Cramped flights and tedious airport transfers – or long drives that could have you climbing the walls with boredom… it doesn’t have to be this way. Sat on a train with your mates, headed for the Alps, scenery gliding by – that’s more like it! Many skiers overlook rail travel, but the fact is that door to door, many journeys by train can even rival the plane for speed, and kick flying or driving for six in terms of comfort and enjoyment. Daniel Elkan from Snowcarbon gives the lowdown on some of his favourite resorts by train, and how to get there.


How to travel by train to the Alps

No airport queues, fewer delays, more comfort. Taking the train to the Alps is a superb alternative to flying, you ...
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10 tips for booking cheaper train fares to the Alps

Daniel Elkan from Snowcarbon reveals how to travel to the mountains for less Tip 1: Book early if possible (especially ...
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The best resorts you can reach by rail, part 1: The hidden gems

Jump on the train to discover the off-the-radar ski spots of Les Contamines, Montgenèvre and La Clusaz Les Contamines, France ...
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The best resorts you can reach by rail, part 2: Powder and parties

What do Val d’Isère, St Anton and Sauze d’Oulx all have in common? Epic après-ski, notorious off-piste and a handy ...
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The best resorts you can reach by rail, part 3: Amazing all-rounders

Expect powder, piste perfection and family favourites at these classic French ski resorts, all easily reached by train ...
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