Posts Tagged ‘snow in chatel’

Feb
26

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

website: www.skibikeorhike.com
email: contact@skibikeorhike.com

Jan
12

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 contact@skibikeorhike.com

 

Jan
06

January Ski Deal £499pp

7 Nights Now £499pp in January

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.

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

*transfers £29pp

Snapshot below from our webcam 06/01/17

Dec
27

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

Nov
23

New Year Deal December 2016

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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

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Nov
18

New Year Ski Holiday

New Year Ski Holiday at Chalet Le Dragon

Skiing with Chalet Le Dragon
 

At Chalet Le Dragon we look forward to welcoming you to our ski chalet for the New Year celebrations.

Due to Christmas falling at the weekend, we are offering a 7 night stay commencing Monday 26th or Tuesday 27th December this year.

Chalet Le Dragon is suitable for up to 10 adults in 5 large double rooms.

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.

If you would like to read more about our chalet then visit our website at www.skibikeorhike.com or check out our fantastic reviews on Trip Advisor. Email us now CONTACT@SKIBIKEORHIKE.COM

Chalet Le Dragon

Nov
16

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.

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CHATEL Tourist Office: www.Chatel.com

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 telechampery.ch

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 contact@skibikeorhike.com

 

Nov
06

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!

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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!!

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 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