Self-Drive Ski Holidays - Self-Catered
Self-Drive Ski Holidays by Country
Skiing in Europe
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Self-Drive Ski Holidays
Self Drive from the UK - Eurotunnel inc.
Avoid the hassle of busy airports, luggage restrictions and transfers, and self-drive - from The Channel to The Alps takes about 8-10 hours.
Ski an extra 2 days by driving out on Friday and back on the Sunday, and stop overnight to break the journey. Having your own car in resort allows you to explore the area and visit different ski resorts.
Avoid expensive resort supermarkets by shopping in hypermarkets on the way, for good value French wine, champagne and food.
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Self-Drive Holidays in Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland
Alpe d'Huez, Argentière, Avoriaz, Brides-les-Bains, Chamonix, Champagny en Vanoise, Chamrousse, Châtel, Courchevel, Flaine, Isola 2000, La Clusaz, La Joue du Loup, La Plagne, La Rosière, La Tania, Le Corbier, Le Grand Bornand, Les Arcs, Les Carroz, Les Contamines, Les Deux Alpes, Les Gets, Les Houches, Les Menuires, Les Orres, Les Saisies, Megève, Montchavin-Les Coches, Montgenèvre, Morillon, Morzine, Méribel, Peisey-Vallandry, Puy Saint Vincent, Risoul, Saint Martin de Belleville, Sainte-Foy Tarentaise, Samoëns, Serre Chevalier, St Gervais Mont-Blanc, Termignon, Tignes, Val Cenis, Val Thorens, Val d'Isère, Valfréjus, Valloire, Valmeinier, Valmorel, Vars and Vaujany
Crossing The Channel
The Self Drive Ski Packages featured on J2Ski, and provided by our partners Erna Low, include travel on Eurotunnel.
Eurotunnel's shuttle trains pass through the Channel Tunnel from Folkestone to Calais and take approximately 35 minutes, with up to 3 departures per hour at peak times. There are no facilities on board the train but the terminal at each end has shops and restaurants to break your journey.
The Self Drive Ski Packages include a FREE upgrade to Eurotunnel’s FlexiPlus, with the following benefits:
Relax and enjoy your journey without having to worry about arriving on time for your departure. Leave from home/resort when you are ready and avoid the stress of having to meet a particular departure. Please note that during peak travel times, you are kindly requested to respect your reserved departure time as close as possible.
Use the Priority Check-in Lanes where you will be offered the next available departure.
Priority Boarding and Disembarking
Once you are in your designated FlexiPlus lane, you will be boarded on the next shuttle ahead of other passengers. First on, first off and onwards to your destination.
The FlexiPlus lounge
Relax in comfortable surroundings with a free newspaper or take advantage of internet facilities. The lounge opens from 6am to 10pm every day, offering you complimentary drinks and snacks. Please note that due to safety regulations of the FlexiPlus lounge parking area, vehicles over 1.85m high are not permitted access to the lounge facilities.
Top Tips for Driving to The Alps
1. Get your car serviced, top up the antifreeze and make sure windscreen solution is strong enough.
2. Fit Winter Tyres and carry Snow Chains where you can reach them. Either or both are legal requirements in some countries.
3. French Road Safety law requires you to carry at least one reflective safety jacket (in the vehicle cabin) and one warning triangle in your vehicle, enforced by on the spot fines.
4. Carry a shovel, torch, gloves, spare headlight bulbs, a windscreen scraper and de-icer.
5. Travel early or late to avoid congestion.