The Ski and Snowboard Short Break Specialist

Ski Weekend Holidays & Ski Short Breaks for Winter 2018 / 2019

For more than 15 years, we have been offering short ski breaks in the French Alps. Our Ski Weekends and Ski Midweeks offer you the perfect short break ski holidays – providing maximum slope time with minimum hassle.

With a choice of 3-day midweek (Monday – Thursday) and 4-day ski weekend holidays (Thursday – Monday) in ski resorts close to Geneva, we offer the most convenient, good-value short break ski holidays in France. Our inclusive packages make it as easy as possible for you to enjoy 3 or 4 days’ skiing and snowboarding whilst making the most of your limited time off work.

Alongside our established catered chalet-hotel ski and snowboard short breaks in La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand, we are delighted to have increased our choice of traditional French ski resorts with quick airport transfers, and expanded our range of ski chalet-hotels & hotels to include 2-star, 3-star and 4-star options.

Check for weekend availability and prices here >>> Check for midweek availability and prices here >>>

Ski Weekends, Ski Midweeks, Ski Weeklongs – Our 2018 / 2019 Short Breaks

Skiers, blue sky, groomed pistes

Ski Weekends

  • 4 days skiing
  • Just a few days off work
  • Thursday – Monday format
  • Prices from £459 pp
Skiers skiing fast on-piste

Ski Midweeks

  • 3 day ski breaks
  • Quiet slopes, cheaper travel
  • Monday – Thursday format
  • Prices from £349 pp
Blue sky Alping skiing

Ski Weeklongs

  • 7 day skiing holidays
  • Same great service, for longer
  • Mon-Mon / Thur-Thur format
  • Prices from £779 pp

Included in all prices: ski lift pass (full region), a catered chalet or hotel stay & very short airport transfers from Geneva

Amazing Resorts, Great Chalets & Hotels, Ski Lift Pass & Airport Transfers Included

On any Ski Weekender ski or snowboard short break, your holiday package will always provide:

  • Catered Chalet or Hotel, with friendly atmosphere, great food and acclaimed service.
  • Airport Transfers included – short airport transfers around 1 hour.
  • Lift Pass included for the full ski region – ready and waiting for you on arrival.

Our long-running ‘Classic’ format has been perfected at our Aravis Lodge base, a fantastic choice for chalet-style ski holidays with a relaxed, sociable atmosphere and the full support of a dedicated, attentive team.

Our newer ‘Lite‘ format runs at a range of partner hotels, providing a warm welcome and convenient base for skiers after a more independent stay. With all the essentials included as standard, you can be sure of the best-value short ski break around.

All you need to do is choose ski holiday dates from one of our 3 day midweeks, 4 day weekends or 7 day weeklongs; pick a convenient resort in the French Alps and choose which of our outstanding chalets or hotels you’d like to stay at.

You arrange your own flights to Geneva – allowing you to find the cheapest flights at the most convenient times and choose the best airport to fly from.

So contact us, we’ll make your next ski trip your best ever…

Ski Weekender breaks come with…

  • Lift pass included
  • Airport transfer included
  • Catered chalets / hotels
  • Ski resorts near Geneva
  • Short airport transfers around 1hr

…from just £349 per person

The Best Ski Resorts in the French Alps for Short Ski & Snowboard Weekend Breaks

La Clusaz ski resort - France

La Clusaz

Amazing skiing for all ability levels, great snow record, a picture-postcard village and all of this just 1 hour’s transfer from Geneva airport.

La Clusaz is a hidden-gem amongst ski resorts… come share the secret!

Le Grand Bornand ski resort - France

Le Grand Bornand

No lift queues, friendly locals, reasonable prices… not to mention skiing some of the best groomed, quietest ski slopes you can find.

Le Grand Bornand will show you a different side of skiing in France.

Samoens ski resort - France


Access to a huge ski area, including Morillon, Les Carroz & Flaine, paired with a resort town that’s also classed as a historic monument!

Samoëns is the perfect base to explore the amazing Grand Massif ski area.

Saint Gervais ski resort - France

Saint Gervais

A traditional mountain town, with quick gondola access to the vast and varied skiing area covering 445km of the Evasion Mont Blanc.

Just an hour from Geneva – ski St Gervais, Megève and more!

Les Contamines ski resort - France

Les Contamines

An often under-rated ski area which benefits from its close proximity to Mont Blanc, providing an enviable snow record and stunning views.

A very convenient resort perfect for a ski short break!

Areches Beaufort ski resort - France


Villages don’t get much more traditional than this – but with huge off-piste and ski touring potential, its an adventurers’ playground.

A quiet resort full of Alpine charm waiting to be discovered.

Questions about any aspect of a Ski Weekend or Short Ski Break in France?

Just email us at , call us on +44 (0) 845 557 5983 or

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Our Latest News and Recent Articles, Direct from the Aravis Mountains…

Happy skiers on holiday

Ski Lift and Slopes Improvements – Le Grand Bornand

We saw plenty of work and action in Le Grand Bornand throughout the latter half of 2017, preparing for the winter 2017 – 2018 season.

This has resulted in some great improvements to the ski slopes and beginner’s area around the resort, which our guests and the team have very much been enjoying.

Read more about the changes made here >>>

France - ski resort by dusk

Ski Lift and Beginner Area Improvements – La Clusaz

The main development in La Clusaz for winter 2017 – 2018 was the new fast 6-person chair lift for Cret du Merle, at a cost of nearly €9.5 million overall to build.

Improvements were also made to the beginner’s ski areas of Les Nants and Petit Bossonet, as well as the resort’s snow-making ability in general.

Read more about the upgrades in La Clusaz here >>>

Comparison of Ski Resorts near Geneva Airport

When taking a short ski break the last thing you want is to be sat on a bus for hours before you even get there.

With Ski Weekender, all of our main resorts are within 60-90 minutes transfer from Geneva, in the Northern French Alps.

We compare all of the major resorts close to Geneva airport here >>>

The Aravis Lodge – Approved by the Vegetarian Society

It can be very difficult to find somewhere that caters for vegetarians and vegans in the French Alps, whereas the Aravis Lodge has Vegetarian Society Approval for both.

Our onsite professional chef team are happy to cater for most dietary requirements, including gluten, dairy and nut-free dishes, even for afternoon tea.

Read more about our commitment to delicious food for all here >>>

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We've been here for nearly 15 years and can help with all aspects of planning your ski holiday.
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