Ski train map of the Alps published

8th January 2018, by Abi Butcher

A new map of the Alps has been launched to help people plan their ski holiday by train

A new map of the Alps has been launched to help people plan their ski holiday by train

A new map of the Alps has been launched to help people plan their ski holiday by train.

The Alps — Skiing by Train” has been published by Alpine travel specialists 2theAlps, who last year produced the excellent Ski Resort Map of the Alps which Where to Ski and Snowboard has been using as a bible since it was brought out.

The new, simple, free-to-download map Skiing by Train covers more than 215 ski resorts in seven countries across the Alps, and shows at a glance how resorts are linked on the rail network both to each other and to the different airports.

The map includes cities from Lyon to Ljubljana and Munich to Milan, and shows mountain railways, main lines and the Eurostar route into the French Alps. Rail-served resorts are highlighted in blue, including well-known resorts such as Chamonix, Zermatt, St Anton and Kitzbuhel. Ski resorts that are not on the rail network — like Saas-Fee, Meribel and Courmayeur are shown in red, and include bus links to the nearest station which makes it easy for adventurous skiers and snowboarders to plan their own journey to the mountains.

The 30 different airports across the Alps are clearly marked, and airports with their own railway station are highlighted to help skiers pick routes with an easy onward transfer. Examples of rail journey times between London and the Alps are also given to encourage people to make the full journey by train — for example Geneva is just over six hours door-to-door by train and Grenoble just over seven hours.

As well as ski resorts well known to the British market, the Skiing by Train map includes lesser-known destinations like Greolieres Les Neiges in Provence (which has views across the Mediterranean to Corsica), Switzerland’s Stoos (home of the recently opened world’s steepest funicular train) and Slovenia’s Bovec which overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is the country’s only resort that enables cross-border skiing into Italy.

2theAlps marketing manager, Neil Guthrie, said: “Our new map sets out the Alpine public transport network as you’ve never seen it before - clear and comprehensive with more travel options than you can shake a ski pole at. Arriving by rail means a relaxing and carbon-friendly journey through the magical Alpine landscape for a transfer that becomes a holiday highlight in its own right.”

The map is available as a free download at or can be bought as a print at various sizes starting at £6.50 for an A4 version — great to pack for on-the-go planning.

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