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About Peak Retreats



We are a small niche award winning ski operator giving holiday makers the opportunity to discover the real Alpine France. Enjoy all you expect of a French Alps holiday - first-class accommodation and stunning scenery but also discover unspoilt, traditional and welcoming mountain villages.


Peak Retreats was set-up by two French Anglophiles, who previously were directors of well-known UK tour companies who operated holidays to France. Their extensive experience means they understand the needs and expectations of British holidaymakers. In addition, they have the benefit of an excellent network of local contacts and have a clear advantage in dealing with French supplier partners. The directors personally select and visit all the accommodation featured and the reservations team also get to visit the accommodation and resorts each year to give our recommendations.


Why book your winter French Alps ski holiday with Peak Retreats?


Award winning ski company 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014


Fully ABTA bonded member W5537 – see ABTA details


Stay in unspoilt, traditional resorts away from huge crowds and mass tourism


Good food, good wine, good prices – excellent value for money


Experience activities in areas chosen for their outstanding natural beauty


Easy to reach - all resorts close to Autoroute exits


A wide selection of superior and spacious accommodation with character


Personal service



Peak Retreats Ski Company Awards


2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014


Peak Retreats are honoured to have been awarded for 2009, 2010, 2011 and recently 2014 the ‘Best Ski Company’ at Guardian and Observer Travel Awards. We beat some tough competition to the winners spot. We are still very proud to have gained 2nd place status in 2012 and 2013 and shows our consistency of service.

  Read about the 2014 Guardian and Observer Awards


Other Awards


As well as been voted no. 1 in October 2009, October 2010, October 2011 and November 2014 for the ‘Best Ski Company’ and 2nd place in 2012 and 2013 by readers of the Guardian and Observer newspapers we were also voted ‘Best Independent Ski Operator 2006’ and ‘Best Tour Operator to France 2005’ by Maison de la France (now Atout France), the French Tourist Office.


Best Ski Company 2014

Peak Retreats won this prestigious award in November 2014

Best Ski Company 2011

Peak Retreats won this prestigious award in September 2011


  Guardian Awards 2011

Best Ski Company 2010

Peak Retreats won this prestigious award in October 2010


  Guardian Awards 2010

Best Ski Company 2009

Peak Retreats won this prestigious award in October 2009


  Guardian Awards 2009                

Best Independent Ski Operator 2006

Peak Retreats won this prestigious award given by the French Tourist Office


  Best Independant Ski Operator 2006

Best Tour Operator 2005

Peak Retreats was chosen as the Best Tour Operator to France in the World by Maison de la France, the French National Tourist Office. The award was presented by French Minister for Tourism, Leon Bertrand and Maison de la France Director General, Thierry Baudier at the MIT International Trade show in Paris in October 2005

  MITCOM Award 2005


Our Partners


Favourite Partner

Peak Retreats is delighted to be a ‘favourite partner’ of the Savoie Tourist Board.

Savoie Mont Blanc Logo


Consumer Confidence & Financial Protection - ABTA - Book with confidence





When booking with Peak Retreats you can rest assured that you are arranging your holiday with an ABTA bonded company.  This is your best guarantee of complete financial security, a guarantee you do not receive when booking with your accommodation and transport independently. Peak Retreats is member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) number W5537 so your holiday is in safe hands. Peak Retreats is fully bonded with ABTA for ALL arrangements that it offers and therefore not only for packages but also for each individual component booked separately. This means that accommodation only booked with us is protected for instance (it is not with many operators in the same way as flights only are almost never covered). This goes well beyond our legal requirement derived from the Package Travel Regulations and is the only total guarantee.


Peak Retreats is fully bonded with ABTA but does not require to hold an ATOL license run by the CAA as these are only for operators who offer flight inclusive packages that we don't offer.


Not only ABTA have strict joining criteria but they also provide us with bonding arrangements so in the unlikely event of our insolvency, any money paid to us would be refunded to you by ABTA or monies may be transferred to another ABTA operator with whom you make alternative holiday arrangements. Thus your money and your holiday are fully protected. Our financial bonding arrangements with ABTA comply with the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.


We are also members of the Association of British Tour Operators to France (ABTOF).


Xavier Schouller



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Nathalie Soma



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Peak Retreats Ltd, is a company registered in England no 4382873 and VAT 794 5107 08


Call us on 0844 576 0170 to book or for further information. You can also email your request or enquiry to a member of our team at

Opening times Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm (7pm Sept-Mar), Sat 10am – 4pm. Closed bank holidays and Sundays.


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