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Jun
20

A Quick Drive Up To Refuge de Bise 1502m

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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Jun
05

Chalet Staff Wanted!

Are You Looking To Work A SKI SEASON?

Chalet Le Dragon is now recruiting for a chalet couple to work Winter 2018/19.

Are you confident and hard working with a genuine passion for customer service? Would you strive to go the extra mile to ensure that your guests had their best possible holiday? Then this exciting and varied role is for you.

We are looking for a chalet host couple to work alongside the chalet owner, helping to provide the high level of customer service for which Chalet Le Dragon has become renowned over the last 8 seasons.

Chalet Le Dragon is situated in the Portes du Soleil, France. It is an amazing ski area with over 600km of skiing!!

A summary job spec can be found here – job spec

If you are available from around the 10th December through to late April 2019 and are interested, please contact me on the following contact info to discuss further:

Website: www.skibikeorhike.com

Email: contact@skibikeorhike.com

Mobile / text: +33 (0)6 86 32 18 71

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,

Matt

Nov
30

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

Oct
09

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

Aug
01

EasyJet Flight Prices Now Available Winter 2016_17

EasyJet Flight Prices Now Available to Geneva

Panthiaz Chalet Le Dragon

If you are considering booking your next ski holiday to the Portes du Soleil, or even to Chalet Le Dragon, then now is the time to book those flights.

EasyJet released their winter prices through to the end of March 2017 recently.

Typical examples of current adult flight prices are:

  • Sun 8th Jan from Gatwick – under £80 return pp
  • Sun 8th Jan from Manchester – under £86 return pp
  • Sun 5th February Gatwick – under £70 return pp
  • Sun 5th February Manchester – under £65 return pp

If you would like to discuss your next ski holiday with us, please drop us a line now at Chalet Le Dragon.  contact@skibikeorhike.com

Jul
30

Chalet Le Dragon New Year

Planned your New Year Ski holiday yet? – we can help you AVOID travelling on Christmas Day and New Years Day!

This year, the standard chalet changeover day isn’t going to work for most people – traditional Sunday to Sunday bookings will mean that you must travel on Christmas Day and New Years Day!!!!!

We are taking bookings to help you! Book now for a 7 night New Year stay commencing on the 26th, 27th or 28th December and avoid travelling on these important family days.

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 offers you:

  • Airport Transfers included for groups
  • 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, 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

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

Jul
30

Chalet Le Dragon July 2016 Update

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.

Cerificate of Excellence 2016

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

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

Jan
26

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 contact@skibikeorhike.com or visit our chalet websites www.skibikeorhike.com / www.chatelmountainbiking.com

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.

 

Sep
11

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.

SkiHire2U
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.

Send us an email at contact@skibikeorhike.com