Tignes is probably one of the least likely resorts to be associated with picture postcard skiing but Les Brevières in the valley below, which dates back the 13th century, retains its charm and is fully ski connected to Espace Killy and Val d'Isère. And while La Plagne will not win any beauty awards either, neighbouring Les Coches - although relatively new - has been sympathetically designed and is right at the piste junction between La Plagne ski area and Les Arcs.
They join the famous, yet still charming resort of Morzine and the olde worlde village of Venosc, linked to Les Deux Alpes, as new additions to the Winter 2007/8 selection of 30 unspoilt and mostly traditional resorts featured by Peak Retreats
"We continues to major on value-for money prices based on providing superior and spacious accommodation. The cost of holidaying with Peak Retreats is much less than with main stream operators. For example lead-in price for many one bedroom apartments for four is from £80 to £85 per person in the off peak for a week." Said director Xavier Schouller
The company is offering an increased choice of newly-built four star residences with pools, more individual self-catering chalets as well as a choice of small, family-run, character hotels. Another new added value element is the inclusion of Eurotunnel crossings with Free Flexi Plus upgrade as standard on all holidays.
Typical of the new accommodation options are the Chalets du Wengen in Les Coches, a brand new four star residence with indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, fitness room and sauna with a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Prices are from £127 per person in January.
In Morzine, one of the closest for those driving from the UK, the luxury 4 star superior L'Aiglon apartments, just 300 metres from the centre, offers an indoor pool and come with all mod-cons - from £315 per person, based on four people sharing a 2 bedroom apartment.