ONE for the fans of winter sports; Eurostar will open ticket sales for its direct ski services from St Pancras and Ashford to the French Alps on Wednesday, July 16.
Eurostar provides two direct services a week to Bourg St Maurice, both calling en route at Moûtiers and Aime-La-Plagne, with the overnight service allowing skiers to enjoy more time on the slopes.
The trains offer access to a variety of ski destinations in the French Alps such as Courchevel, La Plagne, Tignes, Méribel, Les Arcs and allow advanced skiers, families or beginners to select a resort tailored to their needs.
Simon Montague, of Eurostar, said: "These services are very popular year on year as our travellers greatly value the seamless travel and their arrival in the stations located high in the French Alps, close to their resorts."
Eurostar timetable for 2008-2009 ski season:
UK to France Overnight Service (Depart Friday, arrives Saturday):
London St Pancras International - 8.31pm,
Ashford International - 9.15pm,
Moutiers - 5.37am,
Aime La Plagne - 6.05am,
Bourg St Maurice - 6.27am.
France to UK Overnight Service (Departs Saturday, arrives Sunday):
Bourg St Maurice - 10.15pm
Moutiers - 11.09pm
Ashford International - 6.34am
London St Pancras International - 7.16am
UK to France Daytime Service (Saturday)
London St Pancras International - 10am
Ashford International - 10.47am
Moutiers - 5.30pm
Aime La Plagne - 6.02pm
Bourg St Maurice - 6.20pm
France to UK Daytime Service (Saturday)
Bourg St Maurice - 10.04am
Moutiers - 10.45am
Ashford International - 3.36pm
London St Pancras International - 4.11pm
Note: There is no stop at Aime La Plagne on the service from France to the UK