraged tourism in
It reminded me of an episode of Yes Minister in which there is a hospital which wins all the awards for being the best run and cleanest hospital in the country and has the lowest number of deaths. The rub? There are no patients. And none of the medical or administration staff want any – how could the minister dare to risk such a well run hospital with such things as patients?! See a clip here.