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"I'd have given all my Euros just to lie flat on the train floor!"

“Having successfully taken the train to Europe on a few family summer holidays we thought we’d give it a go for our winter snowboarding trip..." Read more
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"The resort was an excellent choice, everyone was super friendly"

"We were keen to get the train skiing as we wanted to avoid Gatwick and the mass exodus at Xmas. On Daniel's advice we travelled on the Eurostar..." Read more
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“The raucous buffet cart was entertaining as we drew close to the Alps”

“We chose La Plagne because we found out friends were going and had already booked. Knowing nothing about the resort, nor the snow train we…” Read more
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“The daytime journey passed quickly as the countryside whizzed past”

“We had a lovely two weeks ski holiday in Peisey-Vallandry and found the sking excellent. We travelled by Eurostar from London to Bourg St Maurice…” Read more

“It’s so much more seamless, and the train pops you right into the Alps”

“The amazing thing about taking the train is the fact that you are in your own space. In some ways it feels like you haven’t left home, because it’s…” Read more
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“We took a Eurostar to Paris and then a TGV to a station called Landry”

We took a Eurostar to Paris and then a TGV to a station called Landry, near the resort of Peisey-Vallandry.   It’s great how you can get... Read more

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“With bubbly flowing freely on both legs of the journey, time passed easily”

“I’ve just enjoyed a fantastic week of skiing in Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne, staying with a group of 24 friends…” Read more
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"A fab Christmas week away, but never again the overnight Eurostar Ski Train”

“We returned from La Rosiere after a fab Christmas week away. We booked through Crystal and headed from Cornwall to Ashford to join the night train...” Read more
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“We are just back and it was fab! Would definitely travel this way again”

“I just wanted to say thanks again for all your help and advice about travelling to Austria for half term skiing - without flying (as the rest of our large group did). We are just back and it was fab!…” Read more
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"It's a price and time-competitive option compared to the direct Ski Train"

"With a train departing at 8.00am there isn't the same panic as for a flight. The check-in process took less than 15 minutes, and there was easily time for a coffee in the spacious and there was easily time for ..." Read more
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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

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