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Courchevel Ski Resort: Introduction Guide

Courchevel ski resort, a former small farming community, is now one of the world’s most luxurious mountain destinations. Created from scratch in 1946, a dash of grand hotels and luxury chalets, followed by a gentle sprinkling of boutique shops and Michelin star restaurants offer everything and anything for a luxurious...

Posted on 08 March 2019

Conde Nast Rates Courchevel as 2nd Best Ski Resort in Europe

Conde Nast Traveler has listed their best ski resorts in Europe and Courchevel ranked in at second place. We were also pleased to see more of our favourite Alpine resorts on the list including Val d’Isère, Megeve, and Val Thorens. Rated by user reviews, the list is an all-encompassing roundup...

Posted on 02 January 2019

French ski resorts that benefited from the Winter Olympics effect

South Korea’s hosting of the 2018 Winter Olympics in February will be an opportunity to promote winter sports to the world while demonstrating the diversity of today’s skiing destinations, said Skiingproperty.com in December, adding that it’s also an occasion to recognize how important the French Alps have been both in...

Posted on 08 December 2017

Resorts with altitude and easy access remain most sought-after in 2017-18 season

Access, length of ski season and altitude should be key considerations of international investors choosing a resort for their ski home this season, said new-build ski specialist Skiingproperty.com in October. “The Savoie region in the French Alps, in particular, is home to established high altitude resorts with excellent skiing and...

Posted on 06 October 2017

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

Wills and Kate opt for France’s Courchevel over Switzerland’s usual ‘royal’ resorts

Courchevel’s reputation as one of the Alps’ most glamourous resorts was confirmed earlier in March this year when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose it for a ski holiday with their young family. Prince William and Kate stayed with children George and Charlotte in Courchevel 1850, the most upmarket...

Posted on 22 May 2016

From food to festivals, seven resorts that make life in the French Alps extra special

Competition to attract more visitors is driving French Alpine resorts to offer far more than just good skiing, said Skiingproperty.com in October, adding that buyers choosing a ski home should look beyond the slopes and consider a resort’s full offering. “Aside from the skiing, different resorts stand out for different...

Posted on 30 October 2015

Why a ski home could make a secure long-term rental property

Purchasing a property in the right French ski resort in 2015 could make a lucrative long-term buy-to-let, said Skiingproperty.com in September. For maximum rental potential, investors taking advantage of the favourable buying conditions should choose a dual season resort with a short transfer, long winter season, good snow record and...

Posted on 17 September 2015

Courchevel most expensive luxury resort, in France dominated market

French ski resorts outnumber resorts in any other country in a recently published index that ranks luxury ski resorts around the world by property price growth this year, with Morzine scoring highest in seventh place. The Knight Frank Prime Property Index 2014 reports that the average price of a luxury...

Posted on 31 October 2014

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