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.
Le Jamy great for evening meal. Le Refuge does the tastiest baked Camembert in the world!
A small resort with good family friendly restaurants and bars ( for early evening drink / food with family).
Best of both worlds. A great little resort with good atmosphere but with a massive ski area and very friendly people working there.
Another great holiday with Peak Retreats....Thanks.
All of the mountain restaurants were fabulous.
This is a fantastic resort for families, we shall be back.
Lift passes were there when we checked in.
The free transport around the village also worked really well. There was also a wide variety of restaurants and bars. The skiing for Spring was wide spread, and good, even quiet at times. Another great holiday thank you.
Les Barillon is excellent in the middle of the village, and L'Armoise on the mountain.
Very convenient location.... ski school to apartment to lift station location. , pool a bonus but quite busy. Apartment very comfortable with such a nice view. Beds very comfortable.
Great skiing, fantastic for kids. Food shopping limited in resort, but the shop had the basics. Appreciated the boulangerie service. We'll be back!
The Goat Restaurant was lovely but book in advance for bigger families or groups. Best restaurant we found.
Really efficient service. No hassle for us on arrival. Lift passes provided immediately and ski hire very close by.
Not a resort for party animals or young adults, but perfect for young families who don't want to spend a fortune on learning to ski.
Walk through the woods to La Rosiere. Torch light skiing on Monday night Ice Hockey match.
Cherylle Sargent was very good with all dealings.
We stayed at the La Refuge 2/4 - 9/4 and the girl on reception was excellent!
Everything was organised very well. No problems with any of the bookings/vouchers. Had to call whilst in France due to a car breakdown on return journey and staff very helpful and available which was brilliant.
Excellent service from Peak Retreats. Will definitely use again. Wish you covered Austria :)
Amazing restaurant called Black diamond.
The trip over to Termignon was worth the effort - we were the only ones on the slopes!
Very professional Staff were very knowledgable and helpful this time Pleasant stay in stop over hotels.
Montgenevre is our favourite by far weather has never disappointed us been lucky each time and really loved the room allocated for us this time, room number logged for future reference. A little hidden gem.
The pool and spa facility was particularly good, try it early in your holiday, it was a shame we did not discover this until the last day when the weather turned unfavourable.
Excellent service from Cherylle. As a result I will book again with Peak Retreats.
New St German wine bar and local produce sales is excellent.
Restaurant 'Monchu' - always go there for a great Fondu.. If you drive it's only 20 mins into Bourg St Maurice for larger supermarket & other shops.
On this occasion it was a late booking so didn't book extras but have booked lift passes before and all was good.
Seriously consider visiting the old town in Briancon to eat at least. Massive choice of excellent restaurants in beautiful surroundings.
Don't miss eating in the mountain piste restaurants they are good quality and very reasonably priced!
Really great to have lift passes before leaving home, whole package and up to date travel info etc really top notch!
Having had a super holiday in 2015 I recommended Aussois and Flocon D'Argent to 3 other families, all came in 2016, all had a great time and 2 of the 3 families are rebooking for 2017 ( other family can't due to school holiday dates being too late in ski season).
Really think you have a great formula there for getting young families on a budget skiing !
We enjoyed the Barrel Bar in Morillon 1100.
Briancon is a good base to visit the other ski resorts in the Serre Chevalier area. Great selection of hypermarkets in the immediate area.
The communal pool with flume, and bowling alley is also well worth a visit.
We really like using Roland Gay's heated ski lockers near the massif express in Samoens.
For Les Fermes de Samoens, just to say the walks around the residence, the green space for children to play, and the convenience of the ski bus for those who don't want to walk, are all excellent. Every year we see frog spawn in the same impossible puddles (!) and the same (?) blackbird on her nest. We love coming back there.
Only that we have got used to making our own arrangements including hotels en route, but we love flexi plus on the Eurotunnel.
Restaurants - Le Jami, Alpine Restaurant, Le Capitaine Pizza? Deli shop nr Hammeau des Airelles is excellent.
Excellent service from Peak Retreats as usual. The only comment would be to reply to email enquiries, though in the end a phone call is much easier and I got to find the answer out in greater depth.
Villeneuve has great access to and from the skiing area but is very quiet - which was fine for us on a catered holiday. If self catering, we'd recommend one of the other villages in Serre Chevalier.
Accommodation was excellent all round and we'd rate it as 4.5 out of 5. The half point was dropped for tiny things.... - the large quad rooms had NO hanging hooks for coats etc despite there being plenty of space for them. Absolutely essential on a skiing holiday. - The wardrobe and shelf space was pitiful - not enough for a couple, let alone a family of 4. Again, plenty of space available for more storage, it just hasn't been used well. - The bathroom (in room 311) was large enough but for some strange reason the toilet was right against the towel radiator meaning that you get a burnt leg when using the loo. There was plenty of space to move it away! Otherwise, the hotel was excellent with food far better than expected, lovely staff, a great boot room (with functioning boot heaters - very rare) and a great location.
Whilst the weather was rather too warm, the resort managed to keep a thick covering of blown snow (albeit heavy) all the way down to 1400m in April, so well done to them! A tip for skiers for the morning: avoid 9am as your skiing start time. Club Med opposite has many ski lessons starting at that time and the lift queue quickly becomes huge. Either go for 8.45 and be the first on the lift or wait until about 9.20 when it's died down.
An excellent holiday all round, topped and tailed by the queue-busting Flexiplus tickets which probably saved us 90 minutes each way at Easter.
The dinner package that we took (for 3 course meals every night) was excellent. The quality of the food was exceptional and the staff went out way to ensure that our needs (including fussy children) were catered for. Would definitely go for this option again.
The apartment was in a fantastic location with easy ski-in and ski-out from the door. Great for the kids with no carrying of ski's!
The swimming pool is a must, very relaxing, give yourself plenty time to enjoy it.
L'ancolie in Les Eucherts is definitely worth a visit.
Etoile de Cimes is the best for location and value....yeti bar and bergerie are great for sitting and watching the kids play on the nursery.
Italian restaurant, Il Caminetto. fantastic food, excellent service, great price, varied menu. Five minutes from l'Ours Blanc.
Quite liked the Cocoon bar - its a fairly basic pub/bar but the staff are very friendly.
Restaurant Flocon did really good food in Eucherts.
Enjoyed ambience of Aspen Bar, excellent burgers, salads and service at Bar Savoie. For a Savoyarde style meal try La Fifine restaurant, excellent although not cheap - need to book.
This is the second time we have used Peak Retreats - excellent service - and would use again!
I would rate the resort and accommodation as better than good and just slightly less than excellent.
I really enjoy Ste Foy as it is perfect for families with children - we will be returning next year!
Le-St-Germain. By far the best bar/winebar in resort.
La Ferme is a great little restaurant in town. And, up the mountain, Le Chalet Friolin has a great indoor restaurant and does mountain soirées which sounded fun, whereby they're skidoo you back to Montchavin at the end of the evening.
Please keep up the flexiplus, it makes a big difference at peak time with children!
Having stayed in many CGH residences the chalets de jouvence is our favourite for a winter holiday. It is exceptionally well run by Stephane and it is very well designed with the skier in mind.
Make sure you book any restaurants in advance particularly on a Friday eve! The pizza restaurant at L'Avalanche is excellent although we had to take away as it was full.
Ski bus is excellent - runs on time and very easy.
Worth paying extra for a ski locker by the slopes - book with Arthur Sports.
Ski and boots hire in excellent location to the accommodation along with same for ski school and lift pass office.
The local fromagerie is excellent and more reasonable than the local supermarket!
Ceasers is the best restaurant for food ambience and friendliness. We celebrated birthdays in there.
As always our interaction with peak retreats was excellent and we found the team to be very friendly and helpful.
Magic show mid week in the pizza restaurant was excellent.
The resort itself was lovely and we will go back.
Favourite restaurant was La Ferme des trois Ours which was just up the road.
Great helpful staff at restaurant Four 7 within the Kalinda resort. Darts and pool tables.
Flexi Euro tunnel ticket a great option.
An excellent price for a really nice accommodation at Easter.
The accommodation at Santa Terra is really great, the staff are so friendly and helpful. It is excellent for restaurants all round, and if you have a car you can get to Val D'Isere and VillaRoger very quickly as well as Tignes.
It was so easy to book ski school through Peak Retreats and just turn up on the day.
Restaurant recommendations are Le Serac and la Table de Fifine are excellent.
Caesers and La Cadesol are our favourite restaurants, must see the 2Fat Men in Le Graal Wednesday nights.
Le Barillon, Aussois. Excellent restaurant, superb staff.
L'Ancolie for a traditional setting and authentic dishes, la Grange excellent pizza and Le Flocon great burgers and sports TV.
La Remise - beautifully presented food, very cosy alpine retreat.
Peak Retreats sorted several extras out for us at short notice and were really helpful.
overall a very good service and the staff are very helpful - would and have recommended.
Marlow Bar does excellent lunches Aux Petit Onion is the best high-end restaurant.
Can I start by letting you know (somewhat belatedly) how much we enjoyed our holiday at Chalet des Dolines and how impressed we were with the service Peak Retreats delivered before, during and after our stay. We will certainly be using you again and have recommended you to our friends.
The staff there were welcoming and consistently helpful.
Ski schools was excellent. We loved the fact it was properly French and that we were the only Brits in our small group. The instructor was great and it was a masterclass in building confidence in the slopes.
We were very happy overall. It was a great holiday and we will book again with Peak Retreats.
Restaurant opposite Carrefour Supermarket very good. Think it's called Don Cappello. Fab food, full of locals. May need to book. Does take away pizza too.
Great access to ESF ski school at Moulin Benjemin lift directly opposite accommodation. Able to get to slopes very easily. Snow park fab for teenager and enough blues and easier reds for 7 year old. Ski area large enough to ski most of the day without skiing same runs twice!
The staff at peak retreats, especially Sarah and Charlotte were excellent.
La Coche mountain restaurant in Claviere is fantastic. Le Jamy was good.
The Flexi upgrade was great, not knowing how long the return journey will actually take, to arrive and get on the next departure was simply marvellous.
Good linking to Alpes D 'Huez , resort just a handful of apartment blocks , quiet , pretty but need to make your own entertainment . Value for money - excellent .
Lovely quiet, friendly resort. Sufficient skiing to keep everyone happy. Ski school v friendly. Love the fact that you can always ski runs that are virtually empty at anytime of day - even during school holidays. Our 4th visit and probably not our last!
There are so many things to like about Les Gets its hard to find one that stands out. Would suggest BASS best ski school for lessons. Mine have always been brilliant.
I would and do always recommend Peak Retreats to people who ask about ski holidays.
Lovely family meal at Le Genepi in La Rosiere.
Pat who met us in the resort and showed us into the accomadation was really helpful.
Brilliant to have ski hire and lift passes pre arranged.
Cybele apartments are very spacious, having a swim at the end of the day is also a great bonus we went as an extended group and had 3 apartments next to each other which worked v well.
Le Cafe Comptoir has an excellent reputation but needs to be booked well in advance. The restaurant in the residence is friendly and the food pleasant and good value for money.
Mid stay and end of stay cleaning in much appreciated.
The service provided by the staff at Peak Retreats is always excellent.
I have recommended Peak Retreats and Aussois to many people and it is excellent value for money.
If you are looking for peace and quiet then this is the place.
Le Serac for great food and ambience. Les Tartines de Martines for crepes and gifts.
Accommodation was great again. We were lucky to be upgraded to a 2 bed apartment. Pool area lovely.
Room G204 was in a great location looking over the sledge / nursery slope. Couldn't have been more convenient or fun with young children. Novotel Dijon Sud also very convenient.
Super package - you have perfected the family ski holiday.
Very quiet resort - which suited us with young children.
La Bergerie restaurant was excellent - fantastic food, great local wines and a lovely peaceful terrace to enjoy the setting sun.
Issue with spa treatment but Peak Retreats sorted it out very efficiently which was great.
Bars/restaurants at the top of the bubble lift excellent accessible for both skiers and non- skiers.
Maison a colonnes - good for lunch and dinner.
The Ours Bleu is very good with wonderful staff.
Self catering in Samoens is brilliant as all the lovely local shops sell delicious food that just needs warming up.
Ski schools was excellent. We loved the fact it was properly French and that we were the only Brits in our small group. The instructor was great and it was a masterclass in building confidence in the slopes.
Evening meals prepared and presented to a very high standard.
The Avalanche bar is relaxed and fun for all ages. Restaurant in main square called (I think) La Fiancre is superb but you must book in advance (furry seats outside).
Skiset hire shop which is joined onto Chalet D'Angele is excellent. The guys working there are calm, efficient, friendly and speak good English. Second time we have hired our equipment from them via Peak Retreats and wouldn't go anywhere else.
Flexi-plus is a superb service and one I would highly recommend.
Great resort, Le Buet accommodation with ski in-ski out is ideal.
Peak Retreats delivered again as have done on our previous trips. We will be booking again with you. Thank you.
Overall we all had an amazing week and will definitely be booking through Peak Retreats next year.
The ski-in / ski-out convenience of the Chalets de Jouvence was the best we have ever experienced. A considerable advantage.
The skiing above Les Carroz was considerably more extensive than I had appreciated, and the lift system connections to the neighbouring villages worked very well, and was well sign-posted. Altogether an excellent base to ski the Grand Massif area.
Favourite restaurant good with children is La Galetta in St Gervais. Excellent supermarket if you have a car is the Super U down the hill.Great ski hire and service is the shop by the butchers in St Gervais.
Don Bates English ski tutor who freelancers with the French ski school is recommended for ski lessons - he is superb and speaks fluent French - a ski expert.
Very very pleased with the flexiplus tickets for the tunnel - we will buy them again.
We have holidayed in Val Cenis at least 3 times now all through Peak Retreats and the reason for this is simple. As a value for money resort with good skiing and access we have not found anywhere to compete. The resort is as it has always been which is very quite with limited apres ski but we are not really overly concerned by this, younger singles and couples may find it an issue though. Lift passes and food and drink prices on the mountain remain very reasonable when compared to many other larger resorts and a mortgage is not required to buy a meal for two and a bottle of wine for lunch. overall a very pleasant weeks skiing and boarding.
The accommodation this year at the hotel Saint Charles was exceptional (perhaps to be expected as it is a new 4* resort that opened for this season) we will almost certainly be booking it again for next year providing that cost remains the same or similar as we felt it was great value for money. If the prices were a teaser for the opening year and go up significantly next year we will re evaluate our plans. It is fair to say though that this was the nicest accommodation we have experienced in our many years of skiing.
Thank you Steve. Great service as always, lovely company to deal with.
Wonderful for touring intermediate skiers. Go a long way: the links back are efficient cross mountain paths.