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Category Archives: Chamonix

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

Why Chamonix’s Aiguille du Midi is such a special place to hang out!

Views of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, and the stunning Chamonix Valley don’t get more exhilarating than those possible from a glass cage suspended over the face of the Aiguille du Midi mountain, which opened on December 21st. Skiers and owners of property in the Savoie region of the French...

Posted on 20 December 2013

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

Luxury ski homes proving best type of property investment

The average price of ski homes around the world rose by 4.6 per cent in the year to the end of June 2013 outperforming luxury homes in many cities and global second home locations, according to an international property agency. Knight Frank’s Prime Ski Property Index (PSPI), which tracks the...

Posted on 15 November 2013

Why ski homes in the Alps can be just as fun in the summer

Skiing is the prime reason people buy property in the French Alps, but that’s not to say you shouldn’t visit your Alpine home once all the white stuff has melted for another year. In fact, there is arguably a larger variety of activities on offer in the French Alps during...

Posted on 10 April 2013

Why glaciers can give ski property extra value

April has arrived, which means it won’t be long before the snow cover starts thinning out in most ski resorts across the Alps. That said, there is one group of ski property-owners who can look forward to good skiing till the last day of the season, not only in 2013...

Posted on 02 April 2013

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

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