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Family friendly Les Carroz

Perched on a plateau at an altitude of 1140 metres, Les Carroz is the most easily accessible of the five resorts in the Grand Massif ski area – Europe’s fifth largest. Its position in the heart of the Upper Savoy region of the northern Alps means this increasingly popular alpine...

Posted on 27 November 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

Buy in a resort with good airport access

The Great British summer is drawing to a close and there have been reports of early snowfall in the French Alps. This can mean only one thing: it’s almost time to dust off your ski equipment and hit the slopes. The only drawback of making this a reality is getting...

Posted on 08 September 2017

Discover Combloux

If you’re a snow sports nut, shredding powder just once or twice a season probably isn’t enough slope time. That’s why so many of us return from the mountainside determined to make our holiday last forever, by buying a home we can use as ski base whenever we choose. With...

Posted on 25 August 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

Traditional alpine living in Châtel

Located on the huge Portes du Soleil circuit, Châtel has succeeded where many other resorts linked to major ski areas have failed: it has managed to remain relatively unspoilt, helping it to retain a very French feel. Its slopes are split into two distinct areas: Linga-Pre la Joux, which connects it...

Posted on 14 July 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

New flights to the Alps next winter

Buying a chalet or apartment in your favourite ski resort in the French Alps unlocks the door to Europe’s most popular winter destination. The ability to hop on a flight to your alpine retreat whenever it suits will make you the envy of all and sundry. If you live in...

Posted on 15 May 2017

Avoriaz: 50 years old but still breaking the rules

If one decade from the 20th century stands out for its enduring legacy – for all the right reasons – it has to be the 1960s. Even skiing benefitted from the social revolution that was the swinging 60s, when the sport began to hit the mass market and nearly half...

Posted on 24 April 2017

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