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Snowboards onboard Eurostar (ski train)

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After much going back and forth and internet research i have finally found confirmation that although indirect our train from Ashford to Bourg via Paris counts as a ski train and thus the same baggage allowances appply.

So can anyone who has been on either the ski train or normal eurostar tell me if they put just their snowboard in the bag or if they included their bindings and boots too? It is possible for us to put our boots and bindings in the luggage and just carry a couple of board bags with literally only boards in there but not preferable.

So anyone got any experiences?
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Not recently but used to do it regularly until about 4 years ago - done both the Eurostar direct, and the Eurostar-Paris, then overnight TGV sleeper. There were 4 of us....3 ski bags, 4 pieces of luggage, and 2 boot bags.

For Eurostar.....the last 2 carriages are usually the 'cargo' carriages - go there, drop of your kit, walk back to your carriage, sleep!

For Eurostar-TGV, same, but with the added palaver of getting all your kit off, and then finding a cupboard for ski bags on the TGV near your couchette, with all the rest of your luggage in the couchette cubby holes etc.

Bring a neck pillow and ear plugs!! Laughing
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Just thought i would provide a quick update to this in case anyone is searching for teh same info.

We got through with no problems and with no extra cost. They put all our bags in a dedicated carraige and then we had to run to our seating carriage. All in it was a lot of fun and no problems. Bear in mind however that we went from Ashford and that it was a Friday so maybe it wasn;t as busy as a Saturday and thus that could have been the reason it was no problem.

The carriage where we put our stuff had almost nothing in though so I would be surprised if anyone was turned away.

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