The Travelski Express direct ski train service between London and the French Alps is returning for winter 2021/22.
This is great news for the French alpine resort, Les Arcs, meaning that once again the ski resort can be reached directly from London by train.
The new Travelski Express service will arrive into Bourg Saint Maurice each Saturday morning during the ski season, after departing London on Friday night. Upon arrival in Bourg, it is a simple 7 minute journey by funicular to Arc 1600, meaning skiers can be on the slopes the very same morning!
The Compagnie des Alpes Group has announced the conclusion of an agreement with Eurostar to relaunch the direct rail service from London-Saint Pancras to the Tarentaise Valley, which they will finance, for the 2021-2022 ski season.
Marketed under the name “Travelski Express“, this door-to-door transport service will be offered by Travelski, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Compagnie des Alpes. They will offer the service in the form of a dynamic package, including transport, transfers, accommodation and ski passes.
Travelski is the exclusive distributor of this service in the context of packages intended for the British market and for the benefit of the sites operated by the Compagnie des Alpes. Marketing in the UK will begin in September 2021.
The Travelski Express will run on weekends during the 2021-2022 ski season, departing on Friday evenings from London St Pancras and serving the stations of Moûtiers and Bourg Saint Maurice non-stop. Returns will be offered on Saturdays from Bourg Saint Maurice and Moûtiers, without stopping, to London-Saint Pancras.
With the introduction of this new offer, Compagnie des Alpes is continuing to strengthen its international distribution through its Travelski brand and is organising a seamless journey for customers who choose to stay in the French Alps.
In this way, it is acting in line with its role as a long-term partner of the areas it operates in, behalf of its licensors and, more broadly, servicing the entire territorial ecosystem.
Yariv Abehsera, BU Mountain Director/ Distribution and Hospitality: “Travelski Express is first and foremost the Group’s unique initiative to open a direct high-speed train service from Great Britain to the Compagnie des Alpes mountain resorts and to the French Alps. Travelski Express also symbolises the interest we take in our foreign customers. Distributed exclusively on the Travelski website, this unique offer reinforces its international dynamic and contributes to the conquest of new customers for the French destination “.
For David Ponson, BU Mountain Director / Ski Areas and Outdoor Activities: “Faced with an unprecedented health crisis that led to a complete closure of its activities the last winter season, Compagnie des Alpes is working hard with its partners to promote a rapid and vigorous recovery of the mountain economy. It is doing so now through concrete actions that involve the continuity of its investment commitments and innovative, low-carbon projects. Investing in the mountains, and beyond that, investing for the mountains, are the key words for a lasting relationship of trust with our delegating partners. “