Budget ski holidays: downhill prices.

If swishing down the slopes is your thing but you’ve been hard hit by the recession, don’t despair. Peak Retreats (peakretreats.co.uk) will come to the rescue. Voted 'Best Ski Company' by the Guardian and Observer Travel Awards in both 2010 and 2009, the company is a French Alps Ski, Lakes & Mountains specialist that offers quality accommodation at reasonable prices.

Choose from as many as 40 French Alpine Ski resorts, from the Grand Massif to Mont-Blanc. Check their website for Christmas Ski, New Year Ski, February ski or Easter ski deals and take advantage of their early booking offers which will reduce the price of your holiday by up to a further 15%. Some of their properties are offering 8 nights for the price of seven. Winter sports holidays cater for family skiing, couples and groups of friends.

The Mail cites an example of one of their offers for self-catering ski-drive holidays, including flexible-date Eurotunnel crossings for under £200. A two-bedroom apartment that sleeps five in Les Flocons d’Argent in Aussois, a charming resort in the French Maurienne Valley, costs only £90pp. A recession busting price indeed.

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