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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

Courchevel and its homeowners welcome top notch hotel chain

Reinforcing its reputation as one of the world’s most desirable and chic ski resorts, Courchevel is looking forward to the December opening of a landmark five-star hotel resort. L'Apogee Courchevel, located in Courchevel 1850, is the latest addition in the distinguished Oetker Collection of hotels. Its arrival is a boost...

Posted on 22 November 2013

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

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

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

Buying costs to edge higher – don’t delay buying a French ski home!

Anyone on the verge of buying a property in the French Alps could save a few euros by completing their purchase by the end of the year, as stamp duty in France is expected to rise at the end of 2013. The cap on tax levied on buyers when they...

Posted on 08 October 2013

Tempted by a more flexible form of leaseback ski home?

The growing popularity of year-round short breaks in the French Alps has prompted the region’s biggest developer to introduce greater flexibility in the way its leaseback apartments are let, in order to maximise rental income. Traditionally MGM has offered holiday home buyers, who also seek a guaranteed long-term investment, a...

Posted on 01 October 2013

Tignes to benefit from new ‘village’ opening for 2013/2014 season

An exciting new ‘village’ within Tignes in the French Alps  will be up and running this ski season, making the resort an even more appealing place to own a ski property. The former Les Boisses area of popular Tignes is undergoing a €150million transformation, which will see it renamed ‘Tignes 1800',...

Posted on 24 September 2013

It’s easy to grow fond of fondue with a home in the French Alps…

The Savoie region of the French Alps is popular not only for its world-class skiing, its chic resorts and fantastic scenery, but also for its delicious gastronomy, which owners of Alpine property can enjoy each time they visit their apartment or chalet. So what are the most famous dishes of...

Posted on 05 August 2013