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“The village is truly ski in and ski out" - it's as if Carlsberg did family ski holidays”

"Not long after my 41st birthday in January I had made my mind up, forget the expense this is the year we all go skiing! However this wasn't going to be simple. My wife, a beginner, was a little concerned about big bustling resorts, big steep mountains and…” Read more
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"The sleeper train is not exactly the Orient Express but a nice little adventure"

"After a few years of our group flying to the Alps every season we started looking to try something a little different. With none of us being great airport lovers.. Read more
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"The first time I asked how far away from Bourg we were, I was told 'Two hours away'"

"A group of 10 mates travel to the alps every year together, normally flying, but we were keen explore the train after successive years of waking at 2.00am… Read more
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"Bubbles on the Eurostar surpassed any BA drinks trolley"

"With relatively short notice (24 hours) I found myself in the very fortunate position of joining a large group of excited friends at St Pancras… Read more
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Greetings from sunny Chantermerle. I am writing as I sit overlooking the mountain waiting for my son to finish today’s snowboarding lesson. Read more
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“We decided to be a bit more adventurous and try Switzerland by train.”

Having previously used the train to travel to the French ski resorts. We decided to be a bit more adventurous and try Switzerland by train. Read more
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“Having never been on the Eurostar before, the experience felt exciting”

Having done the same trip to La Tania with a group of friends for the last three years, it was almost default mode to end up looking at flights when trying... Read more

Having had a great skiing holiday, I thought I would share my experience with anyone who is contemplating a skiing trip. We went for a family break... Read more
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Our half term ski week began with our group all meeting up at St Pancras to take the 6pm Eurostar train to Paris. The children were super excited to finish… Read more

My journey to La Clusaz began by meeting up with 24 excited folks, some of whom I was meeting for the first time, at St Pancras International station… Read more

"By taking the train you get right to the heart of the resort with no long transfers (to Oulx from Paris is the quickest way to Montgenevre in this case). Read more
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"At half term the train was cheaper for us - two adults and a 16 year old - than plane and you get closer to the resort, easier with luggage, and greener… Read more
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Kieran says: "We travelled in the daytime, taking the Eurostar at 7.25am from St Pancras and then transferred from the Gare du Nord to the Gare du... Read more

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Kieran says: " I organised a trip for me and a few friends to Le Bettaix, staying with the highly recommended... Read more

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Benita says: "Travelling by train seemed to be the most logical and pleasurable way for all 10 friends to get to the mountain. Plus some of us... Read more

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John says: "If you want fast access to the slopes there is not much better than Les Arc which, is the closest to Bourg St Maurice, has spectacular... Read more

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Ryan says: “Travelling to Val Thorens by train was an enlightening experience to say the least. I had never taken an overnight sleeper before, but... Read more

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Susan says: "We chose to catch the first Eurostar to Paris which arrived bang on time and gave us over an hour to get to Gare de Lyon – an easy... Read more

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John says: "My wife Joanna and two children, Augusta and Fenella, travelled to Alpback in Austria by train for the February 2012 half term, with... Read more

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Ashley says: "The good thing about train versus plane is that you’re on the ground level the whole time so no need to stress about packing liquid... Read more

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