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[Case Study] UK to Verbier by Train

[Case Study] UK to Verbier by Train

In March 2024, Iain from The Ski Podcast travelled by train from the UK to Verbier in Switzerland. Because of the seamless integration at the final stop, Le Chable, before going up to Verbier, this is one of the easiest ski resorts to travel to by train. Brighton-London-Paris I live in Brighton, so it was...
Case Study: Dachstein in Austria to the UK by train (via Amsterdam)

Case Study: Dachstein in Austria to the UK by train (via Amsterdam)

If you’ve ever wondered how to take the train from the Austrian Alps to the UK via Amsterdam on the way back from a ski trip, then Neil Guthrie – co-creator of  the excellent map ‘The Alps – Skiing by Train‘ kindly put together this report for Ski Flight Free. —– The new best entry...
Case Study: London to Chamonix by train

Case Study: London to Chamonix by train

In February 2024, Iain presenter of The Ski Podcast and founder of Ski Flight Free, travelled from London to Chamonix by train. “Chamonix is one of my favourite resorts and I’ve travelled there by train several times. It’s not quite as convenient as some resorts, as it typically requires two changes after Paris. However, the plus side...
Case Study: London to Les 2 Alpes by train

Case Study: London to Les 2 Alpes by train

In January 2024, Iain presenter of The Ski Podcast and founder of Ski Flight Free, travelled from London to Les 2 Alpes by train. “This was a first for me, as while I’ve travelled to Switzerland and the Tarentaise in France on many occasions, this was my first train journey to the Southern French Alps.” 08:01 (GMT)...
Case Study: New (2023) Eurostar 'Snow Train'

Case Study: New (2023) Eurostar ‘Snow Train’

On 16 December 2023, I was invited to trial the new Eurostar Snow Train service by Inghams Ski, who are offering ski holidays packaged with train travel and transfers using the new service. This is a very significant step from Eurostar, having cancelled the previously successful service in 2020. So what was the new train...
NightJet services to Austria by train via Amsterdam still an option for winter 2023/24

NightJet services to Austria by train via Amsterdam still an option for winter 2023/24

Eurostar has confirmed that the no Eurostar trains will be able to depart from the Netherlands between June 2024 and January 2025 – a shorter interruption than anticipated. Renovation work in Amsterdam This is because of renovation work at the Amsterdam Central station, which will mean that the Eurostar departure and customs area will be...
NightJet service to run from Amsterdam via Cologne to Austria

NightJet service to run from Amsterdam via Cologne to Austria

Austrian rail operator ÖBB has confirmed that their NightJet service from Amsterdam to the Austrian Alps will continue to operate this winter.    Departures from Amsterdam are every evening at 19.30, stopping at Cologne and connecting to Vienna, and via Munich to to Innsbruck.  British travellers could choose to take the Eurostar to Amsterdam or...
Eurostar to face competition from Evolyn on London-Paris route

Eurostar to face competition from Evolyn on London-Paris route

It’s an axiom of business that competition leads to lower prices, so the news that Eurostar will soon face competition on the London-Paris high speed train route is very welcome. Monopolies are rarely good for the consumer, and it seems that Eurostar’s 30-year reign as the only company offering cross-channel rail travel may be over....
What ski train services are on offer to the Alps in 2023/24?

What ski train services are on offer to the Alps in 2023/24?

This week has seen a flurry of news releases about ski train services to the Alps for the oncoming 2023/24 winter season. The good news is that skiers who want to travel by train have several more options for this winter, primarily created by Eurostar’s decision to run a ‘Snow Train’ to the French Alps....
Eurostar launch train service to Alps for 2023/24

Eurostar launch train service to Alps for 2023/24

Boom! The news we’ve been waiting for: you’ll be able to buy train tickets to the French Alps from Eurostar, via Lille More info to come, but Eurostar’s ‘Ski Holidays’ page is now live, with tickets to go on sale from Thursday 31 August Full details of train services available for winter 2023/24 are now...
Eurostar CEO confirms new ski train 'via' Brussels

Eurostar CEO confirms new ski train ‘via’ Brussels

Details of the new ski train to replace the previous direct service to France are still thin on the ground, but it does seem that a new service will definitely be coming in.   In an recent interview with The Guardian, Eurostar CEO Gwendoline Cazenave confirmed that:   “British skiers will be able to book...
Travelski Express will not run direct from London to Alps in 2023/24

Travelski Express will not run direct from London to Alps in 2023/24

Sadly, one of the worst kept secrets in skiing has now been confirmed: the ‘Travelski Express‘ will not run this winter direct from London to the Alps. Travelski have been unable to persuade Eurostar to continue their rental of one of their trains to travel direct from London St Pancras to Bourg St Maurice each...