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Flights and resort update for 2017-18 ski season

Resorts across the Alps are gearing up for start of the 2017-18 ski season with many set to benefit from extra air routes and new investment into lift systems and infrastructure. Looking first at the French Alps, flying to Grenoble this season has got easier thanks to both British Airways...

Posted on 25 October 2017

The 2014-15 ski season approaches – so what’s new in the Alps?

Tignes-le-Lac has grabbed the headlines by being named France's most improved resort in the new edition of guidebook Where to Ski and Snowboard (WTSS), which has marked its 20th birthday by commending resorts for improving over the last two decades. WTSS noted that Tignes-le-Lac was “seriously inhospitable” 20 years ago...

Posted on 24 September 2014

World Snow Day’s celebration of all things snowy snowballs

Fans of winter sports all over the world celebrated together last week when the official World Snow Day took place on 19th January. The third ever World Snow Day united 610 organisers in 35 countries, all of whom arranged events based around activities in the snow and enjoying time in...

Posted on 21 January 2014

Wealthy buyers bringing stability and price rises to Alpine property

After four years of price corrections or, at best, stable prices, the Alps are firmly back on the radar of second home buyers and investors, with evident upward pressure on prices, according to a report by a leading international property consultancy. According to the report released by Savills Alpine in...

Posted on 16 October 2013

Popularity of Alpine Markets Increasing

The popularity of Alpine markets is rising, as the last twelve months have seen prices stabilise or even increase, according to the latest report from Savills. This report covers 28 resorts within the region, including those in France, Austria and Switzerland, and found that 72% have seen increasing stability in...

Posted on 19 October 2012

Innsbruck Has a Lot to Offer Investors

Innsbruck has been the capital of the Tirol since 1429, and is one of the best-known skiing destinations in Austria. Kitzbuhel, St Anton, and Mayrhofen are only an hour away from Innsbruck, and the city has long-lasting connections with winter snow sports and Alpine skiing. It hosted the Winter Olympics...

Posted on 14 July 2012

New Flights Affirm Growing Popularity of Ski Holidays and Property

Demand for skiing holidays and properties is rising according to a whole series of reports. There is also evidence of this in the rapid growth of flights to skiing destinations, which had petered out during the financial crisis. On 16 December 2011, British low cost carrier Bmibaby began operating twice-weekly...

Posted on 18 February 2012

Alpine Ski Property a Winning Investment in Today’s Climate

We have heard a lot of reports lately suggesting that ski property in France, Switzerland and even Austria is becoming more popular, but now we have some hard data to back it up. A new report by Savills, titled Spotlight on Alpine Property, quotes a survey by the firm and...

Posted on 05 November 2011

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