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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

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

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

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