Inside track - the Snowcarbon blog
Eurotunnel is carrying out essential engineering work on the Channel Tunnel on two dates this winter. The dates are:
It's great to read the emails coming in from skiers who are already hungry to get back to the slopes in 2019-20, and that's before this season has even finished!
I'm helping each enquiry that comes in, but will shortly be creating the 2019-20 Snowcarbon Jourey Planner so that you can start planning journeys ahead.
I'm also going through all the guides on the site to improve them and add new ones, so that the advice on the site becomes more useful.
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.
Rail Europe has just announced that the winter 2013-14 booking horizons - which mean that you can book journeys that use a Eurostar + at TGV train or a Eurostar + a Corail Lunea sleeper train (the Eurostar Ski Train is already on sale).
The booking window opens at 5am on the 17th October.
The booking windows are never as simple as it could or should be, but it works like this: