Eurostar has cancelled the Ski Train!
Eurostar has just told its customers that it will not run the Ski Train this winter.
The company seemingly didn't consult with anyone in the ski industry, and the announcement to cancel the ski train is massive disappointment to many thousands of skiers.
This is the text of the email that Eurostar has sent customers today:
We’re writing to let you know that we unfortunately won’t be running our ski trains during the 2020-21 winter season. We’re sorry to get in touch with such disappointing news.
This is a decision we’ve made with a great deal of sadness. It’s been an absolute pleasure to take thousands of travellers direct from St Pancras to the Alps over the years. But in the wake of the coronavirus and a challenging travel market, we’ve had to make some changes to our services, focusing on our main routes with the highest demand.
As you’ve travelled on our ski trains in the past, we appreciate that this news might come at a time when you were considering booking for next season. You can still travel with us on any of our other routes, including our direct trains to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Disneyland® Paris. Head over to eurostar.com if you’d like a little destination inspiration.
We hope to see you on board one of our trains again soon.
The Eurostar team
Snowcarbon, in partnership with many other organisations in the ski and travel industry, will be asking Eurostar to reconsider, be more open about how they have taken this decision, and consult with the ski and travel industry.
The campaign is about to begin. Here's a link to the Facebook page we have set up: Here is the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheSkiTrain/
And here is the petition: https://www.change.org/savetheskitrain
More info and updates to follow shortly.
Please be aware that there are still options via Lille and Paris to reach the French Alps, and we will be helping you find out about these, while campaigning for Eurostar to change it's mind and reinstate the Ski Train.