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Luxury ski homes proving best type of property investment

The average price of ski homes around the world rose by 4.6 per cent in the year to the end of June 2013 outperforming luxury homes in many cities and global second home locations, according to an international property agency. Knight Frank’s Prime Ski Property Index (PSPI), which tracks the...

Posted on 15 November 2013

Festival fever – why music events give an exciting edge to a ski home

For a ski property that offers a bit more than the usual après-ski, why not choose one in a resort that hosts an annual festival – if you’re not at the event yourself, you’ll find it easy to rent out your property. Tignes, in the Espace Killy ski area, hosts...

Posted on 06 November 2013

Make the most of your ski home by arriving there fit – in mind and body!

It’s not long before ski resorts in France and Switzerland open their slopes, meaning it’s time to start getting yourself in shape for skiing, especially if you plan to make regular trips to a home in the Alps. The first thing to do is prepare yourself, or more specifically get...

Posted on 04 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

French Alps get more accessible for Welsh snowbirds with ski homes

Reaching your ski property in the Alps from Wales will be easier this season thanks to new flights out of Cardiff airport kicking off in December. Flybe, Europe’s largest independent regional airline, has announced an expansion of its winter programme out of Cardiff Airport with four brand new ski routes...

Posted on 17 October 2013

Wealthy buyers bringing stability and price rises to Alpine property

After four years of price corrections or, at best, stable prices, the Alps are firmly back on the radar of second home buyers and investors, with evident upward pressure on prices, according to a report by a leading international property consultancy. According to the report released by Savills Alpine in...

Posted on 16 October 2013

A quick reminder of the perks of buying new ski homes in the Alps

Just like choosing a new home in the UK, when you buy a ski property you can opt to purchase a resale property from a private vendor or buy something brand new from a developer – either off-plan or something newly built. At Skiingproperty.com, however, we believe the latter option...

Posted on 15 October 2013

Ski and Snowboad Show brings the slopes to London and Manchester!

Skiers and owners of ski homes who simply can’t wait to get out to the Alps should treat themselves to a visit to the Ski and Snowboard Show, which takes place at Earls Court 2 in London from 30th October to 3rd November and EventCity in Manchester from 25th to...

Posted on 12 October 2013

Skiing in Courchevel makes “World’s best ski runs” list

A red ski run in Courchevel has been included in the world’s top 10 ski runs, as chosen by the UK newspaper the Daily Telegraph, making the resort an even more appealing place to own a ski property. The three-kilometre run, called the Combe de La Saulire, runs down to...

Posted on 09 October 2013

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