Posted on 02 January 2013
Home owners in the French Alps and anyone planning to buy property there will welcome the news that France is officially the most popular skiing destination anywhere in the world. And with snow conditions this year the best they have been for years, France’s excellent resorts are on course to holding on to the number one spot, which it last held three years ago.
Figures published recently by the association Domaines de Skiables de France (DSF) show that during the 2011-2012 ski season, France recorded 55.3 million skiing days (every day bought on a ski pass in a resort), which was more than any other country, including the USA (51 million) and Austria (50 million). France holds the current record for number of skiing days in a season, namely 58.9 million, which it set in 2008-2009.
Owners of property in the French Alps have been celebrating the fantastic start to 2012-2013 season. Even before the usual opening date of French resorts on 22nd December, most of France’s 250 or so ski resorts had opened some slopes, which back then had already had enough snow cover to last until the end of January.
France’s resorts have had around €300 million invested in them this season, with the famous Les Trois Vallées ski domain receiving €135 million over the next four years. Méribel is typical of the very desirable resorts to choose from within Les Trois Vallées – for details of property for sale there, click here.