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Where is the Cheapest Ski Property in France?

As travel trends change, so does the real estate market. Gone are the times, when we only travelled in summer and these days, getting away for Christmas, New Year or a 4-day break during winter is a common theme, hence the rising demand for ski property in France. France is...

Posted on 03 February 2018

Best French Ski Resorts for Beginners

Reports in recent years say the popularity of snowboarding is decreasing, yet interest in skiing is growing every year. The sport plays a huge part in the winter tourism season, and for most Europeans who are beginners to the pastime, French ski resorts are their first choice, especially for Brits...

Posted on 22 January 2018

5 of the Best Luxury Ski Resorts in France

Hubert De Givenchy famously said: “luxury is in each detail” and this certainly applies to luxury ski resorts in France catering to every need and want of their clientele. Offering five-star plus hospitality as well as a range of personalised services, if the finer side of life what you desire,...

Posted on 13 January 2018

British favourite: Val d’Isère

It’s a familiar tale of a once rustic, isolated farming community high in the French Alps that has transformed into an unrecognisable ski resort over the decades. But Val d’Isère’s story is slightly unique in that it has evolved into one of the world’s most famous ski resorts and bastion...

Posted on 18 December 2017

Don’t miss your train to the slopes

Travelling to the Alps by train allows passengers to sit back, relax and take in the stunning French landscape as it hurtles past their window. While trying to resist a smug smile as their mind wanders to the skiers queuing up at airports, cooped up on transfers or seven hours...

Posted on 11 December 2017

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

Is it downhill for the ski industry?

The 2017/2018 ski season is upon us and the Winter Olympics are a mere nine weeks away. So how is the ski industry performing as we enter the beginning of a busy few months for the sport? Despite shedding its reputation for being the preserve of the rich and famous,...

Posted on 05 December 2017

Family friendly Les Carroz

Perched on a plateau at an altitude of 1140 metres, Les Carroz is the most easily accessible of the five resorts in the Grand Massif ski area – Europe’s fifth largest. Its position in the heart of the Upper Savoy region of the northern Alps means this increasingly popular alpine...

Posted on 27 November 2017

What’s new in Alpe d’Huez?

Not content with being crowned Europe’s Best Ski Resort for 2017 by the Belgium based “European Best Destinations” organisation, Alpe d’Huez is putting the finishing touches to a series of new programmes designed to keep the resort ahead of the field for the foreseeable future. With less than two weeks...

Posted on 20 November 2017

Winter flights replace Monarch

With Monarch, one of the UK's biggest airlines, now out of business, what does this mean for property owners and skiers in the Alps this year?  This time last year Monarch airlines was advertising a special sale of 60,000 seats to ski resorts for the season. Britain’s fifth largest airline...

Posted on 10 November 2017

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