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Why overseas investors are feeling the Verbier vibe in 2020

The fashionable resort of Verbier, a perennial favourite with royalty and celebrities, is firmly on the radar of international buyers in 2020, said Skiingproperty.com in November, adding that its off-piste lifestyle combined with Switzerland’s safe haven status and tax-friendliness are helping it to stand out above other high-end ski destinations....

Posted on 18 November 2020

Why Covid-19 shouldn’t be a slippery slope for property in the French Alps

The breathtaking scenery, healthy lifestyle and local market conditions are helping resorts in the French Alps to weather the effects of Covid-19 better than other second-home destinations, reported SkiingProperty.com in October. “It was unfortunate that Covid-19 brought a premature end to Europe’s last winter season,” said Julian Walker, director at...

Posted on 13 October 2020

Ski Flight Free Campaign to Help Tackle Climate Change

A new campaign called Ski Flight Free aims to encourage skiers to ditch flights to the alps and travel by train or car instead. Launched in August 2019, by Iain Martin, a digital marketing consultant, the initiative received a boost, just in time for the 2019 / 2020 skiing season...

Posted on 24 October 2019

Why Swiss resort Flims is one to watch in 2018

The £33million transformation of a five-star hotel complex, where facilities include an award-wining spa and wellness centre, combined with one of the largest ski areas in Switzerland have transformed Flims into the rising star of Swiss ski resorts and should put it firmly on the radar of international property-buyers in...

Posted on 02 February 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

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

Strong dollar adds to the investment appeal of France’s top ski resorts in 2017

Wealthy lifestyle investors from the USA, Middle East and Asia, including British expats, are becoming increasingly prominent in the luxury sector of France’s Alpine property market, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in February. High-end resorts in the French Alps, including Méribel, Courchevel, Morzine, Chamonix, Val d’Isère and Megève, have been...

Posted on 07 February 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