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La Rosière: ski across the border to Italy for lunch

You’d be forgiven for assuming any ski resort in the Tarentaise Valley that boasts altitude, spectacular views and authentic charm would demand sky-high premium prices for the property on offer there. Especially when you consider the precedent set by some of the region’s world-famous salubrious destinations: Val d’Isère, Courchevel, Méribel...

Posted on 10 April 2017

Could the French Alps become a hot spot for American investors in Europe?

Ski property in leading French resorts could be the ideal investment for Americans looking for a safe haven euro asset that also offers lifestyle benefits, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in November. The strong US dollar and cheap euro mortgages make conditions highly favourable for American investors in France right...

Posted on 22 November 2016

Why pay more stamp duty in the UK when you can pay no VAT in the French Alps?

Property investors unwilling to pay the imminent higher rate of stamp duty levied on a UK buy-to-let or second home should consider purchasing a French ski home instead, said Skiingproperty.com in January. From April 2016, a ski home in an established French resort will become an even more attractive alternative...

Posted on 21 January 2016

Skiingproperty.com tips five French resorts for buying a ski home in 2016

Ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com has announced its top five french skiing resorts for purchasing a ski home in 2016, in a bid to help investors in the French Alps at a time when market conditions are highly favourable to international buyers. “Incredibly low interest rates on euro mortgages combined with...

Posted on 11 December 2015

French resorts steal the podium at 2015 World Snow Awards

The best resort in Europe right now is Les Deux Alpes, according to the 2015 World Snow Awards, which also rated Les Arcs as ‘highly commended’ and Les Menuires as the best family resort. Val d’Isère also featured in the World Snow Awards, picking up awards for the ‘Best Mountain...

Posted on 02 December 2015

It’s official – France is the world’s No. 1 skiing destination!

Figures recently released from the Domaines Skiables de France (French ski areas organisation) show that the country has more skier days than any other, at 53.9 million compared to second place USA at 53.6 million days. The French ski resort of La Plagne can also claim to be the world’s...

Posted on 07 October 2015

New award gives Tignes the edge over other ski resorts

Tignes received a shot in the arm this year when it was awarded the ‘Quality Tourism’ branding by the French State, making the resort more attractive to winter sports enthusiasts and ski homeowners. For resorts that match its stringent critreria, the Qualité Tourisme marque provides an independent endorsement of the...

Posted on 05 October 2015

Foreign investors welcome ideal conditions in French ski resorts in 2015

Skiers planning their trip to the Alps this winter should hope that conditions on the slopes are as good as they are for investors in French ski property this season, said ski property specialist SkiingProperty.com in September. “Foreign interest in property in the French Alps is expected to rise during...

Posted on 04 September 2015

Lifts and après ski – the most dangerous things about owning a ski home?

Homeowners making efforts to stay safe in the French Alps, take note - new research shows that as much care should be taken when trudging to a bar - or back from a bar - to your apartment as when you’re zooming full-speed down the slopes. More than half (52...

Posted on 25 February 2015

Eight tips for half-term ski tourists turned property-hunters in the French Alps!

Interest in French skiing property is expected to see a seasonal surge towards the end of this month, after British families return from their half-term ski break tempted by the idea of owning a ski home, said ski property specialist SkiingProperty.com in February, adding that the favourable exchange rate is...

Posted on 21 February 2015

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