Category Archives: Chamonix

Why Buy Alpine Property in Chamonix

When you’re looking at buying Alpine property, the amount of choice can be overwhelming. Most buyers, therefore, come in with a checklist; is it easy to get to? Does it have access to a good ski area? Is there ski-in / ski-out property for sale? Is it easy to get...

Posted on 19 January 2021

Which is the Best French Ski Resort to Buy Property?

When thinking about the best French ski resort to buy property, your personal preferences define where is the best place for you. However, some French ski resorts stand out more than others as ideal real estate investments because buyers demand more now than ever before, and they deliever. The picturesque...

Posted on 18 December 2020

Why Covid-19 shouldn’t be a slippery slope for property in the French Alps

The breathtaking scenery, healthy lifestyle and local market conditions are helping resorts in the French Alps to weather the effects of Covid-19 better than other second-home destinations, reported in October. “It was unfortunate that Covid-19 brought a premature end to Europe’s last winter season,” said Julian Walker, director at...

Posted on 13 October 2020

Why Chamonix Property Market Stands out to Investors

For the last five years, the Chamonix property market has been one of the top performers of French Alps ski real estate. This is quite an achievement given buyers criteria over the last 20 years are higher than ever before. Gone are the days when buying property was a lifestyle...

Posted on 10 March 2020

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 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

‘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

Great value property in the French Alps wowing buyers in 2013

This season’s fantastic snow conditions might be part of the reason, but the appeal of a long-term lifestyle investment combined with comparatively stable prices and cheap mortgages are the key reasons more British people are looking to buy French ski property. Proof of this comes from a report by the...

Posted on 15 March 2013

No skis in Skyfall, but the Alps will always be a hit with Bond fans

Bond fans who are also keen skiers might be disappointed that in his latest film, ‘Skyfall’, the legendary spy goes nowhere near the white stuff, however they can take comfort knowing that in earlier movies, some of the most thrilling scenes are of the Alps and Bond on skis. The...

Posted on 01 March 2013