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Travelling to La Tania

Snow Retreat offer the flexibility for guests to chose whether comfort, speed or budget are your main criteria, you can book your transport early to get the best price. Listed below are some of the most frequently used options. For further information and assistance call Andrea on 0033642832598

Train train to courchevel

Direct Eurostar ski train ( eurostar.com )

  • Eurostar (eurostar.com) operate a direct service from London St Pancrase International and Ashford International to Moûtiers les Salins, with overnight or daytime travel options.
  • No airport hassles, large luggage allowance and arriving just 20 minutes from resort makes this a convenient way to travel, especially for those in the southeast.
  • Typical Eurostar timetable:
Outward Journey London St Pancreas International Ashford International Moutiers Les Salins
Friday evening Overnight Train 19:42 20:28 05:34
Saturday Daytime train 09:45 10:28 18:27
Return Journey Moutiers Les Salins Ashford International London St Pancreas International
Saturday Daytime Train 10:14 15:37 16:13
Saturday Evening Overnight Train 22:54 06:33 07:16
  • Please note that the chalets are not available until 2pm on your day of arrival, but that luggage storage and a boot room will be available for changing into ski gear after 10.30am. If you would like to arrive to resort earlier than this from Moutiers there are public facilities for showers, changing and luggage storage in the Granzeta building between the bus stop and the gondola station. Or on a seasonal basis a relationship is set up with a local hotel so that early arrivals can use their facilities and have breakfast for a small fee.
  • Guests are requested to vacate the chalet by 10am on the day of departure. After this time shower facilities are available within La Tania at a small cost. Luggage storage is available at one of our chalets until departure.
  • Transfer to the chalets from Moutiers les Salins station is possible by taxi for small groups or by minibus for larger groups of 6 or more.
  • A public bus is also available from Moutiers to resort at approx 10 Euros one way or 15 Euros return. The bus station is conveniently joined to Moutiers train station. altibus.com

Other Train Routes

If you are looking for the ease of the train but at a slightly lower price there are some other options. One of these is to get a Eurostar to Paris, then change stations (either by metro or taxi) and get a TVG train down to Moutiers. A second option is to get a direct Eurostar down to Lyon and then hire a car to finish of the journey up to the alps.

Driving driving to la tania

  • It's possible to split the journey with plenty of hotels just off the motorway. Check out the Accor hotel group for numerous hotels for all budgets..
  • Driving directions here (via google maps)
  • Driving down to the alps can keep costs down for small groups and families, especially in peak weeks when flight prices are inflated.
  • Simply follow the signs from Calais to Reims, Troyes, Dijon, Lyon, Chambery, Albertville, Moûtiers, La Tania.
  • Average time is approx 10hrs at 70mph on the French side.
  • Average fuel costs will be about approx 200euros return at 35mpg on the french side plus About 120euros return for tolls if you use the motorway all the way.
  • Drive down and stay in a Motel Friday night and get 8 days skiing!
  • Please note that the chalet is not available until 2pm on the day of arrival, but that luggage storage and a boot room will be available for changing into ski gear after 10.30am. If you would like to arrive to resort earlier than this there are public facilities for showers, changing and luggage storage between the bus stop and the gondola station.
  • Guests are requested to vacate the chalet by 10am on the day of departure. After this time shower facilities are available within La Tania at a small cost. Luggage storage is available at one of our chalets until departure.

Crossing the Channel ferry to france

The Euro Tunnel (www.eurotunnel.com) is the quickest way across the channel with your car running from Folkestone to Calais. As typical with travel the sooner you book this the lower the price.

Ferries provide the cheapest crossing from the Southeast of England with P & O ferries and DFDS seaways running multiple services daily.

For those in the Southwest Brittany ferries Operate from Portsmouth to Le Harve and Cean and Plymouth to Roscoff which is a good option if you live nearby and can use the night sailing as an overnight stop.

Flying plane to ski resorts

Flying is the most popular option to the alps especially withthe increase in number of flights from regional airports. Geneva in Switzerland or Chambery in France are the airports with the most transfer options to La Tania and are therefore more economical for small groups. Grenoble and Lyon (St Exupery) are also close, but as there are less transfer options, so it is only worth looking at these airports if you can find a great flight deal. The main airlines to look at:

Airport Transfers

The right transfer option for your party depends on the number of people who are travelling together.

Car Hire (2-4 people)

Car hire is available at all our local airports and is ideal if you would like flexibility or on a short stay.

From Geneva airport there are a number of companies that provide car hire, these are listed on the airport website http://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-72/ . It is advisable to hire from the Swiss side of the airport rather than the French.

Small groups (5 or less people)

Shared transfers are best for small groups. There are numerous transfer companies, the following are local companies that typically offer the best value:

Snow Bus https://www.snowbus.co.uk/ - £89 return from Geneva.

Shared transfers with 3VT http://www.3vt.co.uk/shared_transfers.htm

Snow White Transfers http://www.snowwhitetransfers.com/shared-transfers/

Snow Drone http://snow-drone.com/shared-transfers/

Groups of 6-8 people

A private transfer in an 8 seater mini bus is the best value and is very convenient.

We recommend www.3vt.co.uk and Snow Retreat guests receive a 5% discount on private transfers once they have booked with us.

Another option is Snow White Transfers http://www.snowwhitetransfers.com who offer an 8 seater minibus private service.

Groups of 9 or more

Le Praz transfers, http://www.alptransfers.eu/, have mini buses that seat up to 16 people and this can often be cheaper than hiring two smaller mini buses.

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