Started by Bedrock barney in France - 16 Replies
bedrock barney wrote:A grumpy bedrock barney reporting in.
Therefore our 2nd ski trip looks like a non starter
Bad luck - so disapointing.
What you need to do is book a solo trip for yourself early March to "reconoitre" for the next rip.
I'm sorry to hear you're still ticketless
Are you looking at 16th to 23rd February? I had a look on the Eurostar website just now and they still have 4 tickets for a total of £1356-00 for standard non-flexible day train. Or were you looking for the flexible tickets? I always get the cheap non-flexible ones because I can't see myself changing my mind about going unless one of us was really ill or something in which case I could claim on our travel insurance.
They always seem to bump the price up for Feb half-term, whether you're going by train or flying.
I should think the indirect tickets (changing trains and stations in Paris) will be cheaper but I don't know what the price will be for them because you won't be able to buy those for quite a while yet.
Best of luck with finding a cheaper way of getting out there. Presumably you've thought of driving?
I've bought my Eurostar ticket for the J2Ski group holiday (with the Ski Club of GB discount), and I managed to print it out as well - they charge an extra £8 if you want them to post you a traditional paper ticket!
Its small and as far as I remember it has one pub, bread shop and a pizza place but the access to the slopes is great and the free ski bus is pretty good too.
The location in the 3 valleys is handy too and there is a chair lift up to another large chair lift which brings you high up.
Are you looking at 16th to 23rd February? I had a look on the Eurostar website just now and they still have 4 tickets for a total of £1356-00 for standard non-flexible day train.
Thanks Ally but I've just gone on the site now and the standard return leg is showing as sold out. i think we're going to give up.....
You could also do an overnight stop if you prefer to break the driving, in which case I would skip the French Autoroutes and save 150 euro (return costs) in tolls.
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