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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

50 million skiers a year – why France and the Alps are so popular

Reassuring for owners – and future owners - of property in the Alps, but in particular France, is a new report that reveals a French resort as the world’s busiest resort and highlights how dominant the Alps are on the world’s ski stage. Here are some interesting snippets from the...

Posted on 16 May 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

Dual seasonality key to the future of resorts in the French Alps

Ongoing investment in the French Alps is increasing the year-round appeal of property ownership there, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in March, adding that today’s international buyers seek dual seasonality when choosing a mountain resort. Tourism and property in the French Alps no longer focus solely around winter sports and...

Posted on 25 March 2014

For maximum usage, choose a resort with a longer ski season

As we enter the final weeks of skiing for 2013-14, buyers of property in the French Alps are reminded to check the length of the winter sports season in any resort where they consider purchasing. Every year ski resorts will set an official opening and closing date for the forthcoming...

Posted on 19 March 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

Eager French vendors, the Winter Olympics and low mortgage rates: time to buy a ski home?

The property market in the French Alps is gearing up for a busy start to 2014, thanks to a combination of market conditions making it an ideal time to be a foreign buyer of a ski home there. The trickle of wealthy residents in France offloading properties as they leave...

Posted on 17 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

Courchevel and its homeowners welcome top notch hotel chain

Reinforcing its reputation as one of the world’s most desirable and chic ski resorts, Courchevel is looking forward to the December opening of a landmark five-star hotel resort. L'Apogee Courchevel, located in Courchevel 1850, is the latest addition in the distinguished Oetker Collection of hotels. Its arrival is a boost...

Posted on 22 November 2013

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