The Ski and Snowboard Short Break Specialist

The Aravis Lodge

Our own Sociable Chalet-Hotel with exceptional service & convenience

 

The Home of Ski Weekender…

Our original & longest-running short break location. Your home-from-home for hassle-free ski holidays.

  • Fully-supported ‘Classic’ package service
  • Sociable chalet-style dining
  • Afternoon tea & wine with dinner included
  • Full bar, sauna, gym and ski hire on-site
  • Our ski team on hand to help throughout
The Aravis Lodge
Our home base and longest-running location, the Aravis Lodge is a sociable chalet-hotel with everything tailored to get you the most skiing with the least hassle. Here we offer great food, on-site ski hire and a high level of personal service from our resident ski team.

 

 

As the name might suggest, we are located in the midst of the Aravis Ski Domain – in the village of St Jean de Sixt. The resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand – with their fantastic skiing, are just 5 minutes or 2km away.

Everything we provide here has been set up specifically to cater to your short ski break needs, so make yourself comfortable and think of it as your home away from home.

Aravis Lodge Afternoon Tea
Aravis Lodge combines the best aspects of staying in a catered chalet, with many of the same benefits as a hotel – it has a lot more communal space and facilities than typical chalets, but retains an easy-going, sociable feel.

 

 

After a hard day on the slopes, you’ll regularly find guests sharing a drink in the bar, unwinding in the sauna, or simply dozing in the lounge after (another) slice of cake.

The dining room plays host to some memorable meals, with 40+ people around large banquet tables, sharing stories and making new friends.

The Ideal Setup for Short Ski Breaks

Everything aimed at maximising your ski time; hire, bar, sauna, great food & hospitality under one roof.

  • 18 ensuite rooms + 4 in Annexe
  • Recently renovated throughout
  • On-site ski hire
  • Large licensed bar
  • Full professional kitchen & chef team
Aravis Lodge Bar

Aravis Lodge – Rooms

The Lodge has 18 ensuite bedrooms on its first and second floors, with all bathrooms having recently been fully renovated in a fresh, contemporary style. Most rooms are 2 person twin / doubles, plus there are also 4 larger family rooms, which sleep up to 4 in twin / double beds plus an adult-sized bunk bed. All rooms have fluffy duvets plus extra blankets. Bath and hand towels are provided, along with complementary toiletries.

Aravis Lodge – Social Facilities

The ground floor of the Lodge has a large dining and breakfast room, with complimentary tea and coffee available throughout the day. It also has a large, sunny lounge with comfy sofas, a smaller TV room, and a large licensed bar. The bar has draught beers (Kronenbourg and Guiness) on tap, along with a wide range of spirits, bottled beers and soft drinks.

On the basement level you will find the ski/board/boot room with heated bootwarmers, and all the latest hire equipment on-site for your convenience. There is also a fully equipped gym and fitness room, with CV and weights machines – in case you haven’t had enough exercise already. The modern sauna and massage room always seems to be much more popular however!

Aravis Lodge – Food

We are told time and again by our guests that the food and wine we serve here really stands out compared to many ski chalets. We believe food is an essential part of a good holiday, particularly a ski holiday, which is why we ensure all our meals are wholesome, filling and delicious.

Our professionally trained chef team cook all our meals with care and attention using local suppliers and healthy ingredients. Our homemade cakes always seem to disappear in a flash at afternoon tea time too!

A generous allocation of red and white table wine is provided throughout dinner.

Chalet Aravis – same great location, lower price rooms

The Aravis Lodge has a separate annexe building, Chalet Aravis, a few metres away on the same site. This building has its own private (secure code-locked) entrance. It has 4 recently removated twin / double rooms, which aren’t ensuite – they share 2 separate bathrooms.

The package for stays in Chalet Aravis is identical to that in the Lodge, but due to the shared bathrooms the price is somewhat lower, making this our best value ‘Classic’ package option.

These rooms are offered at a discount of £30 per person for midweek breaks, £40 pp for weekends and £70 pp for weeklong ski holidays.

All meals are taken in the Lodge, and all of its facilities (bar, gym, sauna, lounges, ski hire) are still freely available for all guests staying in the Chalet.

Access between the two buildings does require going outside – for about 10 seconds – but it gives you the opportunity to soak up the beautiful mountain view again in the meantime!

Aravis Lodge – Location & Skiing Access

The lodge is located in the heart of the small village of St Jean de Sixt, just an hour’s airport transfer from Geneva, ideally located between the two Aravis ski resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, only 5 minutes from each.

Access to the lifts and slopes is via our free shuttle service – we run you out in our own minibuses in the morning (0830 – 0900) and back in the afternoon (1615 / 1645) – or via a free ski bus which runs every 30 minutes throughout the day. In either case, access to excellent skiing is just 5 minutes away.

There are 3 restaurants, 3 bars, an ATM, post office, mini supermarket and several ski gear and regional produce / gift shops very close to the Lodge – from a few seconds to a couple of minutes walk.

For guests looking for a night out in the central resort, we can arrange lifts up to La Clusaz after dinner on an ad hoc basis, and can provide contact details for local taxi companies to book a lift back at the end of the night. La Clusaz has a dozen or so bars and 2 clubs which stay open until the small hours of the night.

For the full map of the Aravis Lodge and its surroundings, click here >>>

Our ‘Classic’ Package at the Aravis Lodge

Our Classic package is our tried and tested formula, refined over more than 10 years to get you the maximum time on the slopes, with the absolute minimum of hassle.

All you need to do is organise your flights, get to Geneva and from there on we do all the thinking and organising for you!

Our Classic Package Ski Holidays Include…

  • Half Board Catering
  • Full Aravis Region Lift Pass
  • Airport Transfers from Geneva
  • Our ski team on hand to help throughout

A Fully Supported Ski Holiday, with our team on hand throughout

Our fully-supported service takes the stress out of things like ski hire and getting your lift pass, with our team always on hand to help or answer any questions you may have, making this package particularly good for beginners, families or those new to the Aravis ski area.

Everything planned to reduce hassle & maximise your ski time

Because here at Aravis Lodge we only cater for Ski Weekender guests, practical timings are completely tailored for your benefit. On-site ski hire is available until the end of the night on your arrival day, so all arriving guests can get fitted with gear and waste no time on your first morning. Guests can also keep their rooms in the Lodge until 1700 on departure day, allowing you to shower and change before leaving for your return flight.

Full package details – Aravis Lodge

Our ‘Classic’ packages at the Lodge include:

  • Full ‘Chalet Board’ (except Wednesday evening meal), including afternoon tea and wine with dinner.
  • Full Aravis region lift pass included in the price and ready for you on arrival.
  • Afternoon / evening airport transfers included in the price.
  • Evening entertainments – sledging and snowshoe walks.
  • The full service of our dedicated, resident ski team.

Airport transfers on Classic packages are included for flights arriving at Geneva 1500 to 2100, and for departure flights taking off at 1600 or later. On departure, your airport transfer will leave the resort 3 – 3.5 hours before your flight time, meaning an evening flight from about 2000 onwards will let you ski all day on your last day.

Airport transfers outside of these times can be arranged at a locally-charged supplement – please contact us for full details.

Ski Holiday Dates and Prices – Aravis Lodge

Stays at the Aravis Lodge are possible all through the winter season, from mid-December to mid-April.

Prices are per adult, assuming 2 people sharing a twin / double room. Some larger 3/4 person rooms are available.

Non-ensuite rooms in the Annexe (Chalet Aravis) are discounted by £30pp (Midweeks), £40pp (Weekends) and £70pp (Weeks).

Aravis Lodge 3 Day Midweek Prices from £329 - £489... click here

N.B. availability is indicative & can change suddenly; please contact us with your group size to confirm precise details.

Start DateEnd DatePriceAvailability
Tue 26 DecFri 29 Dec£399Good
Tue 02 JanFri 05 Jan£399Good
Mon 08 JanThu 11 Jan£349Good
Mon 15 JanThu 18 Jan£379Good
Mon 22 JanThu 25 Jan£399Limited
Mon 29 JanThu 01 Feb£449Good
Mon 05 FebThu 08 Feb£449Good
Mon 12 FebThu 15 Feb£489Full
Mon 19 FebThu 22 Feb£489Limited
Mon 26 FebThu 01 Mar£449Good
Mon 05 MarThu 08 Mar£449Good
Mon 12 MarThu 15 Mar£399Limited
Mon 19 MarThu 22 Mar£399Good
Mon 26 MarThu 29 Mar£379Good
Mon 02 AprThu 05 Apr£379Good
Mon 09 AprThu 12 Apr£329Good

Aravis Lodge 4 Day Weekend Prices from £499 - £689... click here

N.B. availability is indicative & can change suddenly; please contact us with your group size to confirm precise details.

Start DateEnd DatePriceAvailability
Fri 22 DecTue 26 Dec£529Good
Fri 29 DecTue 02 Jan£629Limited
Fri 05 JanMon 08 Jan£399Good
Thu 11 JanMon 15 Jan£499Full
Thu 18 JanMon 22 Jan£579Limited
Thu 25 JanMon 29 Jan£599Limited
Thu 01 FebMon 05 Feb£649Limited
Thu 08 FebMon 12 Feb£689Limited
Thu 15 FebMon 19 Feb£689Limited
Thu 22 FebMon 26 Feb£689Good
Thu 01 MarMon 05 Mar£649Limited
Thu 08 MarMon 12 Mar£649Good
Thu 15 MarMon 19 Mar£599Good
Thu 22 MarMon 26 Mar£579Good
Thu 29 MarMon 02 Apr£579Good
Thu 05 AprMon 09 Apr£499Good

Aravis Lodge 7 Day Weeklong Prices from £799 - £1149... click here

For current weeklong availability, please contact us.

Start DateEnd DatePrice
Fri 22 DecFri 29 Dec£899
Tue 26 DecTue 02 Jan£999
Fri 29 DecFri 05 Jan£999
Tue 02 JanMon 08 Jan£769
Fri 05 JanThu 11 Jan£719
Mon 08 JanMon 15 Jan£819
Thu 11 JanThu 18 Jan£849
Mon 15 JanMon 22 Jan£929
Thu 18 JanThu 25 Jan£949
Mon 22 JanMon 29 Jan£969
Thu 25 JanThu 01 Feb£1,019
Mon 29 JanMon 05 Feb£1,069
Thu 01 FebThu 08 Feb£1,069
Mon 05 FebMon 12 Feb£1,109
Thu 08 FebThu 15 Feb£1,149
Mon 12 FebMon 19 Feb£1,149
Thu 15 FebThu 22 Feb£1,149
Mon 19 FebMon 26 Feb£1,149
Thu 22 FebThu 01 Mar£1,109
Mon 26 FebMon 05 Mar£1,069
Thu 01 MarThu 08 Mar£1,069
Mon 05 MarMon 12 Mar£1,069
Thu 08 MarThu 15 Mar£1,019
Mon 12 MarMon 19 Mar£969
Thu 15 MarThu 22 Mar£969
Mon 19 MarMon 26 Mar£949
Thu 22 MarThu 29 Mar£929
Mon 26 MarMon 02 Apr£929
Thu 29 MarThu 05 Apr£929
Mon 02 AprMon 09 Apr£849
Thu 05 AprThu 12 Apr£799

Stays include chalet board – breakfast, afternoon tea & 3 course evening meal with wine. Evening meals are not included on Wednesday nights (Thursday nights over Christmas / New Year).

All holidays at the Aravis Lodge include a full Aravis Region Lift Pass, covering 220km of skiing across the ski resorts of La Clusaz and le Grand Bornand.

Airport transfers are included on break start / end dates, for flights arriving at Geneva 1500-2100, departing 1600 or later. Transfer time from Geneva to the Aravis Lodge is just 1 hour.

Ski & Snowboard Hire

The Aravis Lodge has the most convenient ski hire facilities of any of our locations – it’s mere steps away, on-site! You can grab a cup of tea (or a beer!) and head down to the Lodge basement on your arrival afternoon / evening, at your leisure, and get fitted up with skis, board and boots from our comprehensive range of gear.

We have a selection of kit for all abilities and varying ski styles, and a lot of different makes of boot to help find the best fit. We can also hire helmets, alongside skis and boots.

Ski hire doesn’t need to be booked in advance, and is available from €50 – €72 for 3 days, €62 – €94 for 4 days (per person price for skis, boots and poles).

For more details and full prices please see here >>>

 

Ski Lessons

If any of your party need them, we can help arrange ski lessons during your stay. We’ve been working for many years with ESF in Le Grand Bornand, who give us exclusive use of English-speaking instructors for Ski Weeekender-only group lessons, which tie in with the short break format.

Small group lessons are possible throughout the season, on a 3-day – Tuesday to Thursday, or a 4-day – Friday to Monday format. We can also help arrange private lessons and 1-to-1 tuition.

For more details, prices and to send through lesson requests, please see here >>>

 

Ski Clothing Hire

At the Aravis Lodge, hire of ski jackets, trousers, goggles and gloves can be pre-arranged.

For full details, prices and to send through a clothing hire request, please see here >>>

 

Crèche & Childcare

Le Grand Bornand has a good municipal crèche, which has places available for children from 3 months to 4 years. We can help arrange bookings with them.

For more details, please see here >>>

 

Sauna and Massage

The Aravis Lodge has a sauna and massage room on the lower ground level, next to the on-site ski hire suite. The sauna is available to all guests in the afternoon and early evening.

Post-ski sports massages can be pre-booked, depending on availability. with a local masseuse.

For more details and prices, please see here >>>

Don’t just take our word for it…

We’re very proud of the great feedback our guests pass back to us and the word-of-mouth recommendations they pass on to their friends. Click on the TripAdvisor logo to see the many reviews from guests who’ve stayed at the Aravis Lodge.

Want to stay with us at the Aravis Lodge... ?

Just email us at info@skiweekender.com , call us on +44 (0) 845 557 5983 or

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Monday to Friday from 8am to 5:30pm

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We've been here for more than 10 years and can help with all aspects of planning your ski holiday.
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