Three friends, with backgrounds in international alpine ski racing, competitive bumps, riding, touring, and ski instruction, decided it was finally time to put aside their corporate suits and follow their dream of creating a unique proposition in the Alps.


Ashlee Benis is the owner of Hidden Dragon.  She is half Japanese and half Polish/American, educated in the UK - a living example of East meets West!  She embodies the mantra: love the life you live and live the life you love.  Dedicated to her guests' happiness and their experience at Hidden Dragon, she is always on-site to ensure you have the holiday of a life time with memories that outlast your stay with her.

Ashlee is a qualified yogini (500+ RYT), meditation teacher (Universal Healing Tao), Reiki practitioner and alternative therapist, Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York, Junior Great Britain alpine ski racer (Kandahar Ski Club), passionate foodie and self-confessed bon vivant!  She believes in a holistic approach to Life in order to achieve optimal health and vibrant wellbeing, and encourages a healthful balance of mind, body and spirit to truly be the happiest versions of ourselves.

Inspired to study alternative health modalities during the rehabilitation of her beloved brother after a tragic hit-and-run accident, Ashlee became passionate about nutrition as medicine, the mind-body connection, the innate healing potential of the body and a holistic approach to conscious living.  Hidden Dragon is a celebration of her brother, of Life, of Love and was a heartfelt creative project intended to share happiness, kindness, empathy and compassion with others.


Influenced by a love for food and wine and having a natural inclination for hospitality, Hidden Dragon was founded to celebrate bon vivants and the art of gastronomy in a glorious alpine setting.


Inspired by the need for balance in life, a yin to one's yang, Hidden Dragon encourages spiritual and physical health through mindfulness, nutrition, exercise and wellbeing.


The founders' passion for architecture, art and design is evident in Hidden Dragon.  Clearly a creative project nurtured with love: a stunning depository for multiple textures, materials and colours which subtly showcases their Shinto beliefs and Eurasian heritage.

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 What People Are Saying

"The ultimate ski-in, ski-out luxury!"

Tiffany Buirski.
Resident March 2010

"A stunning, secluded, stimulating environment"

George Juer.
Resident April 2009

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Summertime Samadhi is our holistic summer festival filled with inspirational retreats, workshops and events focusing on health, happiness, healing, and human transformation.  Created for a unique tribe of alpine adventurers, explorers, dreamers, yogis, nature lovers, foodies and free spirits with a shared passion for the glorious Swiss Alps and transformative travel experiences! Join us for a summer of wellness celebrating our love and knowledge of the Alps and life-enhancing holistic modalities, which will improve the quality of your life by attaining more bliss, inner peace, harmony and vitality!