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French Ski Area Diversifies to Become Year Round Tourist Destination

A ski area in the French Alps is considering diversifying in order to cope with climate change, and if it decides to go ahead will focus its attention on low-impact alpine activities. The current mayor of Biot, Henri-Victor Tournier, wants to clear away the cable towers from the 1,230 m...

Posted on 10 August 2012

New Ski Development Launched in Heart of the Swiss Alps

A brand-new ski development was recently launched right in the heart of the Swiss Alps in Grindelwald. It will include luxury one-bedroom apartments with 53 m² of space, as well as three-bedroom properties with 190 m² of space. All have fantastic views across the mountain and large balconies that are...

Posted on 21 July 2012

Innsbruck Has a Lot to Offer Investors

Innsbruck has been the capital of the Tirol since 1429, and is one of the best-known skiing destinations in Austria. Kitzbuhel, St Anton, and Mayrhofen are only an hour away from Innsbruck, and the city has long-lasting connections with winter snow sports and Alpine skiing. It hosted the Winter Olympics...

Posted on 14 July 2012

France Set to Reclaim Its Position as the Leader in the World Ski Market

France is to aim to recapture its position as being the world leader in the skiing market, according to a group of French Mountain professional organisations. The France Montagnes Association was set up in 2010 and consists of three separate professional organisations which are the Association Nationale des Maires des...

Posted on 06 July 2012

More British Buyers Purchasing Property in French Alps

According to developers there has been a substantial increase in foreign demand for French Alpine properties during the first four months of 2012, with some reporting more interest in the four months than all of last year. The Grand Massif area in the French Alps offers year-round activities, and is...

Posted on 23 June 2012

Geneva Suffering from Lack of Space and Transport Connections

Geneva has traditionally been a very attractive location due to its close proximity to the ski resorts of Chamonix and Verbier. Residents enjoy low taxes, and an excellent quality of life, and political stability. This 6 has enticed many multinational companies to relocate to the city. Now Geneva is suffering...

Posted on 16 June 2012

Swiss Village of Salins Is Set to Get New Hotel and Residence Complex

The Swiss Alpine village of Salins is set to get a brand-new hotel and residence complex, designed to cater to the many skiers who visit the resort each season. Luckily the developer, Jean-Maire Fournier, submitted plans for the development before the recent vote, which has been called a watershed in...

Posted on 09 June 2012

New Flights from Manchester Airport to Boost Alps Ski Popularity

The budget airline Jet2.com is to launch new flights from Manchester airport to Grenoble in France, and will begin operating from 16 December this year until mid-April next year. This should be a popular addition to current routes to ski destinations which include Geneva, Salzburg and Chambery. Grenoble is used...

Posted on 11 May 2012

Ski Resorts across Canadian Rockies Coming to the End of a Record Season

Ski resorts across Canadian Rockies have enjoyed record snowfall this season, and Sunshine Village near Banff recently announced it had broken its all-time record of for snowfall with more than 1,000 cm of snow, and the resort isn’t due to close until towards the middle of May so this figure...

Posted on 28 April 2012

Free Wi-Fi Proving to be Popular in French Ski Resort

Val Thorens resort, which comprises one third of the Trois Vallees in the Savoie region in France, recently became one of the first places to install free Internet services on all of its ski lifts which will please those technophiles who always need to stay in touch with the rest...

Posted on 16 April 2012

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