If you are already looking at options for the 2013-14 winter ski season - and why wouldn't you be - then what trains can and can't you book already?
Independent travel - not yet..
The answer is, that if you want to book independent train travel to the Alps, train tickets are not on sale yet. This is when they go on sale:
We're working on some site developments and updates at the moment, so please bear with us.
These are all aimed at making it easier for you to find out about great ski holiday options by train, either with independent travel or with a tour-operator package.
Won't be long now...
Standard Class seats will now cost £119 from London to Switzerland return, for travel on any dates between 2nd March and 13th April.
For £219 return you can travel in Standard Premier (the Eurostar equivalent of First Class).
Around this time of year the Eurostar Ski Train can be quite expensive, particularly for peak dates.
But if you haven't already chosen accommodation and would be happy with a package from a ski tour operator, then a very good-value way to have a ski holiday with the Eurostar Ski Train is to buy a package with either Inghams or Crystal.
One of the many great things about travelling to ski resorts by train is that you can take your skis or board with you, and not have them dumped in the hold of a plane and be charged for the privilege.
Have you ever watched the excellent film No Country for Old Men?
One of the best lines comes when the Sheriff and his Deputy arrive at a scene of carnage. There has been a shoot out, and dead bodies lie blooded and strewn on the grass, between cars ridden with bullet holes.
Deputy: “It’s a big old mess ain’t it Sherriff?”
Sherriff: [staring into mid-distance] “Well if it ain’t a mess, it’ll do till the mess gets here...”
When you are trying to find a ski holiday by train, do you ever feel this way?
A lot of skiers – perhaps you - are waiting for booking to open in the Corail Lunea sleeper trains from Paris to French ski resorts.
The Corail Lunea trains have a big advantage over the direct overnight Eurostar Ski train (which is already on sale) because they have couchette beds (the Eurostar direct overnight train only has reclining seats).
Happy New Year!
We've spent the holiday period not skiing [sounds of quiet sobbing] but working behind the scenes on the site to make it better and more useful for you.
One of our key pages is our Ski Trains Price Check, where we regularly spend hours checking how much independent train fares to the Alps cost.
The result is a page that show you fares, fot various routes and resorts, for the entire season -saving you time.
For many journeys to ski resorts by train, you need to change station in Paris.
We often hear people say: "We'd love to travel by train, but isn't the change in Paris difficult?"
Well it is, and it isn't. We've created a whole section about changing in Paris to show you how to do it simply and easily.
If you’ve ever woken up at 2am to stand in an airport queue that seems longer than the flight itself, or huddled around the luggage carousel as it – hopefully - churns out your luggage, you’ll know that there isn’t much fun, or romance, about flying to a ski resort.And if you’ve taken the train, you’ll know that there is.