The Ski and Snowboard Short Break Specialist


Weekend & Midweek Ski Holiday Offers & Promotions

We think you will find our short ski breaks are great value. Not only do the packages include everything you need to make your ski break as easy to organise as possible, but we have worked hard to perfect our service – dedicated to maximising your time skiing for the least hassle.

Ski Weekends from £459 per person
Ski Midweeks from £299 per person

All of our ski holidays include:

  • Catered chalet-hotel or hotel accommodation
  • Full area lift pass
  • Airport Transfers from Geneva during our fixed Monday / Thursday transfer windows

You just have to get yourselves to Geneva airport, and we will do the rest!

Spring Offers March – April 2020

Free Ski/Board Hire OR No Single Supplement at the Aravis Lodge!

For the first 10 people who book a midweek break for 2 or more people at the Aravis Lodge starting on either Monday 9th or Monday 30th March, we are offering FREE ski or board hire*, which could save you between €60 – €80 per person.

The hire package will include your skis/snowboard, boots, poles and helmet for the 3 days, from our wide selection at the hotel.

*Please note – children’s ski hire is not included as that is rented through a local ski hire partner; only equipment hired through the Aravis Lodge qualifies for this offer.

Alternatively, if you are a solo skier, for the first 10 people to book a stay at the Aravis Lodge for a midweek break from either Monday 9th or Monday 30th March we can offer you sole occupancy of a double room with no single supplement, saving you at least £175!

Free Small Group Ski Lessons this Easter in Le Grand Bornand!

We are offering **FREE Group Ski Lessons** in Le Grand Bornand for guests staying at the Aravis Lodge, Hotel les Glaieuls and Hotel la Pointe Percée on the following breaks in 2020:

Monday 6th – Thursday 9th April – 3-day midweek, with a 2-hour lesson on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday = 6 hours total

Thursday 9th – Monday 13th April – 4-day weekend, with a 2-hour lesson on the Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday = 8 hours total

Monday 6th – Monday 13th April – 7-day weeklong, with a 2-hour lesson every day from Tuesday to the following Monday = 14 hours total


Who the free group ski lessons are for

They are for beginners and improvers only, with absolute beginners being given the priority, and they are subject to a minimum number of people signing up for them in order for these group lessons to go ahead.

Both adults and children aged 5 upwards are welcome, though you might not be in the same group together, depending on demand.

Beginners – For first time skiers or those who’ve just had a taster session at an indoor slope. Lessons will cover absolute basics, primarily on the nursery slopes to begin with, then progressing to green runs when you are ready.

Improvers – For skiers on their 2nd or 3rd holiday looking to ski more of the mountain. Lessons can cover a refresher on green runs, then moving onto blue runs, with the aim of improving your confidence with the snow plough, using drag lifts etc.


When the free group ski lessons will be

Lessons times will be between 09:00 – 11:00 and 11:00 – 13:00.

We cannot guarantee a particular timeslot ahead of time, and the exact times / instructor names will be confirmed when you arrive at your accommodation.

Availaibility is limited and these lessons will be offered on a first come, first served basis, so please double check availability with us before booking your holiday if these free group lessons are a big factor in your booking decision.

These breaks over Easter are the only time that group lessons are being offered this winter, but private lessons will be available to book through us for guests staying at the Aravis Lodge and other accommodations in Le Grand Bornand throughout the season.


How to book the free group ski lessons

Once you have booked your holiday and paid your deposit of £150 per person, simply complete the online Lesson Booking Request Form here >>>

Please clearly state on your lesson request form that it is the free group lessons you are interested in.


Contact us

If you require additional information about the free group ski lessons, you wish to check availability, or enquire about any other aspect of our ski short breaks, please contact us at or give us a call on 0845 557 5983.

Early Booking and Returning Guest Discounts for Winter 2019 – 2020

Early Booking Ski Promotion Discount – valid until 30th August 2019

Now extended to Wednesday 4th September!

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.

Returning Guest Early Booking Discount – valid until 30th August 2019

Have you booked your holiday through us previously? If so, you can receive an additional £10pp discount, on top of the Early Booking Discount above, giving a total discount of £30pp.

This applies to all party members in a group booked by a returning guest – even those who’ve not stayed with us before.

Guests must be on the same unique booking as the person(s) having been before to receive the Returning Guest discount, not across multiple bookings.

Please note – the Returning Guest Discount is only valid in conjunction with the Early Booking Discount above, for bookings made and deposit (£150 pp) paid by Friday 30th August 2019.

To take advantage of these offers, please just mention them when you send us an enquiry or a booking form.

15:15 Refer-a-Friend to the Aravis Lodge Promotion for Winter 2019 – 2020

Refer a Friend to the Aravis Lodge to Earn £15 – valid until 30th August 2019

Many of our guests tell us they had such a great time at our home base, the Aravis Lodge, that they recommend us to all their friends and family as well. In fact, quite often we’ll have groups of guests getting larger and larger each year, because more of their circle want to experience it for themselves.

To celebrate having had 15th fantastic years at the Aravis Lodge we have launched the 15:15 Refer-a-Friend to the Aravis Lodge Promotion to thank you for being such a loyal customer.

If you stayed with us at the Aravis Lodge during the winter of 2018 – 2019, and you recommend us to your friends who have never stayed with us before for this year, we will reward both you and your friends when you each book a new stay at the Aravis Lodge for the 2019 – 2020 season!

Last year we had our best guest feedback ever, so please help us to spread the word and let a few more people into our secret…

Here’s how it works:

  • You stayed at the Aravis Lodge during the 2018 – 2019 winter season;
  • You recommend the Aravis Lodge to friends / family who have never stayed with us before, by Friday 30th August 2019;
  • Someone you referred us to books and pays their deposit of £150pp for a stay at the Aravis Lodge for the 2019 – 2020 winter season by Friday 30th August 2019, quoting SW15 and your name as the person who recommended them on their booking form;
  • They then save £15pp off their new booking, which will be applied to their remaining balance;
  • Once you have booked and confirmed your own short ski break at the Aravis Lodge for 2019 – 2020, you will also receive a £15 discount off your total booking price (not per person), for every new booking received as a result of your recommendation during the promotional period until Friday 30th August 2019.

Terms and Conditions of the 15:15 Refer-a-Friend to the Aravis Lodge Promotion

You must have stayed at the Aravis Lodge during the 2018 – 2019 winter season.

The person booking must NOT have booked through Ski Weekender in the past.

Both you and the person you referred us to must each make a separate booking.

Each reward can only be applied to confirmed bookings (i.e. once the deposit of £150pp has been paid) and it will show as a reduction against the remaining balance to be paid.

The reward cannot be exchanged for cash in any circumstances, nor can it be used as a credit against local onsite services or extras.

Both bookings must be for the Aravis Lodge. This promotion does NOT apply to any other accommodation option, nor can it be transferred to another accommodation option at a later date.

The 15:15 Refer-a-Friend Promotion is only for bookings made and full deposits paid for by Friday 30th August 2019; rewards will NOT be applied retrospectively for bookings made after that date.

The 15:15 Refer-a-Friend Promotion can also be used in conjunction with the Early Booking Discount, for bookings made and full deposits paid for by Friday 30th August 2019, which would give new bookings a total discount of £35pp!

If you book to come more than once for winter 2019 – 2020, the £15 reward will be applied to the earliest booking of the season. In the same way, if the person you refer us to books more than once for this winter, they will also only receive the reward on the earliest booking of the season.

You can receive a maximum of 15 x £15 reward discounts as a referrer (i.e. if 15 different people each make a new booking to stay at the Aravis Lodge by 30th August 2019, as a result of your recommendation). Potential total reward discount = £225!

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