the French Alps ski specialist
Abta Certified No.W5537
Guardian Travel Awards 2014
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About Us

We are a true specialist 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

Awarded in: 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 we are proud of...

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 Family Ski Operator 2015

Peak Retreats won this excellent award in October 2015 at the Family Traveller Awards

Best Family Ski Operator 2015

Best Family Ski Operator 2015


Best Ski Company 2014

Peak Retreats won this prestigious award in November 2014

Best Ski Company 2014

Best Ski Company 2014


Best Ski Company 2011

Peak Retreats won this prestigious award in September 2011

Best Ski Company 2011

Best Ski Company 2011


Best Ski Company 2010

Peak Retreats won this prestigious award in October 2010

Best Ski Company 2010

Best Ski Company 2010


Best Ski Company 2009

Peak Retreats won this prestigious award in October 2009

Best Ski Company 2009

Best Ski Company 2009


Best Independent Ski Operator 2006

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

Best Independent Ski Operator 2006

Best Independent 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

Best Tour Operator 2005

Best Tour Operator 2005

Our Partners

Favourite Partner

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

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).

Directors

Xavier Schouller

Director

Nathalie Soma

Director 

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

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