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The benefits of a self-catered ski holiday

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Not too long ago there were preconceived ideas that self-catered accommodation = basic! But, that's far from the truth, self-catered now means contemporary, spacious, and luxurious ski apartments, with finishing touches for a real 'home from home' experience.

Benefit #1. Authentic experience

Experience the French Alps your way. Exploring your resort can be one of the most exciting parts of a holiday. If you’re out and about and see places to stop where you can sample local delicacies or try a Michelin starred feast, you can!

Benefit #2. Space

Our self-catering accommodation is usually spacious. A nice size communal living space makes it sociable, ideal for holidaying with family and friends. We have large self-catered apartments that sleep up to 26!

Benefit #3. Pocket-friendly

Self-catering holidays are generally more pocket-friendly than all-inclusive ones, especially if you are good at sticking to a budget! We have some tips on keeping your ski holiday costs down and some fab ski deals plus you can call our team for pocket-friendly ski holiday suggestions.

Benefit #4. Freedom

Set your own schedule. Want to eat your breakfast at midday? Not a problem! You get to be as spontaneous as you want - great for adventurers, those wanting to see all the new things in resorts and for those with children

Benefit #5. Home from home

Self-catered apartments and chalets have everything you should need... including the kitchen sink! If you are bringing children, or you have any dietary requirements, you can cook what you want, when you want, and bring whatever you need if you're driving. Most of our accommodation is a 'home from home' but with the added bonus of everything from swimming pools and hot tubs to open fires and games rooms.

Recommended stays

Below we have listed three great places to stay, but if you would like advice on which accommodation would suit your group best, please send an email or call our friendly team on 023 9283 9310.

Alexane, Samoëns

Perfectly located just 600m from the Grand Massif Express gondola and 150m from the resort centre, the newly built Alexane enjoys one of the most convenient positions in the resort. There's a spacious wellness centre with a pool (and separate children’s pool), a hot tub, sauna, steam room and fitness room.

Chalets Caseblanche, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

This south-facing complex of luxury chalets/apartments, which opened for Christmas 2018, is in an excellent location, just 50m from the gondola and ski school meeting point, and 300m from the resort centre. These beautiful appointed spacious chalets and apartments all have either a wood burner or open fire and self-catered chalets have a private sauna.

Mendi Alde, La Clusaz 

Mendi Alde is less than a 5 minutes walk from the centre of the ski village. A south-facing orientation and a clear view of the Aravis mountain ranges provides a great view. Mendi Alde offers direct access to the Aravis ski slopes, connected to the ski lifts of Bossonnet via a footbridge.

Ready to put something in the diary to look forward to? Call our Alpine experts on 023 9283 9310, email reservations@peakretreats.co.uk or you can book online

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