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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.

The cosy bedrooms at Les Carroz

Residence Les Chalets de Leana, Les Carroz

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.



Kalinda is postcard-pretty


Firm family favourite

Kalinda, Tignes

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.

Village life

Les Chalets de Leana, Les Carroz d’Araches

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.

The scenic Le Village de Lessy

Traditional charm

Le Village de Lessy, Le Grand Bornand

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.

Find out more about booking your family ski holiday with Peak Retreats