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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

End of the ski season – prime time for a deal on an Alpine home?

As the 2012-2013 ski season draws to a close, the property market in winter resorts begins to slow, making it an ideal time to pick up a deal on a Ski property in the French or Swiss Alps. Reports coming from Alpine developers indicate this season has been the best...

Posted on 16 April 2013

A Golden Time to Buy Alpine Ski Property

The latest information shows that now is a golden opportunity to buy Alpine ski property. The latest Knight Frank prime ski property index for Q2 2012 shows that prices of properties in the top French and Swiss resorts fell sharply in the year ending June 2012, with many showing flat...

Posted on 07 December 2012

Time is running out to buy an Alpine Ski Property by Christmas

Parts of the French Alps have seen significantly early snowfalls with some ski resorts having already opened for the season, and time is running out to buy a property before Christmas. In Chātel, Flaine, La Rosičre and Les Carroz French developer MGM is finishing the final few apartments, all of...

Posted on 02 November 2012

Ski Holidays and Property Offer Better Value in Europe

A raft of recent articles have detailed how the cost of skiing in Europe is set to become cheaper this year, and this may lure many people back on the slopes. According to Moneycorp prices have fallen substantially in countries such as Switzerland and France, although Switzerland is still one...

Posted on 26 October 2012

French Alps Has a Lot More to Offer than Just Skiing

Although the French Alps are inextricably linked with winter sports and holidays, things are definitely changing. Since the global financial crisis there has been a 26% drop in ski tourism that has resulted in the region diversifying in order to survive. Nowadays the French Alps is concentrating on becoming a...

Posted on 08 September 2012

Canadian Ski Resort Upgrades Set to Make Property More Appealing

The Canadian ski resorts of Banff, Lake Louise, Mount Norquay and the Sunshine Village are set to receive some upgrades for the upcoming ski season. In particular Mount Norquay is set to see some big changes, including an improved Spirit Chair which should allow greater access to terrain, especially for...

Posted on 31 August 2012

Now is the Time to Buy French Ski Property

I remember having real doubts about whether Sterling would ever regain its value against the Euro, but of course, that was before the EU sovereign debt crisis went supernova. At Sterling's low point a French property worth 100,000 Euros could be purchased with £95,000, right now that same property could...

Posted on 28 July 2012

Skiing at La Plagne

La Plagne is a French ski resort in the Paradiski area, nearby resorts include Les Arcs, Montchavin-Les Coches and Peisey-Vallandry. All in all, the area has 425 km of the downhill skiing, including 475 individual pistes with 141 ski lifts, and is one of the world’s biggest ski areas. La...

Posted on 15 March 2012

Whistler is One of Canada’s Premier Ski Destinations

Whistler in British Columbia is one of Canada's top skiing destinations, best known for hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics. Its skiing area covers more than 8,000 acres, and while its renowned for offering challenging runs to advanced skiers, there are also numerous slopes and runs more suitable for novices. It's...

Posted on 10 March 2012

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