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French resorts steal the podium at 2015 World Snow Awards

The best resort in Europe right now is Les Deux Alpes, according to the 2015 World Snow Awards, which also rated Les Arcs as ‘highly commended’ and Les Menuires as the best family resort. Val d’Isère also featured in the World Snow Awards, picking up awards for the ‘Best Mountain...

Posted on 02 December 2015

From food to festivals, seven resorts that make life in the French Alps extra special

Competition to attract more visitors is driving French Alpine resorts to offer far more than just good skiing, said Skiingproperty.com in October, adding that buyers choosing a ski home should look beyond the slopes and consider a resort’s full offering. “Aside from the skiing, different resorts stand out for different...

Posted on 30 October 2015

10-point checklist for first-time buyers of French ski property

Never bought a ski home before but ready to start looking for one? If so, here are ten points to consider when choosing the best resort to buy in in the French Alps. ACCESS - would you prefer to drive less or more than 90 minutes from the airport nearest...

Posted on 27 October 2015

New lifts for 2015 season give Châtel the edge over other resorts

Skiing in Châtel is about to get a whole lot better when new lifts open this season, giving the French resort access to the world’s largest international linked ski area and making it highly attractive to owners of ski property. Two brand new ski lifts will link the massifs of...

Posted on 13 October 2015

New award gives Tignes the edge over other ski resorts

Tignes received a shot in the arm this year when it was awarded the ‘Quality Tourism’ branding by the French State, making the resort more attractive to winter sports enthusiasts and ski homeowners. For resorts that match its stringent critreria, the Qualité Tourisme marque provides an independent endorsement of the...

Posted on 05 October 2015

Why a ski home could make a secure long-term rental property

Purchasing a property in the right French ski resort in 2015 could make a lucrative long-term buy-to-let, said Skiingproperty.com in September. For maximum rental potential, investors taking advantage of the favourable buying conditions should choose a dual season resort with a short transfer, long winter season, good snow record and...

Posted on 17 September 2015

Foreign investors welcome ideal conditions in French ski resorts in 2015

Skiers planning their trip to the Alps this winter should hope that conditions on the slopes are as good as they are for investors in French ski property this season, said ski property specialist SkiingProperty.com in September. “Foreign interest in property in the French Alps is expected to rise during...

Posted on 04 September 2015

Lifts and après ski – the most dangerous things about owning a ski home?

Homeowners making efforts to stay safe in the French Alps, take note - new research shows that as much care should be taken when trudging to a bar - or back from a bar - to your apartment as when you’re zooming full-speed down the slopes. More than half (52...

Posted on 25 February 2015

Eight tips for half-term ski tourists turned property-hunters in the French Alps!

Interest in French skiing property is expected to see a seasonal surge towards the end of this month, after British families return from their half-term ski break tempted by the idea of owning a ski home, said ski property specialist SkiingProperty.com in February, adding that the favourable exchange rate is...

Posted on 21 February 2015

New activity zone makes slopeside ski homes in Les Arcs hot property

Property-hunters in the French Alps in search of a resort geared towards families should add Les Arcs to their wish list, after this season’s opening of a new fun zone that includes a slopeside leisure centre. Already recognised for its family-friendliness and desirable ski homes, Les Arcs has raised the...

Posted on 07 February 2015

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