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Ski train to the French Alps


From 9am on Wednesday 20th July you can buy tickets for the high speed passenger rail service from London St Pancras and Ashford International to the heart of the French Alps. It is essential to book early for this as peak dates sell out quick for Eurostar.

There are day and night services with generous baggage allowance so customers can carry plenty of ski gear. Allowances include up to 2 suitcases, hand luggage and skis or snowboards at no extra cost.

The favoured Friday overnight service gives keen skiers and snowboarders 2 extra days on the slopes, arriving in France on a Saturday morning for quick coach transfers up to resort and then leaving the following Saturday evening.

Resorts by ski train


Popular resorts including Tignes, Val d’Isere, Meribel, Courchevel, Les Arcs and La Plagne are just a short journey away.

For example, Moutiers to Meribel is just 30 mins, and most other transfers to these resorts will take between 30-45 mins.

Eurostar ski resorts

Iglu Ski has a range of ski holidays via the Eurostar to top ski destinations in France. Here are a few of our favourite packages:

Eurostar ski holiday packages for 2017


Prices include Eurostar travel, transfers, ski carriage and accommodation

DATE CHALET RESORT PRICE*
7 Jan 2017 Hotel du Golf Les Arcs £729 pp
14 Jan 2017 Chalet Hotel Les Anemones Courchevel £717 pp
11 Feb 2017 Chalet Les
Dolomites
Val d'Isere £1189 pp
18 Feb 2017 Chalet Hotel Les Grangettes Meribel £1258 pp
25 Mar 2017 Chalet Hotel
Le Dome
Tignes £619 pp
01 Apr 2017 Chalet Spitzberg Les Arcs £938 pp

*Prices correct of 14/07/2016 - please click through to holiday package page for the latest price.

For more information and to book Eurostar ski holiday packages, speak to one of our ski experts on the number above or email here.


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What's new in Val d'Isere for winter 2016/2017 It’s an exciting year for Val d’Isere as work completes on their 2 year redevelopment project on the Solaise Mountain. The € 16 million upgrades will benefit all types of skier and snowboarder, from the seasoned experts to the first timers.

Val d’Isere has a picturesque alpine village and 300km of first-class slopes that link with Tignes to make up the grand Espace Killy ski area. Val d’Isere is one of Iglu Ski’s top selling ski resorts, only to be out-rivalled by its neighbouring Tignes.

Here's what is new in Val d’Isere this season:

New Solaise gondola

December will see the opening of the new state-of-the-art gondola that will transform access across the Val d’Isere Mountain for all skiers and snowboarders.

The old Solaise Express chairlift and even older Solaise cable car are being replaced by the new 10 person gondola with 91 cabins with heated seats and Wi-Fi. The new cableway will increase capacity by 40% and can carry up to 3600 skiers an hour, reducing queues during peak times. The journey will be just 7 minutes, making it one of the fastest ski lifts in the world.

Val d’Isere have made every attempt to minimise the environmental impact of the new project, including reducing the number of lift stations from 8 with 34 pylons to just 2 with 16 pylons and the gondola machinery is buried underground to reduce the noise impact for both two and four legged inhabitants in the area.



New Day Lodge


Located at the top of the new Solaise gondola, the new North-America style Day Lodge will be a large indoor space where skiers and snowboarders can relax and take a break during the ski day. Facilities in the new Day Lodge will be:
  • A café serving hot drinks and pastries
  • Vending machine
  • A comfortable picnic area where skiers can bring their own lunches, equipped with a microwave.
  • Kids’ Corner and table football for the kids
  • 2 sun terraces


New beginner area


A new beginner ski area on Solaise aims to encourage novice skiers to head up the mountain and away from the Front de Neige so they can experience the mountain in its full glory.

New beginner slopes at the top of the Solaise gondola have been regraded to provide the perfect pistes for learning to ski and snowboard. The slopes are served by 3 magic carpet lifts.

New in Val d'Isere

New ski chalets


We are delighted to have these new chalets in Val d’Isere this ski season. Located in the heart of the village and just off the main high street are Chalet Pic Noir, Ptarmigan and Perdrix making these the perfect chalets for quick access to the slopes and amenities.

New ski chalets in Val d'Isere:

Chalet Pic Noir
Chalet Ptarmigan
Chalet Perdrix
Chalet d'Isere
Club Aspen

Take a look at more new ski chalets for 2017

New ski deals


New introduction to off piste and further off piste weeks at Chalet Hotel le Val d’isere. 

New ski guiding weeks are available on ski holidays at Chalet Hotel Moris and Chalet Hotel Le Val d’Isere

New Year savings and free nights for a range of chalet holidays in Val d’Isere. 

New reduced lift pass for beginners


To celebrate the redevelopment of the new area, Val d’Isere is offering a special lift pass for beginners for winter 2016/2017.

The pass includes access to 9 lifts and costs just 35 Euros for one day, instead of 50.50 Euros for the full area. The pass includes use of:
  • The two village lifts – Legettaz and Rogoney
  • The Solaise Gondola
  • The 3 magic carpets
  • Madeleine, Datcha and Glacier chairlifts

New val d'isere lift pass
Ski lifts available on new lift pass


View 2017 ski deals to Val d'Isere
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New Ice Bar at the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show 2016 Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show in October. EIS HAUS is the ultimate pop up ice lounge and REAL ice bar.

Discover the coolest place to go in London before heading off to the slopes this winter!

Located next to the Mount Battersea ski jump, you can enjoy the authentic alpine experience on their lounge deck with warming drinks and traditional treats, plus live music from DJs and resort bands.

EIS HAUS Ice Bar Experience


Over 10 tonnes of ice will be used to create this contemporary winter wonderland in the heart of Battersea. Everything you see will be made of ice – even the drink’s glasses!

Wrap up warm in the provided insulated coat and delve into the -5c lodge and enjoy one of the ‘Signature Shots’ from the Ice Bar.

Prebook your tickets for the EIS HAUS ice bar experience. Price includes 25 minute session in Ice Bar, EIS HAUS shot and entry to VIP viewing area at the foot of Mount Battersea.

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New Ice Bar at the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show 2016 Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show in October. EIS HAUS is the ultimate pop up ice lounge and REAL ice bar.

Discover the coolest place to go in London before heading off to the slopes this winter!

Located next to the Mount Battersea ski jump, you can enjoy the authentic alpine experience on their lounge deck with warming drinks and traditional treats, plus live music from DJs and resort bands.

EIS HAUS Ice Bar Experience


Over 10 tonnes of ice will be used to create this contemporary winter wonderland in the heart of Battersea. Everything you see will be made of ice – even the drink’s glasses!

Wrap up warm in the provided insulated coat and delve into the -5c lodge and enjoy one of the ‘Signature Shots’ from the Ice Bar.

Prebook your tickets for the EIS HAUS ice bar experience. Price includes 25 minute session in Ice Bar, EIS HAUS shot and entry to VIP viewing area at the foot of Mount Battersea.

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Browse the best ski holiday deals


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Alpe d'Huez plans link to Les 2 Alpes by 2021
The flagship project will be to build a gondola link between Alpe d’Huez and Les 2 Alpes, creating one of the largest linked ski areas in the world.

Upgrades and expansions include:

1. Linking Alpe d’Huez & Les 2 Alpes


60 million euros will be spent on this exciting project to connect the 2 popular resorts by 2021. The cable car crossing across the valley will take 18 minutes. Starting at 2200m in the area Signal de l’Homme the cable car will cross the valley passing over Freney-d’Oisans to Mont-de-Lans in Les 2 Alpes.

With 250km of piste in Alpe d’Huez and 225km in Les 2 Alpes, linking the 2 domains will create a ski area totaling 475km! This will be larger than Espace Killy (Tignes and Val d’Isere) and Paradiski (Les Arcs and La Plagne).

It’s likely that the building work won’t start until 2019 for opening in 2021.

The latest plan of the link:



2. More Hotels


200 million euros will be spent on modernising and expanding hotels in Alpe d’Huez, creating 4600 new ‘high end’ beds, including 800 in 5 star hotels and over 3000 in 4 or 5 star apartments.

New hotels in Alpe d'Huez
Four new neighborhoods will be built. Photo: immobilier.lefigaro.fr

3. Less Cars & Better Quality of Life


New underground parking will be created so there are less cars in resort. Roads will become pedestrianised and more trees will be planted.

4. Better Links Across the Mountain & Villages


30 million is to be invested in a new 2 km gondola link between the village of Huez and Alpe d’Huez ski resort.

100 million will be spend on modernising existing lifts to speed up transportation and increase capacity across the mountain.

Vaujany also has long term plans to connect to Les Sybelles region of Maurienne, which would create a linked ski area of over 800km!



 
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