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SUMMER 2013 OPENING DETAILS & PRICES

SUMMER 2013 OPENING DETAILS & PRICES

After such a great winter season, we’ve decided to open up for the summer again this year, from June 15th until the end of August the lodge will be open for self catered and B&B – with many groups of skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers and mountain lovers requesting more flexible self catered options we’ve come up with a great version of the Dragon Lodge experience for the summer – more flexible and at a great price, we’re able to offer the main downstairs lodge, and the upstairs ‘mini-lodge/apartments’ as individual self catered units OR together as a whole – these options offer guests great value, large living areas, secure storage rooms for bikes and all the all the usual lodge facilities like TVs, Xboxes, music docks and free WIFI – check the options and prices below:

Dragon Lodge Summer apartment details:

Option 1) Main Lodge apartment (apartment ‘Edelweiss’) sleeps 8 – 10 people.

£650 per week any time June 15th to August 17th 2013

100m² over two floors the apartment covers both lower floors of the Dragon Lodge, accessed via stairway directly from the road.

There is a large sun deck, and balcony running the length of the apartment first floor, from which the spacious living & dining room is accessed.

First floor:

The large living & dining room has table & chairs seating 12 plus sofa space for 12+ people.

Kitchen has 4 x hobs, 2 x ovens, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and all utensils necessary.

The living room is equipped with TV & X-Box (with a selection of movies & games) a stereo, I-pod dock and a selection of books and game.

There is free WIFI available throughout the apartment.

Bathroom one is on this floor, accessed via the hallway leading to the downstairs bedrooms and has a bath, 2 x sinks and a WC.

Lower floor: Accessed via stairway from the hallway off the living room, the lower floor features :

1 bedroom with a double bed

1 bedroom with 2 x bunk beds (sleeps 4)

1 bedroom with double bed and bunk bed (sleeps 4 max.)

1 bathroom with shower & sink.

1 separate WC.

Option 2) Apartment No 1. upstairs (apartment ‘Perce-Neige’) 4 – 6 person

£400 per week any time June 15th to August 17th 2013

This two floor, 2 bedroom, 45m² apartment is situated on the upper floor of the Dragon Lodge, accessed via walkway directly from the road.

There is a balcony running the length of the floor, from which the apartment living & dining room is accessed via sliding French doors.

First floor : The living & dining room has table & chairs seating 6 plus sofa space for 6 people.

Kitchen has 2 x hobs, a microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.

The living room is equipped with TV & X-Box a stereo, I-pod music dock

There is free WIFI available throughout the apartment.

The bathroom is on this floor and has a bath / shower, sinks and a WC.

Second floor: Accessed via wooden staircase from the living room.

1 bedroom with 2 x single beds

1 bedroom with 1 single bed and bunks beds (sleeps 3 max.)

Option 3) Apartment No 3. upstairs (apartment ‘Gentiane’) 4 – 6 person

£400 per week any time June 15th to August 17th 2013

This two floor, 2 bedroom, 45m² apartment is situated on the upper floor of the Dragon Lodge, accessed via walkway directly from the road.

There is a balcony running the length of the floor, from which the apartment living & dining room is accessed via sliding French doors.

First floor : The living & dining room has table & chairs seating 6 plus sofa space for 6 people.

Kitchen has 2 x hobs, a microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.

The living room is equipped with TV & X-Box a stereo, I-pod music dock

There is free WIFI available throughout the apartment.

The bathroom is on this floor and has a bath / shower, sinks and a WC.

Second floor: Accessed via wooden staircase from the living room.

1 bedroom with 2 x single beds

1 bedroom with 1 single bed and bunks beds (sleeps 3 max.)

– For bookings of the whole lodge, sleeping 20, price would be £1000 for the week – more than 25% off

NB – Mini-Lodge/Apartment 2, our middle apartment upstairs, can also be available for whole lodge bookings – otherwise this will be our secure bike storage room for Summer 2013.

– All apartments have access to our secure, locked bike storage room – located on the top floor, with direct access from the road.

– Prices are all self catered, per week.

– Bed linen not included – but can be rented from us in resort.

– Towels not included but can be rented from us in resort.

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January Special Offers

After a great start to the season snow wise the lodge has been really busy, opening on 17th November with guests right through from the first weekend, and many sell-out weeks. For January the conditions are looking great with a solid snow base down, and we’ve decided to offer a couple of great discounts to fill up the remaining weeks:

Each week in January will now be an amazing flat-rate £350 per person for 1/2 board, which is between £50 and £100 off per person from our earlier published prices!

On top of that, we’re also offering 10% off lift pass prices (that’s an extra £20 or 25€) making the most popular 6 day Espace Killy pass (usually 235€ / £192) just £170 each for the whole of January.

For more information and bookings email john@dragonlodge.com

Here’s a couple of other great new deals and discounts available to Dragon Lodge guests:

* With airline luggage charges for sports equipment providing an often unexpected shock, Piste of Mind allow you the freedom to forget the luggage and enjoy the trip – they are a bespoke ski and snowboard carriage company designed to take the stress and strain out of travel – and Dragon Lodge guests get 10% off when booking their service and quoting the discount code POMDRAGON www.pisteofmind.com

*Our excellent equipment hire partners Tignes Spirit continue to give our guests an amazing 30% off snowboard or ski hire equipment – booking is easy through the exclusive form on our website HERE – follow the steps, choose your equipment, pay online with 30% discount and your equipment will be delivered to you at the lodge on your arrival

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Early Season info & Special Offers

With the winter season fast approaching we thought it was about time to get on with this blogging business, and we’ll be posting regularly throughout the winter with info on what’s happening in resort, special offers from us and our partners in Tignes, news form our sponsors and anything else we think might be interesting…

Tignes glacier has been open for a couple of weeks now, and hearing it’s been snowing again today from our friends Steve, and James ‘SuperRad’ Sweet, who are already in town, while the London Ski & Snowboard show organisers just posted an early season ‘where to go’ guide online which had this to say about Tignes: “Want to go skiing in the Alps right now? Get thee to Tignes – seven lifts have been open on its glacier since 29 September with more to follow, and conditions permitting, the rest of the resort will open on 1 December. Tignes’ glacier offers 20km of pistes, and several schools and academies run early season training courses on it, including Snoworks, Inspired to Ski, The Development Centre and McNab Snowboarding.”

Speaking of SuperRad, who if you don’t know are one of the most exciting new coaching setups in Europe – they’ll be based in, and running courses from Morzine and Tignes this season, and we’ll have some very exciting news about a couple of innovative SuperRad vs. Dragon Lodge collaborative weeks we’re planning for this winter – details to come next week…while main man James Sweet will be keeping us updated on snow conditions on the glacier, and whats happening in Tignes this Autumn so check out Facebook and Twitter feeds for that…

We’re actually opening up on November 17th as we’re hosting a 4 week BASI level 1 instructors course with the excellent Sno-Limit crew – the course is almost sold out, but they’ve just announce the last few places have been reduced by £500 each so if you fancy getting your Ski or Snowboard instructors training qualifications started give them a shout tout-suite!

SPECIAL OFFER NEWS:

Our excellent equipment hire partners Tignes Spirit recently announced they’ve kept their prices the same as last season (in fact, they’ve held them the same for the last 4 seasons now!) so not only can you hire excellent ski and snowboard equipment (they stock only high quality gear, including the great boards we ride from Endeavor Snowboards) but you get them for a great price – especially if you book through us via the exclusive booking form on our equipment hire page where you get 30% off the ‘public / in resort’ price! Combine their low cost, the fact that they deliver and fit equipment for you at the lodge, and the increasingly high costs for ski/snowboard carriage with the airlines these days, and renting your gear for the week from Tignes Spirit is definitely worth trying!

We offer a number of Transfer options during the season, from scheduled bus services to private mini-bus transfers, from the best operators in the Alps – but have also just secured a great deal and arranged preferential rates for Dragon Lodge guests with award winning  car rental specialists Rhinocarhire.com for Geneva Airport car hire, get your exclusive 5% discount for Dragon Lodge guests only by following this link. They also have an interesting blog where you can also read about the pro’s and con’s of renting from either Swiss side or French side here.

That’s all for now, we’ll be back with more info and special offers, including some reduced prices for the last remaining early season / Christmas places at the lodge, and the lowdown of the Dragon Lodge / SuperRad colab, next week. In the meantime check us out on Facebook and Twitter for daily Dragon Lodge news and more.

 

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Sno-Limit Snowboard and Ski instructor courses at Dragon Lodge to start the winter season

We’re please to announce we’ll be hosting some great Ski & Snowboard Instructor Training Courses run by the excellent Sno-Limit to start the 2012 / 2013 winter season.

Run by respected instructor Calumn Duthie, Sno Limit run instructor courses in Europe and New Zealand, and feature fully qualifies coaches, including some of the UKs best snowboarders as instructors and camp coaches, like Team GB Olympic halfpipe snowboarder, and friend of the lodge, Ben Kilner who said “‘I am stoked to be part of Sno-Limit who are really focused on improving an individual’s riding ability. The instructor courses that are on offer are a great way for an individual to achieve this and is a fantastic and productive way to spend the winter season.”

Below’s the basics on the courses, for skiiers of snowboarders, which lead to a BASI level 1 qualification – for more info and all the lowdown on the Sno-Limit crew check out their website

Dates: 17th November – 16th December (4 weeks)

Snowboard:

  • Dates: 17th November 2012 – 16th December 2012
  • Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Location: Tignes, France,
  • Includes Return Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon
  • Accommodation: Dragonlodge – All Meals Included
  • Qualification Achieved – BASI Level 1
  • Who’s this For? Boarders with some experience looking to vastly improve their Snowboarding skills and technique in order to gain the qualifications required to become a professional Snowboard Instructor.
  • Free Swag: Stylish Westbeach Snow Jacket and a Load of Sno-Limit Goodies.
  • Cost – £3595

Ski:

  • Dates: 17th November 2012 – 16th December 2012
  • Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Location: Tignes, France,
  • Includes Return Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon
  • Accommodation: Dragonlodge – All Meals Included
  • Qualification Achieved: BASI Level 1
  • Who’s this For? Skiers with moderate experience looking to vastly improve their ability and technique and gain a Level 1 instructor’s qualification.
  • Swag – Stylish Westbeach Snow Jacket and a Load of Sno-Limit Goodies.
  • Cost – £3595
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