About Us - The Company


Pyrenees Collection - Summer holidays and Ski holidays to the French Pyrenees.

Pyrenees Collection is a trading name of Peak Retreats Ltd, an independent niche operator giving British skiers the opportunity to experience skiing in France, the French way.


Peak Retreats was set-up in 2002 and has been running successful holidays to the French Alps in both winter & summer. Its two directors, Nathalie Soma and Xavier Schouller were previously directors of well-known UK tour companies that operated holidays to France.


The senior management team was joined by Olivier Lepoureau in 2005 to develop the Ski Collection brand into the leading independent UK operator for 4 and 5 star self-catering ski residences in France. Olivier was previously marketing director for one of the leading luxury hotel chains in France and previously marketing director for a well-known ferry company operating out of the UK.


Ski Collection offered ski and summer holidays to a variety of French Pyrenean resorts until the company decided that it was ready to go alone in it's own brand. In 2014, Pyrenees Collection was born, becoming one of the first in the UK to promote Pyrenees only ski trips. This lead us to develop our own showcase of fantastic French skiing. Due to the fact that Pyrenees skiing is very different to skiing in the Alps, we can offer a 'breath of fresh air' to our clients, whilst retaining, value for money, high standards of apartments and resort ski conditions, customer service and ski knowledge. 


Handpicked quality & great value self-catering ski apartments in the best French Pyrenees ski resorts, designed with skiing in mind.

We feature leading, ski resorts in the Hautes Pyrenees such as Saint Lary, La Mongie - Grand Tourmalet, Bareges - Grand Tourmalet, Peyragudes, Val Louron, Cauterets & Luz Saint Sauveur. We also offer skiing in the Ariège Pyrenees (Ax Les Theremes) as well as the Catalan Pyrenees (Les Angles & Font Romeu). Excellent customer care & ABTA protected for total financial protection. Self-drive packages or accommodation-only. We will endeavour to tailor your perfect ski holiday in the French Pyrenees; from accommodation-only to added value package deals including various travel options, ski & snowboard equipment hire, ski lift passes, ski school, ski insurance & spa treatments. We can organise as much or as little as you wish. You decide!


Why choose Pyrenees Collection?

  • 3 & 4 star ski residences and hotels
  • Accommodation sourced only from well-known leading suppliers
  • Great facilities such as indoor pools, sauna, Jacuzzi
  • Authentic village feel with welcoming villages
  • Stylish, well fitted and good size apartments
  • Sought after locations within each resort, many on the door-step to natural wonders
  • Some of Pyrenees' finest resorts that are well-recognised with growing reputations
  • Total flexibility – accommodation only or great packaged deals including Eurotunnel or ferry crossings
  • Extra services such as ski, snowboard and boot hire, ski lift passes, ski school, ski insurance and spa treatments in some of France's best spas.
  • Friendly staff and easy to book process
  • Your holiday is financially secure. We are fully bonded members of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA, W5537)
  • Your ski holiday to the Pyrenees starts here!

Why choose self-catering ski accommodation?


Booking self-catering ski accommodation is a great way to holiday with friends, family or as a couple. Self-catering offers total flexibility, convenience and gives you complete control over your holiday.

Self-catering ski holidays are fantastic options for not only families with young children, but also large groups and those that may have special dietary needs such as vegetarians or vegans. It is also great for people who want a bit more privacy.

Apartment sizes can vary meaning it is ideal to tailor the apartment size to your particular group. Prices are per apartment not per person so there are no under occupancy charges and you do not need to share space with strangers as you might in a catered chalet. A good option is to go for a large apartment and fill it with family, friends or colleagues. You will have plenty of space to sleep and a spacious living area to socialise in plus the more people you can share the cost between, the more affordable your ski holiday becomes.


Book with Confidence


When booking with Peak Retreats’ Pyrenees Collection you can rest assured that you are arranging your holiday with an ABTA bonded company. This is your best guarantee of complete financial security, a guarantee you do not receive when booking your accommodation and transport independently.

Peak Retreats is a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) number W5537 so your holiday is in safe hands. Not only does ABTA have a strict joining criteria but they also provide us with bonding arrangements so in the unlikely event of our insolvency, any money paid to us would be refunded to you by ABTA or monies may be transferred to another ABTA operator with whom you make alternative holiday arrangements. Thus your money and your holiday are fully protected. Our financial bonding arrangements with ABTA comply with the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

Peak Retreats are also members of the Association of British Tour Operators to France (ABTOF).


Read about Pyrenees Collection


24/02/16: Pyrenean Possiblities by Ben Moore (Parallel Trails)

03/02/16: Ax Les Thermes snowboarding review: Eastern Pyrenees road trip
02/02/16: Les Angles snowboarding review: Pyrenees ski resort road trip

01/02/16: French Pyrenees road trip: Review of Font Romeu snowboarding

10/09/15: Why The French Pyrenees Have So Much To Offer Skiers


Should you have any further queries about your French Pyrenees ski holiday, please contact one of our team on 0844 576 0176 or email us at reservations@pyreneescollection.co.uk 



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