Why your next ski holiday should be a road trip

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While many would think to fly when travelling to France, those in search of the most fun choose to set off on a road trip with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle.

There’s nothing quite like a road trip to the French Alps. It’s the epitome of freedom - being able to hop into a car with a pair of skis and drive off into the sunset (or sunrise) in search of the good times.

We teamed up with Saunders Says to show our customers just how hassle-free and convenient a skiing holiday in France is when travelling by car. We hosted his fun-filled road trip to the French ski resort of Val Thorens, and in his first video he shows just how quick and easy the process of using Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is.

Travelling with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle helps skiers to make the most of the French Alps
Travelling with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle helps skiers to make the most of the French Alps

As well as all the fun that Saunders Says’ had, here are some more reasons why everyone’s next ski holiday should be a road trip:

Driving down the cost

Driving across France with friends and family is a lot of fun, but as with any holiday, an important consideration is the cost. Each Eurotunnel Le Shuttle ticket is per car, meaning that when every seat is taken, the cost per-head can work out to be cheaper when compared to individual airline tickets.

More room for luggage

Everyone’s favourite perk when choosing to drive is the advantage of being able to take more luggage. Taking a car allows skiers to pack in more than the amount aircraft baggage allowance permits, which is perfect for those who don’t fancy travelling lightly. Another luggage perk is that drivers also avoid the airline fees that come with taking additional luggage like skis and poles.

Ultimately, how much luggage is brought depends on the size of the vehicle and the party, but with a roof box or a roof rack, passengers can afford to keep their leg room.

Carrying skis by car is a lot easier than taking them on a bus
Carrying skis by car is a lot easier than taking them on a bus

Perfect for children

Driving to a ski resort is beneficial for families. The ability to stop frequently at service stations and laybys to let children stretch their legs comes in handy, and the constant change of scenery can help to keep them occupied, too. The family car is also more of a familiar environment than an aeroplane, meaning they might find it easier to nod off.

Travelling by car is ideal for families
Travelling by car is ideal for families

Four legged friends can come too

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is perfect for families with snow-loving dogs because of how easy and stress-free it is to bring them along. Unlike when travelling by plane, dogs can stay with their family in the car and even have the chance to blow off some steam before heading into the tunnel in our pet exercise areas. Also, it’s not just dogs that are permitted on board our service, we even allow cats, ferrets and more pets.

Take a look at this useful page to find travel tips and more information on what to expect when using Eurotunnel Le Shuttle with pets.

Four legged friends are more than welcome on board our service
Four legged friends are more than welcome on board our service

Extra perks

Drivers have the chance to get creative with their chosen route and can stop to enjoy France’s many beautiful towns, cities and natural parks along the way. Also, having a car readily available at the resort allows visitors to seek out nearby places of interest and take their ski gear back and forth from the slopes (some chalets and hotels are a short bus ride away).

Lastly, a pro tip: filling a car boot with foreign foods from a French supermarket is a great way to save on the cost of feeding a family!

With so many advantages enjoyed by those who drive to their chosen ski resorts, it’s a wonder why anyone hasn’t taken to the road yet. So, book a Eurotunnel Le Shuttle ticket today and start planning a ski road trip. Be sure to book sooner rather than later, in order get the best possible fares.