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Where is the Cheapest Ski Property in France?

As travel trends change, so does the real estate market. Gone are the times, when we only travelled in summer and these days, getting away for Christmas, New Year or a 4-day break during winter is a common theme, hence the rising demand for ski property in France. France is...

Posted on 03 February 2018

Best French Ski Resorts for Beginners

Reports in recent years say the popularity of snowboarding is decreasing, yet interest in skiing is growing every year. The sport plays a huge part in the winter tourism season, and for most Europeans who are beginners to the pastime, French ski resorts are their first choice, especially for Brits...

Posted on 22 January 2018

French ski resorts that benefited from the Winter Olympics effect

South Korea’s hosting of the 2018 Winter Olympics in February will be an opportunity to promote winter sports to the world while demonstrating the diversity of today’s skiing destinations, said Skiingproperty.com in December, adding that it’s also an occasion to recognize how important the French Alps have been both in...

Posted on 08 December 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

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

Could the French Alps become a hot spot for American investors in Europe?

Ski property in leading French resorts could be the ideal investment for Americans looking for a safe haven euro asset that also offers lifestyle benefits, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in November. The strong US dollar and cheap euro mortgages make conditions highly favourable for American investors in France right...

Posted on 22 November 2016

Sunny and snow-sure, why La Rosière is a rising star in the French Alps

Sun worshipping skiers with a fondness for Italian and French culture should consider the French resort La Rosière in their search for a family-friendly Alpine home in 2016, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com. An increasing number of house-hunters in the French Alps are discovering why La Rosière’s unique location and...

Posted on 14 October 2016

Could a mortgage for your ski home in the French Alps get any cheaper?

Buying a French ski property with a mortgage has never been cheaper, thanks to lenders offering some of the lowest mortgage rates ever seen in France. Due largely to historically low European Central Bank rates (Euribor), fixed rate French mortgages are now available from as little as 1.7 per cent...

Posted on 13 October 2016

New flight will bring the French Alps closer to the North next winter

Getting to a ski home in France is set to get easier for residents of the north of England, following Flybe’s confirmation it is launching Saturday flights to Chambery Airport in the Rhone-Alps from 17th December 2016. Tickets for the new route became available for booking on the airline’s website...

Posted on 05 April 2016

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