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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

Courchevel 2017/2018

Courchevel, home to 17 five-star hotels – not including three elusively-named “Palaces” – decadent chalets, designer boutiques and 11 Michelin stars across seven restaurants is about to get even better. But how do you improve on perfection we hear you cry? With the 2017/2018 ski season just around the corner...

Posted on 20 October 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

The Three Valleys: size matters

It’s that age old question: does size really matter? When it comes to the ski area your new alpine retreat gives you access to, surely bigger is better for any avid winter sports enthusiast with time on their hands. Home to more than half of the world’s ten largest ski...

Posted on 27 March 2017

Courchevel: alpine opulence

How did a small farming community become the world’s most luxurious ski resort? It was created from scratch in 1946 – a dash of palatial hotels and luxury chalets here, followed by a gentle sprinkling of boutique shops and Michelin star restaurants there – and now Courchevel is celebrating its...

Posted on 20 February 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

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