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Chalet Aravis

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Resort – La Clusaz / Le Grand Bornand

Overview
 

Enjoy all the benefits of the Aravis Lodge, at a lower price...

The annexe to our traditional Aravis Lodge, the 4 bedroom Chalet Aravis is our cheapest option for Classic package (fully supported) catered ski weekends and midweek breaks.

Stays here are in non-ensuite rooms - hence the lower price - but have the same great package of lift passes, airport transfers and catered accommodation. All the facilities of the Lodge - lounge, bar, gym, sauna and ski hire - are just a few metres away.

The 230km of skiing of the Aravis region, in both La Clusaz and le Grand Bornand, is just 5 minutes from Chalet Aravis.

Chalet at-a-glance

  • Annexe building to the Aravis Lodge
  • Non-ensuite rooms, at a lower price
  • Full access to Lodge facilities
  • Bar, sauna, gym, on site ski hire
  • Professional kitchen / chef team


  • Ski Weekender Classic

  • Full chalet board
  • Lift pass included
  • Airport transfers included
  • Sociable skiing
  • Fully supported service

Description
 

Chalet Description

Chalet Aravis, sleeping 8 people, is used as an annexe to the Aravis Lodge. Refurbished in 2006 in a Savoyarde style, all the 1st floor rooms are woodclad and offer views of the surrounding mountains.

The chalet contains 4 x 2 person (twin or double), non-ensuite rooms. There are 2 separate shower rooms, meaning that each 2 bedrooms share one set of washing facilities. One shower room contains a wc and is situated at the far end of the landing, the other has a separate wc next to it and it situated at the opposite end of the landing. This arrangement makes the bedrooms ideal for 2 families of 4, or a larger group of 8. We do also use the annexe for separate couples or individuals; dressing gowns are provided in all rooms for modesty. The chalet rooms are offered at a lower price than those in the Aravis Lodge to reflect their non-ensuite nature.

Chalet Aravis is immediately next door to the Aravis Lodge on the same private site, just a few seconds walk away, and has its own code-locked front door. Guests staying in the Chalet sleep and wash there; all meals are taken in the Aravis Lodge, and all of the Lodge’s facilities (including on-site ski hire) and social space (bar, lounges, gym, sauna) are freely available to Chalet guests. Staying in a separate building to the dining room may not be ideal for families with smaller children who would like to leave them in bed whilst they are eating dinner. Older children and teenagers should be fine as they can remain in the Lodge with the parents whilst they are eating.

All the rooms are lockable and the front door is also code-locked. Chalet Aravis has a separate ski locker room on the ground floor, allowing you to keep your skis and boots there, making for an easy exit in the morning, rather than having to make your way to the main Lodge bootroom every day.

Food
 

Food & Bar

For guests staying Chalet Aravis, all meals are served in the Aravis Lodge, which is a few metres away on the same private site. The Lodge’s large, licensed bar is also freely available for the use of Chalet guests.

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.

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 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!

A generous allocation of red and white table wine is provided throughout dinner. The bar also has a wine list of local Savoyarde and other French wines, priced between €12 and €17 per bottle.

The evening meal on Wednesday night is not included on stays at the Lodge – this is the kitchen team’s night off. There are several restaurants right next to the Lodge, or a couple of cheaper takeaway options. We also arrange shuttles to La Clusaz centre on Wednesday nights, where there’s a wide range of different restaurants to choose from.

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 since 2007, the only french chalet to receive this endorsement. 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.

Location
 

Chalet Location

Chalet Aravis and the Aravis Lodge are 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 and back in the afternoon – or via a free ski bus which runs every 30 minutes through the day. In either case, access to the 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 centre of 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.

Package
 

About our Classic Ski Weekender Packages

Our Classic pacakge is our tried and tested formula, refinded 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 for you! Our fully supported service takes the stress out of things like ski hire and getting your lift pass, and our team are always on hand to help and answer any questions, making this package particularly good for beginners or families.

Because the Chalet and Lodge 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 their first morning. Guests can also keep their rooms in the Lodge until 1700 on departure day, allowing them to shower and change before leaving for their return flight.

Classic packages include:

    • Full Chalet board (except Wednesday evening meal) including afternoon tea.
    • Full Aravis region lift pass included in the price and ready for you on arrival.
    • Afternoon / evening airport transfers included in the price.
    • Ski hosting – social skiing / resort orientation, for experienced skiers, on 2 days per short break.
    • Evening entertainments – sleding 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 1600 or later. On departure, your airport transfer will leave resort 3 to 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 these times can be arranged at a locally charged supplement of €140 per minibus journey, contact us for full details.

Extras
 

Ski & Snowboard Hire

Chalet Aravis and the Aravis Lodge have 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 range 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.

For full details, including 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 Weeeknder group lesson courses which tie in with the short break format.

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

For full details, including prices, please see here.

Ski Clothing Hire

At the Aravis Lodge, hire of ski jackets, trousers, goggles and gloves can be pre-arranged. Please see here for full details and prices.

Crèche & Childcare

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; please see here for full details.

Reviews
 

Chalet Reviews

You can see hundreds of reviews of the Lodge and chalet on our Guest Comments page, or these reviews on TripAdvisor:

Prices /
Availability

Prices & Availability

All prices include half board accommodation, lift pass for the 3 / 4 / 7 days of stay, and airport transfers to and from Geneva (for flights arriving 1500 – 2100 and departing 1600 or later.)

Please note that our usual Monday / Thursday start / end days change slightly over Christmas and New Year, to fit in with festive hoidays. Breaks over this period start and finish on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Clich here for 3 day Monday – Thursday midweek prices and availability.

Click here for 4 day Thursday – Monday weekend prices and availability.

Click here for 7 day Mon – Mon / Thurs – Thurs weeklong prices and availability.

Book /
Enquire

Book / Enquire

If you have any questions about the Chalet Aravis, or about any aspect of any of our ski holiday packages, just let us know. You can call us on 0845 557 5983 (UK local call cost), email info@skiweekender.com or submit an enquiry form.

If you would like to make a booking for a ski holiday, staying at hotel Pointe Percée, le Grand Bornand, please first check prices and availability before completing and submitting a booking form. Please note that all bookings submitted are provisional until we’ve contacted you to finally confirm current availability; please don’t commit to flights or other dependent arrangements before we’ve been in touch.

If availability shows as “Limited” on the date you’re looking for, just contact us, using any of the methods above, with details of the stay you’re interested in, your party size and room requirements and we can quickly confirm up-to-the-minute availability.

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Weekend Prices and Availability 2017 to 2018

Our weekend ski holidays give 4 days of skiing, running on a Thursday PM – Monday PM basis.

Prices include catered accommdation, lift passes and airport transfers from / to Geneva within a specific afternoon time window.

Please scroll down for full details of what is and isn’t included in our package.

(*NB) Please note that our first 2 weekend breaks this season are non-standard Friday – Tuesday 4 night breaks.
(**NB) Please note that the 5th January weekend break is a non-standard Friday – Modnay 3 night break.

Prices below are per person, based on 2 or more people sharing a room; please see here for details of options for solo travellers.

Ski WeekendsAravis Region - La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand
Package DatesAravis LodgeChalet AravisPointe Percée Hotel GlaieulsFloralp
Thurs - MonAvailabilityAvailabilityAvailabilityAvailabilityAvailability
22 Dec - 26 Dec(*NB)£529Good£499Good------
29 Dec - 02 Jan(*NB)£629Good£599Good------
05 Jan - 08 Jan(**NB)£399Good£369Good------
11 Jan - 15 Jan£499Good£469Good£479Good£499Good£499Good
18 Jan - 22 Jan£579Good£529Good£549Good£569Good£579Good
25 Jan - 29 Jan£599Good£549Good£569Good£589Good£599TBC
01 Feb - 05 Feb£649Good£599Good£619Good£639Good£649TBC
08 Feb - 12 Feb£689Good£649Good------
15 Feb - 19 Feb£689Good£649Good------
22 Feb - 26 Feb£689Good£649Good------
01 Mar - 05 Mar£649Good£599Good------
08 Mar - 12 Mar£649Good£599Good------
15 Mar - 19 Mar£599Good£549Good£569Good£589Good£599TBC
22 Mar - 26 Mar£579Good£529Good£549Good£569Good£579Good
29 Mar - 02 Apr£579Good£529Good£549Good£569Good£579Good
05 Apr - 09 Apr£499Good£469Good£529Good£529Good£529Good

Important Notes

Prices include:

catered chalet or hotel accommodation*;
full region ski lift pass;
afternoon / evening airport transfers from / to Geneva – please see below for full details and timings;
the services of our dedicated, professional ski team.

Prices exclude:

flights;
*dinner on Wednesday night at some locations;
ski hire (available through us);
travel insurance (we can arrange);
any extras (lessons, creche, massage etc – we can help with these.

Discounts

There are a number of discounts available for early bookers and returning guests. See offers and deals for details.

Flight Times and Airport Transfers

Airport transfers to and from Geneva airport are free for those arriving on flights between 1500 and 2100 (scheduled times of landing), and leaving after 1600 (scheduled time of takeoff).

Click here for full details about travel to and from resort.

We can arrange airport transfers to tie in with flights at other times, at a charge of 150 euros per vehicle journey (of up to 8 people) required. This charge is payable locally in resort.

Terms and Conditions

Please read our terms and conditions of booking before making a definite reservation.

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Midweek Prices and Availability 2017 to 2018

Our midweek ski holidays give 3 days of skiing, running on a Monday PM – Thursday PM basis.

Prices include catered accommdation, lift passes and airport transfers from / to Geneva within a specific afternoon time window.

Please note that at some locations (Aravis Lodge, Chalet Aravis), evening meals are not included on Wednesday night.

Please scroll down for full details of what is and isn’t included in our package.

(*NB) Please note that our first 2 midweek breaks this season are non-standard Tuesday – Friday 3 night breaks.

Prices below are per person, based on 2 or more people sharing a room; please see here for details of options for solo travellers.

Ski MidweeksAravis Region - La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand
Package DatesAravis LodgeChalet AravisPointe Percée Hotel GlaieulsFloralp
Mon - ThursAvailabilityAvailabilityAvailabilityAvailabilityAvailability
26 Dec - 29 Dec(*NB)£399Good£369Good------
02 Jan - 05 Jan(*NB)£399Good£369Good------
08 Jan - 11 Jan£349Good£319Good£329Good£339Good£349Good
15 Jan - 18 Jan£379Good£349Good£349Good£369Good£379Good
22 Jan - 25 Jan£399Good£369Good£369Good£389Good£399Good
29 Jan - 01 Feb£449Good£429Good£399Good£439Good£449TBC
05 Feb - 08 Feb£449Good£429Good£399Good£439Good£449TBC
12 Feb - 15 Feb£489Good£469Good------
19 Feb - 22 Feb£489Good£469Good------
26 Feb - 01 Mar£449Good£429Good------
05 Mar - 08 Mar£449Good£429Good------
12 Mar - 15 Mar£399Good£369Good£369Good£389Good£399TBC
19 Mar - 22 Mar£399Good£369Good£369Good£389Good£399TBC
26 Mar - 29 Mar£379Good£349Good£349Good£369Good£379Good
02 Apr - 05 Apr£379Good£349Good£319Good£369Good£379Good
09 Apr - 12 Apr£349Good£299Good£319Good£369Good£379Good

Important Notes

Prices include:

catered chalet or hotel accommodation*;
full region ski lift pass;
afternoon / evening airport transfers from / to Geneva – please see below for full details and timings;
the services of our dedicated, professional ski team.

Prices exclude:

flights;
dinner on Wednesday night at some locations;
ski hire (available through us);
travel insurance (we can arrange);
any extras (lessons, creche, massage etc – we can help with these.

Discounts

There are a number of discounts available for early bookers and returning guests. See offers and deals for details.

Flight Times and Airport Transfers

Airport transfers to and from Geneva airport are free for those arriving on flights between 1500 and 2100 (scheduled times of landing), and leaving after 1600 (scheduled time of takeoff).

Click here for full details about travel to and from resort.

We can arrange airport transfers to tie in with flights at other times, at a charge of 150 euros per vehicle journey (of up to 8 people) required.

Terms and Conditions

Please read our terms and conditions of booking before making a definite reservation.

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Weeklong Prices and Availability 2017 to 2018

Our Ski Weeklong breaks give 7 days of skiing, on a Monday PM – Monday PM or Thursday PM – Thursday PM basis.

Prices include catered accommdation, lift passes and airport transfers from / to Geneva within a specific afternoon time window.

Please note that at some locations (Aravis Lodge, Chalet Aravis), evening meals are not included on Wednesday nights.

Please scroll down for full details of what is and isn’t included in our package.

(*NB) Please note that this year our weeklong breaks over Christmas / New Year are running with Friday or Tuesday start / end dates.
(**NB) Please note that our first 2 “weeklong” breaks in January are 6 night Tuesday – Monday / Friday – Thursday breaks.

Prices below are per person, based on 2 or more people sharing a room; please see here for details of options for solo travellers.

Ski WeeksAravis Region - La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand
Package DatesAravis LodgeChalet AravisPointe Percée Hotel GlaieulsFloralp
Mon-Mon/Thu-ThuAvailabilityAvailabilityAvailabilityAvailabilityAvailability
22 Dec - 29 Dec(*NB)£899Good£839Good------
26 Dec - 02 Jan(*NB)£999Good£939Good------
29 Dec - 05 Jan(*NB)£999Good£939Good------
02 Jan - 08 Jan(**NB)£769Good£709Good------
05 Jan - 11 Jan(**NB)£719Good£659Good------
08 Jan - 15 Jan£819Good£759Good£779Good£809Good£819Good
11 Jan - 18 Jan£849Good£789Good£799Good£839Good£849Good
15 Jan - 22 Jan£929Good£849Good£869Good£909Good£929Good
18 Jan - 25 Jan£949Good£869Good£889Good£929Good£949Good
22 Jan - 29 Jan£969Good£889Good£909Good£949Good£969Good
25 Jan - 01 Feb£1019Good£949Good£939Good£999Good£1019TBC
29 Jan - 05 Feb£1069Good£999Good£989Good£1049Good£1069TBC
01 Feb - 08 Feb£1069Good£999Good£989Good£1049Good£1069TBC
05 Feb - 12 Feb£1109Good£1049Good------
08 Feb - 15 Feb£1149Good£1089Good------
12 Feb - 19 Feb£1149Good£1089Good------
15 Feb - 22 Feb£1149Good£1089Good------
19 Feb - 26 Feb£1149Good£1089Good------
22 Feb - 01 Mar£1109Good£1049Good------
26 Feb - 05 Mar£1069Good£999Good------
01 Mar - 08 Mar£1069Good£999Good------
05 Mar - 12 Mar£1069Good£999Good------
08 Mar - 15 Mar£1019Good£939Good------
12 Mar - 19 Mar£969Good£889Good£909Good£949Good£969TBC
15 Mar - 22 Mar£969Good£889Good£909Good£949Good£969TBC
19 Mar - 26 Mar£949Good£869Good£889Good£929Good£949TBC
22 Mar - 29 Mar£929Good£849Good£869Good£909Good£929Good
26 Mar - 02 Apr£929Good£849Good£869Good£909Good£929Good
29 Mar - 05 Apr£929Good£849Good£839Good£909Good£929Good
02 Apr - 09 Apr£849Good£789Good£819Good£869Good£879Good
05 Apr - 12 Apr£819Good£739Good£819Good£869Good£879Good

Important Notes

Prices include:

catered chalet or hotel accommodation*;
full region ski lift pass;
afternoon / evening airport transfers from / to Geneva – please see below for full details and timings;
the services of our dedicated, professional ski team.

Prices exclude:

flights;
dinner on Wednesday night at some locations;
ski hire (available through us);
travel insurance (we can arrange);
any extras (lessons, creche, massage etc – we can help with these.

Discounts

There are a number of discounts available for early bookers and returning guests. See offers and deals for details.

Flight Times and Airport Transfers

Airport transfers to and from Geneva airport are free for those arriving on flights between 1500 and 2100 (scheduled times of landing), and leaving after 1600 (scheduled time of takeoff).

Click here for full details about travel to and from resort.

We can arrange airport transfers to tie in with flights at other times, at a charge of 150 euros per vehicle journey (of up to 8 people) required.

Terms and Conditions

Please read our terms and conditions of booking before making a definite reservation.

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