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Prices up in prime French resorts, says leading property consultancy

The French resorts of Morzine and Chamonix were the most active property markets in the French Alps in 2013, according to a report by international property consultancy Knight Frank, with both resorts seeing prime prices increase by eight per cent or more in the year to December 2013, fuelled by...

Posted on 15 January 2014

Ten things you didn’t know about the Winter Olympics…

It’s less than a month before the Winter Olympics begin in the Russian resort of Sochi, raising awareness around the world of the joys of skiing and snowboarding, as well as the benefits of having access to the slopes by owning a home in the Alps. With this mind, here...

Posted on 10 January 2014

It’s not just skis homeowners in Châtel use to descend the slopes!

Looking for a ski home somewhere that offers more exciting ways to descend the slopes than simply on skis or a snowboard? If so, Châtel in the Savoie region of the French Alps could be ideal for you, thanks to the introduction there of a selection of exhilarating, slope-based activities....

Posted on 07 January 2014

High profile accident warning to skiers about safety on the slopes

Champ F1 driver Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident in the French Alps this Christmas time has shocked skiers around the world and at the same time acted as a reminder of the need to protect yourself while out on the slopes, especially if you ski off-piste. No-one can eliminate risk entirely when skiing,...

Posted on 31 December 2013

Why Chamonix’s Aiguille du Midi is such a special place to hang out!

Views of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, and the stunning Chamonix Valley don’t get more exhilarating than those possible from a glass cage suspended over the face of the Aiguille du Midi mountain, which opened on December 21st. Skiers and owners of property in the Savoie region of the French...

Posted on 20 December 2013

Eager French vendors, the Winter Olympics and low mortgage rates: time to buy a ski home?

The property market in the French Alps is gearing up for a busy start to 2014, thanks to a combination of market conditions making it an ideal time to be a foreign buyer of a ski home there. The trickle of wealthy residents in France offloading properties as they leave...

Posted on 17 December 2013

New celebrity TV show will show the UK just how exciting skiing is!

The fun of winter sports will be thrust into the limelight in the New Year, with the launch of a TV series that sees celebrities compete against each other on the slopes – hopefully inspiring viewers to do the same and perhaps invest in a property in the Alps. In...

Posted on 15 December 2013

British Consul in France offers safety advice for skiers in the Alps

The British Consul for Southern France and his team have launched a safety initiative aimed at protecting British people on the slopes in France this season. Owners of ski property in the French Alps about to visit the slopes should take note of Consul Simon Taylor’s advice. He said: “We’ve...

Posted on 09 December 2013

Check out Châtel for chic chalets in a cheerful French resort!

Owners of ski homes in the French resort of Châtel have the opportunity to be on the slopes sooner than they planned this season, thanks to the resort opening some of its ski areas last weekend, with more planned to be open this weekend (December 7/8). The official opening of...

Posted on 06 December 2013

Why owning a ski home in the Alps really is a route to happiness

Owners of ski property will welcome a new report by a university in the Republic of Korea that shows how skiing even just once a year contributes to a person’s happiness and can improve their overall wellbeing. Yonsei University conducted a survey of 279 visitors at three major ski resorts...

Posted on 04 December 2013

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