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Skiing mightn't be on your mind at the moment but perhaps it should be. Prices & dates released with short break specialist.

Ski Weekender has announced that booking for all dates and all accommodations is now open.

Scroll down to see prices already released and the remaining available dates for Ski Weekender's flagship residence, the Aravis Lodge.

The lodge accommodates for skiing in La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand.

But first let's look at Ski Weekender's holidays to the other small, friendly, traditional French resorts.

St Gervais
  • 445km amazing skiing & snowboarding
  • Just 1 hour airport transfer from Geneva
  • Ski area covering 1000-2500m altitude
  • Grand, regency spa town
  • Quick and easy transfer
Ski Weekender has accommodation in the hotel Coeur des Neiges - a charming boutique style hotel.

It's a 12-bedroom hotel and a real cosy mountain hideaway.

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Hotel Coeur des Neiges was recently upgraded that's added a touch of luxury.

It's in an excellent location with great mountain views, has a full bar with an open fire in the lounge and afternoon tea available.

Stays at Hotel Coeur des Neiges are possible all through the winter season, from the end of December to mid-April.

Prices are per adult, assuming 2 people sharing a twin / double room.
  • Hotel Coeur des Neiges 3-Day Midweek Prices from £369
  • Hotel Coeur des Neiges 4-Day Weekend Prices from £559
  • Hotel Coeur des Neiges 7-Day Weeklong Prices from £899
Stays are on a Bed and Breakfast basis.

All stays at Hotel Coeur des Neiges include a full Evasion Mont Blanc lift pass, covering 445km of skiing.

Airport transfers are included on fixed Monday / Thursday change-over days.
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For a series of reports on Skiweekender and its resorts see this rollin g blog as we spent a few days with them:

Le Grand Bornand near Annecy.
 La Clusaz on Day 2.  On Day 3 it was round to St Gervais:
And and the final day, Cote 2000:
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Les Contamines-Montjoie

It's a quiet, traditional mountain village nestled right at the base of Mont Blanc.

Due to its close proximity to Mont Blanc Les Contamines has a reliable snow record.

Somewhat of an Alpine secret, those in the know love the snow conditions, quiet slopes and off-piste runs.

Mountain guides from Chamonix often come to ski here for a more authentic alternative...
  • 120km of fabulous skiing & snowboarding
  • Just 1hr 10mins transfer from Geneva
  • Ski area covering 1100-2500m altitude
  • Quiet, unspoiled Alpine village
  • Quiet slopes, fast lifts, few queues
Stay at the 4* hotel La Chemenaz with Ski Weekender. 

Located just 50m from the ski lifts it's easy access to the vast skiable area of Contamines-Hauteluce.

Stays at Hotel La Chemenaz 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.
  • Hotel La Cheminaz 3-Day Midweek Prices from £529
  • Hotel La Cheminaz 4-Day Weekend Prices from £679
  • Hotel La Cheminaz 7-Day Weeklong Prices from £1179
Stays include half-board accommodation - continental breakfast and 3-course evening meal.

All stays at Hotel La Chemenaz include a full Contamines-Hauteluce region lift pass, covering 120km of skiing.

Airport transfers are included for fixed changeover days.

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Samoëns is a picturesque resort in the heart of the Grand Massif.

It still remains relatively unknown.

The ski resort is linked with Flaine, Morillon, Les Carroz and Sixt Fer-a-Cheval, which cater for all abilities of skier.

The village itself dates from the 13th century and is the historic centre for the Haute Savoie's stone mason trade and remains largely unspoilt.
  • 265km amazing skiing & snowboarding
  • Just 1hr 10mins airport transfer from Geneva
  • Skiing between 700-2500m altitude
  • Historic, stunning Alpine village
  • Quiet slopes, fast lifts, few queues
  • Ski-in, Ski-out
Stay at no-frills 2* Hotel La Boule de Neige, a traditional, family-run hotel right next to the Vercland cable car.

Includes half-board - so continental breakfast and three-course dinner each night -  full Grand Massif region lift pass and fixed transfers to resort.
  • Hotel La Boule de Neige 3-Day Midweek Prices from £379
  • Hotel La Boule de Neige 4-Day Weekend Prices from £549
  • Hotel La Boule de Neige 7-Day Weeklong Prices from £919
OR stay at the 4* Neige et Roc

... if you prefer more comfort and the service of a 4-star hotel.

It offers traditional Savoyard cuisine, comfortable rooms with spectacular views, and a good spa & leisure area.
  • Hotel Neige et Roc 3-Day Midweek Prices from £549
  • Hotel Neige et Roc 4-Day Weekend Prices from £829
  • Hotel Neige et Roc 7-Day Weeklong Prices from £1349
Stays include half-board ensuite accommodation - with continental breakfast and 3-course evening meal.

All stays at Hotel Neige et Roc include a full Grand Massif region lift pass, plus fixed transfers.

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Perfect for a group short holiday, says Ski Weekender.

At the heart of the Beaufortain area of the Savoie, Arêches-Beaufort is a charming traditional ski village.

It has a range of ski runs meandering through the forests that pass beside beautiful wooden chalets, overlooked by Mont Blanc.

The piste map only tells half the story;

A magnet for 'local powder heads in the know', Arêches-Beaufort prides itself on its accessible back country off-piste terrain.

It's the ultimate secret spot.
  • 50km of beautiful skiing & snowboarding
  • Ski area between 1050-2350m altitude
  • Stunning natural scenery
  • Very accessible off-piste
  • Introduction to ski touring available
  • Ideal for groups of 6 or more guests
Hotel Christiania is situated in the village centre.

The chalet-style hotel offers a great welcome and friendly service.

A regular base for groups and activities, the hosts know what is important.
  • Hotel Le Christiania 3-Day Midweek Prices from £379
  • Hotel Le Christiania 4-Day Weekend Prices from £529
  • Hotel Le Christiania 7-Day Weeklong Prices from £879
Stays are on a catered chalet-board basis - breakfast, afternoon tea and 3-course evening meal with wine and coffee, plus free welcome drink on arrival.

All stays at Hotel Le Christiania include a full Arêches-Beaufort lift pass, covering 50km of skiing.

Fixed airport transfers are included.

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Ski Weekender has an early booking discount for the month of August.

If you book and pay your deposit by Friday 30th August 2019 you will receive an discount of £20pp.

If you have booked and stayed with Ski Weekender in the past you also qualify for the Returning Guest Discount.

These two discounts can run together!
Ski Weekender last week released its available dates and prices for the Aravis Lodge.

That's for skiing in La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand.

Dates are already getting pretty booked up, especially the midweek break over February half-term and the festive breaks over Christmas and New Year.

Ski Weekender is also offering FREE small group ski lessons for guests staying at the Aravis Lodge during the Easter holidays.

A look at prices for the ski company's offers for skiing next winter at Aravis Lodge:

Ski Weekends:
  • 4 days skiing
  • Prices from £549 pp
Ski Midweeks
  • 3 day ski breaks
  • Quiet slopes, cheaper travel
  • Monday - Thursday format
  • Prices from £349 pp
Ski Weeklongs
  • 7 day skiing holidays
  • Mon-Mon / Thur-Thur format
  • Prices from £869 pp
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