Thalys to offer trains from Brussels to the French ski slopes
Thursday, 12 September 2019
The route aims to be an environmentally friendly option to driving. Credit: Creative Commons
Train company Thalys will be offering tickets to French ski resorts from September 12 for trips between December 21, 2019 and April 11, 2020, according to Belgian media.
Services will travel from Antwerp-Central and Brussels-Midi to Chambéry, Albertville, Moûtiers, Aime la Plagne, Landry and Bourg-Saint-Maurice. From there, winter sports seekers can go to the largest ski areas in the French Alps – such as Les 3 Vallées, Tignes, La Plagne or Les Arcs – all without traffic jams.
“Choosing Thalys also means taking the most environmentally friendly option, since the Brussels-Bourg Saint-Maurice route is ten times less polluting by train than by car,” the press service said, Bx1 reports.
The Standard fare will cost from €55 per one-way ticket. The Comfort fare is available from €120 and the Premium fare starts at €129, both for one-way tickets. For those looking for speed, the Snow Flakes offer comes in from at €89.
The company will also provide passengers with “Skihost” agents, recognisable by their red uniforms, to help commuters install their ski equipment in the train, as well as to unload it on arrival.