Posts tagged "case study"
[Case Study] UK to Saalbach by train

[Case Study] UK to Saalbach by train

Phil Skone contacted Ski Flight Free to share his experience of travelling to Saalback in Austria by train earlier this year in January 2024.  UK-Brussels-Cologne-Munich Starting in Kenworth, we travelled to King’s Cross, then Eurostar to Brussels and Brussels to Cologne. We had time for a meal and tour of the area near the station....
Case Study: London to Chamonix by train

Case Study: London to Chamonix by train

In February 2024, Iain Martin, 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...
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...
Case Study: Driving to Val d'Isère in an electric car

Case Study: Driving to Val d’Isère in an electric car

Simon McIntyre – MD at Iglu Ski – recently contacted us to share his experience of driving in an electric vehicle to Val d’Isère. He recently spoke to Iain in Episode 176 of The Ski Podcast and you can listen to that conversation at ~39 minutes: EV to Val d’Isère  He drove to France in...
Case Study: London to Nice by Train

Case Study: London to Nice by Train

Ski Flight Free founder recently travelled to Nice by train. Admittedly it was to take part in a triathlon, rather than ski, but this case study should still be of interest, especially as he used the Paris overnight service. Let’s take a look at how it went… Eurostar to Paris The journey started with Eurostar...
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...
Case Study: Driving to Méribel in a Tesla 3 Electric Car

Case Study: Driving to Méribel in a Tesla 3 Electric Car

Judy Mathews recently contacted us at Ski Flight Free to tell us about her experience of driving out to the Alps in her Tesla 3 earlier this year. The good news is Judy felt that the experience was “very positive” and she is already planning a similar trip for next season: “It required a bit...
Case Study: UK to Méribel (Les 3 Vallées) by train

Case Study: UK to Méribel (Les 3 Vallées) by train

In January 2023, Iain Martin, presenter of The Ski Podcast and founder of Ski Flight Free, travelled from the UK to Méribel – in the heart of Les 3 Vallées – by train. London to Paris All train trips to the Alps from the UK depart from London St Pancras International. I booked the first Eurostar of the...
Case Study: UK to Orelle (Les 3 Vallées) by train

Case Study: UK to Orelle (Les 3 Vallées) by train

In December 2022, Iain Martin, presenter of The Ski Podcast and founder of Ski Flight Free, travelled from the UK to Orelle – the secret fourth valley of Les 3 Vallées – by train. London to Paris As with all train journeys to the continent, my day started at London St Pancras. Although on arrival...
Case Study: Driving To The Alps In An Electric Car

Case Study: Driving To The Alps In An Electric Car

With the adoption of electric vehicles increasing fast, more and more British skiers will be driving to the Alps in an electric car. Iain Martin, founder of Ski Flight Free, drove to Zermatt at the end of August 2022 in a Tesla Model Y to see what it’s like on a long-distance journey in an...