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Great Start to the Season

First Snow Falling Now!

Great Snow Forecast for the coming week in the Portes du Soleil. We are all set and ready to go for the new ski season!


To book your ski trip this January please drop us a line now. Fingers crossed and we will be skiing in November this year!!! Lifts due to open at the end of November!! Watch this space!!


Chalet Le Dragon – October Sno’Mail


NEW YEAR – special New Year Dinner – email us now for info

JANUARY DEAL – Book for 10 people,  2 stay free – email us now for info


Book Chalet Le Dragon for your ski trip this winter. It all starts again in around 8 weeks!!

A stay at Chalet Le Dragon this season will mean the following:

  • Airport Group Transfers included
  • ALL beer and wine throughout your stay included
  • Large “home from home” chalet, 5 large luxurious bedrooms, large lounge, open fire
  • Sunny, South facing, stunning mountain and valley views throughout the chalet
  • Pre-dinner G&T and nibbles on 5 nights
  • Hearty, freshly cooked evening meals on 5 nights, local cheese board and lovely wines
  • Emma’s freshly made cakes every afternoon with warming own recipe vin chaud, tea and coffee
  • Outdoor hot-tub with 36 jets, massage therapy and lights
  • 10 minute walk to a traditional French village – shops, 10 restaurants and après-ski bars including the famous “Fer Rouge” micro-brewery
  • Lots of skiing for all abilities – 650km pistes
  • Several smaller local ski areas of 60-120km of pistes
  • Brand new lifts and pistes linking Super Chatel and Linga ski areas
  • Choice of 8 ski lifts daily, with nearest lift 2 minutes away

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


SnowVole Best Accommodation Votes

SnowVole 2016

We have just received the news that Chalet Le Dragon has made it in to the final 5 of the Award for the “Best Independent Ski Chalet” category.

We would love to WIN this one!! If you could take 2 minutes to cast a final vote we would be so very grateful.

The link is: SnowVole FINAL – register to vote and then please vote for Chalet Le Dragon as “Best Independent Accommodation Owner”

Thank you in advance for the help. We hope to see you at our chalet again this coming winter. – visit our website

See you soon,
Emma & Matt


Winter 2016_17 Opening Dates and Ski Passes

Expected opening dates for winter 2016/2017:

  • If conditions allow:
    The weekend of 3/4 December 2016 Pierre-Longue / Rochassons area.
    Every day from 10th December 2016 ( Linga /Pré-la-Joux and link with Avoriaz).
    The whole area from 17th December 2016.
    Closure on the 23rd April 2017.

Lift pass prices for Chatel, La Chapelle and the Portes du Soleil have also been released for 16/17 season. See here.

The prices for 6 days skiing in the full Portes du Soleil, which 90% of our clients opt for, are just 255 euros for an adult and 191 euros for a child. That is just 0.39 cents per km of available skiing!! not bad!!!

At Chalet Le Dragon we can pre-purchase your Portes du Soleil lift passes in advance of your arrival. This saves time on your first day of skiing and is one less hassle whilst you are looking for your gloves, sunglasses and kids goggles!!

The team at Chalet Le Dragon look forward to seeing you this season.

Emma & Matt

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Ski Season 2015/16 Guest Comments So Far…

Chalet Le Dragon

Ski Season 2015/16 Guest Comments So Far….

We are 7 weeks into this ski season and we thought it might be time to share some of this years guest comments with you.

A big thank you to our guests so far! If you like what you read, please drop us a line at or visit our chalet websites /

Just wanted to say thank you to you both and Sam for looking after us all so well on our ski break with you last week. We had a fantastic time, despite the rain we still got plenty of great skiing/boarding in.
You have a beautiful chalet, and organising of lessons, ski hire etc was spot on.


Matt and Emma took great care of us the whole week. Taking us to and from the slopes, preparing wonderful home cooked meals and freshly baked cakes. the only problem is you get so spoilt that it makes leaving very difficult. Especially as there was 50cm of fresh snow the day we left.


How do I begin?…thank you so much for such a fantastic and exciting holiday that I sure will not forget. It’s been so wonderful coming back after a hard day of skiing to a gorgeous chalet that made me feel at home. Hope to come back as I have had such a great time here.


Beautiful chalet,our room was perfect! The food was divine and we need never have felt hungry. A pure indulgent week full of adventures, food, wine and great company! Without a doubt we would want our friends to experience your fabulous hospitality


A big thank you from all of us for an exceptional weeks holiday. The chalet is delightful. Very comfortable and clean and the level of service provided in all matters ski and activity was second to none. All of us enjoyed the food greatly, it makes a change from some of the over-the-top recipes we’ve experienced as a group elsewhere. The cakes were also rather good and combined with the cheese, there are a number of us that will be living in Benedictine conditions on our return! A particular thanks to Matt for ferrying us around all week. It made the whole holiday work seamlessly. We all agree that this is one chalet we could willingly return to in future years.



10 Reasons to Book a Ski Holiday at Chalet Le Dragon 2015/16

Here are our 10 reasons to book your next ski holiday with us at Chalet Le Dragon in the Portes du Soleil, France.

Chalet Le Dragon
Keen Prices

Unlike the majority of ski holidays, we have held our prices as low as possible over the last 6 seasons and constantly check our prices against the competition. We appreciate that a ski holiday isn’t the cheapest holiday you can take, so have tried to make the accommodation element as affordable as possible. We will quote you the complete price that reflects the service that we offer you. We will always quote you the price in £UK so you know where you stand and this year transfers are now included.

Transfers to / from Geneva INCLUDED

It can be quite a challenge and costly to find a way to get to your alpine accommodation. We take all of the effort and stress out of booking your transfers, as we do it all for you. Just let us know your travel times and we will arrange for either a private minibus or a shared transfer to meet you at Geneva – see Magic Transfers.

Magic Transfers
High Quality Ski Hire at the Chalet with SkiHire2U – prices held 2015/16

We understand how much hassle it can be to go out from the chalet and visit a ski shop after you have spent all day travelling to your chosen accommodation. At Chalet Le Dragon we work very closely with SkiHire2U, a local mobile ski hire company. They offer the flexibility to come to the chalet and fit your skis, boots, poles or snowboards. Their equipment is normally new or in its first season and is professionally serviced before being signed over to you for your holiday. If you want to change the kit or upgrade to more advanced skis etc, just let us know and we will arrange it seamlessly behind the scenes for you.

Ski Lessons Organised for You

There are many options for ski lessons and it can be a minefield working out the best options from a distance. We have worked with all of the ski schools in the past and we can discuss with you your requirements and then suggest the best options. If you want a ski school, private lessons, Independent Instructors or even off-piste and heli-skiing, we can help.

Lift Passes Arranged and Collected in advance

La Chapelle local, Evasion, Chatel or full 650km Portes du Soleil lift pass? We will discuss with you your skiing ability and then suggest the best lift pass for the individuals in your group. 90% of the time, clients take a full PDS lift pass because the options it offers for varied skiing is superb.

hands free lift pass
Highly Ranked on TripAdvisor – winner 2013, 2014 & 2015

This isn’t us saying it! It is our previous clients that have taken the time to write comments and then rate our service at Chalet Le Dragon. We pride ourselves to be in amongst the top ranked chalets in the entire French Alps. Our reviews are consistently Excellent and we learn from, and respond to every review personally. Check us out … TripAdvisor reviews.

Trip Advisor Certificate 2014
Slope Transfers Morning and Evening

As part of our service we will take you to your chosen ski lift each morning, and then collect you later in the afternoon at an agreed time. Close to Chalet Le Dragon there are 8 lifts within a 2 to 12 minute drive. We load the skis into the van for you, no walking through car parks and no carrying skis on buses – it is all done for you and we transport you as close to the lift as we can!! We discuss with you each morning to ensure that you depart from the best lift for your plans for the day.

Chalet Le Dragon Slope Transfers
Experienced Chalet Owners – Now Our 6th Ski Season

We live in the adjoining Petit Dragon all year round. During the ski season we ski the entire Portes du Soleil as often as we can. Outside the ski season we mountain bike and hike the area so we have a full understanding of the terrain.

We started our chalet business from scratch, having moved here in 2010 with our young family. We have built our business through enthusiasm and sheer hard word. It is important to us that you have the kind of ski holiday that we would like to be on ourselves!

Matt and Emma
Personal Service

Following on from our 5+ ski seasons of experience we pride ourselves on offering a service beyond your average chalet package holiday. We like to think that we are better than the standard offerings provided by the cheaper package ski holiday companies. We are on-hand all of the time to answer questions and take time to make sure that your holiday is going well – your holiday is important to us.

Cosy “home from home” Chalet with Roaring Log Fire

At Chalet Le Dragon there is nothing better than sitting down on the large, comfy sofas, kicking off your slippers and sipping one of our free house wines in front of the roaring open fireplace. Enjoy a free beer, or glass of wine, after a hard days skiing whilst tucking into the freshly made cakes, or take tea and coffee after dinner by the warming open fire. New for this season is also an Internet TV with Netflix and also a SONOS music player.

Cosy Fireplace

If you are considering a ski holiday in 2015/16 then contact us now for a quote. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Afternoon Tea at Chalet Le Dragon

Afternoon Tea at Chalet Le Dragon, Portes du Soleil

Lemon Drizzle Cake

The 11th Reason to Book a Ski Holiday at Chalet Le Dragon

As if the 10 great reasons below aren’t enough to stay at Chalet Le Dragon – we haven’t even mentioned the delicious, freshly baked, afternoon cakes awaiting your arrival each day from skiing!

Chalet Le Dragon Lemon and Poppy Seed Ring Sponge

Chalet Le Dragon Orange Ring Sponge with Glace Icing

Chalet Le Dragon Chocolate Fudge Cake and Heart Shaped Biscuits

Chalet Le Dragon Carrot Cake

1. Keen Prices – no price increases for the last 4 seasons
2. Transfers to / from Geneva organised for you
3. High Quality Ski Hire at the Chalet with SkiHire2U
4. Ski Lessons Organised for You
5. Lift Passes Arranged and Collected in advance
6. 2013 & 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
7. Slope Transfers Morning and Evening
8. Experienced Chalet Owners – Now Our 5th Ski Season
9. Personal & Attentive Service
10. Cosy Chalet with Log Fire and Spectacular Views

If you are considering a ski holiday in 2014/15 then contact us now for a quote. We look forward to hearing from you. Send us an email at