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Is it downhill for the ski industry?

The 2017/2018 ski season is upon us and the Winter Olympics are a mere nine weeks away. So how is the ski industry performing as we enter the beginning of a busy few months for the sport? Despite shedding its reputation for being the preserve of the rich and famous,...

Posted on 05 December 2017

Winter flights replace Monarch

With Monarch, one of the UK's biggest airlines, now out of business, what does this mean for property owners and skiers in the Alps this year?  This time last year Monarch airlines was advertising a special sale of 60,000 seats to ski resorts for the season. Britain’s fifth largest airline...

Posted on 10 November 2017

Flights and resort update for 2017-18 ski season

Resorts across the Alps are gearing up for start of the 2017-18 ski season with many set to benefit from extra air routes and new investment into lift systems and infrastructure. Looking first at the French Alps, flying to Grenoble this season has got easier thanks to both British Airways...

Posted on 25 October 2017

High-speed train travel to the French Alps

If you’re back from your summer holiday, you’re probably turning your attention to your next trip to the French Alps. Skiers and snowboarders looking for hassle-free travel to the slopes will be pleased to hear that tickets are now on sale for the 2017/2018 season high-speed Eurostar service, from London...

Posted on 11 August 2017

How to protect your residency rights in France

We’re currently in a state of limbo: the strange period prior to Brexit negotiations commencing, when the hints and gossip surrounding it all are coming thick and fast. Trying to sift through the clamour for the real story can be confusing. Thankfully, for anyone thinking about buying a ski retreat...

Posted on 02 June 2017

La Rosière: ski across the border to Italy for lunch

You’d be forgiven for assuming any ski resort in the Tarentaise Valley that boasts altitude, spectacular views and authentic charm would demand sky-high premium prices for the property on offer there. Especially when you consider the precedent set by some of the region’s world-famous salubrious destinations: Val d’Isère, Courchevel, Méribel...

Posted on 10 April 2017

Race is on to invest in rare off-plan development in the French Alpine resort of Les Arcs

One of very few opportunities to invest in a new ski development in Les Arcs, recently ranked in the world’s ten most popular ski resorts, has become available, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in March, adding that international demand for units at the off-plan project are expected to be strong....

Posted on 03 March 2017

Live the new-build dream

An irresistible combination of first-class skiing, world-class resorts and accessibility ensures that year after year France remains the most popular destination for British skiers. Its diverse alpine offering ticks all the boxes, from the vast ski areas of Portes du Soleil and Three Valleys, to smaller snow-sure resorts such as...

Posted on 27 February 2017

Driving to the slopes

If you’re in the process of scouring the Alps property market for your very own ski home, have you considered how you’ll travel there once you have the keys? On the face of it choosing whether to drive or fly 1000 kilometres to your new pad is a no brainer....

Posted on 13 February 2017

I’m from outside the EU. Can I buy a French home?

The appeal of the French Alps for winter sports enthusiasts is obvious: breath-taking mountains, gorgeous sunshine, vibrant après-ski, more than 300 well-connected resorts and some 5,000 miles of pistes. And for anyone that’s considering buying a property in the region so they can have all this on their doorstep, a...

Posted on 30 January 2017

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