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A fabulous week in Morzine, with lovely long skiing days.
If, as was our case, the Paris - Cluses train is full, then Eurostar - TGV – Geneva... Read more

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Having taught our children to ski when we lived in Canada a few years go, but now living back in the UK, we felt a ski holiday was overdue
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Myself, mum and sister decided to do a last-minute trip to the Alps after I found a really great catered chalet - one of the only chalets I could... Read more

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Val d'Isere
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A few reflections after my recent train-based trip to the Alps. It was a solo trip this time around, and I stayed in Courchevel Moriond for five... Read more

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Courchevel

We had a really fantastic week, and will definitely be doing it again. Thanks to Daniel and Snowcarbon for the recommendations. In fact, we have... Read more

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We try to go skiing with family and friends to a different place each year. This time we opted for Austria. Wanting to avoid flying, we chose to... Read more

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Kirchberg in Tirol

This is a cautionary tale for those needing to change trains in Paris en route to the Alps! I’d travelled on the overnight ski train many years... Read more

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Combloux
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We are just back from Meribel. The Eurostar daytime ski train... Read more

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Two years ago we decided to try something a little different: my husband, our 8-year-old daughter and I decided to travel to a ski resort by train... Read more

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"Our first Eurostar Ski Train trip - to Tignes"

Our first ski holiday using the Eurostar ski train was 13th December 1997. Why do we know the date? Well, it was the inaugural train and we were... Read more

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"Did we miss the airplane? Certainly not!"

Just a brief note, Daniel, to say thanks for the help and assistance you gave me in planning our fantastic trip to La Plagne that we’ve just come... Read more

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"Quicker and more fun than driving, WAY cheaper than flying"

Here’s what we did for half-term skiing in France for a family of four – kids 7 and 10.   Faced with a choice of sitting in the car for... Read more

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"Staying in a catered chalet was the best part of the trip"

We had an amazing week’s skiing in Tignes.There were 20 of us in a chalet.  The food was really good, and the staff so friendly that they... Read more

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"Swiss trains are great and skier friendly"

We travelled from Lancaster (NW England) to Engelberg in Switzerland. We have made this trip three times now over the past three years and have... Read more

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Engelberg
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"By train it was a more fun, sociable and lower carbon than flying"

I am writing this from my window seat of the SNCF 10.39 train from Cluses to Paris, the first leg of the return journey to London after a week of... Read more

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Morzine
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"Copious snow, blue skies, non-existent lift queues (AT HALF TERM!!)"

Our holiday was phenomenal thank you - a big group triumph! The amazing snow conditions, the weather, the chalet  - and I’m totally sold on... Read more

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La Tania

"We ended up sitting in First Class - so that was a good result!"

For our holiday to Les Deux Alps, we travelled by Eurostar to Paris and then TGV to Grenoble. The best deal I could find was on the Trainline... Read more

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Les Deux Alpes
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"Skiing through the village was like skiing through a film set"

I can't thank you enough for the most blissful of journeying. I can't quite believe we were able to take trains all the way to Les Arcs. We went... Read more

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"A family-friendly resort with everything in easy walking distance"

Well, we've just got back from a fantastic week in Montgenevre!  We were travelling by train to the Alps for the first time and I'll admit I... Read more

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"A much more pleasurable experience than the plane, and more relaxed"

We first went to the Alps by direct Eurostar in 2008, when we had one daughter who was one year old.  The resort we favour is La Rosiere (... Read more

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