Travelski Express, the company which began offering direct train ski holiday packages to the French Alps from London last winter, is increasing the number of resort destination choices it offers from seven to ten, in winter next.
The company offers the resorts of Val Thorens and Courchevel in the 3 Valleys, as well as La Rosière opposite Les Arcs, in its 22-23 programme. The new resorts join existing options Val d’Isère, Tignes, Méribel, Les Arcs, Brides Les Bains, Les Menuires and La Plagne.
With a range of accommodation available at these new resorts, packages start at just £646 pp for a week in La Rosiere (below). Package price includes return direct Eurostar train service from London St Pancras, accommodation, local ski pass and transfers to/from accommodation.
As well as being priced competitively for the combined cost of these four aspects of a ski holiday versus buying each part separately, Travelski also being linked to ABTA, each passenger journey on the direct Travelski Express emits less than a quarter of the carbon of a passenger opting for a flight to Geneva and a transfer to the resort from there.
The first train (operated by Eurostar) is due to depart on December 17, 2022 with the final return on April 15, 2023. In a change to the timetable after the inaugural season last winter, the train will now depart from London on Saturday mornings, arriving in the heart des Alpes (Moutiers and Bourg St Maurice) on Saturday afternoon. Skiers will then be driven from the station to their accommodation (or as close as possible under local access laws) with sufficient time to check in and have their kit sorted for the following day.
The return train will depart on Saturday evening, giving customers an almost full day of skiing on Saturday. This will arrive at London St Pancras early on Sunday morning (exact time to be finalized).
Sample prices are from:
Val Thorens – Résidence Les Balcons de Val Thorens & Spa 4* 07/01 to 14/01/2023 from £2,779 for four adults (£695/pp based on four sharing a 2-room apartment).
Courchevel 1850 – Pierre & Vacances Les Chalets du Forum premium residence 07/01 to 14/01/2023 from £4,240 for 5 adults (£848 pp based on 5 people sharing a standard 2-room apartment)
La Rosière Residence CGH & SPA Les Cimes Blanches 4*. 03/18 to 03/25/2023. From £3877 for 6 adults (£646 pp based on six people sharing a 3 bedroom apartment)
(Rail photos credit Eurostar)