The Ski and Snowboard Short Break Specialist

Ski Weekend Holidays & Ski Short Breaks for Winter 2019 / 2020

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 airport, we offer some of 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 have also 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 2019 / 2020 Short Breaks

Skiers, blue sky, groomed pistes

Ski Weekends

  • 4 days skiing
  • Just a few days off work
  • Thursday – Monday format
  • Prices from £549 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 £869 pp

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

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

Fully-Supported Short Break Ski Holidays at the Aravis Lodge

Our long-running ‘Classic’ format has been perfected at the Aravis Lodge, Ski Weekender’s base in the stunning Annecy-Aravis mountains.

It’s a fantastic choice for fun chalet-style ski holidays with a relaxed, sociable atmosphere and the full support of the dedicated, attentive Ski Weekender team onsite, which offers many extra benefits you won’t find anywhere else!

Read more about what we call the Aravis Lodge Advantage here >>>

Independent Short Break Ski Holidays with all the Essentials Included

Alternatively, our ‘Lite‘ format runs at a range of carefully selected partner hotels, most of which are in a traditional Savoyarde style located in picturesque Alpine villages, with great access to the slopes.

The hotel teams offer our Ski Weekender guests a warm and friendly welcome, whilst providing a more authentic French ski holiday experience which you just don’t find in many of the larger resorts.

This is an ideal option for skiers still looking for a convenient holiday with all the essentials included in their package as standard, yet on a more independent basis, so that you can be sure of a great value short ski break in the French Alps.

How a Ski Weekender Short Break Ski Holiday Works

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 accommodations you’d like to stay at.

Then arrange your own flights to Geneva to fit in with our transfer windows on our fixed Monday / Thursday change-over days – giving you more flexibility of where you fly from and when in that time period you choose to fly.

Find out more about travelling to your resort here >>>

So please contact us, we’d love to help make your next ski trip your best ever…

Ski Weekender breaks come with…

  • Lift pass included and ready for you on arrival at your accommodation
  • Airport transfer included in our generous transfer window, on our fixed Monday / Thursday change-over days
  • Catered chalets / hotels – some are B&B-only, most are half-board
  • Short airport transfers via Geneva of 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.

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

This video shows footage of the incredible scenery and skiing available in La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, popular ski domains in the Annecy – Aravis mountains area of the Northern French Alps. Also featuring the Aravis Lodge, home of Ski Weekender, and some of the 2018 – 2019 winter team who took such good care of our guests.

Early Booking Discount – book by 30th August 2019

Save £20pp when you book your holiday and pay your deposit (£150 per person) by Friday 30th August 2019.

Available on all our ski weekends, midweeks and weeklong holidays, and applies to everyone on your unique booking.

Read how to save on your new booking with us here >>>

The Aravis Lodge Advantage – how we go the extra mile…

With this being our own home base, we have much more flexibility as to what we can offer our guests over and above that which many other accommodation providers can, which we think is a fantastic advantage for our guests who stay at the Lodge.

This is what we believe keeps so many of our guests coming back year after year!

Read about how we go the extra mile for our guests here >>>

Want to work for Ski Weekender? We’re recruiting…

Our team are a very important part of our success, and one of the key reasons why guests return to stay with us over again.

We are currently looking for hard-working, loyal, professional and cheerful staff who work well in a team. Would you like to join us for the winter ski season 2019 – 2020?

If so, you can find out more about our current job opportunities 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 >>>

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

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

We look forward to hearing from you.

Paul, Teak & Sharon

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