Ski brands under the Hotelplan UK umbrella have extended winter travel cancellations until the end of February.

The action forced by UK national lockdowns affects Inghams, Ski Total and Flexiski, wiping out February school half-term trips.

Hotelplan UK chief executive Joe Ponte said: “Following the announcement of new national lockdown restrictions this week we have sadly further suspended all Inghams, Ski Total and Flexiski holidays until after 27 February 2021.

“Again, we are extremely disappointed for all of our customers impacted by this news.

“We hope they will choose to join us on an alternative holiday at a later date, but of course we will provide them with a refund if they want one.”

He added: “It’s still not clear when we will able to travel from the UK to European ski destinations, and understandably many people are eager to get back on the slopes.

“Our customers can remain assured that we are continuing to closely monitor the situation and when it is safe to do so, we will be ready to deliver the ski holidays people want.”