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Peak Retreats Essentiels

Our aim is to offer the best possible range of upper 3 star and 4 star accommodation throughout our programme; however, there are some resorts that we really like and our clients love, but which don’t currently have any 4 star accommodation and are nonetheless an excellent choice, especially for the more budget conscious.


Also, many of our clients tell us they usually try to fit in a second ski trip in the season, and that for this they often have a lower budget than for their main trip.


With these criteria in mind, we have made a selection of our value accommodations for your consideration if your budget is stretched.


Les Flocons d'Argent in Aussois

Les Flocons d'Argent in Aussois

Les Balcons de Val Cenis en Haut in Val Cenis

Les Balcons de Val Cenis en Haut in Val Cenis

Le Buet in Morillon

Le Buet in Morillon

Our Essentiels range of accommodation is materially quite different from those in our main portfolio, offering a basic standard of comfort and smaller living and sleeping space; they are less well appointed and more sparsely furnished than our normal grade apartments and have, for example, a minimal range of kitchen utensils and cooking facilities.

Guests are normally required to make their own beds; bed linen, towels and end-of-stay cleaning are generally not included, but sometimes available as a payable extra. TV hire, with a limited range of non-UK channels, may be payable locally. Wifi is generally not included or even available at all in the apartments, but there may be a basic signal in the reception area.

Staffing at reception is at limited times. Ski lockers are normally available, although without heated boot racks. Bread/pastries delivery and other services are not usually offered.

Leisure areas, when available, offer generally a quite basic range of facilities.

Our selection of Essentiels includes:

In Aussois                                

Les Flocons d’ArgentLes SportsLa CombeLe Clos d’Aussois

In Bessans                                               

Le Clos Vanoise

In Briançon                             

L'Aigle Bleu

In Chamrousse                      

Les Villages du BachatEcrin des Neiges

In Doucy                                  

Residences de Combelouvière

In La Norma                            

Les Balcons d’Anaïs

In Les Contamines                               

Le Nevez

In Morillon                              

Chalets Bois de ChampelleLe BuetGrand Massif

In Notre Dame de Bellecombe     

Le Village, Residence Les Belles Roches

In Orelle                                   

Le Hameau des Eaux d’Orelle

In St François Longchamp 

Les 4 Vallées

In St Gervais

Les Arolles

In Sixt   

Chalet le Penoutlay


In Termignon                         

Les Balcons de la Vanoise

In Val Cenis                             

Bonheur des PistesLes Balcons de Val Cenis en Haut


In Vaujany  

Dôme des Rousses


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