Chalet Aravis, self catered ski chalet in St Jean de Sixt

Chalet in Le Grand Bornand with Log fire, Childcare available, Airport Transfers available, Satellite / Cable TV, DVD, Parking Available

Chalet 2523

Self catering, Sleeps 11 - 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Facilities: Log fire, Childcare available, Airport Transfers available, Satellite / Cable TV, DVD, Parking Available, Cot Available, Dishwasher, Balcony / Terrace, Skidoo - ATV rides

Suitable for: Family / Child friendly, Short breaks

Location type: Mountains, Village, Ski resort

Chalet Aravis is a recently refurbished traditional Savoyard self-catered chalet located in St Jean de Sixt, nestled between Grand Bornand and La Clusaz. The comfortable and well equipped 5 bedroom chalet sleeps up to 11 people. Offering a high quality of self-contained accommodation the holiday rental chalet is perfect for groups or families that are looking for a convenient and well equipped mountain chalet to act as a real "home from home" giving you the chance to relax in comfort.

The traditional chalet is located in the centre of St Jean de Sixt and offers stunning views of the beautiful surrounding Aravis mountains in both Winter and Summer. Its convenient location means that you are just a minute's walk away from shops and services in the village centre as well as just 5 minutes from the nearby ski and summer resort villages of La Clusaz and Grand Bornand.

The chalet features a large living area on the ground floor consisting of a very well equipped modern kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, cosy lounge with leather sofa, open fire place and TV/DVD, plus a separate dining room as well as a bathroom (with bath) and WC. On the first floor are 5 sunny bedrooms, plus a further 2 shower rooms and separate WC.

NEW FOR SUMMER - flexible rental, short breaks and weekends all available at reduced prices. You choose your start and end date to suit - we provide flexible self catered accommodation with prices for up to 4 days and up to 7 days rental. Perfect for a self catered weekend chalet rental in either summer or winter.

On your arrival you will find our Welcome Pack waiting for you which is designed to make sure you can relax after your journey and survive the first night without needing to visit the shops.

Chalet Features:
- 5 sunny bedrooms. 2 doubles, 2 twin/doubles, all with wash basins and 1 bunk room
- Capacity 10 or 11 with children (possibility of adding extra bed to bunk room)
- Available for week long rental or weekends and short break stays
- Fully equipped kitchen with large cooker and fridge freezer perfect for group cooking
- Separate dining room seating 10 with large farmhouse style table and chairs
- Cosy lounge with large open fire (wood provided) and patio door access to terrace
- 3 bathrooms (2 with WC and shower, one with WC shower and bath) and separate WC
- Equipped with all home comforts including TV/DVD player, selection of DVD's, games and books
- Spacious covered sun terrace running length of the chalet
- Plenty of space for skis and winter equipment - ski locker room plus cloakroom
- Assistance and advice available on site for bookings, recommendations and all local info
- Suitable for groups and families
- Airport Transfers, lift passes and lessons all available to pre-book
- Welcome Pack
- Off street parking
- The whole chalet is non-smoking throughout, with a large covered terrace for any smokers in your group

Please Note:
Short Breaks, Weekends and Week Long Flexibility - the chalet is available from 2pm onwards on your arrival day and must be vacated by 10am on your departure day. Special Prices for short breaks of up to 4 days.

Whilst Chalet Aravis is self-contained there is a shared hall and stairway with the owners/guardians who live above the property. If you would like further details about this please don't hesitate to contact us.

General information

Property type Chalet
Catered Self catering
Holiday theme Walking holiday, Sight-seeing, Cycling holiday, Summer holidays, Ski Holidays

Accommodation information

Bedrooms

5 bedrooms, sleeps maximum of 11 people

Bathrooms

3 bathrooms

Dining room

Seats 10

Living room

Seats 10

On-site facilities

Entertainment Satellite / Cable TV, DVD, Television, Radio
Heating Log fire
Household Dishwasher, Cot Available, Hob, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Toaster, Kettle, Coffee Machine, Oven
Parking Parking Available
Other facilities Childcare available, Airport Transfers available, Balcony / Terrace, Garden, Panoramic views, Skidoo - ATV rides

Car is not necessary

About Le Grand Bornand

The Aravis range of mountains in the Haute Savoie area of France runs North-South stretching from Cluses in the South to just north of Ugine in the North. The highest peak on the chain is Pointe Percee at 2752metres.

The main town and resort of La Clusaz is supported by nearby Grand Bornand and St Jean de Sixt to make up the 220km Aravis Ski Region. The area has long been a popular destination for the French and Swiss who rate the skiing highly and regularly visit at weekends.

A decision to develop only traditional chalet style accommodation has preserved the look and feel of the area, so it has escaped the ugly resort developments of the 60s & 70s. Each village is based around the church, main square and the traditional "centre ville" and still retains a very appealing French atmosphere.

Our chalet is located in Saint Jean de Sixt, a small village conveniently located just 2km from either of the main resort centres of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand. The resort ski bus (free with area lift pass) links all the areas.

Both villages have a number of interlinked ski areas offering the full range of slopes, views and skiing environments. Each area is linked to the others by both runs and lifts, which makes for some fun mountain traversing and provides a large choice of runs. You can easily pick a mixture of pistes to suit your requirements and visit both high plateaus and tree-lined slopes in the same day.

Skiing in the Aravis Mountains in the French Alps The highest skiable peak of Grand Bornand is Mont Lachat de Chatillion at 2100m and the highest point of La Clusaz is Col de Balme at 2616m.The pistes vary in height from 1100m to 2600m, meaning you can enjoy a range of skiing from high plateau to tree lined runs and everything in between. In January and March the pistes are quiet and queues for lifts are unheard of. The majority of the lifts are mainly chairlifts, good news for all boarders, unless you venture over to the Manigod and Merdassier sectors where there are more button lifts.

In addition to the 220km of downhill skiing there is more than 120km of cross-country ski trails in the area, based in the Vallee du Bouchet in Grand Bornand and on the plateau of Lac de Confins above La Clusaz, both with a dedicated ESF school. There is also plenty for non-skiers to do.

Lessons and Ski passes are available through us for an additional charge if you let us know at the time of booking. Alternatively you can organise your own lessons and lift passes through the Tourist Office on your arrival.

Beginners

Both resorts are great for beginners with some perfect nursery slopes and some easily accessible green runs. Combine this with the great instructors we use and it's the ideal place to learn to ski.

La Clusaz has some flat and wide nursery slopes around the village, as well as at the top of the Beauregard cable car with wide gentle greens and easy drag lifts on the plateau. We also like the green at the bottom of La Balme for beginners as it's a nice smooth piste with a gentle drag lift (which the friendly lifties will slow down for first-timers!). Manigod is another area that has some good gentle blue runs, with simple to use lifts.

Grand Bornand has an extensive nursery slope area at the top of the Rosay cable car, including ski-gardens and play areas for the kids. This is where many of the lessons start from and there is a good choice of long, gentle green runs which allows you to cover some distance around the mountain but without any steep or scary bits. Access to the mountain restaurants is good from the green runs, so mixed ability groups can all still meet up for coffee, lunch etc. As well as an extensive nursery slope area - Grand Bornand has some brilliant confidence building blue runs which are always a favourite, and where you can put it all into practice! And of course - with few people, wide pistes and plenty of space you can relax without worrying about anyone else! Also - our ski team will be on hand to make sure you know where to go, what to take and what to expect. We were all beginners once!

Intermediate Skiers:

Ski or snowboard in La Clusaz or Grand Bornand Intermediate skiers will be in their element with some excellent mountain cruising. There is a good range of blues and reds which make the most of the linked ski regions and cover some distance through varied terrains.

The tree-lined blue runs down to the village from Beauregard and the wide runs of the Aguille are always favourites in La Clusaz. Manigod and Merdassier provide another quieter area with many blue runs through the trees and, although shorter in length, there is a great choice on consistently good snow conditions.

All areas are linked by both runs and lifts to guarantee that you can ski the best of every area within the week. Grand Bornand provides some great chances to cruise on blues - with the "hidden valley" of Col des Annes giving a run of around 2.5km, ideal for a spot of "shoosting". The reds are brilliant for building confidence on steeper slopes with varying steepness, but wide well groomed pistes and no scary cliff drops off the side! The Grand Bornand area is very well served by fast new lifts including the 6-person chair to Maroly - and makes for easy navigating.

After fresh snow, La Balme offers some serious powder with a huge expanse of off-piste as well as red and blue runs and Grand Bornand also adds to the fun with plenty of good powder runs. All of these are accessible to the intermediate skier!

Advanced

Powder day in La ClusazAlthough the area does not have many official black runs, you can still find plenty of good fast pistes to thrill you. Etale mountain has a steep red, as well as a few challenging black runs, one of which becomes mogully and very tough - definitely a thigh burner! La Balme is the best area for advanced skiers, with the biggest and steepest runs for both on- and off-piste descents. It has some good speed skiing reds and the descent from top to bottom will severely test anyone's downhill ability! The large sheltered bowl is the highest point in La Clusaz as it rises up to 2600m, with amazing views across to Mont Blanc. It gets the best snow in the resort and because of its height and aspect it keeps it very well. La Blame is definitely the place to go on a fresh powder day - a few times each season you can experience waist deep powder.

Grand Bornand has some long steep red runs, as well as a couple of very challenging black runs. The top of Lachat (reached by a fast 6 person chair lift) provides access to Piste 2000 run which is a fabulous long red, looping all the way down to the village if required. Or take the more direct route off the side with a black run reserved for only the most competent (or crazy!) skiers. The Snow Parks in both La Clusaz and Grand Bornand are open to skiers and boarders alike. It's not just boarders who enjoy the parks and natural terrain kickers - La Clusaz is home to many professional skiers and riders such as Candide Thovex who will often be performing their tricks on skis with rails and jumps.

For those prepared to work a little harder the ski touring possibilities are amazing in the resort with many hidden areas, such as Bellachat just off La Balme, offering fresh snow routes where you can carve your own tracks! Please ask us for details if you are interested - we can advise you where to hire touring skis and a guide.

Activities near Le Grand Bornand

Local sports activities

Within 15 minutes: Mountain biking, Swimming, Horse riding, Climbing, Sports centre, Fishing, Cycling, Skiing, Walking

Local leisure activities

Within 15 minutes: Food shop, Restaurant, Shopping

Great for Walking holiday, Sight-seeing, Cycling holiday, Summer holidays, Ski Holidays

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