Will I Be Able To Ski This Winter?

Dreaming of snow-capped mountains? So are we.

Skiing will be possible this winter but may require a bit more flexibility than normal. If you want to hit the slopes this year, we'll be able to get you there safely.

Our approach to making ski holidays happen in the age of Covid.

Unlike other operators, we only sell holidays that we firmly believe will go ahead.

More resorts than anyone else

If there's a destination with good skiing and open resorts, we'll help you get there. Even if it's off the beaten track.

Gaps in our calendar

You may notice some gaps in our calendar. This is so that our customers won't be disappointed by buying a holiday that may not go ahead.

Missing destinations

If there is reason to believe a country will close its resorts or hotels, we won't sell them.

How to go about planning your ski or snowboard holiday.

Life's a little different this year, and so is booking a ski or snowboard holiday. Here's our advice on how to go about it.

Book last minute

If you can, plan your dates in advance but book your holiday at the last minute. You’ll then be able to book a resort that is certain to be open.

Ski somewhere new

If your favourite destination is looking unlikely, why not try somewhere new?

There’s great skiing throughout Europe, so now is the time to discover an undiscovered gem.

Think about food

There may be curfews or restrictions on restaurants. Unless you’re booking at the last minute, choosing a self-catered apartment or half-board hotel would be sensible.

What is the status in each country?

Here is a summary of the ski status and general restrictions throughout Europe. Things can change quickly, so there is no guarantee the information provided now will still apply in several weeks or months time.

We will keep this page updated as regularly as we can, but please note it is not a substitute for the official travel advice.

Andorra

Travel corridor:  Quarantine/test & release

Ski resorts:

Ski resorts are open, but for locals only.

Entry requirements:

Borders to Andorra are currently open without restrictions. However travel goes through either Spain or France where restrictions currently apply.

Restaurant & bars:

Open, with restricted hours. Establishments must close by 00:00.

Austria

Travel corridor:  Quarantine/test & release

Ski resorts:

Ski resorts are open, however hotels are closed so resorts will be for locals only. Hotels are due to open from 24 Jan, when resorts will welcome international visitors.

Entry requirements:

There is currently an entry ban on travellers from the UK. This is in place until 10 Jan, and may be extended.

Restaurant & bars:

Closed. Expected to open again by 17 Jan.

Bulgaria

Travel corridor:  Quarantine/test & release

Ski resorts:

Ski resorts are open.

Entry requirements:

Entry to Bulgaria from the UK is not permitted. The travel ban is in place until 31 Jan.

Restaurant & bars:

Closed due to the national lockdown. Restaurants and bars will remain closed until the end of January.

Finland

Travel corridor:  Yes

Ski resorts:

Ski resorts are permitted to open.

Entry requirements:

The borders to Finland remain closed to non-resident foreign nationals.

Restaurant & bars:

Open for seated customers only. Bars must close by 23:00.

France

Travel corridor:  Quarantine/test & release

Ski resorts:

Ski resorts remain closed. The French authorities will set out a plan for the opening of ski resorts in the next week. The resorts are not expected to open until 10 Jan at the earliest.

Entry requirements:

Non-essential travel from the UK to France is not permitted.

Restaurant & bars:

Restaurants, bars and cafes are closed and expect to remain closed until 20 Jan, and this may be extended.

Germany

Travel corridor:  Quarantine/test & release

Ski resorts:

Ski resorts are closed, with the planned opening date pushed back to 31 January.

Entry requirements:

There is currently a travel ban from the UK to Germany. This is in place until 20 Jan.

Restaurant & bars:

Restaurants, bars and cafés are closed (except for take-away), as part of the national lockdown. These restrictions will be in place until at least 31 January.

Italy

Travel corridor:  Quarantine/test & release

Ski resorts:

Ski resorts are closed, with the planned opening date pushed back to 18 Jan.

Entry requirements:

Entry to Italy from the UK is not permitted for non-essential reasons (such as holidays). The ban is in place until 15 Jan.

Restaurant & bars:

Restaurants, bars and cafés must close by 6pm each day (takeaway is permitted until 10pm). Catering in hotels is permitted without time limits to its guests only.

Poland

Travel corridor:  Quarantine/test & release

Ski resorts:

Ski resorts are expected to open as planned in December. However hotels in the resorts are not expected to open until 17 Jan at the earliest, so the slopes will be for local visitors only.

Entry requirements:

Non-essential travel from the UK to Poland is not permitted, other than for Polish nationals and residents who must self-isolate for 10 days on arrival.

Restaurant & bars:

Closed, other than for takeaway services. Establishments are expected to remain close until 17 Jan.

Slovakia

Travel corridor:  Quarantine/test & release

Ski resorts:

Ski resorts in Slovakia are closed at present.

Entry requirements:

Entry to Slovakia from the UK is closed, other than for a small number of exceptions. Ski holidays are not one of the permitted exceptions.

Restaurant & bars:

Open for outdoor service and takeaways only.

Slovenia

Travel corridor:  Quarantine/test & release

Ski resorts:

Ski resorts are permitted to open, but only for skiers with a negative coronavirus test.

Entry requirements:

Non-essential travel to Slovenia from the UK is not permitted.

Restaurant & bars:

As part of the national lockdown, restaurants and bars are open for takeaway service only.

Spain

Travel corridor:  Quarantine/test & release

Ski resorts:

Ski resorts are starting to open in Spain. However strict regional travel restrictions mean the slopes may only be available to locals.

Entry requirements:

Travellers from the UK are currenrtly not permitted to enter Spain, unless they are a Spanish national or resident. These restrictions are in place until 19 Jan.

Restaurant & bars:

Open, but with an 11pm curfew in place.

Sweden

Travel corridor:  Quarantine/test & release

Ski resorts:

Ski resorts are open

Entry requirements:

Entry to Sweden from the UK is not permitted other than for Swedish nationals or residents. These restrictions are in place until 21 Jan.

Restaurant & bars:

Open, table-service only.

Switzerland

Travel corridor:  Quarantine/test & release

Ski resorts:

Ski resorrts are permitted to open. Some cantons have restrictions in place on the number of skiers permitted to buy lift passes each day.

Entry requirements:

Travellers from the UK are not permitted to enter Switzerland.

Restaurant & bars:

Open, table-service only. A maximum of 4 people (excluding children) are allowed to share the same table.