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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

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

Early dumps mark start of great season for homeowners in the Alps

Owners of property in the Alps can look forward to plenty of usage from their ski home this year as heavy snowfall in November signals the start of a long season. Most resorts in France received up to 50cm of fresh snow at higher altitude over the weekend of 9th-10th...

Posted on 18 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

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