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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...
Booking.com survey reports 53% of travellers look for sustainable accom

Booking.com survey reports 53% of travellers look for sustainable accom

According to a new survey by Booking.com, over half (53%) of travellers look for accommodation that blends comfort with innovative sustainability features. According to the survey, people ‘crave the serenity of nature indoors’, with 65% seeking out green spaces and plants in their stays. ‘Authenticity’ – a word we’ve been seeing more and more –...
On board the Caledonian Sleeper | London to Edinburgh

On board the Caledonian Sleeper | London to Edinburgh

Iain from The Ski Podcast and Ski Flight Free travelled on the Caledonian Sleeper from London to Edinburgh in February 2024. This is super simple journey compared to travelling to the Alps, as evidently there is no changing trains in Paris after the initial Eurostar leg of the journey. London to Edinburgh I only travelled...
Huge cavern appears in Chamonix glacier

Huge cavern appears in Chamonix glacier

A huge cavern has formed in the upper part of the Glacier des Bossons in Chamonix. So large that it’s visible from the centre of Chamonix, the cave appeared last month in the upper part of the Bossons glacier. A old pocket of water or large crevasse? Located not far from the Grands Mulets refuge,...
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...
Cool Bus celebrate first for their electric transfer fleet

Cool Bus celebrate first for their electric transfer fleet

Earlier this week the transfer company Cool Bus shared these great photos of eight vehicles simultaneously charging at their Bourg St Maurice base. It’s been seven years since the company bought their first electric vehicles. We have previously reported about the upgrades to their fleet. A lot of work to get to this point Founder...
New EV transfer options from Ski Lifts

New EV transfer options from Ski Lifts

Transfer company Ski Lifts has extended their eco-friendly transfer options to cover over 100 ski destinations, exclusively using electric or hybrid vehicles. The new fleet includes Tesla Model X, Mercedes V-class EQV and the BMW i7. Other vehicles used include the Mercedes S-class, Mercedes E-class Hybrid and Toyota RAV 4 hybrid. Same cost for EV...
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)...
SkiStar to expand fleet of electric snowmobiles

SkiStar to expand fleet of electric snowmobiles

SkiStar, the largest ski resort operator in Scandinavia is expanding its fleet of electric snowmobiles. The company has teamed up with Taiga, who provided electric snowmobiles for a trial at the resort of Sälen in Sweden in 2022. “In addition to using the machines for ski patrol and other mountain operations, we will be offering our guests...
25% lift pass discount if you travel by train to the Vialattea in Italy

25% lift pass discount if you travel by train to the Vialattea in Italy

The Vialattea ski area – also known by some Brits as the ‘Milky Way’ – has joined resorts like Morzine and La Rosiere in offering a lift pass discount to skiers arriving by train. The ltalian-French region has announced a new partnership agreement with Trenitalia, the main Italian train company. ‘Official Green Carrier’ Trenitalia has been...
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...
Take the Snow Train to Geneva?

Take the Snow Train to Geneva?

According to Eurotunnel, direct trains from London to Geneva could be an option before the end of this decade. Yann Leriche, the chief executive of Getlink, the company that runs the tunnel, has been quoted saying that he expects new entrants to compete with Eurostar on the cross-channel route. Eurostar only company to offer trains...