We are a true specialist award-winning ski and alpine operator giving holidaymakers the opportunity to discover real Alpine France. Read more about our awards including our most recent, The Times Travel Editor's Award.
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 were previously 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 summer holiday to the French Alps with Peak Retreats?
- Award winning company 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018 and 2019
- Fully ABTA bonded for your peace of mind (ABTA number W5537)
- Stay in unspoilt, traditional resorts away from the crowds
- Good food, good wine, good prices – excellent value for money
- Experience activities in areas chosen for their outstanding natural beauty
- Easy to reach and a free FlexiPlus upgrade with Eurotunnel at many dates
- A wide selection of handpicked superior, spacious accommodation with character
- Personal service from our passionate team of Alpine experts
Award-winners in: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2018
Peak Retreats is thrilled to have been awarded the very special The Times Travel Editor's Award in the 2018 The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Awards. In 2019, we were delighted to receive one the first Family Traveller Excellence Awards.
In 2018 and 2015, Family Traveller readers voted us Best Family Ski Operator and we are honoured to have been named Best Ski Company four times by readers of The Guardian and Observer at the Guardian and Observer Travel Awards in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014. We beat some tough competition to the winner's spot. We are also very proud to have come second in 2012 and 2013.
Other Awards we are proud of...
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.
Family Traveller Excellence Award 2019
Peak Retreats won one of the first Family Traveller Excellence Awards in November 2019. The award winners were selected by a readers vote and a judging panel that included children for the first time.
Winner - The Times Travel Editor's Award 2018
Peak Retreats was presented with this very special award in September 2018. The Times Travel Editor, Jane Knight, summed up Peak Retreats as 'a great ski company with charismatic villages and a slice of rural France', which is exactly what we offer on our summer holidays too.
Best Family Ski Operator 2015
Peak Retreats won this excellent award in October 2015 at the Family Traveller Awards
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
Best Ski Company 2010
Peak Retreats won this prestigious award in October 2010
Best Ski Company 2009
Peak Retreats won this prestigious award in October 2009
Best Independent Ski Operator 2006
Peak Retreats won this prestigious award given by the French Tourist Office
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
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).
Peak Retreats Ltd, is a company registered in England no 4382873 and VAT 794 5107 08