This week has brought some very positive news: the success of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine trial could mean that all is not lost for the 2020/21 ski season! Skiers are daring to imagine returning to the slopes as early as March or April.

After Monday's exciting news, travel agents and tour operators reported an immediate boost in bookings and enquiries for 2021: easyJet's value rose by 40% in 24 hours and Travelsupermarket saw a 54% rise in searches on the previous week.

Skyscanner told The Guardian that they saw an immediate spike in online traffic, with searches for holidays next spring up 48% on the previous week. Skyscanner's most popular searches were Mediterranean holidays and Easter ski trips. Similarly Club Med said it's most-searched destinations were the Maldives and the French ski resort of Val Thorens.

All of a sudden the thought of skiing in spring 2021 doesn't seem out of the realms of possibility! If you're feeling as optimistic as us, the best bet is to consider a ski holiday towards the end of the season. 

Spring skiing can hold tremendous benefits! As long as you don't ski during the school Easter holidays, the resorts will be quieter, meaning less time spent queuing and more time on the slopes. In an ordinary year, the price of a lift pass falls in spring and there are plenty of accomodation deals, so let's hope this will be the case again next year.

The weather late in the season usually brings glorious sunny days and suprisingly big snowfall dumps!

See our article: "Eight of the best resorts for skiing in April"