Resorts including Verbier, Zermatt, Saas Fee and Gstaad will be served on the new route from 22 December 2012 to 13 April 2013 with tickets on sale from this Thursday.
Passengers will have to connect to the services from Lille Europe. The service will allow passengers to carry an extra luggage item such as skis or a snowboard at no extra cost.
“Our research shows ski customers are seeking a more civilised way to reach their resorts by travelling by high-speed rail from London to the heart of the Swiss Alps. Our direct ski services to the French Alps have grown in popularity year on year and we expect this new service to the Swiss Alps to have similar appeal,” said Nick Mercer, commercial director for Eurostar.