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Funiculaire going up the mountain at Les Arcs

SKI HOLIDAYS

Eurostar's ski train to the French Alps

From 22 December 2017 to 7 April 2018 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, Méribel and Les Menuires – all just a short coach ride from the train station.

  • map showing the Eurostar stations and the resorts served by them

    Two travel options to suit you

    Day Train

    Wake up on Saturday morning fresh and ready to hop on the ski train. Once on board you can stretch out and relax or head to café Metropole for snacks and drinks and to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. You’ll arrive in time for a first night fondue and a glass of vin chaud.

    Night Train

    Leave work on Friday and head straight to the station to catch the direct night ski train. You can sleep on board and wake up ready to hit the slopes and gain  two extra days on your skis.

    You'll arrive on Saturday morning and leave on Saturday evening, beating the flying crowd and having the slopes all to yourself on change over day.

  • Photo of a Eurostar train winding its way through the Alps

    Ski Train – what you need to know

    Luggage allowance

    Direct train:  you can take a pair of skis or snowboard on top of your 2-bag luggage allowance. Once on board, you’ll find extra space set aside in each coach for bulky bags and kit.

    Connecting in Paris or Lille:  you can still take a snowboard or skis, but this will count as one of your 2 pieces of luggage

    Crampons, ice-axes and alpine walking sticks can be carried in your luggage.

    Alcohol on board

    Night train: For the comfort of all passengers we don’t sell alcohol or allow travellers to bring their own alcohol on board with them.

    This policy helps us make sure that everyone can enjoy a relaxed ambiance on board and that we all arrive bright-eyed, fresh-faced and set for the slopes.

    Day train: Alcohol is available on board and you can take up to four cans or bottles of beer, or one bottle of wine, no spirits with you. 

    Pre-travel checklist
    Direct ski train timetable  
     

  • Downtown Les Arcs

    The Paradiski area

    The huge Paradiski area includes Les ArcsPeisey-Vallandry and La Plagne and covers 425km of piste, catering well for every level of skier or snowboarder.

    You'll find a good choice of green, blue, red and black runs and, with most of the accommodation ski-in/ski-out, you can maximise your time on the slopes.

    Off piste there are plenty of good restaurants for all budgets, enough nightlife for even the most hard-core partiers and non -ski activities that will appeal to all ages and tastes.


     

  • family having a drink on the slopes

    Three valleys ski area

    With over 600kms of piste and 320 ski runs, Three Valleys is the biggest ski area in the world.

    So, no surprise that there is something for everyone here, from beginner areas to all types of extreme terrain. The Three Valley's area consists of more than 12 villages, including Courchevel, Méribel, Les Menuires and  Val Thorens,

    as well as the smaller, but equally appealing, La Tania and Saint Martin de Belleville.

    Accommodation options go 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.

  • Man in red skiing down a slope

    Val d’Isère – Tignes

    The Espace Killy area, now known as Val d’IsèreTignes, is considered to be one of the best in the world and has hosted major ski events including the Winter Olympics downhill races.

    There's plenty of skiing for every ability from well-designed nursery slopes to world-class terrain parks for freestylers and  kilometres of wide, blue and red pistes.

    After a hard day's skiing and snowboarding you'll find a good selection of bars, restaurants and shops and plenty of choice of accommodation to suit all budgets.

Other ski resorts

Aside from the Three Valleys, Paradiski and Espace Killy, there are a few other resorts you can get to with Eurostar that are well worth a visit.