Inside track - the Snowcarbon blog



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Daniel Elkan
14th October 2014
The booking horizon for indirect train journeys to the Alps is now open, allowing you to book a wide range of journeys to the Alps.


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Daniel Elkan
29th September 2014
How do child fares (age 4-11) compare to adult fares on the Eurostar Ski Train? We checked prices for every date of the ski season, to find out.


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Daniel Elkan
23rd July 2014
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The Eurostar Ski Train to the French Alps will go on sale at 6:30am on Thursday 31st July 2014. But how much is it actually likely to cost you?


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13th March 2014
While interviewing random skiers and snowboarders in Tignes, to ask their views about the resort and about train travel, I was lucky enough to meet Ray, who spoke very frankly - and entertainingly!


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John
3rd January 2014

Two extra days on the slopes and a direct journey that delivers you minutes from the ski slopes...the overnight Eurostar Ski Train sounds ideal in principle.

However, there is one problem: unlike sleeper trains from Paris, the direct service doesn't have proper flat beds but merely seats that recline a little. This means you have to sit up all night, lean on a friend or partner's shoulder or try and curl across two seats - if there is space.



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8th October 2013
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Rail Europe has just announced that the winter 2013-14 booking horizons - which mean that you can book journeys that use a Eurostar + at TGV train or a Eurostar + a Corail Lunea sleeper train  (the Eurostar Ski Train is already on sale).

The booking window opens at 5am on the 17th October.

The booking windows are never as simple as it could or should be, but it works like this:



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10th September 2013
Know that you want to take the train, but haven't yet chosen your ski resort? In many cases that doesn't matter, as our investigation reveals..


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6th August 2013
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You might have got out of bed as early as we did, to check fares on the Eurostar Ski Train.

Tickets went on sale at 06:30 this morning.

At 06:46 (the first time that the site gave us a price), the prices for peak dates had already rocketed: Christmas and New Year were both already £299 per adult retun, and February half-term already £369 return.



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5th August 2013
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The Eurostar Ski Train daytime, overnight and Eurostar Swiss Service both go on sale at 06:30am on Tuesday 6th August.

If you are wanting to book a peak-season date, such as Christmas, New Year or February half-term, it might be wise to set your alarm.

We'd dove to hear how you get on - so by all means contact us and let us know.

You can book both these trains at Eurostar.com or by calling Eurostar (from 8am) on 08432 186 186

 

 



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2nd August 2013
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The Eurostar Ski Train opens for booking next week - probably on Tuesday morning.

The timetable is similar to last season, with a few notable changes.

The day train leaves from St Pancras at 09:39, twenty minutes earlier than previously. It reaches the Alps at the same time.

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