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Heathrow direct to the slopes

Heathrow direct to the slopes

SAS 10-minute ski transfer is world’s shortest, says Editor John Hill.

SAS have launched the fastest resort transfer to major ski resorts with a 10-minute drive to Sweden’s Salen and 40 minutes to Trysil in Norway.  And the new Scandinavian Mountains Airport is within a couple of hours of other big-name resorts such as Are and Hemsedal

Trysil and Salen are Scandinavia’s largest ski resorts and the direct Saturday flights from London Heathrow direct will operate the remainder of this season and start again from December 26. And SAS will fly their most-modern and eco-friendly Airbus A320neo, which means a lower impact on the environment and significantly lower noise levels.

Some resorts in the Rockies, such as Aspen and Crested  Butte in Colorado have their own direct to resort flights, but with generally small jets nothing as major as the SAS initiative.

Airport CEO Gunnnar Lenman says:"We are working hard and objectively to make our impact on the environment as little as possible."

Mathias Lindström, SkiStar's Sales & Marketing Director, says: "The fact that SAS is continuing to fly to Sälen-Trysil and has already released tickets for the next winter season is proof that there is a strong attraction for Brits to visit our Scandinavian ski resorts in Sälen and Trysil."

Says Freja Annamatz, Press Officer SAS. "Short travel times and an attractive timetable in combination with fantastic opportunities to ski in the Swedish and Norwegian mountains will hopefully continue to attract many Britons.”       www.skistar.com

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