The French Alps specialist Peak Retreats joins with Club Med, the pioneers of the all-inclusive holiday to offer UK skiers the premium holiday experience.
This winter, Peak Retreats (www.peakretreats.co.uk, 0844 576 0170) is expanding its French Alps selection to offer a wider choice of experiences for skiers. Whilst traditionally the company has focused on self-catered ski holidays, a rise in popularity of all-inclusive deals has spurred a partnership between Club Med, Peak Retreats, and sister company Ski Collection (www.skicollection.co.uk, 0844 576 0175).
Peak Retreats Club Med all-inclusive packages include hotel accommodation, gourmet food and drink, children’s clubs, Eurotunnel crossings, ski or snowboard lessons, lift passes, and entertainment at superb value for money. Club Med G.O’s (Club Med Reps) are on-hand to make sure everything is taken care of, so guests can focus on enjoying their holiday.
Gourmet buffets have been inspired by French cuisine, designed with skiers in mind, and the outstanding amount of choice is locally-sourced where possible. Premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available throughout the day, as are daily light bites, sweet and savoury treats, and canapes (all included).
For families there are several different children’s clubs with fantastic childcare facilities*, each with a range of activities tailored to the child’s age. Club Med staff are on hand to ensure children are well-looked after, entertained and learn to ski if they wish.
Eurotunnel crossings and Eurostar packages
Many Peak Retreats family clients prefer to self-drive, for extra convenience and flexibility, so Eurotunnel crossings are included. For those that wish to use to the ski train, Peak Retreats also offers Eurostar packages for Saturday departures with an overnight stay in Paris, arriving at the resort on Sunday.
Personalised recommendations from knowledgeable staff
The partnership has been designed to offer clients a new experience, something extra, with the same organisation and small-company values Peak Retreats has always offered. The team is made up of knowledgeable staff, many of whom are parents so are best placed to organise family ski holidays, using their experience and know-how to personalise recommendations, finding clients the best resort for them.
Which Club Med properties are offered?
Resorts include the 3-Trident Club Med Peisey-Vallandry, which is fantastic for families, especially those with young children. It’s superbly located between slopes and close to the Vanoise Express cable car for access to La Plagne. Low season prices are around £1244** per adult for 7 nights all-inclusive.
Other alpine Club Med properties that have been added to the Peak Retreats all-inclusive deals programme include Les Deux Alpes, Valmorel, Serre Chevalier and Chamonix. Additionally, Ski Collection now features Club Med properties in Alpe d’Huez, Tignes Val Claret, Méribel, Arc 2000, Aime La Plagne, Val d’Isere, Val Thorens, Peisey Vallandry, Avoriaz and Les Deux Alpes (pictured above).
*for children aged 4 months – 17 years. Depending on resort.
**Price based on 2 people sharing a club room for 7 nights. Stays are Sunday – Sunday (with flexible arrival dates over Christmas and New Year).