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.
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)