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Trois Vallées resort in France wins ‘Best Ski Resort in the World’ award

Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe and part of Les Trois Vallées - the largest ski area in the world, has been voted the world’s best ski resort at the first ever World Ski Awards, an event held in Austria’s Kitzbuhel during November. This accolade comes just weeks...

Posted on 19 November 2013

Eurostar ski train fares to the Alps now on sale for 2013/14 season

Tickets for Eurostar's popular ski services from St Pancras International and Ashford International to the heart of the Swiss and French Alps are now on sale on Eurostar.com and owners of ski property who like to travel by train are encouraged to book soon to avoid disappointment. Launched in 2012,...

Posted on 31 October 2013

France dominates Europe’s top 50 ski resorts – ready to buy there?

Ski resorts in the French Alps accounted for nearly half of the 50 best European resorts in a list compiled by a group of experts in October and published in the UK Independent newspaper. Here are key French resorts included in the list, with comments about each. Méribel:  A charming family...

Posted on 22 October 2013

Ski train tickets for 2013/14 winter season now on sale

Tickets for Eurostar’s seasonal ski trains, which take skiers direct to the heart of the Alps from London’s St Pancras station and Ashford International, are now available for the coming winter season. Eurostar’s popular direct day and night services to the French ski towns of Moûtiers, Aime-La-Plagne and Bourg St...

Posted on 16 August 2013

Could you afford not to get a mortgage on your Alpine property?

A weak pound combined with very attractive mortgage rates mean that for some buyers of property in the Alps, getting a mortgage could make better long-term financial sense than buying outright. Fixed rates in France are at unprecedented lows, meaning that qualifying borrowers with a deposit of 20 per cent...

Posted on 29 July 2013

French ski resorts that serve up everything, including tennis!

With the French Open tennis tournament underway, we’re reminded how the French are as passionate about tennis as they are about skiing, hoping for a local champion in Paris this year. France has won seven of its last 32 Opens and currently has 20 men ranked higher than Britain's number...

Posted on 04 June 2013

Reaching your Alpine home from the East Midlands to get easier

British owners of property in the French and Swiss Alps will find it easier to get to their ski homes next season thanks to new flights to Geneva launching from Cambridge Airport. The new route will be operated by Darwin Airline, which is based at Geneva, kicking off on 2nd...

Posted on 22 May 2013

Ski homeowners revel in a bumper season, but when will it end?

Snow coverage remains excellent in most Alpine resorts and it’s likely to remain so at least until the official end of the season next month, treating owners of property in the French Alps to more skiing than they could have hoped for this year. The 2012/13 ski season started with...

Posted on 22 March 2013

No skis in Skyfall, but the Alps will always be a hit with Bond fans

Bond fans who are also keen skiers might be disappointed that in his latest film, ‘Skyfall’, the legendary spy goes nowhere near the white stuff, however they can take comfort knowing that in earlier movies, some of the most thrilling scenes are of the Alps and Bond on skis. The...

Posted on 01 March 2013

It’s Never Been a Better Time to Buy Ski Property

According to the ski property index from Knight Frank, prices of prime ski property in top ski resorts throughout the world have dropped by nearly 10% since the peak of the market in 2008. According to the report the financial crisis led to a decline in buyer confidence, especially in...

Posted on 29 November 2012