Reaching the ski slopes by train is becoming ever more popular as increasing numbers of skiers realise that it is a viable alternative to air travel.
Key advantages include:
- Generous luggage allowance and no additional charges for ski carriage
- Short check in times
- Travel into the heart of the mountains rather than a distant airport so alleviating the need for long transfers
- A more relaxing way to travel with a moving landscape of images flashing by
- More time on the slopes due to the early arrival and late departure of overnight trains
- There’s a choice of direct and indirect services to the mountains operating for travel from mid-December 2014. Booking is expected to open in mid-October for travel between mid-December and the end of January 2015 and in mid-November, bookings will open for travel during February and March 2015
The overnight Eurostar Direct Ski
service from London or Ashford International runs once a week during the ski season. Leave the UK on Friday evening and arrive in Bourg
St Maurice bright and early the next morning. The great thing about the overnight service is you get two extra days on the slopes as the return service doesn't leave until Saturday evening. If you prefer to travel by day and take in the spectacular scenery, the Eurostar’s
direct day service leaves early Saturday mornings and arrives early evening into Bourg
Indirect services operate all over Europe, allowing you, for example, to travel to theItalian resorts
of Sauze d’Oulx
via Paris, or to Switzerland
- either Geneva or Lausanne, again via Paris where you can pick up local Swiss services to the slopes. Wherever you choose to go skiing in Europe this winter – let the train whisk you to the heart of the mountains.
Reservations and information - To find out more about taking the train this winter, visit www.voyages-sncf.com
, call 0844 848 5848 or pop into the Voyages-sncfTravel
Centre at 193 Piccadilly
, London W1J 9EU
Tue 12 August 14, Glencoe, United Kingdom
Glencoe Resort has submitted a planning application that will contain amongst other things a brand new dry slope.
Tue 12 August 14, Xscape Braehead, United Kingdom
The 2014-2015 season will mark the 10th year on the World Cup circuit for Ben Kilner (Banchory).
Tue 19 August 14, SkiWelt Brixen im Thale/Westendorf, Austria
The Number 1 is even bigger: SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental now offers 280 kilometres of slopes.
Tue 19 August 14, Hemsedal, Norway
The preparations for the winter season are well underway in Hemsedal, with a planned opening day of Friday 31st of October you could be on the slopes as early as Halloween.