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Chalet Le Dragon – Easter Review 2017

We work hard to ensure that your ski trip with us at Chalet Le Dragon is always one to remember.

Every ski season we welcome 130+ guests to our chalet in the Portes du Soleil and try to achieve the same standards week in week out for our guests. When we get a review such as the one below we feel that it is job well done and are proud to share it far and wide!


We have just returned from a weeks stay at Chalet Le Dragon with friends and wish we were still there! What an amazing place. We have skied as a family in various countries over the years in different hotels, apartments etc and can honestly say this is the best we have stayed in. Matt and Emma make a ski holiday so much easier….from dropping us off to the slopes in the morning and picking us up, to transfers to and from the airport, and advice on the best slopes. Even the ski hire company came to the chalet to kit us out! The evening meals were great and the daily homemade cakes after a day on the slopes, followed by relaxing dips in the hot tub was pure bliss.

The Chalet itself is wonderful. Plenty of room for us all, very comfortable beds and homely surroundings and great views from the balconies. Emily, who helped prepare meals, cleaning etc was also a wonderful host and really looked after us and she made amazing pre dinner cocktails each evening!

The chalet location is perfect. We have been to the Portes du Soleil ski area 3 times now, and still love it, as it is so vast with enough slopes for all ski abilities. Even in April, there was enough snow and even better we could sunbathe on lunch stops! We were only a short walk into the village and Matt and Emma advised us and even booked us in to two fab restaurants.

All in all a fab holiday and we will be back!


Fresh Snow in the Alps January Deal £499pp


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.


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



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…


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 for a personalised quotation.


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


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


January Deals

FLASH: Save 15% on Selected Weeks in January

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!!

We look forward to welcoming you to Chalet Le Dragon this winter, please visit our website or you can email us directly to discuss your ski holiday. Offer ends this weekend!

See you soon,
Emma & Matt

Certificate of Excellence 2016


Ski Area Opening 2016

Early Snow Leads to an Early Start to the Ski Season 2016/17

Great News for all ski fans. Due to recent snowfall areas of the Portes du Soleil will be opening over the next couple of weekends. There is more snow forecast this weekend too. Great for Champery, Chatel and Morgins. Awaiting news from other stations.


CHATEL Tourist Office:

The Chatel ski area will partialy be open for the weekend of 26 & 27 November !!!! The following lifts will be operating : Pierre-Longue, Pré-la-Joux, Rochassons & Chaux des Rosées chairlifts, Keyset & Ruby skilifts. Single rates: €20.50 for 1 day €40 for 2-days pass.
Girls and women will ski for free if they are accompanied by a skier buying a pass!!

Champery Tourist Info:

On 19 & 20 November Télé Champéry – Les Crosets launches the winter season! Following lifts & slopes open this weekend:

  • cable car: Champéry – Planachaux (9 am to 4:30 pm)
  • skilifts & slopes: Crosets 8 & Planachaux (9 am to 4 pm)
  • as well as: Pauvre-Conche (9 am to 3:30 pm).

Skipass prices and more info on

The pistes will be ready for when Chalet Le Dragon starts operating this ski season from 17th December. We have availability for New Year and January, so why not drop us a line at



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!!