Another alternative to flying to your ski holiday is travelling by coach.
Many skiers and snowboarders might only have travelled by coach to a ski resort while at university, or perhaps in the 1980s with companies like Redwing or Ski West.
However, coach travel to the Alps is a great way to reduce the carbon footprint of your ski holiday while often being cheaper than train travel or driving, especially at peak season.
Cut your footprint when travelling by coach
Snow Express is one of the few, if not the only, pure coach operator to ski resorts. They’ve been operating a coach service from London Victoria to over forty ski resorts for more than 10 years.
According to figures from Anthesis, coach travel generates more CO2 emissions than travelling by train, but only 40% of the footprint of flying.
Coaches leave at 6.30pm on Friday evenings and travel overnight to arrive in resort the following morning. Your return leaves at 5.30pm on Saturday at the end of your trip, arriving back in the UK on Sunday morning.
Snow Express charge £99 for a return ticket, including ski carriage, so it’s certainly good value.
We haven’t seen the coaches ourselves, but from the photos they look nothing like what we travelled on when at uni! As well as being modern, they have free wi-fi and USB charging points.