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Summer B&B Accommodation at Chalet Le Dragon

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

For all information about our alpine chalet, please visit or you can email us directly at

We hope to see you at our chalet soon.

Emma & Matt

Hiking in the Alps

Abondance Cows a plenty

Traditional Sausage!

Amazing views when biking

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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!


End of Ski Season 2016-17

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 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.

See over 140 reviews of Chalet Le Dragon – click here



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


New Year Deal December 2016

At Chalet Le Dragon we have a very fantastic deal today for a New Year Ski Holiday – save 16% on an exclusive New Year chalet booking for 8 to 10 people –  £8,999 reduced to £7,499 – saving you £1,500.

A 7 night stay for New Year can commence Monday 26th or Tuesday 27th December.

Our special New Year package includes all of our normal high standard chalet service, including all airport transfers, all beer, wine and soft drinks, fizz on arrival, daily slope transfers, freshly made afternoon cakes and vin chaud, outdoor but covered hot-tub, pre-dinner canapes and cocktails, plus a sumptious special New Year dinner with flowing Champagne.

After the dinner celebrations, if you wish, we will accompany you down to the Fer Rouge micro-brewery where the party builds and builds late into the night with their in-house DJ, or we can get some party tunes playing at the chalet and cosy up around the fire to see in the New Year with even more free beer and wine!

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



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



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


Winter Promotions

“Last Call” For Our Current Winter Offers

Final Call…ski holidays now boarding!! These ski deals / offers must end soon!!

  1. NEW YEAR DEAL – 26th December only – pay for 7 nights and stay for 8 – email us now for info
  2. Mid-JANUARY DEAL – Book for 10 people and 2 people stay free – email us now for info

These offers must end TUESDAY 11th October!!

All deals include transfers (worth around £240) and all wines, beer and soft drinks during your stay!

Panthiaz Chalet Le Dragon


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.