Skiers to get more options in the French Alps this winter
French Alps specialist Peak Retreats expands resorts and properties for 2020/21
Loyal clients of award-winning French Alps specialist, Peak Retreats will discover new additions to its winter programme ahead of the 2020/21 winter season. The tour operator is proud to introduce new accommodation and a new resort in the fourth largest ski area in the Alps, Les Sybelles, as well as adding the Jura mountains to its winter programme for the first time. New accommodation in Les Deux Alpes and La Rosière will also be welcome additions in these popular resorts.
Additions for winter 2020/21 in the vast Les Sybelles ski area (310km of slopes), which is still largely unexplored by the UK market:
Le Corbier, Les Sybelles, Maurienne Valley
The relatively uncrowded resort of Le Corbier makes up part of Les Sybelles 310km network of piste and is situated only 1 hour from Chambery in the heart of the Maurienne Valley. Le Corbier was awarded the Famille Plus label in 2006 thanks to the facilities and activities suited to all ages and abilities, making it a welcoming environment for families. Most of the resort is also ski-in/ski-out, as well as pedestrianised, plus there’s a dedicated sledging area, a snowpark, and fun slopes. The new L’Etoile des Sybelles apartments are at the foot of the slopes. They boast an indoor/outdoor pool with a south-facing terrace and a cosy lounge area with bar. Built using an environmentally friendly construction technique of modular blocks of timber, this residence is the first of its kind in a ski resort.
4-star L’Alpaga, La Toussuire
Opening in December 2020 the 4-star L’Alpaga offers luxury self-catered apartments, set at the foot of the slopes and close to the resort centre. The Peak Retreats Directors’ Choice property includes facilities such as an indoor heated pool and spa area.
Les Deux Alpes and La Rosière
The tour operator has also expanded its accommodation in the popular destinations of Les Deux Alpes and La Rosière. Les Deux Alpes is a lively resort found in the Isère region of the French Alps, just a short distance from Grenoble Alpes Isère airport. Situated in the Tarentaise Valley, La Rosière offers a great opportunity to ski over the border into Italy!
Neige et Soleil, Les Deux Alpes
The apartments at the 3-star Neige et Soleil are newly built for the 20/21 winter season. Located in the Grand Plan area of the resort, the residence is close to a number of good shops, bars and restaurants. All apartments have a balcony/terrace and a ski locker, as well as free underground parking and WiFi.
Alpen Lodge, La Rosière
The new south-facing property Alpen Lodge is opening in December 2020 in the Les Eucherts area of La Rosière and will offer luxury apartments with facilities including an indoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room.
Chalet Mounier, Les Deux Alpes
This 4-star family run hotel is full of character and charm, located at just a 2-minute walk from the Diable chairlift. Chalet Mounier is the oldest hotel in Les Deux Alpes, originally opened in 1879 and stays are offered on a half-board basis. There’s a choice of two restaurants, including the Michelin starred P’tit Polyte, as well as a TV room, games room, spa, and lounge area with open fireplace.
Other new resorts
Jura, Monts Jura
The mountains in the Jura are on the Franco/Swiss border and form part of the Haut-Jura National Park, home to 37 traditional French villages. Ski the Jura mountains from the resort of Crozet Lelex (cable car to the resort just 5 minutes away from Jiva Hill) offering breath-taking views of Lake Geneva. The ski area of the Monts Jura offers 42km of varied piste for all abilities of downhill skiers, as well as snowshoeing tracks, cross-country skiing routes, and dog-sled outings. This region of the Alps is also home to Comte cheese, the first French cheese to receive AOP (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) recognition.
Stay in the luxury 5-star Jiva Hill Resort, an exceptional hotel in the heart of the Regional Haut Jura Park, yet just 15 minutes drive from Geneva airport. Facilities at Jiva Hill Resort include a 1000m2 spa area with outdoor and indoor pools, hot tub, sauna, steam, and Nordic spa. There’s also two restaurants, a bar, games room, cinema room, lounge area with fireplace, and free WiFi. A cable car to the resort of Crozet Lelex is just a 5-minute drive away from Jiva Hill.
Other new properties
Le Pré d’Anne Chloe, Samoëns
The brand new 3-star apartments at Le Pré d’Anne Chloe will open for the 20/21 winter season. The small property is made up of 9 apartments, located in the peaceful Moulins area of Samoëns, a short walk from the village centre at 720m. The ski bus also stops nearby, taking skiers directly to the slopes. Skiing in Samoëns starts from 1600m, with access to the extensive ski area of the Grand Massif (265km) and links to the resorts of Flaine and Morillon.
La Duit, Doucy
La Duit 3-star self-catered property is situated just 50m from the resort centre and has recently been completely refurbished with modern airy apartments from studio to 4 bedrooms, sleeping up to 10 people. Facilities include free parking, free WiFi and ski lockers, and each apartment has either a balcony or terrace. Sitting just outside Valmorel on the edge of the forest, the village resort of Doucy offers skiing in the large Grande Domaine ski area with 165km of slopes.
Le Panorama Vars 2000, Vars
The brand new 4-star apartments at the Panorama Vars 2000 will open for the 2020/21 winter season. This superior self-catered residence is well located, at the foot of the slopes in Vars and 900m away from the main bars, shops and restaurants. Facilities include ski lockers, lounge area with WiFi, and an underground garage. Benefitting from an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, the ski resort of Vars gives visitors access to 185km of piste between 1850m and 2750m, with the whole Forêt Blanche ski area accessible to beginner and intermediate skiers via green and blue runs.