Posts tagged "train travel"
“People are travelling to the Alps again by train” [1988 version]

“People are travelling to the Alps again by train” [1988 version]

‘Plus ça change’, as our French friends say. A more relevant quote might be one attributed to Karl Marx: “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” In the same week that Eurostar announced that it was cancelling the direct train to the Tarentaise in the French Alps, Andrew Brannan, a keen listener of The Ski Podcast,...
Join the campaign to #SaveTheSkiTrain

Join the campaign to #SaveTheSkiTrain

It’s fast, comfortable, and far more sustainable than flying or driving from the UK to the Alps. But it’s cancelled. To the massive disappointment of skiers and the ski industry, Eurostar will not run its iconic Ski Train this winter, despite its environmental claims to ‘tread lightly’ Save The Ski Train That’s why we’ve helped...
New ‘Verbier Express’ Service from Geneva to Verbier Opens

New ‘Verbier Express’ Service from Geneva to Verbier Opens

Last weekend the new ‘Verbier Express’ train service started, linking Geneva to Verbier with direct trains, instead of changing at Martigny. The service is aimed at day-trippers from the Swiss city and will run at weekends and certain public holidays. 90% of visitors to Verbier arrive by car Verbier is hoping to encourage more skiers...
Guide to Bourg St Maurice Station

Guide to Bourg St Maurice Station

This is a short guide to help you if you’re travelling by train to Bourg St Maurice this winter. If you haven’t been to the station before, or even if you have, it can be useful to help with your orientation after a long journey. Main Bourg St Maurice station building Let’s start by taking...
Take paid ‘Journey Days’ via Climate Perks

Take paid ‘Journey Days’ via Climate Perks

While train travel to the Alps may not be more expensive than flying, it does normally take longer. Perhaps that has put you off taking the train to a ski resort, particularly on a shorter break. With a limited amount of holiday available, why use up some of your valuable days simply by travelling to...
New train map of the Alps available

New train map of the Alps available

If you’re planning a train trip to the Alps this winter, you might find this new map from ‘2theAlps’ useful. ‘The Alps – Skiing by Train’ covers 200 resorts in seven countries across the Alps from France to Slovenia via Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Italy. Over 100 rail-served resorts included Over 100 rail-served resorts...
Loco2 to be rebranded as Rail Europe

Loco2 to be rebranded as Rail Europe

Our favourite website for booking train travel to Europe – Loco2.com – will shortly be re-branded as the more logical and easier-to-remember ‘Rail Europe’. The switch is planned for Wednesday 06 November 2019 with the aim of positioning Rail Europe as a single global brand for environmentally conscious travellers to book European train travel. Cristina...
Eurostar, SNCF and Thalys to merge?

Eurostar, SNCF and Thalys to merge?

Exciting plans to merge Europe’s two high-speed operators, Eurostar and Thalys, were released at the weekend. The proposal is for the owners of French National Railways (SNCF) and Belgian National Railways, which between them own a majority stake in both Eurostar and Thalys. The working name for the new reform is the ‘Green Speed Project’....
How Resorts Can Make A Difference

How Resorts Can Make A Difference

Not every resort will be able to deliver a Ski Flight Free message to the UK. If you’re in the Dolomites or eastern Austria, let alone Bulgaria or Scandinavia, it’s not a realistic option. But for most other resorts, there’s plenty to gain by offering more flight free options. Complement your sustainable policies Most resorts...
How Ski Companies Can Make A Difference

How Ski Companies Can Make A Difference

If you are a ski company offering holidays in the Alps, you don’t have to stop offering flights, but you can still make a difference. Ask yourself… How can you help your customers reduce their emissions? What can you do to help customers avoid ‘flight shame’? Reduce emissions and win business You may have charter...
How Individuals Can Make A Difference

How Individuals Can Make A Difference

You don’t have to stop taking ski holidays, but if you decide to take one less flight this winter then you will have made a difference. Will flying less make a difference? There are a lot of ways of calculating CO2 per person. Most estimates suggest the CO2 per capita in the UK is 6-8...