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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

Popularity of Alpine Markets Increasing

The popularity of Alpine markets is rising, as the last twelve months have seen prices stabilise or even increase, according to the latest report from Savills. This report covers 28 resorts within the region, including those in France, Austria and Switzerland, and found that 72% have seen increasing stability in...

Posted on 19 October 2012

Reasons for Buying Property in Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee is a very pretty village in Switzerland that is just 7 miles away from Zermatt, but property is around half the price. This resort isn't very well known, but it's worth making the effort to investigate property within the area. It's extremely scenic and car free, and has plenty...

Posted on 12 October 2012

Club Med is Setting Its Sights on Canadian Ski Resorts

Club Med is said to be looking at various ski destinations in North America, one of which is Québec's Charlevoix region, as it is looking to launch high-end ski resorts based on its all-inclusive resort model. The company which has its headquarters in Paris, became famous in the 1970s for...

Posted on 22 September 2012

Swiss Ski Property to Remain Popular with Safe-Haven Buyers

Even though other European economies are struggling with the current economic crisis, Switzerland looks set to come through this phase relatively unscathed. This is due to a number of factors, as its economy has continued to expand for 12 consecutive quarters, and its unemployment rate is just 2.7% compared to...

Posted on 15 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

Holiday Club Offers Alternatives for Alpine Home Owners

People who own Alpine properties in Switzerland and France are being advised to look for alternative ways to use their second homes. This would help them avoid higher tax charges brought in through new legislation. One way forward is to use the services of a holiday club, and to simply...

Posted on 23 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

Ski properties in Crest-Voland Cohennoz Are Selling Well

Time is running out to buy ski property in Crest-Voland Cohennoz, a Savoyard village in the Beaufortain Massif region of the French Alps. The development of Le Chalet des Oursons, whose name translates as the Chalet of the Bear Cubs, is nearly sold out and is in its final phase...

Posted on 30 June 2012