Siberian ski resort hopes for avalanche of tourists

Many ski resorts in Europe have been forced to delay their season openings or close as the second wave of the pandemic has forced some countries to impose new restrictions and even lockdowns.

Russian authorities have said they would not order a nationwide lockdown as they did earlier in the pandemic, stressing the importance of hygiene and targeted restrictions in some regions instead.

Barred from travelling to most foreign destinations -- with the exception of countries including Turkey, Britain and Tanzania -- Russians are turning to domestic vacation spots like Sheregesh.

Alongside wearing masks on ski lifts, visitors will no longer be able to rent helmets and ski masks at the resort to prevent the infection from spreading.