Just to say what a fabulous week we had at Grand Bornand. The accommodation was excellent, so well equipped. Great atmosphere in the village, really friendly & welcoming people around in the ski shop, mountain bars etc. Slightly worried at first as raining at the lower altitude & real spring snow but it snowed at night & later in the week & we had great powder to enjoy. Thanks to you all.
Neige & Roc Hotel was excellent.
The food and friendly service at La Maison à Colonnes are great, but book early as it is very popular.
The spa area at Kalinda was lovely - a choice of divine smelling steam rooms and saunas.
It is easy to ski/take ski lifts across to Val d'sere so it is definitely worth getting a ski pass for etc who area (not just Tignes).
The cafe at the bottom of the Col Madeleine run is the best for food/seating and views of the ski area.
The supermarket on site is incredibly well stocked and reasonable for the quality and convenience.
Easy access to La Rosiere from Les Eucherets with a lovely walkway. Some nice bars and restaurants in both areas. The Grange in Les Eucherets was our favourite restaurant. Good quality food and friendly service with a good menu.
The main restaurant at the top of the gondola Vieux Moulin was excellent - and another great find was the the restaurant at the junction of Arcelles and Solert- it had wonderful views from its suntrap deck. Recommend heading into Lanslebourg for shopping, especially the fantastic butchers.
Best mountain restaurants - Chalet D'Clair, Morillon and La Pente a Jules, Flaine. Sledges can be borrowed from Chalets de Jouvence reception along with fondue sets etc.
If skiing with young children use the hired lockers near top of the Grand Massif Express.
Bowling was a good evening out with reasonably priced beer.
La Rosière is a perfect resort for a family holiday.
Good resort to take friends and family who are new to skiing.
Hotel St Charles apartments were fabulous and very clean!
Bar Le Graal was great for apres ski, either inside or outside in the sunshine.
Right next to the slopes, ski hire shop, supermarket. Excellent location.
Check out the Ten Pin Bowling in the nearby village for great food for the family. Great resort for families & beginner/intermediates.
Petit Oignons - best restaurant all round!
Great pool. Apartment spacious and comfortable. Good facilities.
We had a great evening watching a well supported local ice hockey game.
L'a-Coeur, L'Apres (pizzas) and Les Brevettes (can't book, cash only, amazing food) were our favourite restaurants.
We love L'Arcelle restaurant in Lanslevillard and La Vieille Poste in Lanslebourg. There are plenty of local boulangeries, the street market every Wednesday, as well as the well stocked and convenient supermarket.
A typically French ski resort, friendly welcoming locals.
The Lanchette lift next to the Grange aux Fees saves a lot of hard work getting on to the pistes.
The Off Shore Restaurant on the La Thuile slopes is a cool, quirky little restaurant with great music. Stopped there for cappucino and croissants every morning!
McKinleys restaurant was very reasonably priced with good food and a nice family atmosphere.
The Sherpa shop, Pizza du Bois and Fromagerie cheese shop on main street were excellent. We were 3 families in separate apartments and used the free hire service to have a fondue night and a raclette night, which the children enjoyed.
If you walk up to the old town, there's an Italian pizzeria; amazing food, amazing prices, amazing service.
Very good family resort with very quiet apres ski.
Would highly recommend lessons with ESF ski school. Staff very friendly, helpful and full of local knowledge.
The White Deer pizzeria was an excellent new addition. This is the sixth time that we have gone to this resort, I think you can judge from that just how much we like it.
My self and my two daughters aged 15 and 10 enjoyed a fantastic skiing holiday at Aussois. I had not skied for a number of years and my two daughters had never skied before and by the end of the week we were all skiing down the mountain on blue runs. The highlights were fantastic weather, fantastic ski school and a friendly welcoming town with a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Thank you Peak Retreats for finding such a gem.
Thank you ! We will certainly give you a call next time we are thinking of organising a group ski trip.
Ste Foy is a great little resort in its own right, but really good as a base for visiting the mega resorts of the Tarentaise valley.
Fantastic resort all round for family skiing experience. Ski school for children exceptionally good... my two daughters had never skied before and by the end of the week we were all skiing down the mountain on blue runs. The highlights were fantastic weather, fantastic ski school and a friendly welcoming town with a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Thank you Peak Retreats for finding such a gem.
Aussois is great for beginners and those with young families.
Ski in ski out was excellent. Lovely pistes and plenty of space. Resort just lacking apres ski but very friendly resort.
The holiday, accommodation and resort were superb. We think Peak Retreats are great and it's nice to see good accommodation being offered in the Alps.
I have recommended your company to many parents when they say it's too expensive to ski at half term!
Excellent for families with young children.
Four restaurants well worth a visit in Samoëns include: Aux Becs à Fleu, La Tornalta, Le Serac & La Louisiane. Our favourite restaurant on the piste is L'Anfionne in neighbouring Les Carroz. It's located opposite the Télésiège at the end of the Plein Soleil blue ski run. Favourite bar in Samoëns is The Aspen Bar. This resort has everything for families, skiers and non skiers alike. Skiers can access all of the neighbouring ski resorts from Samoëns.
This resort has everything for families, skiers and non skiers alike. Skiers can access all of the neighbouring ski resorts from Samoëns.
Our favourite restaurant on the piste is L'Anfionne in Les Carroz. It's located opposite the Télésiège at the end of the Plein Soleil blue ski run.
There are fabulous patisseries in the town, so plenty of opportunities to treat yourself after a day on the slopes.
Great for families and beginner/intermediate skiers. Resort centre is nice, sweet local restaurants and bowling/ice skating, kids loved it.
Flexiplus ticket on Eurotunnel is essential, it saves a significant amount of time, takes pressure off having to make a certain time and food provided is very good.
The location is right next to the piste & there's a very good Italian restaurant next door.
Great for children & families, excellent value compared to the bigger ski areas.
Le Cosy is a fun bar selling crepes. L'Etagne is by far the best restaurant.
L'Etagne and Les Barillions restaurants are excellent but need booking. These are by far the better restaurants in the village. Snow Tubbing is great fun and the kids have a ball.
The local of apartments to the slopes is great. Al dente in the apartment blocks had really good take away pizza and spoke excellent english. We used the eskimo ski pass, need to prebook transfers to other resorts and they only go to one resort per day. La Norma really close and good skiing.
Check out the little Patisserie by the Pre Novel ski lift.
The ski shop was absolutely excellent - unbelievably helpful.
Lovely traditional resort that is not commercialised. A great family friendly resort.
The local pizza restaurant above La Cascade is very good. The bowling alley is also fun for the kids.
Auberge is excellent, it has a sister restaurant on the mountain, which is equally as excellent.
The restaurant above the ice rink is a great place to let younger children play in the snow whilst having a drink and watching them!
La Pierce Neige restaurant at Outran 1 is excellent. Reception staff at Chalet des Neiges were efficient, friendly and very helpful.
Auris is small and friendly... It's a great resort for beginners.
If we went back, we would like the same location, as it was peaceful and quiet and great for our family of four.
We had excellent 3 course meal at La Marmite. We also enjoyed food, ambiance and welcome by owner Michel at La Piece Neige bar/restaurant. We would recommend both.
The Aspen bar was very good and the restaurant in Neige et Roc excellent... Samoens is a beautiful french village, I would visit even if I didn't ski!
Pretty village and good for non skiers.
Chez Leon at Plan Bois is a lovely bar/restaurant.
This resort is fantastic for families & the skiing instruction is top class.
My family say the Monty Express luge has to be done! My 35 year old daughter says she screamed all the way down.
Booking through you just takes the hassle out of the process. Everything happens as it should and we can concentrate on getting there and back with the car, instead of worrying about the organisation. It makes the whole experience a lot more relaxing! Thank you again, we will be back next year!
The ski hire people went above and beyond when I had problems with my own boots.
We found everyone in Samoens to be friendly and helpful...Samoens is such a beautiful place... we have been both in winter and summer and have loved it in both seasons!
La Maison de Columnes is an excellent all round restaurant, or just for drinks on the terrace.
We really appreciated that we were put in an excellent large 4-6 person apartment with 2 bathrooms and view onto the village and that our family were directly above us in a spectacular 4 bed apartment. It was a fantastic holiday.
La Porte d'A Côté was excellent for fondue etc.
Great range of children's activities around Christmas and New Year... Toboggan races, fireworks, nighttime skiing…
The residence Les Flocons d'Argent is extremely well located for the pistes. There is also a navette in Aussois that allows people to travel around if they don't want to walk. Grignott' creperie was particularly nice and friendly. At the local Vital (part of Casino chain) supermarket, they did roast chicken twice a week, which was delicious, though must be booked in advance. They have a wide selection of food and prices are reasonable. Aussois has a Famille Plus label and we found people really friendly with families. For the 3-4 years old, Club Piou-Piou was really great, our 3 year old learned to put her skis on and ski a bit during the week. There are actually 4 skiing levels within the Club Piou-Piou so it can suit lots of different abilities. The teachers are really friendly and did deal well with lots of children who were finding it a bit difficult to leave their parents in the morning. Aussois also seem to have a creche for small children for half days and full days, though we didn't try that. We all loved our skiing and managed to ski lots despite the lack of recent snow, they are very good at managing the pistes and also used snow cannons when the weather was cold enough. Would definitely recommend to all.
Aussois has a Famille Plus label and we found people really friendly with families. Would definitely recommend to all.
Aux 3 Ours cafe is a lovely pit stop for crèpes after skiing.
L'Ours Blanc fantastically situated for Diable chairlift. Definitely recommend for this and swimming pool.