Eurostar, the high speed passenger train linking
the UK with the continent, has opened ticket sales for its popular
direct day ski services from St Pancras International and Ashford
International to the French Alps.
Eurostar provides weekly direct services calling at Moûtiers, Aime-La-Plagne
and Bourg St Maurice. There is no stop at Aime La
Plagne on the inbound service and the first direct day service
launches on 19 December 2010.
Eurostar’s direct ski services offer
easy access to a variety of top ski destinations in the French
Alps such as Courchevel, La Plagne, Tignes, Meribel, Les Arcs.
added convenience, an extra item of luggage on top of the normal
luggage allowance - such as a pair of skis or a snowboard - can be
taken onboard at no extra cost and without the need to wait at
airport baggage reclaim.
“Eurostar offers the perfect solution for winter sports
enthusiasts looking to avoid the stress of travelling by air
whilst minimising their environmental impact. On average, a
Eurostar journey accounts for just one tenth of the carbon
emissions of an equivalent flight and allows travellers to arrive
relaxed, refreshed and ready to hit the slopes,” said Mary Walsh, Eurostar’s
Director of Communications.
“As well as our popular French ski destinations, tickets for
resorts in Switzerland will be available later in the year thanks
to onward connections in Paris. More and more of our passengers
are discovering the ease and convenience of onward travel thanks
to Europe’s high speed rail network.”
Return fares start
from £149 standard class. Travellers can indulge themselves on
their way to and from the slopes by travelling Standard Premier,
enjoying roomier accommodation and meals and drinks served at
their seat from just £229 return.
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