The Home of Ski Weekender…
Our original & longest-running short break location. Your home-from-home for hassle-free ski holidays.
- Fully-supported ‘Classic’ package service
- Sociable chalet-style dining
- Afternoon tea & wine with dinner included
- Full bar, sauna, gym and ski hire on-site
- Our ski team on hand to help throughout
As the name might suggest, we are located in the midst of the Aravis Ski Domain – in the village of St Jean de Sixt. The resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand – with their fantastic skiing, are just 5 minutes or 2km away.
Everything we provide here has been set up specifically to cater to your short ski break needs, so make yourself comfortable and think of it as your home away from home.
After a hard day on the slopes, you’ll regularly find guests sharing a drink in the bar, unwinding in the sauna, or simply dozing in the lounge after (another) slice of cake.
The dining room plays host to some memorable meals, with 40+ people around large banquet tables, sharing stories and making new friends.
The Ideal Setup for Short Ski Breaks
Everything aimed at maximising your ski time; hire, bar, sauna, great food & hospitality under one roof.
- 18 ensuite rooms + 4 in Annexe
- Recently renovated throughout
- On-site ski hire
- Large licensed bar
- Full professional kitchen & chef team
Aravis Lodge – Rooms
The Lodge has 18 ensuite bedrooms on its first and second floors, with all bathrooms having recently been fully renovated in a fresh, contemporary style. Most rooms are 2 person twin / doubles, plus there are also 4 larger family rooms, which sleep up to 4 in twin / double beds plus an adult-sized bunk bed. All rooms have fluffy duvets plus extra blankets. Bath and hand towels are provided, along with complimentary toiletries. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel and Annexe.
Aravis Lodge – Social Facilities
The ground floor of the Lodge has a large dining and breakfast room, with complimentary tea and coffee available throughout the day. It also has a large, sunny lounge with comfy sofas, a smaller TV room, and a large licensed bar. The bar has draught beers (Kronenbourg and Guiness) on tap, along with a wide range of spirits, bottled beers and soft drinks.
On the basement level you will find the ski/board/boot room with heated bootwarmers, and all the latest hire equipment on-site for your convenience. There is also a fully equipped gym and fitness room, with CV and weights machines – in case you haven’t had enough exercise already. The modern sauna and massage room always seems to be much more popular however!
Aravis Lodge – Food
We are told time and again by our guests that the food and wine we serve here really stands out compared to many ski chalets. We believe food is an essential part of a good holiday, particularly a ski holiday, which is why we ensure all our meals are wholesome, filling and delicious.
Our professionally trained chef team cook all our meals with care and attention using local suppliers and healthy ingredients. Our homemade cakes always seem to disappear in a flash at afternoon tea time too!
A generous allocation of red and white table wine is provided throughout dinner.
We are able to cater for most dietary requirements, including for vegetarians and vegans (we are one of the few places in the French Alps certified by the Vegetarian Society – read more here). We can also accommodate people with gluten, dairy and nut-free diets. Please just let us know in advance by completing the relevant section in your online booking space, once you have made a reservation with us.
Aravis Lodge Annexe – same great location, lower price rooms
The Aravis Lodge has a separate annexe building, a few metres away on the same site. This building has its own private (secure code-locked) entrance. It has 4 recently removated twin / double rooms, which aren’t ensuite – they share 2 separate bathrooms; towels, complimentary toiletries and bathrobes are provided.
The package for stays in the Annexe is identical to that in the Lodge, but due to the shared bathrooms the price is somewhat lower, making this our best value ‘Classic’ package option.
These rooms are offered at a discount of £30 per person for midweek breaks, £40 pp for weekends and £70 pp for weeklong ski holidays.
All meals are taken in the Lodge, and all of its facilities (bar, gym, sauna, lounges, ski hire) are still freely available for all guests staying in the Annexe as usual.
Access between the two buildings does require going outside – for about 10 seconds – but it gives you the opportunity to soak up the beautiful mountain view again in the meantime!
Aravis Lodge – Location & Skiing Access
The lodge is located in the heart of the small village of St Jean de Sixt, just an hour’s airport transfer from Geneva, ideally located between the two Aravis ski resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, only 5 minutes from each.
Access to the lifts and slopes is via our free shuttle service – we run you out in our own minibuses in the morning (0830 – 0900) and back in the afternoon (1615 / 1645) – or via a free ski bus which runs every 30 minutes throughout the day. In either case, access to excellent skiing is just 5 minutes away.
There are 3 restaurants, 3 bars, an ATM, post office, mini supermarket and several ski gear and regional produce / gift shops very close to the Lodge – from a few seconds to a couple of minutes walk.
For guests looking for a night out in the central resort, we can arrange lifts up to La Clusaz after dinner on an ad hoc basis, and can provide contact details for local taxi companies to book a lift back at the end of the night. La Clusaz has a dozen or so bars and 2 clubs which stay open until the small hours of the night.
Our ‘Classic’ Package at the Aravis Lodge
Our Classic package is our tried and tested formula, refined over more than 10 years to get you the maximum time on the slopes, with the absolute minimum of hassle.
All you need to do is organise your flights, get to Geneva and from there on we do all the thinking and organising for you!
Our Classic Package Ski Holidays Include…
- Half Board Catering
- Full Aravis Region Lift Pass
- Airport Transfers from Geneva
- Our ski team on hand to help throughout
A Fully Supported Ski Holiday, with our team on hand throughout
Our fully-supported service takes the stress out of things like ski hire and getting your lift pass, with our team always on hand to help or answer any questions you may have, making this package particularly good for beginners, families or those new to the Aravis ski area.
Everything planned to reduce hassle & maximise your ski time
Because here at Aravis Lodge we only cater for Ski Weekender guests, practical timings are completely tailored for your benefit. On-site ski hire is available until the end of the night on your arrival day, so all arriving guests can get fitted with gear and waste no time on your first morning. Guests can also keep their rooms in the Lodge until 1700 on departure day, allowing you to shower and change before leaving for your return flight.
Full package details – Aravis Lodge
Our ‘Classic’ packages at the Lodge include:
- Full ‘Chalet Board’ (except Wednesday evening meal), including afternoon tea and wine with dinner.
- Full Aravis region lift pass included in the price and ready for you on arrival.
- Afternoon / evening airport transfers included in the price.
- Evening entertainments – sledging and snowshoe walks.
- The full service of our dedicated, resident ski team.
Airport transfers on Classic packages are included for flights arriving at Geneva 1500 to 2100, and for departure flights taking off at 1600 or later. On departure, your airport transfer will leave the resort 3 – 3.5 hours before your flight time, meaning an evening flight from about 2000 onwards will let you ski all day on your last day.
Airport transfers outside of these times can be arranged at a locally-charged supplement – please contact us for full details.
Ski Holiday Dates and Prices – Aravis Lodge
Stays at the Aravis Lodge are possible all through the winter season, from mid-December to mid-April.
Prices are per adult, assuming 2 people sharing a twin / double room. Some larger 3/4 person rooms are available.
Non-ensuite rooms in the Annexe (Chalet Aravis) are discounted by £30pp (Midweeks), £40pp (Weekends) and £70pp (Weeks).
Aravis Lodge 3 Day Midweek Prices from £329 - £489... click here
|Start Date||End Date||Price||Availability|
|Tue 26 Dec||Fri 29 Dec||£399||Full|
|Tue 02 Jan||Fri 05 Jan||£399||Limited|
|Mon 08 Jan||Thu 11 Jan||£349||Limited|
|Mon 15 Jan||Thu 18 Jan||£379||Good|
|Mon 22 Jan||Thu 25 Jan||£399||Full|
|Mon 29 Jan||Thu 01 Feb||£449||Limited|
|Mon 05 Feb||Thu 08 Feb||£449||Limited|
|Mon 12 Feb||Thu 15 Feb||£489||Full|
|Mon 19 Feb||Thu 22 Feb||£489||Full|
|Mon 26 Feb||Thu 01 Mar||£449||Limited|
|Mon 05 Mar||Thu 08 Mar||£449||Limited|
|Mon 12 Mar||Thu 15 Mar||£399||Full|
|Mon 19 Mar||Thu 22 Mar||£399||Full|
|Mon 26 Mar||Thu 29 Mar||£379||Limited|
|Mon 02 Apr||Thu 05 Apr||£379||Full|
|Mon 09 Apr||Thu 12 Apr||£329||Full|
Aravis Lodge 4 Day Weekend Prices from £499 - £689... click here
|Start Date||End Date||Price||Availability|
|Fri 22 Dec||Tue 26 Dec||£529||Limited|
|Fri 29 Dec||Tue 02 Jan||£629||Full|
|Fri 05 Jan||Mon 08 Jan||£399||Limited|
|Thu 11 Jan||Mon 15 Jan||£499||Full|
|Thu 18 Jan||Mon 22 Jan||£579||Full|
|Thu 25 Jan||Mon 29 Jan||£599||Full|
|Thu 01 Feb||Mon 05 Feb||£649||Full|
|Thu 08 Feb||Mon 12 Feb||£689||Full|
|Thu 15 Feb||Mon 19 Feb||£689||Full|
|Thu 22 Feb||Mon 26 Feb||£689||Full|
|Thu 01 Mar||Mon 05 Mar||£649||Full|
|Thu 08 Mar||Mon 12 Mar||£649||Full|
|Thu 15 Mar||Mon 19 Mar||£599||Full|
|Thu 22 Mar||Mon 26 Mar||£579||Full|
|Thu 29 Mar||Mon 02 Apr||£579||Full|
|Thu 05 Apr||Mon 09 Apr||£499||Full|
Aravis Lodge 7 Day Weeklong Prices from £799 - £1149... click here
|Start Date||End Date||Price|
|Fri 22 Dec||Fri 29 Dec||£899|
|Tue 26 Dec||Tue 02 Jan||£999|
|Fri 29 Dec||Fri 05 Jan||£999|
|Tue 02 Jan||Mon 08 Jan||£769|
|Fri 05 Jan||Thu 11 Jan||£719|
|Mon 08 Jan||Mon 15 Jan||£819|
|Thu 11 Jan||Thu 18 Jan||£849|
|Mon 15 Jan||Mon 22 Jan||£929|
|Thu 18 Jan||Thu 25 Jan||£949|
|Mon 22 Jan||Mon 29 Jan||£969|
|Thu 25 Jan||Thu 01 Feb||£1,019|
|Mon 29 Jan||Mon 05 Feb||£1,069|
|Thu 01 Feb||Thu 08 Feb||£1,069|
|Mon 05 Feb||Mon 12 Feb||£1,109|
|Thu 08 Feb||Thu 15 Feb||£1,149|
|Mon 12 Feb||Mon 19 Feb||£1,149|
|Thu 15 Feb||Thu 22 Feb||£1,149|
|Mon 19 Feb||Mon 26 Feb||£1,149|
|Thu 22 Feb||Thu 01 Mar||£1,109|
|Mon 26 Feb||Mon 05 Mar||£1,069|
|Thu 01 Mar||Thu 08 Mar||£1,069|
|Mon 05 Mar||Mon 12 Mar||£1,069|
|Thu 08 Mar||Thu 15 Mar||£1,019|
|Mon 12 Mar||Mon 19 Mar||£969|
|Thu 15 Mar||Thu 22 Mar||£969|
|Mon 19 Mar||Mon 26 Mar||£949|
|Thu 22 Mar||Thu 29 Mar||£929|
|Mon 26 Mar||Mon 02 Apr||£929|
|Thu 29 Mar||Thu 05 Apr||£929|
|Mon 02 Apr||Mon 09 Apr||£849|
|Thu 05 Apr||Thu 12 Apr||£799|
Stays include chalet board – breakfast, afternoon tea & 3 course evening meal with wine. Evening meals are not included on Wednesday nights (Thursday nights over Christmas / New Year).
Airport transfers are included on break start / end dates, for flights arriving at Geneva 1500-2100, departing 1600 or later. Transfer time from Geneva to the Aravis Lodge is just 1 hour.
Ski & Snowboard Hire
The Aravis Lodge has the most convenient ski hire facilities of any of our locations – it’s mere steps away, on-site! You can grab a cup of tea (or a beer!) and head down to the Lodge basement on your arrival afternoon / evening, at your leisure, and get fitted up with skis, board and boots from our comprehensive range of gear.
We have a selection of kit for all abilities and varying ski styles, and a lot of different makes of boot to help find the best fit. We can also hire helmets, alongside skis and boots.
Ski hire doesn’t need to be booked in advance, and is available from €50 – €72 for 3 days, €62 – €94 for 4 days (per person price for skis, boots and poles).
If any of your party need them, we can help arrange ski lessons during your stay. We’ve been working for many years with ESF in Le Grand Bornand, who give us exclusive use of English-speaking instructors for Ski Weeekender-only group lessons, which tie in with the short break format.
Small group lessons are possible throughout the season, on a 3-day – Tuesday to Thursday, or a 4-day – Friday to Monday format. We can also help arrange private lessons and 1-to-1 tuition.
Ski Clothing Hire
At the Aravis Lodge, hire of ski jackets, trousers, goggles and gloves can be pre-arranged.
Crèche & Childcare
Le Grand Bornand has a good municipal crèche, which has places available for children from 3 months to 4 years. We can help arrange bookings with them.
Sauna and Massage
The Aravis Lodge has a sauna and massage room on the lower ground level, next to the on-site ski hire suite. The sauna is available to all guests in the afternoon and early evening.
Post-ski sports massages can be pre-booked, depending on availability. with a local masseuse.
Don’t just take our word for it…
We’re very proud of the great feedback our guests pass back to us and the word-of-mouth recommendations they pass on to their friends. Click on the TripAdvisor logo to see the many reviews from guests who’ve stayed at the Aravis Lodge.