Posted on 23 October 2020
Anyone shopping around at ski chalets for sale is wise to take this purchase slowly. After all, this exclusive niche takes much navigation and local knowledge to ensure you not only buy a luxury ski chalet befitting your lifestyle but one that makes a lucrative return on investment. As skiing property experts, we have guided hundreds of buyers through buying chalets and apartments in the best ski resorts of the French Alps, and what a glorious place to choose.
The Alps sit in Switzerland and Italy, but most of the best parts are in France. We are talking about outstanding skiing in Europe in places like the Three Valleys, Portes du Soleil and Paradiski that can be accessed via esteemed resorts like Courchevel, Meribel, Val Thorens, Chatel, Les Gets, Morzine, and Les Arcs. Collectively, there are more than 800 slopes of various difficulties that cover over 1500 kilometres with off-piste opportunities. What an adventure playground and a great place to relax for both skiers and snowboarders.
But it gets better, the French Alpine tourism industry and its villages, are no longer just a winter break but now, year-round holiday destinations. So, property owners, in addition to enjoying a winter escape, can indulge in a spring, summer and autumn chalet holiday with activities like mountain biking hiking and rock climbing. This not only appeals to those who want an alpine ski-holiday home but buy-to-let investors looking for a year-round ski rental income.
So, what is on the market? Plenty of resales, new build, off-plan and the most exclusive homes, and you can see the full range here. Each listing includes photos, floorplans of applicable, location details and home features. Just use the contact details to receive more information about any chalet. In the meantime, here are three examples of what you will get for your money, and where you can spend your ski holidays.
3 Ski Chalets for Sale
1: Luxury Chalet in Saint Martin de Belleville
Starting in price from 1,450,000 Euros, these luxury ski chalets range in size from 79 to 211 square meters and are the perfect base for a skiing holiday. Two advantages are, their proximity to shops and restaurants, and the airport transfers from Geneva to this luxury ski-resort is just 2 hours. Ski-in ski-out properties have added value on the real estate market, and these homes offer just that, alongside ideal snow conditions.
Homebuyers will also delight in Saint Martin de Belleville’s commitment to preserving local culture and heritage, therefore providing that perfect Savoyard ambience. Featuring the typical cathedral style windows, all rooms receive plenty of natural daylight and of course, breathtaking mountain views. With balconies and/or terraces, and fireplaces, they range from 3 to 7 bedrooms making this a perfect viewing opportunity for anyone who wants lots of choices. Quote Reference number SKI187 to find out more via email.
2: 5-Bed Chalet in Saint Gervais Les Bains – France
These new builds, five-bedroom luxury chalets covering 230 square meters of living-space, top the best luxury end of the market with saunas. Saint Gervais Les Bains, might not be as well-known as other French ski resorts. Yet, buyers will find charm oozing on every corner as well as plenty of skiing opportunities for everyone from beginners to experienced.
Another advantage is their excellent location near bars, shops, and restaurants, which is great for buyers looking for catered chalets on their skiing holidays. There is also easy access to the Mont Blanc ski area via the ski-lift. The developers incorporate traditional alpine architecture into the buildings but add cosy, luxury touches to interiors for a great winter holiday or year-round getaway. (Email us quoting ref listing SKI269 for additional information.)
3: Chalet for Sale in Chatel
Priced at 2,100,000 euros, this six-bedroom chalet covering 290 square meters is a pure gem on the luxury travel and real estate market. Not only does it have a central location in the high altitude Chatel village, but includes panoramic views accessible from many angles. Sitting near Chatel ski lifts, you don’t have far to go to ski. Built three years ago, it is undoubtedly a star performer on the French real estate market.
Investors looking at capital growth will find it of interest since Chatel is growing in popularity as a year-round mountain retreat. Not only have they been investing in their infrastructure, après-ski, nightlife, but also off-slope activities like the town-centre indoor swimming-pool so for those moments when you are not skiing in the Alps, the whole family will still stay entertained.
Covering three floors, with tasteful interior design, a vast dining area, and sitting on an entire land plot of 889 square meters, the developers thought of everything for relaxation by adding a large balcony, or terrace with jacuzzi, gym, games room, cellar, sauna, and en suite bathrooms. Enquire for more information for this property listing by quoting ref number SKI279.
Also of Interest
About French Chalets: This real estate niche stands in a league of its own, and it helps to know about resorts in France, what to look for and to avoid. In this article, we talk about the transition throughout the history of these alpine houses into overnight ski accommodation, how developers are incorporating traditional architecture and what you should know when buying one.
Where to Buy Ski Property: France has over 200 resorts to offer any skier or snowboarding fans looking for the perfect winter playground. Some like Chamonix, Megeve, Avoriaz, Tignes, and Alpe d’Huez, stand out more than others, and some specialise in a niche like 5-star ultimate luxury. When buying property, it is essential to know which mountain resort is investing heavily in their town and infrastructure so you can maximise your capital growth. We talk about it here, but to speak directly with a real estate agent about ski chalets for sale, or the best French ski resort to buy in, call us today or use the contact enquiry form for a callback option.