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A Quick Drive Up To Refuge de Bise 1502m
Today we took a quick drive up to our favourite and very dramatic area just behind the Cornettes de Bise. The area of Refuge de Bise is simply breathtaking (agreed also by Finlay our 9yr old)!
An amazing drive up, or hike along the GR5, the Refuge de Bise area has plenty to see including a herd of goats, Abondance cows, donkeys, pigs and even a rabbit!
There are two restaurants to choose from, both serving a variety of refreshments and local menus.
Check out the gallery below from today’s trip…
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B&B accommodation in the Portes du Soleil from just £39 each per night
Escape into the mountains and immerse yourself in unforgettable landscapes, local culture and authentic alpine food for your next family holiday. A holiday in the Portes du Soleil is the best way to discover this fantastic area set between 2 countries; France & Switzerland – it’s not just mountain biking!
Chalet Le Dragon is perfectly situated in the Portes du Soleil, for access to the many activities in the mountains, by Lake Geneva and the Swiss area of Valais.
Whether you are looking for weekend accommodation, or a base for the week, we can offer you a high quality alpine chalet for your trip. Choose from B&B or optional evening meals.
Chalet Le Dragon is an owner run, hassle free alpine chalet;
- Over 160 reviews on Trip Advisor, 2013 to 2016 TRIPADVISOR “CERTIFICATE of EXCELLENCE”
- GR5 national footpath just minutes away
- New family river walk along the valley “Explore the Dranse”
- Minibus to easily assist your daily drop-offs and collections in the valley
- New swimming pool & spa in Chatel
- 10 minute walk to a traditional French village – shops, 10 restaurants and bars
- Large homely chalet, 5 large luxurious bedrooms, large lounge, open fire
- Stunning mountain views throughout the chalet of Mont de Grange Nature Reserve
- Sunny south-facing aspect
We hope to see you at our chalet soon.
Emma & Matt
It’s been a great 4 months of skiing here at Chalet Le Dragon. We have met lots of great new clients and welcomed back many repeat clients this season. A huge thank you to all who stayed with us this ski season.
We will now be putting our feet up for a week or so, before opening our doors again for the summer season at the end of May on a B&B basis. If you fancy a summer trip just drop us an email.
Here are some of our latest reviews from our clients staying in April…
A fab weeks holiday at Chalet Le Dragon!
This was our first ski trip as a family and everything was made incredibly easy with the help of Matt and Emma who were brilliant hosts. They organised our transfers, our ski hire and equipment and also private lessons with Blue Chilli. Also excellent instructors. The Chalet was homely and clean, and the rooms and views were lovely. The afternoon drink in the hot tub was much needed after a tough day on the slopes. Matt was there to take us to the slopes first thing and a welcome sight to pick us up when we’d done for the day. There was a large breakfast in the morning, gorgeous tea and cakes on our return and always a fab 4 course meal in the evening! Chalet girl Emily was lovely to have around and she did some mean cocktails. A couple of nights out at local restaurants were a nice change. La Fer food being excellent… They do a fab Raclette!! There was a real homely feel to the weeks stay and i think it’s going to be really tough for us to do any other setup for this kind of holiday! I’d thoroughly recommend it! All in all, this was the perfect start to our family ski trips! Just fab!!
Spring ski trip
Had a fabulous week at le dragon. Little apprehensive at the lack of snow on ground however Matt advised exactly where we needed to go / park for excellent skiing and provided transport whenever needed.
The chalet was really spacious and beautifully clean. Food was fab. Hot tub a bonus!
Matt and Emma were brilliant hosts and made the week so easy and enjoyable….. we could have stayed for another one!!!!
Want to come every year!
Had the best trips to chalet le dragon! I love coming to the chalet for the views, the food, the skiing and Emma and Matt make the stay wonderful! I wish I could stay year round and will definitely be back!
Home from home in the snow
A big thank you to Matt, Emma and Emily for looking after the 10 of us again. If you want a warm welcome, relaxed atmosphere and cracking good and hospitality then look no further than Chalet Le Dragon. Matt was again very accommodating with the various pick up and drop off locations for our group with mixed abilities and needs. If you are looking for a great holiday then get booking!
Great Reviews Again for Chalet Le Dragon – w/c 12th March 2017
Thank you to our great guests over the last few weeks!! We loved having you to stay and are thrilled that you enjoyed your ski holiday.
This was by far the loveliest chalet we have stayed in for a skiing week. It is well furnished, the beds especially are very comfy and the food is of great quality. The hosts are helpful and friendly without being intrusive. The location is convenient and views are fantastic.
Matt and Emma run a super chalet, comfortable large living room, netflix for the kids, decent wifi,great views out, and fab evening meals. And limitless wine and beer ! They take care of the transport, ski hire, and good boot room. The beds were the most comfortable we have ever had, and huge.
What a place and what hospitality, Matt, Emma and Emily make you feel right at home from the moment you get there. A lovely bottle of bubbles waiting for us on arrival and a quick tour of the place to get your bearings. Rooms are lovely, food is lovely especially the home cooked cakes. Hot and cold running water, what more can you ask for. Matt looked after all our needs with relation to the ski’ing, explaining the best places to go and dropping us off and picking us up each day. Hot tub was awesome and patched up the weary legs after a hard day on the slopes. I can highly recommend you stay at the Dragon. I felt like part of the family when I left. Good times. I can feel a return visit coming on.
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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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.
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.
See you soon,
Emma & Matt
Snapshot below from our webcam 06/01/17
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”
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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.
See you soon,
Emma & Matt
SAVE 15% on every catered booking for 2 or more people on either Sunday 8th January or Sunday 22nd January.
No compromises, same great attentive service, just a reduced price!!
See you soon,
Emma & Matt