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8 Tourist Attractions in Chamonix for Winter and Summer

The vast amount of tourist attractions in Chamonix, France makes it an all-rounder destination; in winter and summer. Its main claim to fame is skiing but exciting and varied off slope activities also attract people of all ages. Sitting at the foot of the Alp’s highest point, the area hosts...

Posted on 21 November 2018

Strong dollar adds to the investment appeal of France’s top ski resorts in 2017

Wealthy lifestyle investors from the USA, Middle East and Asia, including British expats, are becoming increasingly prominent in the luxury sector of France’s Alpine property market, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in February. High-end resorts in the French Alps, including Méribel, Courchevel, Morzine, Chamonix, Val d’Isère and Megève, have been...

Posted on 07 February 2017

Val d’Isère spearheads price growth in leading French resorts in 2016

French resorts dominate a recent index for annual property price growth in major Alpine resorts, highlighting the investment appeal of ski property in France. Gstaad in Switzerland saw the highest rise in average property prices between June 2015 and June 2016, according to the Knight Frank Alpine 2016 Alpine Property...

Posted on 23 September 2016

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

Favourable rates and resort upgrades make ideal conditions for a French ski home purchase

Low mortgage rates, a strong pound and ongoing investment in resorts’ infrastructure mean conditions in the second half of 2014 are highly favourable to UK buyers of French ski homes, said skiing property specialist Skiingproperty.com in October. Growing awareness of dual seasonality is also helping to attract British and other...

Posted on 10 October 2014

‘High fliers’ can head to the French Alps for fun on and off the slopes

Thrill seekers have plenty of black ski runs to choose from in the French Alps, but now they can get their kicks dangling up to 250 metres above the slopes, thanks to the opening in February of the world’s highest zip wire in Val Thorens. Called ‘La Tyrolienne’, the 1,300-metre...

Posted on 04 March 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

Prices up in prime French resorts, says leading property consultancy

The French resorts of Morzine and Chamonix were the most active property markets in the French Alps in 2013, according to a report by international property consultancy Knight Frank, with both resorts seeing prime prices increase by eight per cent or more in the year to December 2013, fuelled by...

Posted on 15 January 2014

Ten things you didn’t know about the Winter Olympics…

It’s less than a month before the Winter Olympics begin in the Russian resort of Sochi, raising awareness around the world of the joys of skiing and snowboarding, as well as the benefits of having access to the slopes by owning a home in the Alps. With this mind, here...

Posted on 10 January 2014

Fancy a ski home with ‘Olympic’ class skiing – try Savoie in France!

As the countdown to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, gets underway, you won’t be surprised to learn that France has hosted the landmark sporting event three times over the years, the last time being in the Savoie region. Chamonix in the French Alps staged the Winter Olympics in 1924,...

Posted on 26 November 2013

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