Whilst the thought of getting in a car for a 1,500 mile round trip may not be on the top of everyone’s bucket list it can be a fun and surprisingly low stress way to get to the Alps for a winter ski break. It would not be recommended for a long weekend; however if you are planning a trip for a week or more, have children or indeed a lot of ‘kit’ for skiing it can be a great way to arrive at your chalet or hotel without the stress of airport travel. The majority of airlines now charge ski carriage too and this can quickly mount up. It is much more fun to spend this money on some seriously good french food and wine!
Whilst Folkestone is not necessarily the closest point to home for heading over to France, the Eurotunnel is in our view the least