This winter, a Snowtrain will pull out of Geneva Airport for the first time, heading for the alpine ski resorts of Valais.

Operating Saturdays between Jan. 29 and March 19, the snowtrain departs Geneva at 1:40 p.m., and makes its journey to the Alps, dropping skiers at  Aigle, Martigny, Sion, Sierre, Leuk, Visp, and Brig along the way. Popular resorts reached from these alpine stations include Saas-Fee, Leukerbad, Crans Montana, Nendaz, and Verbier.

The train is complete with on-board entertainment with a bar carriage, massage chairs, and a Nintendo Wii ski game.

Transport on the Snowtrain is open to Swiss Transfer Ticket holders. A second-class adult Swiss Transfer Ticket costs £79 and is valid for both the Snowtrain and on standard scheduled trains.

The Swiss Transfer Ticket is a return ticket from the Swiss border or a Swiss airport to your destination (the ticket is valid for one month, but each journey must be completed in one day and on the most direct route). Children aged 6-15 years accompanied by at least one parent travel free. The STT is best suited to those spending holidays in one location.

You'll receive a free upgrade to first class - worth £41, if you book a second class Swiss Transfer Ticket before Nov. 30.

To book a Swiss Transfer Ticket, call 0207-420-4900 or e-mail sales@stc.co.uk.

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