New Resorts + Saturday Morning Departure for Travel Ski Express

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Val Thorens, Courchevel and La Rosiere are added to the ski packages by train to France with a daytime outward bound journey rather than a night one. There is growing interest in travelling by train to the Alps. NEW

Departures will now leave London St Pancras on Saturday mornings and arrive at Moutiers/Bourg St Maurice that afternoon.

It follows customer feedback from last winter as people preferred to travel during the day and arrive refreshed, rather than bleary-eyed after a night on the train.

The train is operated by Eurostar and the first service is due to depart on 17th December 2022, with the final return on the 15th April 2023.

All Travelski Express packages include return direct train travel from London, transfers, accommodation and local area lift pass.

See here for further details: Travel Ski Express

Travelski Express. Image © Eurostar

Travelski Express. Image © Eurostar

Last season Travel Ski Express carried more than 5,000 skiers in its first winter of operation.

We reported on its launch last season:

Skiers will now be taken from the train station to their accommodation, or as close as is possible under local access laws, in time to check in and pick up the rentals for the following day.

The return train will leave on Saturday evening, giving people an almost full day of skiing on Saturday.

The service will arrive into London St Pancras early on Sunday morning, with the exact time to be finalised.

Sample lead in prices to the new resorts:

Val Thorens – Résidence Les Balcons de Val Thorens & Spa 4* 07/01 to 14/01/2023. From £2 779   for four adults (£695/pp based on four sharing a 2 room appt)

Courchevel 1850 – Pierre & Vacances Résidence premium Les Chalets du Forum 07/01 to 14/01/2023 from £4240 for 5 adults (£848 pp based on 5 sharing in 2 rooms Standard appt)

La Rosière –  Résidence CGH & SPA Les Cimes Blanches 4*. 18/03 to 25/03/2023. From £3877 for 6 adults (£646 pp based on six guests sharing in 3 room appt)

Val Thorens – photo © C Ducruet Val Thorens Tourism Office

The other resorts are at Val d’Isere, Tignes, Meribel, Les Arcs, Brides Les Bains, Les Menuires and La Plagne.

Arc1950. Image c/o VIP SKI

Arc1950. Image c/o VIP SKI

“After initially focussing on six resorts in our first, shortened, season we are now able to offer packages across the Tarentaise ski area and these new resorts really complement our existing programme for the British ski market,’” said the CEO of Travelski, Guillaume de Marcillac.

“We believe we are now offering the widest choice of accommodation for UK skiers with our direct train inclusive packages”.

Guillaume de Marcillac, Travelski. Travelski news conference. Image © PlanetSKI

Guillaume de Marcillac, Travelski. Image © PlanetSKI

There is growing interest in train travel with many preferring its environmental credentials.

It is claimed that each passenger journey on the direct Travelski Express emits less than a quarter of the carbon of a passenger flying to Geneva and transfering to their resort by road.

The research was commissioned for the ski website Snowcarbon by the carbon offset specialists at The Anthesis Group.

It calculated 18.47 Kg of CO2 per passenger for the direct rail from London and transfer option.

Packages that include a flight from London Gatwick to Geneva and then a transfer to resort generated four and a quarter times more CO2 emissions at 78.44 kg per passenger.

Travelski Express is a tour operator, bonded with ABTA (number Y6751).

Travelski Express. Image © Eurostar

Image © Eurostar

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ABOUT TRAVELSKI

Travelski is a European Ski holidays builder: it has established itself over the last 15 years offering bespoke packages, allowing users to make an online booking in a few clicks with personalised prices and services.

Over 100 000 clients have travelled with Travelski in the last full winter season (2018/19).

Its headquarters are in France (Chambéry and Clichy), with offices in Amsterdam, Antwerpen and Tel Aviv.

Travelski is a brand of Travelfactory group founded in 2000 and acquired in 2018 by La Compagnie des Alpes.

Image c/o PlanetSKI

This article was originally published by Planetski.eu. Read the original article here.

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