Snow time to waste as Eurostar launches online ski site to promote its popular ski trains to the French Alps
2 Dec 2004
- Special promotional launch fares of £99 return available
- Direct overnight and day train ski services
Eurostar's popular direct ski trains from London/Ashford to the Alps provide seamless journeys to railway stations high in the mountains, only a short shuttle bus ride to the some of the most well known French ski resorts. To ensure its regular passengers have the very latest details on weather and snow conditions and to give potential travellers all the information they could require, Eurostar has launched an innovative, dedicated micro-site which can be accessed through www.eurostar.com/ski.
The site is comprehensive, with information on the ski train and resorts served by Eurostar, from an insider's point of view. It also has hints and tips from skiers that know the Eurostar service, the slopes and ski stations. And, with a special promotional launch fare of £99 return available, now is certainly the time to experience Eurostar's direct ski services.
The mountain scenes with Eurostar trains gliding through the landscape, all viewed through a train window on the site, clearly illustrate the advantages of direct Eurostar travel. Not only can you party on Eurostar virtually to the doors of the resorts but you can enjoy the ever- changing countryside. Of course, it's seeing the Alps for the first time on your trip and then having the magical mountain scenery unfold before you which is the most exciting.
Eurostar's Marketing Manager for ski services, Sarah Sempala-Ntege, comments: "Eurostar enjoys a unique position in the ski marketplace. The journey allows travellers to get into the spirit of their ski holiday before delivering them minutes from some of France's leading ski resorts. The direct services also allow travellers to maximise the amount of time on the slopes on a trip. This will be the best website of its genre."
Eurostar's direct services, a weekly night service departing Friday night and a weekly day service, departing Saturday morning, ensure that the holiday begins when boarding the train at either Waterloo International or Ashford International in Kent. Eurostar serves Moutiers, Aime la Plagne and Bourg St Maurice. The resorts include Courchevel, Meribel, Tignes, La Plagne and Les Arcs.
The 2004/5 direct ski service season begins on 19 December (night service) and 20 December (day service) and will operate to the last return services on 2 April 2005.