We are an award-winning ski operator specialising in the French Alps. Being a specialist means that we know our ski holidays inside out, and can guide our clients to the resorts, accommodation, travel options, ski lessons and more, that we know will be perfect for their party, whether they want to discover off-the-beaten track resorts and traditional villages or the huge winter playgrounds for which the French Alps is renowned.
We were voted Best Ski Operator in the Telegraph Travel Awards 2023 and 2019. Read more about our awards which include The Times Travel Editor's Award 2018.
- Lucy Aspden-Kean, Commissioning Editor, Telegraph Travel, July 2023
Peak Retreats was set up in 2002 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 in 2023, 2019, 2018, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006 and 2005!
- A member of ABTA (ABTA number W5537) for your peace of mind
- A choice of unspoilt, traditional resorts away from the crowds and spectacular winter playgrounds
- 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, except at some school holiday 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 won Best Ski Operator in the Telegraph Travel Awards in 2023. We were also awarded Best Ski Company in the Telegraph Travel Awards in 2019. In 2018 we were awarded the very special The Times Travel Editor's Award in the The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Awards. In 2019, we were awarded one of the first Family Traveller Excellence Awards, and in 2018 we won Best Family Ski Operator in the Family Traveller Awards, an award which we also won in 2015.
We are 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 2017, we were finalists in the Best Family Ski 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!
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.
Best Ski Operator 2023
Peak Retreats was voted Best Ski Operator by readers of The Telegraph at the 2023 Telegraph Travel Awards.
Best Ski Company 2019
Peak Retreats was voted Best Ski Company by readers of The Telegraph at the 2019 Telegraph Travel Awards.
Family Traveller Excellence Award 2019
Peak Retreats won one of the first Family Traveller Excellence Awards in November 2019 for our Winning at Winter Challenge. The award winners were selected by a readers vote and a judging panel that included children for the first time. Read more about Winning at Winter!
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 at the Guardian & Observer Travel Awards.
Best Ski Company 2011
Peak Retreats won this prestigious award in September 2011 at the Guardian & Observer Travel Awards.
Best Ski Company 2010
Peak Retreats won this prestigious award in October 2010 at the Guardian & Observer Travel Awards.
Best Ski Company 2009
Peak Retreats won this prestigious award in October 2009 at the Guardian & Observer Travel Awards.
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 member company. This is your best guarantee of complete financial security when booking a package holiday with us, 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 packages 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 for a holiday package 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 package 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