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Summer rental potential

You’re probably buying a bolt hole in the French Alps for two reasons: so you can indulge your passion for hitting the slopes whenever you choose, and to afford you the time to enjoy the alpine lifestyle at your leisure, rather than being rushed by an annual whistle-stop holiday. To...

Posted on 28 July 2017

Traditional alpine living in Châtel

Located on the huge Portes du Soleil circuit, Châtel has succeeded where many other resorts linked to major ski areas have failed: it has managed to remain relatively unspoilt, helping it to retain a very French feel. Its slopes are split into two distinct areas: Linga-Pre la Joux, which connects it...

Posted on 14 July 2017

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

New lifts for 2015 season give Châtel the edge over other resorts

Skiing in Châtel is about to get a whole lot better when new lifts open this season, giving the French resort access to the world’s largest international linked ski area and making it highly attractive to owners of ski property. Two brand new ski lifts will link the massifs of...

Posted on 13 October 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

Economic conditions in the New Year suit British buyers in the Alps

British people in the market for a French ski home can look forward to some great value deals in 2015, as buying conditions across the Channel look set to be even more favourable than they were in 2014. Concerns about the Greek economy and the European Central Bank's ability to...

Posted on 08 January 2015

Our top five property hotspots in the French Alps and reasons why you should buy there in 2015

Chatel A brand new connection for the 2014-15 winter ski season means that for the first time, the link between Super Chatel and the Linga area doesn’t require a bus ride. This is a significant development and will mean anyone staying in the town of Chatel can get back home...

Posted on 16 December 2014

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

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

New lift and aqua centre make Chatel even more attractive

It’s a big year for the charming resort of Chatel in the French Alps, thanks to the opening in July of a smart new aqua centre and commencement of work on a new lift system that could be ready for this ski season. Part of the Portes du Soleil ski...

Posted on 05 August 2014

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