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Peak Retreats guides you to the best family-friendly self-catering ski accommodation this winter
Complete independence and freedom to be entirely flexible – what’s not to love? Families have been discovering the benefits of luxury self-catered apartments for their ski holidays.
An overly busy location can add unnecessary stress to a family holiday. So picture a traditional French mountain village resort with local restaurants and bags of charm, with great access to high-quality skiing and luxury self-catered apartments.
This is exactly what French Alps ski specialist Peak Retreats has to offer.
Peak Retreats has a hand-picked selection of family- friendly resorts in the French Alps, set away from large crowds, surrounded by stunning scenery, with superb access to high-altitude skiing. Many have been awarded the Famille Plus label for their exceptional childcare facilities and specialised school-holiday activities tailored to children.
Its luxury ski apartments have modern facilities; most have indoor pools and leisure facilities; and many of the apartments are ski-in, ski-out or have doorstep skiing access, and the convenience of local amenities nearby.
This is a favourite with families, and the very essence of convenience. The ski-school meeting place, ski-hire shops, a supermarket, a bakery and two restaurants can all be found around Kalinda. There’s a large beginners’ slope, an eight-seater gondola and you can ski a blue piste back to the residence.
Built for winter 2016/17, in the heart of the village and only five minutes’ walk to the nursery slopes, this is ideal for children and complete beginners. There’s a drag lift that connects to the main gondola just past the nursery slopes and a ski-bus service that links the residence with the gondola.
Le Village de Lessy is in a convenient location, with easy access to the ski school meeting point and the slopes. Le Grand Bornand is the birthplace of Reblochon cheese so try tartiflette – a bacon, cheese and potato dish that is a hit with hungry kids.