Hit the slopes with Eurostar
Posted by Ski holiday deals 30th July 2012
Eurostar have announced their direct ski service for 2012/13 season and tickets go on sale tomorrow, 31st July 2012. The service leaves St Pancreas International and Ashford International stations to the heart of the French Alps, with return fares starting from £149. See more deals.
The direct day and night services carry ski and snowboarding enthusiasts direct to the popular French ski towns of Moûtiers, Aime-La-Plagne* and Bourg St Maurice, with return fares starting from £149. The 2012/2013 seasonal ski services will run from 22 December (day services) and 21 December (night services) until 13 April 2013. The stations offer easy access to a variety of top ski destinations in the French Alps, such as Courchevel, La Plagne, Tignes, Meribel, Les Arcs, allowing people to choose a resort that matches their needs. For added convenience, Eurostar allows ski passengers to carry on-board an extra item of luggage in addition to the normal luggage allowance - such as a pair of skis or a snowboard - at no extra cost.
Eurostar’s overnight services arrive in the Alps early on a Saturday morning and depart late on a Saturday evening, making them perfect for winter sports enthusiasts looking for an extra couple of days on the slopes. On the Saturday day service, passengers can sit back and enjoy stunning views of the French countryside before they arrive rested and ready to go.
Mary Walsh, Eurostar’s Director of Communications, commented; “French ski resorts are some of the most popular in Europe, and more and more travellers are seeing that high-speed rail is the perfect way to reach them, with a minimum of stress and limited impact on the environment. On average, a Eurostar journey accounts for just one tenth of the carbon emissions of an equivalent flight and allows travellers to arrive close to their resort, relaxed, refreshed and ready to hit the slopes.”
Travellers can indulge themselves on their way to and from the slopes by travelling Standard Premier, enjoying more spacious seating and meals and drinks served at their seat from just £229 return. Tickets for the direct seasonal ski services are available from Eurostar, by calling 08432 186 186, at Eurostar stations or from travel agents.
* Travel to Aime La Plagne is for outbound passengers only, for inbound travel back to London passengers need to board at Bourg St Maurice
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