No-fly skiing: start planning a sustainable winter holiday with this train from London to the Alps

No-fly skiing: start planning a sustainable winter holiday with this train from London to the Alps

This train service will resume in December, offering a sustainable route from London to the Alps.


Are you dreaming of winter? If you prefer a ski holiday to a beach holiday, it’s time to book the Eurostar Snow train.

The service, which launched last year, returns on December 21, with tickets going on sale today.

The train takes winter sports enthusiasts from London to the French Alps in just a few hours.

The route runs until March 1 and connects Lille with the snow-capped peaks of southeastern France.

Where can you go with Eurostar Snow?

Eurostar Snow connects the British capital with the French alps via Lille.

After taking the train From London St Pancras in the UK to Lille in France you can connect to the service to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, calling at Chambéry, Albertville, Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-Les-Bains and Aime-la-Plagne.

Eurostar Snow departs from London every Saturday from 21 December to 1 March and returns from the Alps every Sunday morning from 29 December to 2 March. The outward journey takes just under eight hours, the return journey nine hours.

How much does the Eurostar Snow Train cost?

Standard tickets on Eurostar Snow from London to the slopes Return tickets are available from £169 (€200).

Tickets include an allowance of two large bags and one handbagplus one pair of skis or one snowboard in a protective cover. There are no fluid restrictions on board.

Where to go skiing in Bourg-Saint-Maurice

Bourg-Saint-Maurice, often shortened to Bourg, is located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and is a paradise for winter sports loved ones.

It is the gateway to the Paradiski ski area, which includes Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne.

From the city railway stationthere are regular buses to neighbouring ski areas including Val Thorens, Val d’Isère, Courchevel, La Tania, Tignes, Meribel and Les Menuires.

With its many five-star hotels and Michelin-star restaurants, Courchevel caters mainly to luxury travellers, while Les Menuires and La Tania offer more affordable options.

If you do it for the apres skihead to Val Thorens, known for its nightlife and events.