Love the snow? Love the Alps? Want to make the journey part of the holiday?

Relaxing on a train with friends or family - scenery gliding by - is a great experience – with no airport queues, tedious transfer or long drive.

Snowcarbon is an independent information site set up by skiers and snowboarders who have travelled this way for years and want to help you do the same.

 

Think it’s faster to fly?

Resorts & Journey Planner

Check out great ski resorts and recommended journey schedules.

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Packages

View and book good-value ski packages with rail-travel included.

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Train guides

The trains, what they’re like on board, and guides to rail travel to the Alps.

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Trains & Travel

Like some expert advice?

For suggestions and advice on fantastic ski resorts, excellent accommodation and suitable train-travel options, just contact ski writer and Snowcarbon co-founder, Daniel.

A quick guide to Snowcarbon

Welcome to Snowcarbon! Here's a quick guide to how we can help you make the journey part of the ski holiday.

In the resorts and journey planner section, you can view recommended journey schedules for travel from the UK to 32 great ski resorts in the Alps, using our unique Journey Planner, based on a unique database of hand-researched journeys. Every single train ride in the journey planner we've travelled on, photographed, and described for you. And you can also read reviews of these journeys by other skiers on the Your Stories section - and contribute your own.

For each ski resort you can see in independent, multi section resort review written by our leading ski writers.  And for each resort we'll show you the best options for booking independent travel and rail-inclusive ski packages where available too.  You can also ask Snowcarbon co-founder Daniel for recommendations on great resorts, lovely journeys and fantastic accommodation providers to help create your ideal ski holiday. Just email Daniel and he'll be happy to help.

You can use the train guides for an an overview of the different travel options to ski resorts and see exactly what trains are like on board. We'll also show you insider tips, such as on how to book the lowest fares, the best options for travelling overnight,  tips and discounts for travelling with children, an in-depth guide on how to change station in Paris easily, and more. 

The rail-inclusive ski packages section is a unique resource for finding ski holidays from a variety of ski tour operators with rail travel (and transfers) included - which make them easy to book  - and good value.

We'd love to know what you think of the site, and any ways you think we could improve it.  So please feel free to drop us a line with your thoughts or questions.