Travel Guide

Travel Guide

Visiting the Alps? Use the information below to help make the most of you trip.

Latest News from the Alps

New lift installations; where the snow is falling; resort news; who is doing what, where; together with personality news. 

Tour Operators - Latest Offers and Details

There are always bargains to be found, even at peak holiday times and we keep you abreast of the latest details from some of the leading operators.

Taking the Family

Just how easy is it to take young children skiing? Should you invest in ski kindergarten or should you rely on the grandparents? And what about night life for teenagers. Make sure you pick a resort to suit the entire family needs.

Fuel and Currency

As international fuel prices increase ensure you know where to obtain the cheapest fuel as you drive across Europe. And why sometimes a mix of Euro and plastic is a good idea.

Getting There

Driving to the Alps
A motorway system across Europe far better than in the UK; roads kept snow and ice-free throughout the winter months; resorts within a day's drive from Calais; this is a comprehensive look at self-drive from home to your resort. And no need for complicated maps as many motorways offer direct connections from Calais to your ski region.

Flying to the Alps
Regional airports often offer cheaper flights than if you were buying a total ski holiday package. We give the latest news from the airlines. Why booking direct with your ski resort hotel and through an airline can sometimes lower the total cost of your holiday.

Catching the Coach
Many modern coaches provide reclining seats and some even have seats which turn into beds. Coach travel is far more of a luxury than it ever used to be and most journeys from Calais are no more than 12 hours and are overnight.

Taking the Train
The age of the train has returned with high-speed connections via the Channel tunnel direct to the French Alps. By changing trains in Paris or Brussels you can get a high-speed train to Switzerland, Austria or Italy that gets you quickly to your ski resort in style and comfort.



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