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PROMOTION !! Spectacular views from this cosy apartment

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

A cosy studio apartment with gorgeous Mountain Views.

This cosy studio has everything you need for a ski holiday in a super Mountain location. The living area houses a full size comfortable double sofa bed. The well equipped kitchen has a fridge, oven, hob, microwave and plenty of cupboard space. The dining table seats 4 and the views from this room and the balcony are 'Spectacular'. We also have a table and chairs on the balcony where you can enjoy a meal or a drink on warm days.There are full size bunk beds out with the living area, also a bathroom and separate toilet.

Les Dryades is in one of the more enviable locations within this ski area and on the edge of the main run which is accessible from the door of the apartment. Ski in ski out! Suitable for all levels of skier. Whatever your preference, whatever your level of competence the Etale resort offers opportunities to enjoy a variety of winter sports and activities including downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snow boarding ,trekking on snow shoes, and sledging. Manigod is an authentic mountain village that retains it's centuries old identity, charm and hospitality.

From Manigod one can ski into La Clusaz without taking a lift! The variety of skiing is amazing - 5 mountains, 220km of skiing, 53 ski lifts, 84 runs, of which 7 are black, 24 red, 30 blue and 23 green,190 snow cannons. The highest point at La Balme is 2,600m. 70klms of cross-country trails and a snow fun-park.

The commercial centre is home to sports shops, restaurants, a bar, boulongerie (with an ATM), launderette, supermarket and tea room. Also close by is the Office de Tourisme and Ski School.

The shuttle bus runs to La Clusaz where there is a good selection of bars, restaurants and shops. The weekly market is on Monday morning where local specialities can be found.

If you fancy a break from skiing have a go at ice skating in the 1000 m2 open air ice rink which is located in the village centre or enjoy a unique experience at the Aqua Centre - with swimming pool, sauna, gym and sunbeds. The centre boasts an indoor section with pool, paddling pool, fountain and jacuzzi. Outside and overlooking the mountain range, with super views are fun water shoots and an outdoor pool, heated to 29 deg.C, this pool is linked to the indoor pool!

The neighbouring ski resort of Le Grand Bornand is only 10 minutes on the local ski bus where you can ski another 39 lifts.

In 2014 Manigod opened the pistes in the evening for night time skiing, such fun on Friday and Saturdays and holidays. Night lugeing is available in La Clusaz on Thursday evenings between 8pm - 10pm.

In Manigod there is a weekly activity programme starting with a 'welcome' vin chaude on Monday to inform you what is on offer.

The beauty of a holiday in Manigod is that there is something for everyone and the friendly locals will make it a special holiday to remember!


More Details

Fiona Thomson
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 January, 2017

About Fiona Thomson

We live in a very beautiful part of Scotland where we can enjoy sea views. We feel very fortunate to live here and also be able to enjoy the Mountain views while in France. We have skied all our lives both on water and snow.

Fiona Thomson purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Fiona Thomson chose Aravis ski area

We were holidaying in La Clusaz when we discovered Manigod on the other side of the mountain and found ourselves skiing there all the time. We returned one more time before deciding that we would like to buy an apartment in Manigod, it was sunnier than La Clusaz and less busy - perfect!

What makes this apartment unique

When we walked into this apartment in 2008 we knew that it was the one for us. The views are just spectacular and we spend hours on the balcony just looking.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Manigod in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 23 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There is a bath with a hand held shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • This is a studio so therefore the sofa bed is within the living space and separated by a door where the bunks are situated.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
If you have any other queries please do not hesitate to contact us.


4.5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

PROMOTION !! Spectacular views from this cosy apartment
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Cosy is the word but with everything you need for a great skiing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Have skied here a few times so knew L'Etale was a great little ski out ski in resort. Part of the larger La Clusaz area, very good for intermediates, enough to keep experts or freeriders happy, or in my current case, a family with kids at the front end of their skiing adventrues. The apartment is compact but has everything you need. On a sunny day the balcony is superb with its excellent views. The kitchen area is good for self catering or there are a some bars / restaurants a few hundred yards down the slopes. In the small centre there is also a boulangerie and supermarket etc. Apartment always warm due to the underfloor heating. Didn't need the snow socks on the car this time but essential to have in the boot for the last bit up to the apartment if arriving in snow. No problem parking. Only negative. The phone number we were given didn't get an answer despite numerous attempts on the last bit of the drive. After a bit of head scratching we were fortunate to talk to a passing local who knew the lady who manages on the owners behalf. We were given a new number by the local manager to arrange departure.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A cosy ski in - ski out base for this superb area.

  • 5 of 5

This is a cosy and compact apartment with breathtaking views over the slopes and mountains beyond.

It is two strides from the front door to being able to put skis on and access the pistes.

The apartment was easy to find, although we did need to put on snow chains for the last 500 metres.

Parking during a busy half term week was not a problem.

The owners have been very helpful and fast in responding to any queries.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Globalement, c'est bien (propreté, cuisine, salle de bain) mais le lit double, à changer vraiment

  • 4 of 5

Le studio est bien conçu pour une petite famille. Seul bémol: le sofa qui est un canapé clic-clac de 130 cm de large et donc trop petit. De plus, le matelas est trop dur. A changer, car maintenant, il existe des canapés-lits avec des matelas de 160 cm de large qui sont maintenant les standards que l'on attend. Sinon, à part le sommeil qui n'était pas très bon, nous avons beaucoup aimé.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nice cosy apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is nice, little and very cosy. The kitchen is very well equiped and the beds are good. The Balcony is a nice place to stay because it is on the sunny side of the building. The location is very close to the pistes so you can start and end your skitour near the house. Manigod Station is a typical french new skistation.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Happy Chalet
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Nearest Train
34 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
32 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Happy Chalet
Nearest Beach
34 Kilometres
Car: recommended

This is one of the most beautiful areas in the Alps. It is fantastic for walking in the summer months but super skiing in the Winter. The scenery is superb.

Annecy is only 34 kilometres from Manigod and not only has the deepest lake in Europe but is a really special place.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Manigod, Aravis ski area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
ski season
4 Feb 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Linen, towels and tea towels are not included in the rate. These can be hired locally. The apartment should be cleaned and left as found on departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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