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Skiingproperty.com’s top tips give buyers in the Alps the edge in 2014

Expectations are that 2014 will be a favourable time to buy a ski property following on from the Alpine real estate market’s upbeat 2013, however on-line estate agency Skiinproperty.com advises anyone planning to invest in the Alps this year to get to grips with its five key tips. Director at...

Posted on 27 January 2014

World Snow Day’s celebration of all things snowy snowballs

Fans of winter sports all over the world celebrated together last week when the official World Snow Day took place on 19th January. The third ever World Snow Day united 610 organisers in 35 countries, all of whom arranged events based around activities in the snow and enjoying time in...

Posted on 21 January 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

Ten things you didn’t know about the Winter Olympics…

It’s less than a month before the Winter Olympics begin in the Russian resort of Sochi, raising awareness around the world of the joys of skiing and snowboarding, as well as the benefits of having access to the slopes by owning a home in the Alps. With this mind, here...

Posted on 10 January 2014

It’s not just skis homeowners in Châtel use to descend the slopes!

Looking for a ski home somewhere that offers more exciting ways to descend the slopes than simply on skis or a snowboard? If so, Châtel in the Savoie region of the French Alps could be ideal for you, thanks to the introduction there of a selection of exhilarating, slope-based activities....

Posted on 07 January 2014

High profile accident warning to skiers about safety on the slopes

Champ F1 driver Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident in the French Alps this Christmas time has shocked skiers around the world and at the same time acted as a reminder of the need to protect yourself while out on the slopes, especially if you ski off-piste. No-one can eliminate risk entirely when skiing,...

Posted on 31 December 2013

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

British Consul in France offers safety advice for skiers in the Alps

The British Consul for Southern France and his team have launched a safety initiative aimed at protecting British people on the slopes in France this season. Owners of ski property in the French Alps about to visit the slopes should take note of Consul Simon Taylor’s advice. He said: “We’ve...

Posted on 09 December 2013

Driving in the Alps? Learn the traffic laws and be ready for snow!

British skiers with plans to drive out to their home in the Alps for Christmas are being warned about driving in winter conditions being ignorant of road laws in France. Millions of British motorists are taking to the roads in France without understanding some of the most basic road rules,...

Posted on 01 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