Take the Voyages Snow Train to the Alps!

Mon 11 August 14

Although it may be warm and sunny outside and might seem a little early to be talking about the upcoming ski season, it will be upon us sooner than we think!

Take the Voyages Snow Train to the Alps!

Take the Voyages Snow Train to the Alps! © Voyages-sncf.com

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 St Maurice. 
 
Indirect services operate all over Europe, allowing you, for example, to travel to theItalian resorts of  Sauze d’Oulx and Sestriere 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.

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