Two extra days on the slopes and a direct journey that delivers you minutes from the ski slopes...the overnight Eurostar Ski Train sounds ideal in principle.
However, there is one problem: unlike sleeper trains from Paris, the direct service doesn't have proper flat beds but merely seats that recline a little. This means you have to sit up all night, lean on a friend or partner's shoulder or try and curl across two seats - if there is space.
This morning we checked prices on sale now, for our Ski Trains Price Check - a page that shows you many of the season's bookable fares at a glance.
When you check fares regularly, as we are doing, you learn some things:
Surely the fastest way to reach the Alps is to fly...
Or is it?
Hope you enjoy this film we've made - Top Gear style - love to hear your thoughts!:
We’ve spent the past couple of weeks on a lot of trains, with our luggage and some far-too-numerous bags of camera equipment. Why? To film journeys to great ski resorts in France, Switzerland and Austria, and the skiing when you get there. It’s been a Winterrail adventure, and one of the things that struck us most while travelling was the fun that can be had on the train.