Posts Tagged ‘snow in the alps’

Apr
19

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!

Jan
13

Fresh Snow in the Alps January Deal £499pp

SNOW SNOW SNOW

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.

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
11

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…

Jan
09

Is there really no snow in the alps?

The headlines could not be more sensational today in the Daily Mail, Telegraph and Times, putting the fear of a ruined holiday into the minds of those booked for January, or even those considering booking this year’s trip.

Well, what a load of tosh!

Firstly, I starting skiing this season on the 17th December and I have just skied 18 miles today over a 4 hour period. Most skiers do this in a day so it shows how much terrain can be covered. To be precise Chatel Pre-La-Joux, Les Crosets, over the ‘wall’, down to and around Avoriaz, Lindarets and back down to the car park!

Secondly, these headlines take no account of the snow that fell over the weekend or the metre of new snow that is coming tomorrow, Wednesday, Thurdsay, Friday, Saturday and Sunday plus through into next week!

Below are my photos from today. You can see the quality of the snow on piste and my video, although shakey, shows the quality real time! drop us a line for January skiing – just £499pp per week in January. contact@skibikeorhike.com

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Dec
17

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

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

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

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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