Insider tips

  • Many skiers mistakenly believe that for independent travel, flying is cheaper than going by train. But is that really true? Groundbreaking research by Snowcarbon Founder Daniel Elkan gives the true picture.
  • Ski holidays are fantastic, but the job of the ski-holiday organiser can feel daunting initially. Where to begin, and how best to achieve the ideal holiday? Snowcarbon Founder Daniel Elkan shares his tips.
  • Eurostar's new direct service from London to Lyon will run every Saturday in the winter season, and this new route opens up some exciting new journey prospects for skiers.
  • If your accommodation is Sunday - Sunday, you can use the new direct Eurostar London-Lyon service to create a stopover journey to the Alps, arriving in resort before those who fly and skiing the Sunday you arrive. Nice.
  • Short transfers from train stations to resorts are one of advantages of travelling by train to the Alps. So what are your options?
  • We've been making films about train travel to the Alps, to inspire and inform you - and to show you exactly what the journeys are like.
  • If you would like some advice and suggestions for great ski resorts, superb accommodation and suitable train-travel options, Snowcarbon founder Daniel can help.
  • Overnight train travel to the Alps means that you can sleep on the journey and get an extra day's skiing each way. But what's it like and what's are your options?
  • Train travel is a fabulous for families - a fun, educational experience for children and a pleasure for parents. Not only that - there are considerable discounts too.
  • Booking train travel independently isn't as simple or straightforward as it should be. But wonderful journeys by train to the Alps can be booked. You just have to know the best ways to do it - and this guide will help.
  • What are the ways to ensure that you get the lowest fares or best-value packages when booking train travel to the Alps? Our guide aims to help you save money.
  • If you are a group of friends or a big family group, train travel is the way to max on the fun and relaxation - no question about that. There are also discounts and ways that make it easier to book.
  • Here's our guide to taking luggage on trains
  • FAQ

    Answers to questions about train travel to ski resorts
  • Think you need to travel to the Alps straight through in one go? Think again! By stopping over a night in Paris, you can catch a wider range of TGV trains the next morning. Yummy!