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Luxury Ski Property and a Buyers Guide to France

Every year, average prices of French luxury ski property outperform homes in many cities and global second home locations. This suggests that luxury ski apartments and chalets are in demand amongst wealthy investors, who compete for assets in limited supply, with lifestyle advantages and potential for long-term capital growth. Swiss...

Posted on 18 October 2019

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

Eurostar tickets from London to the French Alps now on sale for 2014/15

As of 31st July, ski fans and owners of homes in the Alps planning to travel to the slopes by rail this winter have been able to snap up their train tickets. Visitors to the Alps this coming season can travel on Eurostar’s day and night services direct to the French...

Posted on 29 August 2014

Wine-loving skiers toast Savoie’s new ‘appellation’ for sparkling wine

Winter sports and mountain pursuits are what the French Alpine region of Savoie are best known for, but visitors and homeowners there can now enjoy being in an area officially recognised for its sparkling wine. Previously, wine-making in Savoie has fallen under the radar of most foreigners, but things are...

Posted on 11 July 2014

Recovery in the Alpine property market well under way in 2014

International interest in skiing property picked up in 2013 compared to 2012, with the upward trend being even stronger in the first two months of 2014, according to an international property consultancy. Both viewings and transactions for skiing property in the Alps increased in 2013, while both were up again...

Posted on 19 April 2014

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