Peak Retreats

Combine skiing with wine tasting and gastronomic dining on exclusive newly launched week-long gourmet holidays in the very pretty village of Samoëns with award winning Peak Retreats, the specialist for ski holidays in traditional mountain resorts in the French Alps.

Ski during the day on the huge Grand Massif ski domain then enjoy the après-ski life in Samoëns with tastings of wines and liqueurs with regional experts, as well as Savoie cheeses. There’s also a torch-lit walk for dinner at a top mountainside restaurant and a chance to learn the art of creating a gourmet desert with one of France’s top patisserie chefs.

The seven-night holidays are available on three weeks in January and three more in March and cost from £828 per person for half-board at the three-star family-owned Hotel Neige et Roc, with its own leisure facilities and indoor swimming pool. Price includes the tasting workshops and also return Eurotunnel crossing.

Winter holidays with Peak Retreats can also be combined with other events in Samoëns such as the fourth Winegrowers Week (16 to 20 January) which features five gastronomic evenings with a matched wine and dine experience and seven vigneron café events featuring wine from Burgundy, the Rhone, Bordeaux, Languedoc, Loire, Alsace and Savoie.

Self-catering holidays with Peak Retreats start from £124pp, based on four people sharing a one bedroom apartment in a village residence with indoor pool and from £235pp in a superior luxury MGM built apartment, with leisure centre and indoor pool. Prices include return Eurotunnel crossing. Plus, opportunities to save £100* on January lift pass offers for Samoëns. Visit or call 0844 576 0123. Please mention ‘The Foody Traveller’.

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