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Make a holiday rental chalet or apartment in Aravis, France your home away from home

Sixty miles from Chamonix in the French Alps is the secret ski area of the Aravis range. It is one of the premier free ski areas in Europe, perfect for the experienced skier who wants to find a new challenge. The ski area also boast some great pistes for the less experienced, with all the facilities you could possible hope for on an Aravis ski holiday.

Things to do on holiday in the Aravis ski area, France

The Aravis ski area has 117 pistes, consisting of downhill slopes and 56km of cross-country ski trails, split into four areas; La Clusaz, Le Chinaillon, St Jean-de-Sixt and Mont Saxonnex. Whilst the resorts offer great skiing for all abilities and instruction for beginners and young children, there is some of the best back country skiing and safaris available.

In the summer, the snow cover melts, leaving glorious Alpine meadows covered in flowers, which provides the ideal base for trekking and mountain biking. Taking an Aravis apartment in the summer also allows you to go fishing in the full melt water rivers, play golf or get an adrenalin fix on the go-karting track or in a hot air balloon. The world paragliding championships are held here too, just minutes from the front door of any of the Aravis apartments.

Places to holiday in the Aravis ski area, France

Le Chinaillon is the oldest village in the region, dating back as far as the 12th Century. The village is an authentic, picturesque Alpine village, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it is not lively. The après-ski is great fun, with some fine restaurants and bars. Taking an Aravis chalet lets you test your skills on over 200km of piste, no matter what your ability, so an Aravis chalet here is perfectly suited for mixed ability parties on an Aravis ski holiday. There is also a ski school and some exquisite climbing to be found.

St Jean-de-Sixt is the perfect resort for beginners and intermediate skiers taking an Aravis ski holiday. A chalet in Aravis has access to 107 pistes.

La Clusaz has over 400 hectares of downhill and off-piste skiing and usually plenty of snow. It is one of the leading resorts in the area, offering not only 132km of piste but also facilities for snowboarding, telemark and free riding. There are suitable runs for all levels of skier, and you can ski right down to the front door of your Aravis chalet, nestled deep at the head of the valley. In summer, the resort is a haven for walkers and mountain bikers.

Weather in Aravis, France

Summer sports are blessed with glorious temperatures reaching an average close to 24°C. The winter snows are regular in the Aravis ski area, so temperatures are cold.

Travel to Aravis, France

Geneva Airport (GVA) is the closest to the chalets and apartment in Aravis, taking just over an hour (50km) to reach. There are cheap transfers available, from mini-busses to cars. Cheap flights to Aravis are found from 12 airports across the UK.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Well equipped appartment, grear location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Great apartment for 5 adults on a winter walking holiday -lovely walks nearby even though there wasn't much snow when we were there! Chamonix and Les Praz are very attractive. Easy access to local free buses and train (station next door and buses over the road). It took us about 25 min to walk from les Praz to Chamonix (5 min on bus). The apartment was as shown in photos with alpine style furnishings. Plenty of space for 5 adults. We found the beds comfortable and good showers with plenty of hot water. The apartment has a main bathroom (toilet, sink, shower over bath) and another separate toilet. The 2 double bedrooms have a sink in the bedroom. One of these rooms also has a large shower enclosure in the bedroom. Electric heaters kept the house nice and warm and there was good WiFi and English TV if you want it. The kitchen was extremely well equipped with everything we needed. The owner communicated well and we were met on arrival with a local representative who quickly sorted out a problem for us. We would recommend the Mountain Drop Off shuttle bus service which we used to between Geneva airport and this appartment. We hope to return to les lanchers for a summer walking holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Great family holiday.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a great apartment for an extended family holiday with the accommodation spread over two floors. It's warm and inviting after a long day skiing. The piste is only minutes away for the enthusiastic skiers and includes gondola access to the village for the walkers. Two lovely restaurants also within walking distance - including (obviously) on-piste prices. Regards, Rob
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      WOW what a change

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Cannot believe the amazing changes that the owners have made too this chalet - it has been totally renovated since our last stay. Everything brand new and so tasteful. The managers are excellent and answered all our questions and had the chalet beautifully prepared for our stay. I would give 10 stars if I could - we had a great holiday, thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016