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British Consul in France offers safety advice for skiers in the Alps

The British Consul for Southern France and his team have launched a safety initiative aimed at protecting British people on the slopes in France this season. Owners of ski property in the French Alps about to visit the slopes should take note of Consul Simon Taylor’s advice. He said: “We’ve...

Posted on 09 December 2013

Why owning a ski home in the Alps really is a route to happiness

Owners of ski property will welcome a new report by a university in the Republic of Korea that shows how skiing even just once a year contributes to a person’s happiness and can improve their overall wellbeing. Yonsei University conducted a survey of 279 visitors at three major ski resorts...

Posted on 04 December 2013

Driving in the Alps? Learn the traffic laws and be ready for snow!

British skiers with plans to drive out to their home in the Alps for Christmas are being warned about driving in winter conditions being ignorant of road laws in France. Millions of British motorists are taking to the roads in France without understanding some of the most basic road rules,...

Posted on 01 December 2013

Owners in the Alps urged to insure themselves, as well as their ski pad

Skiers visiting their homes in the Alps this season are being warned to ensure they are adequately insured on the slopes. The Travel Association (ABTA) revealed this month that the number of skiers and snowboarders travelling without adequate winter sports travel insurance has increased from last year. Research shows that...

Posted on 28 November 2013

Courchevel and its homeowners welcome top notch hotel chain

Reinforcing its reputation as one of the world’s most desirable and chic ski resorts, Courchevel is looking forward to the December opening of a landmark five-star hotel resort. L'Apogee Courchevel, located in Courchevel 1850, is the latest addition in the distinguished Oetker Collection of hotels. Its arrival is a boost...

Posted on 22 November 2013

Trois Vallées resort in France wins ‘Best Ski Resort in the World’ award

Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe and part of Les Trois Vallées - the largest ski area in the world, has been voted the world’s best ski resort at the first ever World Ski Awards, an event held in Austria’s Kitzbuhel during November. This accolade comes just weeks...

Posted on 19 November 2013

Early dumps mark start of great season for homeowners in the Alps

Owners of property in the Alps can look forward to plenty of usage from their ski home this year as heavy snowfall in November signals the start of a long season. Most resorts in France received up to 50cm of fresh snow at higher altitude over the weekend of 9th-10th...

Posted on 18 November 2013

Festival fever – why music events give an exciting edge to a ski home

For a ski property that offers a bit more than the usual après-ski, why not choose one in a resort that hosts an annual festival – if you’re not at the event yourself, you’ll find it easy to rent out your property. Tignes, in the Espace Killy ski area, hosts...

Posted on 06 November 2013

Eurostar ski train fares to the Alps now on sale for 2013/14 season

Tickets for Eurostar's popular ski services from St Pancras International and Ashford International to the heart of the Swiss and French Alps are now on sale on Eurostar.com and owners of ski property who like to travel by train are encouraged to book soon to avoid disappointment. Launched in 2012,...

Posted on 31 October 2013

France dominates Europe’s top 50 ski resorts – ready to buy there?

Ski resorts in the French Alps accounted for nearly half of the 50 best European resorts in a list compiled by a group of experts in October and published in the UK Independent newspaper. Here are key French resorts included in the list, with comments about each. Méribel:  A charming family...

Posted on 22 October 2013