Eurostar’sdirect ski services from St Pancras International and Ashford International to the heart of the French Alps, will open for sale at 9am on Monday, July 31, 2012.
The direct day and night services carry ski and snowboarding enthusiasts direct to the French ski towns of Moûtiers, Aime-La-Plagne* and Bourg St Maurice, with return fares starting from £149. The 2012/2013 seasonal ski services will run from December 22 (day services) and December 21 (night services) until April 13, 2013.
Eurostar allows ski passengers to carry on-board an extra item of luggage in addition to the normal luggage allowance - such as a pair of skis or a snowboard - at no extra cost. The overnight services arrive in the Alps early on a Saturday morning and depart late on a Saturday evening.
Mary Walsh, Eurostar’s director of communications, said; “French ski resorts are some of the most popular in Europe, and more and more travellers are seeing that high-speed rail is the perfect way to reach them, with a minimum of stress and limited impact on the environment. On average, a Eurostar journey accounts for just one tenth of the carbon emissions of an equivalent flight and allows travellers to arrive close to their resort, relaxed, refreshed and ready to hit the slopes.”
Return fares start from £149 return.
Tickets for the direct seasonal ski services are available from www.eurostar.com, by calling 08432 186 186, at Eurostar stations or from travel agents.