Monthly archive March, 2023
Hotelplan announce two new climate partnerships

Hotelplan announce two new climate partnerships

As the next step in its sustainability strategy, Hotelplan has announced two new climate partnerships worth more than £1 million with Klimate and Rewilding Britain. More recent developments in the group’s carbon mitigation strategy have seen a move away from traditional avoidance-based carbon offsetting towards carbon removal and rewilding. “Protecting the planet that we and...
Case Study: London to Verbier by train

Case Study: London to Verbier by train

In March 2023, Iain presenter of The Ski Podcast and founder of Ski Flight Free, travelled from London to Verbier by train. 0801 (GMT) – London St Pancras Eurostar check-in is so much simpler and faster than flying: 12 mins to get through security and passport control AND with a full water bottle, cup of tea...
Case Study: Taking the train from the UK to Arinsal, Andorra

Case Study: Taking the train from the UK to Arinsal, Andorra

Tom Thorp recently contacted us after listening to Iain talking about train travel on The Ski Podcast: “I’ve been enjoying your podcast, thank you for all your work creating interesting episodes and insights.”  Tom is a ski instructor, working both in the UK and regularly in the European mountains. He specifically wanted to share his...
Ski Racers call for FIS to take Climate Action

Ski Racers call for FIS to take Climate Action

Last month over one hundred ski racers signed an open letter to FIS, coordinated by Protect Our Winters ambassador Julian Schütter. The letter, most recently updated on 10 March, has now been signed by over 450 athletes, including stars like Mikaela Shiffrin and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, demands greater action from FIS and transparency on the...
The 'TravelSki Express'

The ‘TravelSki Express’

The ‘Travelski Express’ is fantastic news for train lovers and skiers looking to reduce their carbon emissions. UPDATE (13 July 2023): The Travel Express will not run direct from London to the Alps in 2023/24, with a service via Lille likely instead (see below) What ski train services are on offer to the Alps in...