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French and Swiss Ski Resorts to Benefit from Better Gondolas

According to recent reports ski resorts in France and Switzerland are to benefit from the introduction of 10 seat gondolas. These large gondolas already exist in Kitzbuhel in Austria, and Plan de Corones in Italy, but are now due to be introduced in France and Switzerland by the end of...

Posted on 02 June 2012

French Ski Property Continues to Appeal to the British

French developers are reporting strong interest in Ski properties from British buyers. Part of this popularity is due to the fact that the lifestyle offered by ski properties allows them to be used year-round, as during the winter months the skiing is very good, but there are a huge variety...

Posted on 19 May 2012

New Flights from Manchester Airport to Boost Alps Ski Popularity

The budget airline Jet2.com is to launch new flights from Manchester airport to Grenoble in France, and will begin operating from 16 December this year until mid-April next year. This should be a popular addition to current routes to ski destinations which include Geneva, Salzburg and Chambery. Grenoble is used...

Posted on 11 May 2012

Advantages of Buying a Property in Portes du Soleil

Portes du Soleil is one of the largest ski areas in the Swiss and French Alps, as it consists of 14 villages located between Mont Blanc and the southern shores of Lake Geneva in the Haute Savoie region. There are 400 miles of ski trails between the French villages of...

Posted on 19 April 2012

Free Wi-Fi Proving to be Popular in French Ski Resort

Val Thorens resort, which comprises one third of the Trois Vallees in the Savoie region in France, recently became one of the first places to install free Internet services on all of its ski lifts which will please those technophiles who always need to stay in touch with the rest...

Posted on 16 April 2012

Skiing Property Continues to be a Top Seller in Post Crash World

Skiing property continues to be one of the biggest sellers in the post crash world, with France, Switzerland, Austria and Canada remaining the most popular destinations. According to the latest data, property sales in top Canadian ski resort of Whistler, famous as being host to the 2010 winter Olympics, increased...

Posted on 05 April 2012

Skiing and Snowboarding in Chamonix

Chamonix is a famous ski resort in France, and is part of the ski pass Mont Blanc area. This is a huge area with 490 individual pistes, while Chamonix has 152 km of ski runs. The pistes are above 2,500 m, so there's a good chance of being assured of...

Posted on 24 March 2012

Skiing in the Resort of Tignes Le Lac, France

Tignes le Lac is a very well-known resort in the French Alps, and is linked to Val D’Isere to form the Espace Killy ski area. It's actually made up of three different resorts: Tignes le Lavachet, Tignes le Lac, and Val Claret. The lowest resort is Tignes le Lavachet, while...

Posted on 24 March 2012

Valmorel is a Family Oriented, Purpose-Built French Ski Resort

Valmorel is in the Savoie region in France, and was founded in the 1970s. It is a purpose-built French ski resort with 165 km of marked pistes, and is a well-designed resort comprising of a number of satellite villages, each of which has a good selection of chalets style buildings...

Posted on 16 March 2012

Skiing at La Plagne

La Plagne is a French ski resort in the Paradiski area, nearby resorts include Les Arcs, Montchavin-Les Coches and Peisey-Vallandry. All in all, the area has 425 km of the downhill skiing, including 475 individual pistes with 141 ski lifts, and is one of the world’s biggest ski areas. La...

Posted on 15 March 2012

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