Eurostar announces its overnight ski-train service for the 2012/2013 ski season14 June
French ski property owners and vacationers alike will once again be boarding a train in the evening and waking up the next day in the French Alps, courtesy of the popular Eurostar over night ski train service. Set to run from 21st December 2012 to 13th April 2013, the Eurostar ski train can be boarded from either Central London’s London St Pancras International or the Kent-based Ashford international station, both of which run direct to Moutiers, Aime-la-Plagne and Bourg-St-Maurice stations. “Flying out to Geneva or Lyon is of course a quicker and more direct way of getting to your ski property, but many of our London based clients use the ski train as it takes the sting out of the journey and turns it into part of the holiday,” says Lloyd Hughes, Head of Communications at Athena Advisors. “These direct trains provide access to a wide variety of French resorts including Val d’Isère, Tignes, La Plagne & Meribel,” he added. “It’s the simplicity of the journey which most people find attractive. You just hop on in London and by 8am the next morning you are in your French resort of choice.” Return fares for this season’s services start from as little as £149; book at www.eurostar.com Athena Advisors is currently selling properties in a variety of locations accessible using the over ski train. These include highly rare bespoke chalets for sale in Val d’Isère starting from €2.6m, brand new ski apartments in Tignes from €214,000 and ready-to-use ski properties in Belle Plagne from €141,000.