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Comments and Feedback from Previous Guests

We work hard to ensure that all our guests have a great time and are well looked after across all of our locations

With so many guests coming back year after year (and quite a few joining us for several trips in a season) we feel that we must be doing something right.

Below are just a small selection of the many emails and comments in our guest book that we have received after people have enjoyed the Ski Weekender experience. All are for our own chalet-hotel – the Aravis Lodge, unless otherwise stated.

Don’t just take our word for it…

We’re always delighted to receive great feedback from our guests.

Please click on the logo to also read the many reviews left for us on TripAdvisor, from guests who’ve stayed at the Aravis Lodge.



Perfect hotel for short-break skiing. An excellent location for four days’ skiing with skiweekender.com – comfortable room, friendly staff, lovely food and easy access to two skiing locations. Only an hour from Geneva Airport. I’d definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family.

TripAdvisor review (January 2024)


Another wonderful skiing holiday at the Aravis Lodge. I have been staying at Aravis hotel since 2013 and other than Covid years have stayed at least once every year since 2013. It is the easiest skiing holiday I have experienced. Everything is laid on, from the pick up from Geneva to the wonderful breakfasts and dinners, where you get to know fellow skiers. Ski passes and ski hire are organised at the hotel, so all you need is under the same roof. The resorts of Grand Bornand and La Clusaz offer plenty of good skiing at all levels and the hotel is a five minute journey from both, which the hotel organise every morning.

Peter (January 2024)


Our eighth stay – excellent as ever. A perfect base for skiing. It is all organised so well, to get you from the airport to the slopes smoothly and quickly. The staff are very friendly and there is a very socialable atmosphere with other guests. The food is always fantastic too!

TripAdvisor review (January 2024)


Relaxed friendly vibe. Friendly, helpful staff and great food with wine all inclusive. Pleasant relaxed surroundings and perfect location to access both ski areas of grand borand and la cluzas. Second time there and we were sorry to say goodbye. Would recommend for families with older children and adults.

TripAdvisor review (January 2024)


Brilliant friendly staff. My second long weekend break at the Aravis Lodge was brilliant as was the first 4 years earlier. The staff make every effort to ensure a perfect holiday, and the skiing conditions were good too. Everything including transport to and from Geneva, and to and from the slopes was perfect. The convenient in house equipment hire on arrival was tailored to my needs, with the boots comfortable despite my bunions. The food was plentiful and high standard – I ate too much!

TripAdvisor review (January 2024)


Great services and accommodating food allergies. We have been with SkiWeekender 3 times, most recently at the Avaris Lodge which they
own and run. The service is excellent, and the food amazing; breakfast, 3 course evening meal, and afternoon cakes/coffee. The main reason we returned was the way Skiweekender managed my severe nut allergy, ensuring all food was nut free and safe from contamination.
We really appreciated their efforts. The transfer from the airport is good, as is the daily service to either Le GrandBo or La Clusaz. I would strongly recommend SkiWeekender to all skiers.

Mark (January 2024)

Ski Weekender Excellent Holiday 2024. Just returned from an excellent mid-week break at the Aravis Lodge. Great service and fantastic food. They take all the stress away, transfer from Geneva airport, ski hire in the lodge, transfer to and from the slopes. Already looking forward to next year!

TripAdvisor review (January 2024)


A great experience again with amazing staff and first class food. We visited again for the New Year celebrations and skiing (2023/2024) and had a wonderful time. As usual the staff were amazing and the food first class. A lot of effort has been made modernising the rooms that we have had recently which has not gone unnoticed. The snow was better than last year but could have been better. However, after fresh snow on New Years eve, New Years day skiing was brilliant.

TripAdvisor review (December 2023)


‘Away for a short notice weekend with my 3 lads couldn’t have been better. Booking was flexible and easy, transfers were great the staff in the accommodation were excellent, really made the break enjoyable and relaxing for me!!! Also really enjoyed the organised evening walk and sledging – relaxing and good fun. we will be back!!!’

Neil (April 2023)


‘This is the fourth time at Aravis Lodge and the service is always excellent. You guys really think of everything’

David (March 2023)


‘Alex and I had a brilliant few days with you.. Lovely to be back and with such great weather and enough snow for all that we wanted to do.. Great hospitality, company and food too.. What more could anyone want.. thank you ’

Heather (March 2023)


‘The food from breakfast to the 3 course dinner was out of this world and more akin to a Michelin star restaurant- your chef David should be commended for this. The caring staff at all mealtimes were sociable and attentive and a credit to your company and operation. This was my first time experiencing the Ski Weekender operation and as I have already stated will be recommending to many people. Thanks again for a great weekend and ski experience.’

Jones (February 2023)


‘Visit no5 and its still getting better, already plotting episode VI!!!’

Jim, (February 2023)


‘We had a fabulous time. Wonderful friendly, helpful staff, superb food, and all-round service faultless.’

Jo and Ellie (March 23)


‘I just wanted to say what a fantastic time we’ve had, everything was so well organised, we were very impressed. Took all the stress out of the trip. Food, accommodation and staff out there were brilliant. We’ll definitely be using you again!’

The Palmer family (February 2023)


‘Thank you for our fabulous three days at Aravis Lodge. We had a great time and that was largely down to you and your team looking after us and making everything just right.’

Ed (January 2023)


‘Just wanted to send a quick note to thank everyone both in the UK and at the Aravis Lodge for yet another (3rd time!) great skiing trip. As always we just turn up and you sort everything out. Laura and the team were so calm and efficient. Special thanks to your chef who produces such amazing vegetarian food – so rare in France (but finally saw some vegetarian lunch options on the slopes this year!). Hopefully we can all make it in the same week next year!’ – McCracken (January 2023)


First time to Aravis, I had no expectations, not being a real skier, but they beat every one of them. What has amazed me the most is how the staff are pro-active in helping you with anything.

Doing the thinking for you. Taking the headache out of any problem: finding ski trousers for you; changing pick up times after a chance conversation; bringing your wine through from the bar; miraculously finding 50th banners and balloons for for another customer. It really is amazing, and everything with a smile and a relaxed approach.

Just exceptional service (oh and the food was superb too – thank you). We will be back for sure.

The Perkins family (April 2022)


A fabulous 3 day break! Thank you for providing a totally stress free ski holiday with delicious food, comfy beds and very friendly staff.

Our first holiday with Ski Weekender and almost certainly not the last!

Neil, Helena and Annabel (April 2022)


Our first time staying but we loved the mountains, skiing, the great staff and great food – gold star – will be back again, maybe for the summer cycling.

Thank you, Debs and Ian (March 2022)


First time here and definitely won’t be our last. Thank you for an absolutely amazing and unforgettable midweek break. We are so sad to be leaving, but we will be leaving some outstanding memories.

The team are all an asset to Ski Weekender, and we can’t thank them enough. See you for our next adventure and hopefully soon!

Lots of love, Chris and Bev (March 2022)


Thank you for making the best holiday ever! The staff are so lovely, kind and very helpful. The food is delicious. The hotel is warm and welcoming.

I would 100% recommend it to anyone who loves skiing. See you next year!

P.S. Thanks for making my Birthday enjoyable. You made my Birthday really special!

The Shand Brown Family (February 2022)


Thank you for a fantastic holiday! We have been looked after so well and everything like transit to slopes and booking activities makes it all so easy.

A truly memorable few days and made some lovely friends too. We will be back! Thank you to all the team.

Hayley and Sam x (February 2022)


It was a very fun week! The skiing was fun and the food was great.

Fearne, aged 13

It was such a fun week and it was my first time skiing! I had such a great time and it was an amazing experience! The staff were all fantastic and so were the chefs! Absolutely loved my stay here!

Holly, aged 15 (February 2022)


Our first time staying here (Aravis Lodge) and our first time skiing. It’s safe to say that its been amazing! The staff were wonderful, the food was delicious and the activities were really fun!

We hope to come back again and we’re really sad that we’re leaving because we’ve had such a great time! Thank you for making our holiday wonderful!

Matt, Lou, Ellie and Daniel (February 2022)


A fabulous long weekend, thank you to all the staff. Food was awesome!

All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We’ll be back soon…!

The James Family (February 2022)


Awesome few days, helped by fabulous weather and amazing pistes! Food in the chalet was superb, a wonderful midweek break – thank you.

See you again very soon I hope.

The Hayters (February 2022)


Great service, really enjoyed the welcome, politeness, friendly approach from all the team; young, dedicated, really bring comfort, happiness and relaxation to the whole stay.

Not to forget the cooking, simply superb, generous and so tasteful and creative (a French man speaking)

Thanks again for a superb stay.

The Siri Family (February 2022)


Just wanted to say thank you from all of my party for the great ski break you made possible for us. From the warm welcome, cheery ski tech guys, excellent food, spotless rooms and super convenient minibus rides then you were faultless.

Thank you again, have a great season and we hope to see you all again soon.

Mike (January 2022)


We were here for a long weekend when two days in the coronavirus put a stop to all skiing when France shut all ski resorts down. Sad news for all but this hotel went above and beyond in how they treated everyone – we were able to do stunning mountain walks we were fed and indeed provided lunch at no extra cost.

They kept their spirits up even though the impact on them must have been very upsetting. 100% top marks this team here are wonderful and the food as always is fabulous.

We have been here before and we will return once again when this is over . They make everything easy for you so you can get on and enjoy your ski weekend. Everyone who stays here for the first time says they want to return and those who have been before can’t wait to return. Thank you so much to everyone here for looking after us so well.

Anon (March 2020)


This was our 6th visit and once again we weren’t disappointed. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, you are well looked after – no question is too difficult and they always try to accommodate any request.

My niece has food allergies and we feel completely safe that they have everything covered, including her very own afternoon tea. The food is fantastic every evening, and the company is always good with everyone joining in and talking about their days.

All in all I would say that this place is near perfect – for our family needs anyway.

Well done Ski Weekender and everyone involved.

Nicky (February 2020)


Had a lovely stay – food was great, staff really cheery and friendly with lots of good advice. Really pleased we came!

Jackie and Alastair (February 2020)


We have had such a fantastic long weekend. Thank you so much. Blue skies, great snow, delicious food and great fun entertainment – loved the sledging! Thank you for making us so welcome and for nothing being too much effort.

Kirstie and Amelia (February 2020)


Fourth stay here- absolutely fantastic as always! Such attention to detail by all the team- it is much appreciated.

Mel (February 2020)


A beautiful environment and a gorgeous hotel with amazing, friendly staff and wonderful food – Thank you for making me feel so welcome!

With love Maggie (January 2020)


Another fantastic Skiweekender experience; it just gets better and better!

Thankyou to everyone in front and behind the scenes. You all make the experience sooo good for us all.

We really appreciate it – you are all amazing!

Pauline and Keith Miller (January 2020)


Another fantastic weekend skiing. Thank you to all for a fantastic trip. To David and the team in the kitchen the food has been amazing, the best I have had in the last 15 years. Thank you.

Philip Mayes (February 2019)


Best skiing we have enjoyed for years. Wonderful service from all the team for yet another season. We’ll be booking for next year.

Brad and Sally (January 2019)


Just a great three days, food was the best so far since 2014 😊 well done to the chefs, plus every member of staff has been great. Thanks to you ALL.

Tony and Myles Barnett x (January 2019)


Fantastic place. The staff are amazing and friendly and the food is absolutely superb. Cosy, comfortable hotel in a great location. Thank you.

The Shannon family (January 2019)


Fantastic skiing, fantastic staff,

Fantastic company, we had a great laugh,

Food was amazing, so was the beer,

We enjoyed it so much we’ll be back again next year

Mick, Andrew and Tony (January 2019)


Just a quick note to thank you all so much for the splendid time we all spent during our holiday. Having been many times before it was great to hear from the new members of the group that they agreed with me that everything was spot on.

Transfers, accommodation, food, skiing, equipment rental, dietary requirement help and the atmosphere – we cannot fault anything, just keep on doing what you are doing.

Thank you all so much for looking after us with our every need,

Christine Bleach and friends (January 2019)


11th visit and it gets better each year.

Missed you all over the winter period. Promise we won’t do that again. Thanks to all for looking after us. We love it here and really look forward to seeing you all next season.

Thanks to chefs, food was great. Thank you 😊
Pauline, Keith, Hannah and Marcus (March 2018)


I love this place! It is amazing! So well looked after.

It’s like being part of a little ski family. Such a homely and welcoming atmosphere and the food is fantastic.

It’s my second time here and I would love to come again Thank you.

I had the best time skiing and socialising.
Rachel Conran (March 2018)


Visit #6. As usual excellent in every way. Great food, lovely room, wonderful skiing.

Everything runs like clockwork. Brilliant team effort.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Helen xox (March 2018)


Our second time at Aravis Lodge and hopefully will be coming back again next year!

Fabulous set up, wonderful staff, food and hospitality.

We love the slopes and you make our lives just so easy! Thank you so much!
With warmest regards, Judi and Geoff (February 2018)


I am writing a quick email to give some feedback and thank you all for our recent stay in chalet Aravis last weekend. As I’m sure you know, there are several companies who offer weekend and short break ski trips to the Alps and over the years we have used two or three. I am pleased to say that our experience with your team was head and shoulders above previous trips.

From the first contact and the use of the clear booking system, the process was made easy. Email updates helped us plan our airport arrival and pick up. You should be rightly proud of the team at Aravis; they were friendly, informed, helpful, switched-on and clearly enthusiastic about their role.

Everything runs like a well-oiled machine here and the weekend has been fabulous from beginning to end.

We hope to return! Thank you to all the Ski Weekender staff for wonderful service, food and helpfulness.
Liz, Kat and Fee, (February 2018)


The food was very good and the system during afternoon tea worked well. We appreciated the white-board announcements during dinner so we all knew what was going on.  A couple of our group needed to change their hire equipment during our stay and the efficient communication between your staff and servicing of the equipment change was appreciated.
George Fridd (January 2018)


What a fabulous find! Couldn’t fault the whole experience. Such friendly, fabulous staff. Fantastic food and so accommodating for us veggies! Look forward to a return visit, hopefully with our friends and family.
Dawn and Keith (January 2018)


Super fantastic! Stress free, everything catered for.

This is our first time with our daughter (as opposed to Ski Weekender as a selfish break just the two of us) and yet again Ski Weekender is the perfect holiday.

So flexible, so hospitable, just brilliant in every way.
Lindsey, Alex and Chloe age 9. (December 2017)


Thank you for a super midweeker last week.

Jack, George and I really enjoyed ourselves. As always, the welcome and service by the team is beyond compare.

I reckon we first turned up in 2005 – hopefully we’ll be able to keep coming back.
All the best, Peter Counsell (April 2017)


Had the most amazing first ever ski holiday! We literally can’t wait to return. Every single person who works with you was extremely helpfully, had a really family vibe!
Many thanks, Louisa and Aaron (March 2017)


I had a great holiday last weekend and I really enjoyed the skiing, everything was well organised.
Senja (March 2017)


From start to finish I have never found a more organised, helpful and friendly group of people. Aravis Lodge is a great location for skiing both Grand Bornand and La Clusaz, the rooms are well appointed, the towels large and fluffy, the food fantastic, organisation of your ski equipment and the atmosphere completely laid back but at the same time spot on.

Your attention to detail is excellent as my niece has food allergies and the help we received from you meant we could relax knowing she would be OK.
Nicola, Robert and Samantha Wheeler (February 2017)


Hi Tom and all the team. All of us had a fab time, the skiing was great and we were very lucky with the gorgeous sunshine.
A big thank to Aoife and her team for making sure Ellie and Nick’s dietary requirements were met. The food was fab!
Kind regards, Jo Sargant (Feb 2017)


The Ski Weekender team in Grand Bornard were excellent and very accommodating in spite of the challenging conditions in the resort and we were all able to enjoy a fabulous few days.
We look forward to booking again with you next year!
Kind Regards, Debbie Rathbone (January 2017)


I just felt that I had to write and thank you once again for a brilliant few days holiday.
I don’t think we could have crammed in any more. You organising my paraglide off the mountain was also a real treat. (I’ve been promising myself that for ages – I think the older I get the more reckless I become!)

Please thank everyone again; your organisation, hospitality, warm friendship and catering is second to none.
Best wishes, Jenny, Julia and Olivia (February 2017)


Many thanks to you and all the team for your help in making sure we had an excellent skiing holiday over Christmas. We really appreciated the effort involved from everyone in making sure we were able to ski.
Richard Soldan (December 2016)


I just wanted to say thank you for providing such a great service. I was very impressed with the whole operation – fantastic customer service, great online booking form which made everything very simple, easy transfers (Ross gave us lots of good info), friendly hotel in a good location.
Mitch Black (Hotel la Pointe Percee, March 2016)


Hi. Just to say that we had a fabulous time. Thank you do much for looking after us. The hotel and staff were fantastic. We will be back. And will recommend you to all our friends.
Michele Jonhson (Hotel les Glaieuls, March 2016)


Our break exceeded all expectations from beginning to end.

Thank you to everyone who is involved for such a smoothly run and enjoyable holiday, you manage to run a small hotel whilst getting your guests to interact with each other and become friends!!

It was all so much more than just a ski holiday.
Elizabeth Carson (March 2016)


Have just returned from four days in La Grand Bornand. May I say what a fantastic time I had. Excellent organisation by the Ski Weekender team, met some great people, great food, perfect location and great skiing.
Andrew Denley (Hotel les Glaieuls, March 2016)


I wanted to take the opportunity to say we had an absolutely wonderful stay. The staff were so welcoming, accommodating and great fun. So much so, that my brother-in-law was back two weeks later with some work colleagues.

Ann McConnell (December 2015)

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