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Category Archives: Courchevel

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

French bank accounts – are you ready to open one?

Owning a home in the French Alps brings with it the need for a local bank account, but before choosing which bank to go with, property-buyers are advised to research their options and familiarise themselves with banking in France. Utilities bills, council taxes, property management fees, rental income, spending money...

Posted on 12 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

Courchevel offers home owners fine dining as well as fine skiing

The French resort of Courchevel has confirmed its place as a world leader in gastronomy as well as skiing by achieving a further two stars in the new 2013 Michelin Guide, bringing its total number of stars to 12. Buying and owning a property in Courchevel, which is split into...

Posted on 23 February 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

Courcheval Named 4th Most Exclusive Ski Resort in the World

France's Courcheval has been named the 4th most exclusive ski resort in the world by onthesnow.com, behind the YELLOWSTONE CLUB in Montana, (of course) KLOSTERS in Switzerland and Deer Valley in Utah. Spot the trend there of US dominance, there are 2 in the top 3 and 5 of the...

Posted on 12 February 2012

Ski Property in Morzine and Chatel Most Popular in France [DATA]

According to new data from skiing accommodation website skipad.co.uk the lesser-known French ski resorts of Morzine and Châtel are the two most popular locations for ski holidays in the world, based on searches on the website since the start of 2011. They are followed by the traditional favourites of Chamonix...

Posted on 12 October 2011

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