September 13, 2022
Val Thorens, Courchevel and La Rosière are added to the ski passes by train to France with a day trip rather than a night trip. There is a growing interest in rail travel to the Alps. NEW
Departures will now depart from London St Pancras on Saturday mornings and arrive in Moutiers/Bourg St Maurice in the afternoon.
This follows customer feedback from last winter, as people preferred to travel during the day and arrive refreshed, rather than cloudy-eyed after a night on the train.
The train is operated by Eurostar and the first service is due to depart on December 17, 2022, with the final return on April 15, 2023.
All Travelski Express packages include direct return train travel from London, transfers, accommodation and local ski pass.
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Last season, Travel Ski Express transported over 5,000 skiers in its first winter of operation.
We reported on its launch last season:
Skiers will now be driven from the station to their accommodation, or as close as possible under local access laws, in time to check in and pick up rentals for the following day.
The return train will depart on Saturday evening, giving people an almost full day of skiing on Saturday.
The service will arrive at London St Pancras early on Sunday morning, with the exact time to be finalised.
Example of a lead in the prices of new stations:
Val Thorens – Residence Les Balcons de Val Thorens & Spa 4* from 07/01 to 14/01/2023. From £2,779 for four adults (£695/pp based on four people sharing a 2 room apartment)
Courchevel 1850 – Pierre & Vacances Les Chalets du Forum premium residence from 07/01 to 14/01/2023 from £4240 for 5 adults (£848 pp based on 5 sharing a standard 2-room apartment)
La Rosiere – 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)
The other stations are at Valley of Isere, Tignes, MeribeI, Bows, Brides Baths, Les Menuires and La Plage.
“After initially focusing on six resorts in our first shortened season, we are now able to offer packages across the entire Tarentaise ski area and these new resorts really complement our existing program for the UK ski market,” said Travelski CEO Guillaume. of Marcillac.
“We believe we now offer the greatest choice of accommodation to UK skiers with our direct train passes included.”
There is a growing interest in train travel and many prefer its environmental credentials.
It is claimed that each passenger trip on the direct Travelski Express emits less than a quarter of the carbon of a passenger traveling to Geneva and returning to their resort by road.
The research was commissioned for the ski website Snowcarbon by carbon offset specialists The Anthesis Group.
He calculated 18.47 kg of CO2 per passenger for the direct train from London and the transfer option.
Packages that include a flight from London Gatwick to Geneva and then a transfer to the resort generated four and a quarter times more CO2 emissions at 78.44kg per passenger.
Travelski Express is a tour operator linked to ABTA (number Y6751).
Travelski is a European ski holiday manufacturer: it has established itself for 15 years by offering tailor-made packages, allowing users to book online in a few clicks with personalized prices and services.
Over 100,000 customers traveled with Travelski in the last full winter season (2018/19).
Its headquarters are in France (Chambery and Clichy), with offices in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Tel Aviv.
Travelski is a brand of the Travelfactory group founded in 2000 and acquired in 2018 by La Compagnie des Alpes.