Aravis Lodge and Chalet
Why choose a characterless hotel when you could stay in our spacious and friendly Aravis Lodge?
Our unique turn-of the century lodge is now run as a welcoming catered chalet. The Lodge will provide you with great food and a high level of personal service.
We have set it up to cater specifically to your needs for a short ski break, so make yourself comfortable and think of it as your home from home.
Aravis Lodge. This is where Ski Weekender began! The Lodge combines the best of a catered chalet with the benefits of hotel facilities. That means a spacious lounge with big sofas and lots of books and games and a separate TV room with full Sky tv and a dvd player. The dining room plays host to some memorable meals, with 40 people around large banquet tables sharing stories and making new friends.
The rooms are fully ensuite (many bathrooms are new for 2011). There are twin, double and family rooms, all equipped with fluffy duvets, towels and complimentary toiletries.
The bar is fully stocked with wines, spirits and beer (Kronenborg) and ale (Guiness) on tap. Most people congregate here between tea and dinner for an aperitif and snacks, and it will see most of the action after dinner. There is a separate section with a table football table, mini table-tennis and giant jenga.
Downstairs you will find the ski/board/boot room with heated bootwarmers and all the latest hire equipment onsite for your convenience. There is plenty of space to dry wet clothes and gloves. There is 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 seems to be much more popular however!
Chalet Aravis. The Chalet is an annexe of the main lodge, shares all the facilities with it and is available on exactly the same basis as the lodge. The 4 double or twin rooms here offer spacious and very comfortable accommodation, but share one bathroom between 2 rooms. We provide bathrobes to all guests. As the rooms are not ensuite, the chalet is where you benefit from our best value prices. For more information on Chalet Aravis, please see here.
You can see hundreds of reviews on our Guest Comments page, or these reviews on TripAdvisor:
We are told time and again by skiers that the food and wine we serve here really stand 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, Jane and Eric, 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 tea time too!
People with food intolerances, allergies or special preferences are well catered for in the chalet. We are particularly used to cooking a tasty veggie menu for vegetarians and consequently have been accredited by the Vegetarian Society for 5 years.
In addition to veggies and vegans, we are also able to cater for coeliacs and guests with other dietary intolerances by including delicious wheat free cakes and deserts in our menus as well as tasty main courses.
‘I’ve never come across such amazingly good food… the boys on the vegetarian menu said it was the best they’d ever experienced and having tasted their dishes too I can see why’ Alison M, Jan 2011
Typical Daily Menu
- Breakfast – buffet of cereals, local breads, croissants, pain au chocolat, yoghurts and fruit, with a different hot option daily – typically either porridge or eggs
- Afternoon tea – bread and spreads and a variety of homemade cakes
- Delicious 3 course dinner with local red and white wine.
- Starter: leek and Roquefort tart served on a bed of red endive
- Main: pork loin slow roasted on apples with calvados and cider accompanied by tartiflette and seasonal vegetables or goats cheese bread and butter pudding (veggie option).
- Dessert: peach and raspberry brandy crumble.
In addition to our free minibus resort transfers at the start and end of every day, the ski bus stops right by the chalet, allowing you to access all of the ski areas and come and go as you please.
The ski resort is close to Geneva – under 1 hour, making it the most convenient base for a short ski break.
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Ski Chalet Packages
The lodge is the base for our short ski breaks and weeklong ski holidays in La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand.
Come either on your own, with friends or as part of a large group and enjoy a personal service that brings people back year after year. Click links below for details and prices.
Thursday to Monday
Monday to Thursday
Monday or Thursday changeover