Now / Prices:
Eurostar Ski Train tickets on
sale Mon 25th July
Welcome to Ski By Train
you need to know about ski trains to the French, Austrian
& Swiss ski slopes.
Why use the ski train?
Partly because air travel has become rubbish - long check-ins & security
restrictions, cramped seats and an 'extras for this & that' mentality.
Partly because the snowtrains are getting easier and quicker (the new
St Pancras link is now open reducing times for Northern cities - see below).
Plus you get more legroom, great views, generally have a shorter transfer
to the resort and you get an extra day's skiing (ie 8 days not
6 or 7). And if you want to ease your carbon footprint conscience, it's
more environmentally friendly. But overall, it's just a more civilsed
way to travel. From £149 return - click
for 2011 / 12 prices.
France is really easy to get to; the direct ski train trains stop at Moutiers,
La Plagne and Bourg St Maurice, which is ideal for the three valleys (Val
Thorens etc), Val D'Isere & Tignes Les Arcs and La Plagne. Chamonix
and Megeve are also easy to reach (via Chambery). Most Swiss resorts are
near a train station including Wengen, Klosters & St Moritz and those
around the Eiger & Grindelwald, but can involve a couple of train
changes. In Austria, St Anton, Lech and Kitzbühel are all accessible,
plus those around Innsbruck.
Good news for Northern travellers!
The St Pancras
link is now open meaning a simple connection from Euston & King's
Cross. Travel time from Leeds to Moutiers now around 9 hours! Plus new
Ebbsfleet station near Dartford has masses of parking for London-based
Moutiers ....... 7 hours
Manchester - Bourg-St Maurice............10 hours
Birmingahm - La Plagne ................8 hours
St Pancras ...with that Champagne bar