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The numbers remain small but more skiers and snowboarders are heading to the mountains by train. We have details of the timetable for next winter.


The tickets are now on sale for next winter with services starting on 21st December 2018 and ending on 6th April 2019.

The service provides a direct route to the heart of the French Alps with many of the big-name resorts within easy reach.

It stops at Moutier, Aime and Bourg that gives access to the resort of Les3Vallees (Courchevel, Meribel, Val Thorens) as well as Paradiski (Les Arcs and La Plagne), plus the resorts of Val d'Isere, Tignes, La Rosiere and many others..

Ticket prices start at £150 but are most more expensive in the peak periods.

In the Xmas week it is more than £300 for daytime services and over £500 for February half term with child discounts of about a third.

Eurostar is again running a service at Feb half term for skiers who have accommodation that is Sunday - Sunday.

This Eurostar service is outbound overnight on Saturday 16th Feb, and returns Sunday daytime on Sunday 24th Feb (not calling at Ashford on the inbound).

"For some reason (which I don't know), the Eurostar Ski Train won't call at Ashford on the return journey of Saturday 23rd Feb," said the founder of the Snowcarbon website, Daniel Elkan.

The site specialises in train travel to ski resorts.

"This will be disappointing for all the families for whom Ashford is easier than St Pancras. Why oh why Eurostar can't make the train stop there on that date, I don't know," added Daniel.

There is an overnight Eurostar service which is usually cheaper.

Daytime Eurostar Ski Train timetable 2018-19:

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Taking the train to the snowTaking the train to the snow       

Here at PlanetSKI we are big fans of taking the train to the mountains.

Our senior news reporter, Katie Bamber, took the train to the French Alps last winter: 

The full journey:

Last winter Katie also took the overnight train to the French Pyrenees with our editor, James Cove.
 Check out Katie's full video of the train journey here:

When the tickets go on sale next Friday we'll confirm the dates and the prices, so do check back if you're tempted by taking the train to the Alps.

See here for the main PlanetSKI news page with all the latest stories from the mountains.

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