Posted on 18 March 2021
The Verbier property market stands in a league of its own. Sometimes called Switzerland‘s version of Courchevel, the high-profile French ski resort, Verbier does things completely different and avid skiers who know their resorts instantly notice the difference. If you are thinking of investing in luxury ski real estate, put Verbier on your list of potential destinations. Offering an ideal long-term investment, buyers of apartments or chalets can tap into numerous benefits because there are many reasons to buy here.
The Verbier Property Market
Overlooking the Mont Blanc range, Verbier sits on a south-facing plateau that offers fantastic mountain views and copious amounts of sunshine. Classed as the four valleys ski area entrance, skiers enjoy the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc trails’ views, while Mont Gele earns fame for its off-piste slopes. Mention Verbier to home owners, and they will instantly say expect an upmarket lifestyle.
Having attracted many royals and celebrities over the years, Verbier enjoys its high-end reputation working its way through the housing market, shopping scene and fine dining restaurants. One strong attribute that works in Verbier’s favour is the wide range of summer activities. With home buyers now adding dual season resorts to their list of buying criteria, Verbier ticks all the boxes.
It is naturally all about skiing holidays as well, and Verbier boasts of 412 kilometres of slopes, for beginners to experts, with a typical ski season running from November to April. Another factor in its favour is that house buyers are just 1 hour and 45 minutes away from Geneva airport, meaning their ski home in Verbier is ideal for a weekend getaway.
The Real Estate Market in Verbier
Switzerland is not one of the easiest countries to buy a property in, thanks to red tape and local laws. Yet this does not deter international buyers, and neither has the COVID crisis put them off. Verbier counts itself as one of the world’s most expensive ski resorts, and savvy buyers look at their investment as a long-term lifestyle choice. In a world where remote working and seclusion is now top of the list for buyers, Verbier provides precisely that.
Additionally, Verbier outranks other resorts like Gstaad, especially since they have invested in snow machines and their après ski social scene when it comes to skiing facilities. Average prices in Verbier clock in at roughly £16,000 per square meter, and in 2020, property prices saw a 2.9% growth. House buyers who intend to become residents can also benefit from a favourable tax system. To understand the popularity of Verbier, we need only look at the nationalities of international buyers that include Germans, Brits, French, Belgium, Italian and the Netherlands.
What to Look for in Luxury Chalets
Luxury homes in Verbier should reflect precisely that. Top of the range for everything with no expense spared. Think cosy, elegance, prestigious, majestic, and unparalleled décor and design. Typical features may include…
- Fireplaces in the large living area
- Wine cellar
- Amazing views
- Ski-in ski-out with easy access to ski lifts and the slopes
- Indoor Swimming pool and sauna
- Oodles of living-space
- Luxurious furnishings
- Jacuzzi or hot-tub
- A large terrace or balcony spaces
- En-suite bathrooms
This chalet, selling ion the market for just over £8,000,000, is the perfect example of what Verbier’s housing market reflects. Sitting halfway between the sports centre and village, it offers privacy and seclusion at the same time as easy access to public amenities and facilities. With four bathrooms, and four bedrooms covering 417 square meters, it offers oodles of spacious living. Luxury touches include an elevator, wine cellar, laundry room, a Turkish hamam bath and a fitness room.
Three of the bedrooms and one terrace are south facing and offer up incredible views for the new owner to wake up to. Quote SKI375 to receive more details about this property listing, or see more apartments and chalets for sale in Verbier here. Each listing contains pictures, location details, prices, home features and contact details to receive more information or arrange a viewing.
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