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How do you like your snow – powdery, icy or ‘corduroy’?

Are you looking for a ski home in the Alps that offers great powder snow? Or would you prefer your property in the French Alps to have access to perfectly groomed slopes that offer ‘corduroy’ skiing? Skiers can be particular about the type of skiing conditions they like and if...

Posted on 19 November 2014

Tips for making French ski home ownership more affordable

Owners of ski homes in the French Alps could save thousands of pounds each year through careful planning for the winter season and shopping around, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in November. “Low mortgage rates in France and a stronger pound are attracting an increasing number of buyers to the...

Posted on 14 November 2014

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

British buyers in the French Alps increasingly choose leaseback

The popularity of leaseback ski properties in the French Alps has been fuelled by the growing numbers of British buyers who are turning their backs on outright purchase and opting instead for ownership of managed apartments in résidences de tourisme, which gives them both private use and a rental income....

Posted on 21 October 2014

The 2014-15 ski season approaches – so what’s new in the Alps?

Tignes-le-Lac has grabbed the headlines by being named France's most improved resort in the new edition of guidebook Where to Ski and Snowboard (WTSS), which has marked its 20th birthday by commending resorts for improving over the last two decades. WTSS noted that Tignes-le-Lac was “seriously inhospitable” 20 years ago...

Posted on 24 September 2014

Why driving to the French Alps this summer could make perfect sense

The lasting impression of any holiday is normally the weather, the scenery, the fun and the food, but a new report by the RAC has found that an increasing number of Brits driving abroad, including France, come home amazed by the quality and emptiness of European roads, combined with the...

Posted on 20 June 2014

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

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

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