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How do you like your snow – powdery, icy or ‘corduroy’?

Are you looking for a ski home in the Alps that offers great powder snow? Or would you prefer your property in the French Alps to have access to perfectly groomed slopes that offer ‘corduroy’ skiing? Skiers can be particular about the type of skiing conditions they like and if...

Posted on 19 November 2014

Tips for making French ski home ownership more affordable

Owners of ski homes in the French Alps could save thousands of pounds each year through careful planning for the winter season and shopping around, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in November. “Low mortgage rates in France and a stronger pound are attracting an increasing number of buyers to the...

Posted on 14 November 2014

Pre-season prep for skiers heading to their home in the French Alps

Snow is falling in the Alps, causing a tingle of excitement in the thousands of ski homeowners itching to head out to their ski pad. There’re still some weeks to go before the slopes will be ready and the lifts open, but that’s leaves just enough time to prepare yourself...

Posted on 11 November 2014

Five top tips for first-time buyers in the French Alps in 2014

Thinking of purchasing your first family ski home this year? If so, here are five key considerations to get you started on your ski property hunt. -  Look for a ski-in ski-out property: Why is that? When getting ready with your little ones in the morning, you don't want to...

Posted on 04 November 2014

Courchevel most expensive luxury resort, in France dominated market

French ski resorts outnumber resorts in any other country in a recently published index that ranks luxury ski resorts around the world by property price growth this year, with Morzine scoring highest in seventh place. The Knight Frank Prime Property Index 2014 reports that the average price of a luxury...

Posted on 31 October 2014

British buyers in the French Alps increasingly choose leaseback

The popularity of leaseback ski properties in the French Alps has been fuelled by the growing numbers of British buyers who are turning their backs on outright purchase and opting instead for ownership of managed apartments in résidences de tourisme, which gives them both private use and a rental income....

Posted on 21 October 2014

Favourable rates and resort upgrades make ideal conditions for a French ski home purchase

Low mortgage rates, a strong pound and ongoing investment in resorts’ infrastructure mean conditions in the second half of 2014 are highly favourable to UK buyers of French ski homes, said skiing property specialist Skiingproperty.com in October. Growing awareness of dual seasonality is also helping to attract British and other...

Posted on 10 October 2014

Buyer interest in French ski homes snowballing before 2014-15 season

Decided to purchase a ski home in 2014-15? Well, you’re not alone! A leading developer in the Savoie region of the French Alps has reported it is ramping up its construction programme in a bid to keep pace with demand for its leaseback properties in ski resorts. By the middle...

Posted on 07 October 2014

The 2014-15 ski season approaches – so what’s new in the Alps?

Tignes-le-Lac has grabbed the headlines by being named France's most improved resort in the new edition of guidebook Where to Ski and Snowboard (WTSS), which has marked its 20th birthday by commending resorts for improving over the last two decades. WTSS noted that Tignes-le-Lac was “seriously inhospitable” 20 years ago...

Posted on 24 September 2014

Eurostar tickets from London to the French Alps now on sale for 2014/15

As of 31st July, ski fans and owners of homes in the Alps planning to travel to the slopes by rail this winter have been able to snap up their train tickets. Visitors to the Alps this coming season can travel on Eurostar’s day and night services direct to the French...

Posted on 29 August 2014

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