Skierswill be to go green this winter with the launch of rail-inclusive packages to ski resorts in France, Switzerland and Italy.
More than 3,500 new low-carbon rail journeys have been created for this ski season in a joint venture between 16 tour operators, Rail Europe and Eurostar, brought together by ski rail website snowcarbon.co.uk.
The agreement gives tour operators access to train seats at cheaper rates including transfers from station to resort, creating rail-inclusive packages at prices lower than could be secured independently.
The journeys are on Eurostar to Paris or Lille and onward on either the TGV (for daytime travel) or Corail Lunea sleeper trains (overnight). Resorts available include Chamonix, St Gervais, Montgenèvre and Serre Chevalier in France; Crans-Montana, Grimentz and Leukerbad in Switzerland; plus Italian resorts including Sauze D’Oulx, Claviere, Bardonecchia and Sestriere. These are in addition to Les Arcs, Tignes, Meribel and Courchevel, also served direct by the Eurostar Direct Ski Train.
The holidays are available to book now: www.snowcarbon.co.uk/packages