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French ski resorts that serve up everything, including tennis!

With the French Open tennis tournament underway, we’re reminded how the French are as passionate about tennis as they are about skiing, hoping for a local champion in Paris this year. France has won seven of its last 32 Opens and currently has 20 men ranked higher than Britain's number...

Posted on 04 June 2013

Reaching your Alpine home from the East Midlands to get easier

British owners of property in the French and Swiss Alps will find it easier to get to their ski homes next season thanks to new flights to Geneva launching from Cambridge Airport. The new route will be operated by Darwin Airline, which is based at Geneva, kicking off on 2nd...

Posted on 22 May 2013

French mortgages continue to make ski homes more affordable

It might be the end of the winter season, but there’s another reason other than skiing to visit one of the many great resorts in the Alps – namely, to take advantage of the excellent buying conditions and snap up a skiing property in time for next season. End of...

Posted on 14 May 2013

How to market Alpine homes to summer holidaymakers

Owners of ski homes in the Alps keen to maximise income from holiday lets are being advised to adapt the way they market their property on-line to make the most of the growing summer rental market. An increasing number of resorts in the Alps are promoting themselves as places to...

Posted on 08 May 2013

Swiss property – the most stable immovable asset in Europe?

Buyers of ski property in the Alps who are driven more by investment than lifestyle would do well to consider Switzerland, after a recent report highlighted the country’s attraction as a safe haven for wealthy investors and showed that property prices in the country rose by 3.9 per cent in...

Posted on 30 April 2013

Méribel – an old-time favourite with British homeowners

As the 2012-13 winter season comes to a close, one resort that has attracted a larger share of British skiers and owners of Alpine property than others is charming Méribel in the Savoie region of the French Alps - but then that's nothing new. It’s little wonder Méribel, part of the Three...

Posted on 25 April 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

Why ski homes in the Alps can be just as fun in the summer

Skiing is the prime reason people buy property in the French Alps, but that’s not to say you shouldn’t visit your Alpine home once all the white stuff has melted for another year. In fact, there is arguably a larger variety of activities on offer in the French Alps during...

Posted on 10 April 2013

Why glaciers can give ski property extra value

April has arrived, which means it won’t be long before the snow cover starts thinning out in most ski resorts across the Alps. That said, there is one group of ski property-owners who can look forward to good skiing till the last day of the season, not only in 2013...

Posted on 02 April 2013

Rental returns – what should ski homeowners really expect?

Homeowners in the French Alps who rent out their property to skiers have experienced a last-minute Easter rush, thanks to the incredible ski conditions. But how many owners of ski property in France know what they can expect to earn from a week’s rental of their property, and what sort...

Posted on 26 March 2013

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