Ski Holidays


Ski Holidays

Eurostar's ski train to the French Alps

From 17th December 2016 to the 8th April 2017 you can hop on the Eurostar ski train at St Pancras International or Ashford International and be whisked direct to the French Alps at 186mph.

We'll take you direct to Moûtiers, Aime-la-Plagne and Bourg-St-Maurice. From these stations you'll have easy access to resorts like Val Thorens, Val d'Isère, Courchevel, Tignes, Meribel and Les Menuires – all just a short coach ride from the train station.

Val Thorens, Courchevel, La Plagne, La Tania, Les Menuires and Meribel are easily accessed from Moûtiers station.

There are two trains a week travelling direct to the Alps, leaving from St Pancras International and Ashford International on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Tickets from just £149 return.

Skis and snowboards travel free.

Our ski train offers a relaxed atmosphere all the way to the Alps, so no alcohol is permitted or served on board the night trains.

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Three Valleys ski facilities

Three Valleys is the world's biggest ski area and, according to many, by far the best.

Stretching over 600km of piste, you'll find over 320 ski runs all on one ticket. There's terrain to suit every standard, from perfectly-designed beginner areas, to every type of extreme terrain, both on and off the groomed slopes.

Getting back up the mountain is quick and easy too, with 169 state-of-the-art ski lifts stretching over 2,000 vertical metres – another world record.

Officially known as Les 3 Vallées®, the area includes more than 12 ski villages and, wherever you stay, you have full access to the every single run, often from your doorstep. The most famous resorts include Courchevel, Méribel, Les Menuires and Europe's highest resort, Val Thorens, but there are smaller and more intimate villages too.

Most of these resorts are world class in their own right, with a wide ranging selection of accommodation, from budget to super-luxe, and dining options from fast food to Michelin starred. You'll also find a vibrant nightlife and lots to do off the slopes.

What's on offer

  • Ski resorts 8
  • Button lifts 44
  • Chair lifts 63
  • Cable cars 39
  • Glaciers 1
  • Cross country 118km
  • Snow parks 4
  • Snow cannons 2,189
  • Floodlit slopes 1
  • Toboggan runs 2
  • Green runs 56
  • Blue runs 129
  • Red runs 107
  • Black runs 35
  • Moghul runs 50km
  • Length of easy runs 312km
  • Length of medium runs 216km
  • Length of difficult runs 72km
  • Mountain restaurants 52

Ski Season 2015/2016 average snow depth

The cost of food and drink compared to other resorts

To get an idea of how food and drink prices in Three Valleys compare with the rest of the Alps, here's a little guide to help you budget your spending money. See how the Three Valleys compares to other resorts in the French Alps and further afield.

Wine (50cl)

  • Courchevel (France) £2.44
  • Val d'Isère (France) £3.65
  • Wengen (Switzerland) £8.09
  • Banff (Canada) £6.93
  • Ruka (Finland) £9.74
  • Kitzbuhel (Austria) £3.25
  • Global Average £3.89

Coca-Cola (Small)

  • Courchevel (France) £1.62
  • Val d'Isère (France) £1.62
  • Wengen (Switzerland) £2.36
  • Banff (Canada) £1.15
  • Ruka (Finland) £3.25
  • Kitzbuhel (Austria) £2.44
  • Global Average £2.03

Coffee (Large)

  • Courchevel (France) £2.44
  • Val d'Isère (France) £2.44
  • Wengen (Switzerland) £2.43
  • Banff (Canada) £1.15
  • Ruka (Finland) £2.03
  • Kitzbuhel (Austria) £3.65
  • Global Average £2.05

Lunch (On the slopes)

  • Courchevel (France) £8.12
  • Val d'Isère (France) £10.55
  • Wengen (Switzerland) £9.26
  • Banff (Canada) £6.50
  • Ruka (Finland) £7.95
  • Kitzbuhel (Austria) £10.15
  • Global Average £7.48

Beer (25cl)

  • Courchevel (France) £3.25
  • Val d'Isère (France) £3.25
  • Wengen (Switzerland) £2.70
  • Banff (Canada) £3.32
  • Ruka (Finland) £4.06
  • Kitzbuhel (Austria) £3.08
  • Global Average £2.94

Après Ski

Bar 360 – Val Thorens

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Perhaps the best après ski bar in the entire region, hit this at Easter for spring sunshine sessions with pumping après beats.

La Folie Douce – Meribel

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French après at its best. Expect live music, crazy performances and champagne showers.

Saloon – Tignes Val Claret

Happy hour drinks deals to rival any bar and perfect for a snowy day – extra cheap for seasonnaires.

Val d'Isère and Tignes are easily accessed from Bourg-St-Maurice station

There are two trains a week travelling direct to the Alps, leaving from St Pancras International and Ashford International on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Tickets from just £149 return.

Skis and snowboards travel free.

Our ski train offers a relaxed atmosphere all the way to the Alps, so no alcohol is permitted or served on board the night trains.

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Espace Killy ski facilities

The ski area above the world famous resorts of Tignes and Val d'Isère is generally regarded as one of the world's best, with some regular skiers saying it's so good that there's no need to ski anywhere else.

Named after local celebrity Jean-Claude Killy, who won triple gold at the 1968 Winter Olympics, it's a vast area of some 10,000 hectares, with 300km of groomed pistes, extending over one of the biggest lift-served verticals on the planet – more than 2,000 metres of it.

Best known for its incredible freeriding terrain and world-class racing slopes (Val d'Isère is one of just a handful of resorts to have hosted World Cup, World Championships and Winter Olympic downhill races), there's also plenty of skiing for every ability level. You'll find well-designed nursery slopes, world-class terrain parks for freestylers and seemingly endless kilometres of wide, sunny blue and red pistes for holiday makers.

Both Tignes and Val d'Isère are world class resorts, of course, each with a good selection of bars, restaurants and shops. There's also accommodation ranging from budget up to four star in Tignes and right the way to super-luxury in Val d'Isère.

What's on offer

  • Ski resorts 2
  • Button lifts 29
  • Chair lifts 42
  • Cable cars 39
  • Glaciers 2
  • Cross country 44km
  • Snow parks 3
  • Snow cannons 848
  • Floodlit slopes 1
  • Toboggan runs 2
  • Green runs 22
  • Blue runs 61
  • Red runs 46
  • Black runs 25
  • Moghul runs 20km
  • Length of easy runs 170km
  • Length of medium runs 78km
  • Length of difficult runs 52km
  • Mountain restaurants 25

Ski Season 2015/2016 average snow depth

The cost of food and drink compared to other resorts

To get an idea of how food and drink prices in Espace Killey compare with the rest of the Alps, here's a little guide to help you budget your spending money. See how the Espace Killey compares to other resorts in the French Alps and further afield.

Wine (50cl)

  • Courchevel (France) £2.44
  • Val d'Isère (France) £3.65
  • Wengen (Switzerland) £8.09
  • Banff (Canada) £6.93
  • Ruka (Finland) £9.74
  • Kitzbuhel (Austria) £3.25
  • Global Average £3.89

Coca-Cola (Small)

  • Courchevel (France) £1.62
  • Val d'Isère (France) £1.62
  • Wengen (Switzerland) £2.36
  • Banff (Canada) £1.15
  • Ruka (Finland) £3.25
  • Kitzbuhel (Austria) £2.44
  • Global Average £2.03

Coffee (Large)

  • Courchevel (France) £2.44
  • Val d'Isère (France) £2.44
  • Wengen (Switzerland) £2.43
  • Banff (Canada) £1.15
  • Ruka (Finland) £2.03
  • Kitzbuhel (Austria) £3.65
  • Global Average £2.05

Lunch (On the slopes)

  • Courchevel (France) £8.12
  • Val d'Isère (France) £10.55
  • Wengen (Switzerland) £9.26
  • Banff (Canada) £6.50
  • Ruka (Finland) £7.95
  • Kitzbuhel (Austria) £10.15
  • Global Average £7.48

Beer (25cl)

  • Courchevel (France) £3.25
  • Val d'Isère (France) £3.25
  • Wengen (Switzerland) £2.70
  • Banff (Canada) £3.32
  • Ruka (Finland) £4.06
  • Kitzbuhel (Austria) £3.08
  • Global Average £2.94

Après Ski

Cocorico – Val d'Isère

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Après-ski bar on the slope at the Rond Point des Pistes at the foot of Solasie. Live music, huge terrace and lots of dancing!

Loop – Tignes Le Lac

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Bar at the end of the road in Tignes le Lac looking toward Trolles and the Toviere bubble. Huge sun terrace, amazing food and music.

Café Face – Val d'Isère

In town on the road leading from the bottom of the Solaise Express towards Dick's Tea Bar. Cheap beer, lively atmosphere and great entertainment.

The ski train

We'll take you to over 14 resort towns in the French Alps. The easiest way to get to Three Valleys resort towns is to take the train to Moûtiers and transfer to your resort.

London St Pancras International or Ashford International to the French Alps*

Night train (Fridays)

Night trains from London run from 23rd December 2016 to 8th April 2017


St Pancras International

Depart 19:45


Ashford International

Depart 20:28


Moûtiers

Arrive 05:33


Aime-la-Plagne

Arrive 05:57


Bourg-St-Maurice

Arrive 06:16

Day train (Saturdays)

Day trains from London run from 17th December 2016 to 8th April 2017


St Pancras International

Depart 09:45


Ashford International

Depart 10:28


Moûtiers

Arrive 18:11


Aime-la-Plagne

Arrive 18:31


Bourg-St-Maurice

Arrive 18:50