We Brits have been waiting for the green light on international travel that will hopefully mark the end of a torrid ski season thanks to the coronavirus.
The good news is the restrictions on international travel will be lifted on 17th May, which means we can hopefully go skiing!
Please check the current travel guidelines for Austria, Switzerland and France around Coronavirus.
So if like us, you're keen to hit the powder and go skiing in May, where are the best places to go?!
Well, you need to go HIGH
Glaciers are a SAVIOUR
when it comes to skiing in the Spring months.
For those that do not want to miss out on a trip to the mountains this season, non-stop good powder and guaranteed snow sounds like heaven right now. Am I right? Or am I right?
So if you're looking to go skiing this May, and itching to get back out on the slopes, we recommend the following high altitude, glacial ski areas:
1. GLACIER 3000, SWITZERLAND
According to the last decision of the canton Vaud and the federal authorities, Glacier 3000 can remain open.
With the resorts top altitude of 3000 and 28k of piste to explore, Glacier 3000 in Switzerland is well worth a look for Spring skiing, as you can motor around the glacier until the end of May!
The nearest airport is Geneva which is only a 1 hour 50 minute drive.
2. HINTERTUX GLACIER, AUSTRIA
The Hintertux glacier at the end of the Zillertal valley rise to 3,250 m above sea level, which means you can go skiing whenever you like, 365 days a year! From May onwards, it's usually very sunny with up to 150cm of snow depth.
That means it's perfect if you want a full day of skiing and a tanned face by the end of the trip! Also check out the other glacial resorts in the Tyrol region: Pitztal and Kaunertal.
The nearest airport is Innsbruck which is only 1 hour 10 minutes away.
3. STUBAI GLACIER, AUSTRIA
The Stubai glacier has guaranteed snow from October-June every year. Stubai is Austria's largest ski area on a glacier, which is set amidst impressive 3000m-peaks, which offer a perfect challenge for skiers at all levels of ability.
This lovely resort is only a 45-minute car journey away from Innsbruck airport so you can enjoy less time travelling and more time skiing.
4. ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND
Although it sits at a lower altitude than some of the other resorts, Zermatt flatters to deceive. With the Matterhorn glacier, it creates Europe's highest Spring & Summer ski area. The top lift of Gobba Di Rollin spits you out at 3,899m!
If you are lucky enough to book a holiday here in the Spring or Summer, you can carve unlimited trails in the snow whilst being surrounded by breathtaking Alpine views.
Zermatt is a 3 hour 30 minute trip to Geneva Airport but we definitely think this resort is worth it.
5. VERBIER, SWITZERLAND
We love Verbier. If you've never been, you should! This resort suits both the keen skier, with its amazing and easily accessible off-piste, and the more leisurely skier who enjoys cruising the blues before relaxing on a sun lounger for the afternoon and an alcoholic beverage.
With an max altitude of 3,330m, and a ski area of 410km you'll have plenty to explore!
Geneva airport is just under a 2 hour drive to Verbier.
If you manage to go skiing in May this year, let us know and tag us on Instagram - we'd love to see your Spring skiing pics, especially in OOSC attire :)