Although it always looked like a great deal to get to the best slopes in Europe, Eurostar has brought the fares down even lower until the end of the season. There is now a promotional fare of £119 return for their Swiss Alps ski and snowboard service.
You have just under two weeks to do take advantage of this offer, with seats only on sale from 26 February until midnight on 11 March 2013, for travel between the 2nd March and 13th April.
Eurostar’s Swiss ski service, new for 2013, carries skiers and snowboarders from St Pancras International and Ashford International to resorts including Verbier, Zermatt, Saas Fee and a host of less well-known gems.
In Lille you transfer to a high-speed TGV Lyria service, with stops at Aigle, Martigny, Visp and Brig stations. Eurostar and TGV Lyria will allow passengers to carry skis or snowboards at no extra cost.
Apart from the better known resorts, you might also consider Champéry in the huge Portes du Soleil or Les Diablerets, with direct trains from Aigle, or the fabulous but little known Aletsch Arena, 10 minutes by train from Brig. Valais is home to some of the most spectacular small resorts in the Alps and both Visp and brig make excellent bases from which to explore them.
For more information, to book Eurostar tickets or purchase Eurostar gift vouchers visit www.eurostar.com or call 08432 186 186.