Mar
06

Great Reviews Again for Chalet Le Dragon

Great Reviews Again for Chalet Le Dragon – w/c 26th Feb 2017

Thank you to our great guests over the last 7 days!! We loved having you to stay and are thrilled that you enjoyed your ski holiday. Thanks for teaching us a new drinking game also!!

We stayed at Chalet Le Dragon for a week at the end of Feb. It was fantastic to have such an amazing Chalet to come back to after a day on the piste. Matt, Emma and Emily were great hosts and have made the Chalet extremely comfortable and homely. We are like kings every night, consuming our body weight in cheese and wine… I like to believe the skiing burned off the calories (but I suspect that isn’t the case). Thanks to the Chalet Le Dragon team for an awesome stay, well done!

Fantastic week at Chalet Le Dragon. The chalet is lovely and very comfortable; plenty of room for everyone and very well furnished with games, books, Netflix, hot tub etc. Food great, especially the cakes and desserts, and lots of it! Would definitely recommend.

Feb
26

Great Reviews 2017 for Chalet Le Dragon

At Chalet Le Dragon, Portes du Soleil, we pride ourselves on the ski holidays that we provide for our clients. From “booking to cooking” we take care of every detail for our clients; including lift passes, ski hire, restaurant suggestions, ski route planning, tailored menus, airport transfers and of course the all inclusive beer and wine.

Our family run and very homely ski chalet, is conveniently located in the Portes du Soleil, and is a great base for your next ski holiday in the French Alps.

Don’t take our word for it…here are the reviews from our last few guests…

“Falling in love with skiing again” – stayed half-term 2017
We cannot thank Matt, Emma and Emily enough for a fantastic holiday. The chalet was perfect, homely and welcoming. From the moment we arrived we felt relaxed. The ski hire was the easiest we have ever had in many years of skiing. Matt’s daily drop off and pick up at the slopes was a godsend! Coming back to the chalet for tea and delicious cake was a real treat at the end of the day as we’re the delicious dinners that were prepared for us. We have fallen in love with skiing again and hope to return to Chalet le Dragon again.

“Absolutely Amazing” – stayed New Year 2016/17
Words can’t express how much we enjoyed our New Year break at the best catered chalet that we have stayed in Matt, Emma & Emily went out of their way to make us feel at home in what is a superb luxury property Excellent service, excellent food & excellent chalet Thanks for an amazing break.

“Great Holiday” – stayed December 2016
I’ve been going on ski chalet holidays since the mid 90s, and I can honestly say this was the best chalet I have stayed at. Accommodation : Spacious rooms , lots of storage space for all your gear, modern bathrooms with multijet power showers , abundant squashy sofas to snuggle up on at the end of the day; and a lovely jacuzzi to massage your aching limbs . Ran by owners Matt and Emma, you can see the extra thought that has been put into making this chalet a home from home – little touches like the multi socket British extension leads , hairdryers , large quantities of toiletries in every bedroom. Food and drink – I usually have to pay for my soft drinks / beer in chalets, while everyone else drinks the free wine ( I don’t drink wine as I suffer badly from wine flu ) – but not here – it’s all included . Great for the kids too, they loved the unlimited included soft drinks. Emma’s cakes and desserts were amazing , and Matt is a great cook. Emily looked after us well in the mornings , being very flexible with breakfast times etc., and was generally very pleasant , helpful and happy throughout our stay . Matt also arranged our private transfers , ski hire ( it came to us – no nightmares in the ski hire shop this year ) and private snowboarding lessons for our kids with Martin at Torr , who was also brilliant . The only downside is that any future chalet holiday is going to seem a bit poor in comparison . I’m booking in for next year as soon as hubby tells me when he has got annual leave . Brilliant place , we loved it , wish I had found it years ago.

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Jan
13

Fresh Snow in the Alps January Deal £499pp

SNOW SNOW SNOW

It has not stopped snowing all day today, and this is just the start of things to come this weekend!!

We have availability at Chalet Le Dragon on Sunday 22nd January for 7 nights and have reduced the price to just £499 per person per week catered. This is saving £160 per person per week – enought ot cover your flights and transfers!!

Fly to Geneva on EasyJet from Gatwick for under £120 return or Bristol for around £70 return. Transfers just £29 return.

Jan
12

Big Snow Forecast

All of the signs are that we are in for a BIG weekend of snow!!! So much negative publicity this week, and yet it can change within a day or so and the publicity becomes yesterday’s news!!

According to Jet2Ski’s weather update today –

A significant snow-bearing weather system (yeah, ok, a snowstorm) will push into The Alps from the North, starting later today (Thursday). The North and East (including Austria, most of Switzerland and the Northern French Alps) will see the snow fall heaviest and for longest, with light falls today and moderate further falls into the weekend.

In all areas, we currently expect the main event to be Friday. Accumulations of 20cm+ will be widespread across much of the Alpine area, with as much as 50cm over 3 or 4 days locally.

Once the snow passes (at the weekend), temperatures will drop significantly and the next week is going to be very cold in The Alps – so the fresh snow is going to stay in great form if you’re lucky enough to be out there!

I use a very good weather site that pulls many forecasts together and there is a huge spike for tomorrow and Saturday, measuring at least 4 times the size of the spike earlier this week! It then shows another fall in temperatures! see below:

It’s not too late to book with us to enjoy the fresh powder and quiet slopes. We are offering all weeks in January at just £499pp fully catered, including beer/wine, plus transfers are at a significantly reduced price of £29.00 return per person. Email us now to discuss contact@skibikeorhike.com

 

Jan
11

Is there really no snow in the alps part 2

So another series of articles hit the newsstand yesterday about the poor snow in the alps including Bloomberg and the Washington Post!! … and yet again I would challenge the articles as we have been out skiing around Chatel and Avoriaz without issue. Agreed, the full area isn’t quite open but more opened today including some of Super Chatel, Lac de Vonne links and Cret Beni in La Chapelle.

Trust us, we live here all year round and can say honestly that the pistes are lovely, the weather gloriously sunny and the forecast snowy conditions are very exciting for the coming days.

Here are some more skiing photos from today…

Jan
09

Is there really no snow in the alps?

The headlines could not be more sensational today in the Daily Mail, Telegraph and Times, putting the fear of a ruined holiday into the minds of those booked for January, or even those considering booking this year’s trip.

Well, what a load of tosh!

Firstly, I starting skiing this season on the 17th December and I have just skied 18 miles today over a 4 hour period. Most skiers do this in a day so it shows how much terrain can be covered. To be precise Chatel Pre-La-Joux, Les Crosets, over the ‘wall’, down to and around Avoriaz, Lindarets and back down to the car park!

Secondly, these headlines take no account of the snow that fell over the weekend or the metre of new snow that is coming tomorrow, Wednesday, Thurdsay, Friday, Saturday and Sunday plus through into next week!

Below are my photos from today. You can see the quality of the snow on piste and my video, although shakey, shows the quality real time! drop us a line for January skiing – just £499pp per week in January. contact@skibikeorhike.com

Webcam

Jan
06

January Ski Deal £499pp

7 Nights Now £499pp in January

Great News! More snow has started to fall in Chatel and the pistes are in great condition. The links to Super Chatel,  Avoriaz and Switzerland are NOW OPEN everyday for the ski season and cold temperatures will ensure good quality skiing.

We are now offering 7 nights for £499pp* on all catered stays commencing 15th or 22nd January.

We would love to welcome you to our ski chalet this winter, please visit our website or you can email us directly.

See you soon,
Emma & Matt

*transfers £29pp

Snapshot below from our webcam 06/01/17

Dec
29

Great Review

A great review just received about this winter’s service.

Clients stayed with us 17th – 24th December 2016

” I’ve been going on ski chalet holidays since the mid 90s, and I can honestly say this was the best chalet I have stayed at. Accommodation : Spacious rooms , lots of storage space for all your gear, modern bathrooms with multijet power showers , abundant squashy sofas to snuggle up on at the end of the day; and a lovely jacuzzi to massage your aching limbs .

Ran by owners Matt and Emma, you can see the extra thought that has been put into making this chalet a home from home – little touches like the multi socket British extension leads , hairdryers , large quantities of toiletries in every bedroom.

Food and drink – I usually have to pay for my soft drinks / beer in chalets, while everyone else drinks the free wine ( I don’t drink wine as I suffer badly from wine flu ) – but not here – it’s all included . Great for the kids too, they loved the unlimited included soft drinks. Emma’s cakes and desserts were amazing , and Matt is a great cook.

Emily looked after us well in the mornings , being very flexible with breakfast times etc., and was generally very pleasant , helpful and happy throughout our stay . Matt also arranged our private transfers , ski hire ( it came to us – no nightmares in the ski hire shop this year ) and private snowboarding lessons for our kids with Martin at Torr , who was also brilliant .

The only downside is that any future chalet holiday is going to seem a bit poor in comparison .
I’m booking in for next year as soon as hubby tells me when he has got annual leave .

Brilliant place , we loved it , wish I had found it years ago”

If you would like to experience a stay at Chalet Le Dragon please drop us a line at contact@skibikeorhike.com for a personalised quotation.

Dec
27

January Savings

Season 2017 – SAVE 15% in January

Great News! Chatel and the link to Avoriaz is NOW OPEN everyday for the ski season.

Post-Christmas sale!! We are now offering 15% off your ski holiday for all stays commencing 8th, 15th or 22nd January.

We would love to welcome you to our ski chalet this winter, please visit our website or you can email us directly.

See you soon,
Emma & Matt

Dec
17

Chatel is Now Open

Great News! Chatel is NOW OPEN everyday for the ski season including the link to Avoriaz.

At Chalet Le Dragon book now and save on a New Year chalet booking for 8 to 10 people –  £8,999 reduced to £6,000 – saving you £2,999!

Or, if you are thinking of a ski holiday in January 2017, we are now offering 15% off your ski holiday for all stays commencing 8th, 15th and 22nd January.

We would love to welcome you to our ski chalet this winter, please visit our website or you can email us directly.

See you soon,
Emma & Matt