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.
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 email@example.com
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.
Have you planned your next ski holiday to Chatel yet?
All the politics is a bit confusing at the moment both home and abroad, but we think the best thing to do is to keep doing what we do best… ski holidays at Chalet Le Dragon in Chatel and the Portes du Soleil.
We will still be taking payments for your holiday in UK £ – even though Euros are the currency that we use daily to buy your food, diesel, electricity, firewood and wine when you stay with us.
With the current instability, this may have to change in the future, but if you get in quickly and book now, we guarantee no currency changes or quoted price rises before the end of August!! You pay our quoted price for the holiday and the price stays the same – guaranteed!
Book now at Chalet Le Dragon for this coming ski season – awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the 4th year running and now our 7th season in the Portes du Soleil.
A stay at Chalet Le Dragon will still mean the following:
Airport Transfers included from/to Geneva
ALL beer and wine throughout you stay included
650km of internationally-linked pistes for all abilities
Several smaller local ski areas of 60-120km of pistes
Brand new lifts linking Super Chatel and Linga ski areas
Choice of 8 ski lifts daily, with nearest lift 2 minutes away
Large “home from home” chalet, 5 large luxurious bedrooms, large lounge, open fire
Stunning mountain and valley views throughout the chalet
Pre-dinner G&T and nibbles
Hearty, home cooked evening meals, local cheese board and lovely wines
Emma’s freshly made cakes every afternoon with warming own recipe vin chaud, tea and coffee
Covered 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
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.
Here are our 10 reasons to book your next ski holiday with us at Chalet Le Dragon in the Portes du Soleil, France.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
If you are considering a ski holiday in 2015/16 then contact us now for a quote. We look forward to hearing from you.