A Ski Podcast Special: Train Travel to the Alps

For this Ski Podcast special Iain has his Ski Flight Free (http://www.skiflightfree.org) hat on and is joined by Daniel Elkan from Snowcarbon (https://www.facebook.com/snowcarbon/?__cft__%5b0%5d=AZWygFTGshFTGwDVMPZmMjfnsXsZm7yvDh5txhr3q6wtVGLZBJQjBv8iIvWq6Fu5ge0Mnnj1KNyw6HDobd2ZNesuku8Vezg69On9qEQzFP5mtTcVlSYi0zk3sEWSh81iTpETNcPQAIQP8-m9kjnd8oUHRDZbvkExkEEgw5z7l5dlmQ&__tn__=kK-R) and Anna Hughes from Flight Free UK (https://flightfree.co.uk/) to discuss train travel to the Alps.

 

Great options for checking your carbon footprint include the WWF Footprint Calculator (https://footprint.wwf.org.uk/) and Ecopassenger (http://www.ecopassenger.org/)  

Find out more about the Save The Ski Train campaign on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheSkiTrain/)

You can sign the petition here (change.org/p/eurostar-international-limited-savetheskitrain-reinstate-the-eurostar-ski-train)

Changing stations in Paris is not difficult. This video ( https://www.facebook.com/110714150302368/videos/265879281051218) shows Iain’s journey to Courchevel last winter

Train travel in the ‘new normal’ is very different (https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=302634460790237)

Iain referred to this study about the chances of catching Covid on a train (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/1-in-11-000-chance-of-contracting-covid-19-on-trains%23.XzvP7KF_iVA.twitter&sa=D&source=calendar&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw2f3xzOmIZJLPdPIJIP-al9)

You can hear more about Iain’s trip to Zermass and Saas Fee by train in Episode 57 (https://audioboom.com/posts/7648884-57-summer-skiing-in-switzerland-eco-ski-clothing-dave-ryding) of The Ski Podcast

Iain likes to book direct with Eurostar (http://www.eurostar.com/) and SNCF (https://en.oui.sncf/en/)

Anna has travelled to Scotland on the Caledonian Sleeper (https://www.sleeper.scot/) on multiple occasions

It’s possible to travel overnight to Austria with the Alpen Express (https://alpen.express/en/) service 

Iain has previously written for Ski2 about taking the train to Champoluc (https://ski2champoluc.com/skiing-in-champoluc/travelling-to-champoluc/travelling-by-train/)

Sam Haddad travelled on the ski train to Les Arcs

Daniel recommends the Railmap of Europe (https://www.europeanrailtimetable.eu/rail-map-of-europe-br-folded-576-p.asp)