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2011 / 12
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Welcome to Ski By Train
All 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.

Powder by train

Which resorts?

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.

Skitrain destinations

Courchevel by train

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 travellers.

London - Moutiers ....... 7 hours
Manchester - Bourg-St Maurice............10 hours
Birmingahm - La Plagne ................8 hours

Alps from St Pancras
New St Pancras ...with that Champagne bar
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