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French resorts steal the podium at 2015 World Snow Awards

The best resort in Europe right now is Les Deux Alpes, according to the 2015 World Snow Awards, which also rated Les Arcs as ‘highly commended’ and Les Menuires as the best family resort. Val d’Isère also featured in the World Snow Awards, picking up awards for the ‘Best Mountain...

Posted on 02 December 2015

It’s official – France is the world’s No. 1 skiing destination!

Figures recently released from the Domaines Skiables de France (French ski areas organisation) show that the country has more skier days than any other, at 53.9 million compared to second place USA at 53.6 million days. The French ski resort of La Plagne can also claim to be the world’s...

Posted on 07 October 2015

New award gives Tignes the edge over other ski resorts

Tignes received a shot in the arm this year when it was awarded the ‘Quality Tourism’ branding by the French State, making the resort more attractive to winter sports enthusiasts and ski homeowners. For resorts that match its stringent critreria, the Qualité Tourisme marque provides an independent endorsement of the...

Posted on 05 October 2015

Foreign investors welcome ideal conditions in French ski resorts in 2015

Skiers planning their trip to the Alps this winter should hope that conditions on the slopes are as good as they are for investors in French ski property this season, said ski property specialist SkiingProperty.com in September. “Foreign interest in property in the French Alps is expected to rise during...

Posted on 04 September 2015

Lifts and après ski – the most dangerous things about owning a ski home?

Homeowners making efforts to stay safe in the French Alps, take note - new research shows that as much care should be taken when trudging to a bar - or back from a bar - to your apartment as when you’re zooming full-speed down the slopes. More than half (52...

Posted on 25 February 2015

Eight tips for half-term ski tourists turned property-hunters in the French Alps!

Interest in French skiing property is expected to see a seasonal surge towards the end of this month, after British families return from their half-term ski break tempted by the idea of owning a ski home, said ski property specialist SkiingProperty.com in February, adding that the favourable exchange rate is...

Posted on 21 February 2015

New activity zone makes slopeside ski homes in Les Arcs hot property

Property-hunters in the French Alps in search of a resort geared towards families should add Les Arcs to their wish list, after this season’s opening of a new fun zone that includes a slopeside leisure centre. Already recognised for its family-friendliness and desirable ski homes, Les Arcs has raised the...

Posted on 07 February 2015

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

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