Eurostar, the high speed passenger service
linking the UK and mainland Europe, has opened ticket sales for
its direct ski services from St Pancras International and Ashford
International to the heart of the French Alps.
The direct seasonal ski services will run from
Saturday, 17 December (day services) and Friday, 23 December
(night services) until Saturday, 14 April 2012.
Eurostarís day and night services, carry ski and
snowboarding enthusiasts direct to the popular French ski towns of
MoŻtiers, Aime-La-Plagne and Bourg St Maurice, with return fares
starting from £149.
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.
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.
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, Eurostarís Director of
Communications, said, ďFrench 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
Return fares start from £149 return.
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 £229
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