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Tignes or Les Deux Alpes for a home with year-round skiing?

The winter season might be over in the Alps but for visitors and homeowners in Tignes and Les Deux Alpes, there is still skiing to be had – on the glaciers above these two popular French resorts that open over the summer! Les Deux Alps offers the largest and highest...

Posted on 03 June 2014

Stronger Sterling benefiting UK buyers in the French Alps in 2014

Brits on the verge or in the process of buying a property in the French Alps are benefiting from Sterling’s persistent strength against the euro during 2014, with the exchange rate barely dropping below £1/€1.2 this year and the current rate hovering around an 18-month high of €1.23. The difference...

Posted on 30 May 2014

50 million skiers a year – why France and the Alps are so popular

Reassuring for owners – and future owners - of property in the Alps, but in particular France, is a new report that reveals a French resort as the world’s busiest resort and highlights how dominant the Alps are on the world’s ski stage. Here are some interesting snippets from the...

Posted on 16 May 2014

Châtel’s ‘off slope’ offering gets even better with new aquatic centre

Property-owners visiting their home in Châtel next season can look forward to a soothing swim or massage after a hard day on the slopes, thanks to a brand new aquatic centre opening shortly in the French resort. Called Forme d’O and located in the village centre, Châtel’s new aquatic centre...

Posted on 06 May 2014

Recovery in the Alpine property market well under way in 2014

International interest in skiing property picked up in 2013 compared to 2012, with the upward trend being even stronger in the first two months of 2014, according to an international property consultancy. Both viewings and transactions for skiing property in the Alps increased in 2013, while both were up again...

Posted on 19 April 2014

For maximum usage, choose a resort with a longer ski season

As we enter the final weeks of skiing for 2013-14, buyers of property in the French Alps are reminded to check the length of the winter sports season in any resort where they consider purchasing. Every year ski resorts will set an official opening and closing date for the forthcoming...

Posted on 19 March 2014

What not to buy in a ski resort?

What not to buy in a ski resort? If the number of people I see leafing through property brochures in the ski resort of Meribel, where I have been living for the past year, is anything to go by, then owning a ski chalet or apartment is clearly high on...

Posted on 12 March 2014

Sochi drives first-time skiers to dry slopes – next they’ll be in the Alps!

A national campaign to encourage more people to give skiing or snowboarding a go has exceeded its targets just six months after its official launch, with over 10,000 people in the UK doing a one-off ski or snowboard session or six-hour course. Ahead of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games...

Posted on 11 March 2014

‘High fliers’ can head to the French Alps for fun on and off the slopes

Thrill seekers have plenty of black ski runs to choose from in the French Alps, but now they can get their kicks dangling up to 250 metres above the slopes, thanks to the opening in February of the world’s highest zip wire in Val Thorens. Called ‘La Tyrolienne’, the 1,300-metre...

Posted on 04 March 2014

Letting a French ski property in 2014 – tips for leasehold and classic freehold homeowners

Celebrity sightings in the French Alps in February, including Paul McCartney and Leonardo DiCaprio, are a sign that the passion for skiing aroused by the Sochi Olympics has reached all levels of society, said estate agency Skiingproperty.com, adding that interest in purchasing a ski home is expected to rise this...

Posted on 03 March 2014

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