30 July 2019 from Danielle in Latest news

Tickets are now on sale for the Eurostar ski train. With routes from London-St. Pancras station directly to the heart of the French Alps, this is one of the most convenient and eco-friendly ways to start your ski holiday. Return tickets start from £84 one-way or £149 return for a standard ticket, and £129 one-way or £229 return for a standard premier ticket.

Practical info: Eurostar ski train to the French Alps

Direct trains leave from St Pancras International in London and Ashford in Kent, direct to the French Alps. The journey takes around 10 hours. The train runs on Saturdays from December to April and Friday nights from January to April. Seats are equipped with tables and luggage racks, and the train has toilets in every coach and two buffet coaches. The Eurostar ski train stops at Moûtiers, Aime-la-Plagne and Bourg-Saint-Maurice, which are within a stone's throw of ski resorts in Les Trois Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val d'Isère. The best part about the ski train is that skis and snowboards plus two suitcases travel free - a huge improvement on the average budget airline!

skiing in the alps
Will you be taking the train to the French Alps this year? (Photo: © Head)

A new way to see the Alps

Among the many benefits of taking the train to the Alps are being able to avoid airport queues and arrive in the Alps refreshed and well-rested instead of cramped from squashing yourself into a tiny airplane seat. Plus, trains are much better for the environment than planes, and we all want to keep our mountains white! Eurostar ski train tickets have been known to sell out fast, especially for high-season dates like the February half-term. Plus, the sooner your book, the cheaper the prices will be. What are you waiting for? Check out tickets for the Eurostar ski train >
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Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!