We are a true specialist, award-winning ski operator giving skiers 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'd expect from a French Alps holiday - first-class accommodation and stunning scenery yet 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 ski holiday to the French Alps with Peak Retreats this winter?
- Award winning ski company 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2018
- Fully ABTA bonded (ABTA number W5537) for your peace of mind
- 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 resorts and a free FlexiPlus upgrade with Eurotunnel at most dates
- A wide selection of handpicked superior, spacious accommodation with character
- Personal service from our passionate team of Alpine experts
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.
We are also honoured to have been named Best Ski Company in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014 at The Guardian and Observer Travel Awards, as chosen by readers of the Guardian and Observer. We beat some tough competition to the winner's spot and came second in 2012 and 2013. In 2015, we won the Best Family Ski Tour Operator in the Family Traveller Awards.
In 2017, we were finalists in the Best Family Ski Tour Operator category in the Family Traveller Awards and also made the top 3 in the Best Ski Tour Operator category in the Telegraph Travel Awards 2017, as voted for by their readers!
Other Awards we are proud of...
We were 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.
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.'
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.
Peak Retreats Ltd, is a company registered in England no 4382873 and VAT 794 5107 08