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Buy in a resort with good airport access

The Great British summer is drawing to a close and there have been reports of early snowfall in the French Alps. This can mean only one thing: it’s almost time to dust off your ski equipment and hit the slopes. The only drawback of making this a reality is getting...

Posted on 08 September 2017

High-speed train travel to the French Alps

If you’re back from your summer holiday, you’re probably turning your attention to your next trip to the French Alps. Skiers and snowboarders looking for hassle-free travel to the slopes will be pleased to hear that tickets are now on sale for the 2017/2018 season high-speed Eurostar service, from London...

Posted on 11 August 2017

Traditional alpine living in Châtel

Located on the huge Portes du Soleil circuit, Châtel has succeeded where many other resorts linked to major ski areas have failed: it has managed to remain relatively unspoilt, helping it to retain a very French feel. Its slopes are split into two distinct areas: Linga-Pre la Joux, which connects it...

Posted on 14 July 2017

New flights to the Alps next winter

Buying a chalet or apartment in your favourite ski resort in the French Alps unlocks the door to Europe’s most popular winter destination. The ability to hop on a flight to your alpine retreat whenever it suits will make you the envy of all and sundry. If you live in...

Posted on 15 May 2017

Avoriaz: 50 years old but still breaking the rules

If one decade from the 20th century stands out for its enduring legacy – for all the right reasons – it has to be the 1960s. Even skiing benefitted from the social revolution that was the swinging 60s, when the sport began to hit the mass market and nearly half...

Posted on 24 April 2017

La Rosière: ski across the border to Italy for lunch

You’d be forgiven for assuming any ski resort in the Tarentaise Valley that boasts altitude, spectacular views and authentic charm would demand sky-high premium prices for the property on offer there. Especially when you consider the precedent set by some of the region’s world-famous salubrious destinations: Val d’Isère, Courchevel, Méribel...

Posted on 10 April 2017

Investors in ski homes ready to take ‘The Jump’ should try the French Alps

Celebrities flying down bobsleigh runs on Channel 4’s The Jump have helped to highlight the variety of activities on offer in Austrian ski resorts, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com, adding that it’s now time to highlight where skiers and homeowners in the French Alps can enjoy the full range of...

Posted on 16 February 2016

Why pay more stamp duty in the UK when you can pay no VAT in the French Alps?

Property investors unwilling to pay the imminent higher rate of stamp duty levied on a UK buy-to-let or second home should consider purchasing a French ski home instead, said Skiingproperty.com in January. From April 2016, a ski home in an established French resort will become an even more attractive alternative...

Posted on 21 January 2016

Skiingproperty.com tips five French resorts for buying a ski home in 2016

Ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com has announced its top five french skiing resorts for purchasing a ski home in 2016, in a bid to help investors in the French Alps at a time when market conditions are highly favourable to international buyers. “Incredibly low interest rates on euro mortgages combined with...

Posted on 11 December 2015

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

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