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Tickets for the 2014 Ski Train have already started to go like hot cakes. The most popular Ski Train services sell out quickly. The lowest advertised ski train fare is £149. Follow these links for Eurostar features about Provence & Avignon, group booking discounts and visiting Lille. Or use this link for the main La France feature.
You may be able to hop on the Eurostar ski train at St Pancras International or Ashford International and be whisked direct to the resorts of Moûtiers, Aime-la-Plagne or Bourg-St-Maurice at 186mph.
Choose the day train for stunning views from your seat as you travel. Or opt for the night train and arrive bright and early in your destination, rested and ready to take on the slopes straight away. What’s more, if you choose to take the night train in both directions you can enjoy eight days of skiing rather than the usual six.
Eurostar Ski Train Tickets
Tickets are on sale now, choose the simple, stylish joys of Standard class, or indulge yourself in Leisure Select with food and drink suited to your time of travel and served to your comfortable, spacious seat.
The French alps offer a wide range of choices both for your resort as well as the skiing and leisure opportunities available. If you book your accommodation with Eurostar as a combined package you might be able to take advantage of train - hotel combined deals as well as have access to the full range of accommodation the resorts have to offer, small chalets, grand hotels and elegant self contained apartments, with and without maid service.
Enjoys the reputation of being one of the most stylish ski resort in France. Courchevel is in the Tarentaise Valley, commune of Saint-Bon-Tarentaise in the Rhône-Alpes region. It is an integral part of the three valleys (Les Trois Vallées), one of the biggest skiing networks in the world. Typically enjoys great snow in season.
Part of the Paradiski ski complex (see also Les Arcs), a stunning location; many peoples' idea of what a picture postcard ski resort should look like. It is made up of a complex of 10 different villages, offering a great range of skiing, accommodation and social opportunities. There are skiing opportunities to suit every taste; cross country pistes, scenic forest trails, good opportunities for beginners and intermediate skiers.
The town of Bourg-Saint-Maurice in the Tarentaise Valley is the home to Les Arcs in Savoie. Owned by the Compagnie des Alpes. Les Arcs is essentially made up of fiver separate areas: Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000. The pinnacle of the resort is where 7 km long piste begins. Les Arcs is part of the Paradiski ski complex (together with La Plagne) which boasts just under 425 km of pistes.
Méribel is another of the three valleys resort set in the Tarentaise Valley, close to the Moutiers. Méribel is the name for three adjacent villages in the municipality to three neighboring villages in the Les Allues commune. The resort is in the Vanoise National Park Meribel has a strong winter sports tradition and was home to the women's alpine skiing and ice hockey in the Albertville Winter Olympics in 1992. It's a resort very popular with English speaking skiing enthusiasts young and old.
Tignes and Val d'Isère
These two resorts in the Tarentaise Valley have very close connections, together they form the "Espace Killy". The freestyle skiing competition for the 1992 Winter Olympics was held in Tignes. These resorts have excellent transport links to Lyon and Geneva. Ski lifts take skiers on a remarkable journey up to the Grande Motte glacier and Val’d’Isere enjoys a reputation for excellent off piste opportunities.
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