16th November 2022
The direct weekend train service will now depart from London St Pancras for a Friday overnight service to the French Alps. It means skiers will still get 7-days on the slopes with a daytime return the following Saturday. NEW
Travelski Express packages include return rail travel direct from London, accommodation, transfers to the accommodation and a seven day local area lift pass.
It had planned to offer a Saturday daytime outward bound journey with a night return the following Saturday.
Recently confirmed extensive engineering works across the French rail network, taking place on Saturday nights/Sunday mornings, would adversely affect the overnight returns so Travelski Express departures from St Pancras will revert to Friday evenings for the 2022/23 season.
This allows the return leg to leave Bourg St Maurice on Saturday morning, without affecting the length of the holiday.
The returning skiers will get back into London on Saturday evening.
“Based on our feedback from last season, the extra day is a valued part of our packages and is therefore something we wish to protect,” said the CEO of Travelski, Guillaume de Marcillac.
“The network engineering would stop us bringing skiers back through Saturday night, so we are reverting to the proven timetables of last season.
“Importantly, this will allow us to continue to offer seven night ski holidays for the British skiers. Obviously, we are contacting all guests proactively about this change and this process is already under way.”
It offers holiday in 10 French ski resorts.
They are Les Arcs, La Plagne, Les Menuires, Val d’Isere, Tignes, Meribel, Brides les Bains, Val Thorens, Courchevel and La Rosiere.
Val Thorens – Résidence Les Balcons de Val Thorens & Spa 4* 23/12 to 31/12/2022 from £3,585 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children (£896/pp based on four sharing a 2 room appt)
La Plagne – Residence les Chalets d’Edelweiss 17/12 to 24/12/2022 from £3,111 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children (£778/pp based on four sharing a 2 room appt)
Tignes – Résidence Club L’Altaviva 4* from 14/01/23 – 21/1/2023 from £3,405 for 4 adults (£851pp based on 4 sharing a 2 room appt)
Departure times for the season can be viewed here.
Travelski is a tour operator, bonded with ABTA (number Y6751).
All Travelski packages include return direct train travel from London, transfers, accommodation and local area lift pass.
The train element of the Travelski Express packages is operated by Eurostar.
This article was originally published by Planetski.eu. Read the original article here.