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GB Winter Olympic hopeful Chemmy Alcott flies a flag for Flaine

Britain is pinning its hopes on its fastest girl on skis, Chemmy Alcott, to bring a medal home from the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month, but how many of us know she developed her passion for skiing in the French resort of Flaine in the Haute Savoie region? Chemmy...

Posted on 29 January 2014

Why Davos really could be the ‘golden egg’ of the Swiss Alps

Views of Davos in the Swiss Alps will never be quite the same, thanks to the recent completion and December opening of the eye-catching new InterContinental hotel, regarded as an architectural icon thanks to golden egg shape. Perfectly positioned at the foot of the Flüela Pass, the hotel looks over...

Posted on 24 January 2014

World Snow Day’s celebration of all things snowy snowballs

Fans of winter sports all over the world celebrated together last week when the official World Snow Day took place on 19th January. The third ever World Snow Day united 610 organisers in 35 countries, all of whom arranged events based around activities in the snow and enjoying time in...

Posted on 21 January 2014

Ten things you didn’t know about the Winter Olympics…

It’s less than a month before the Winter Olympics begin in the Russian resort of Sochi, raising awareness around the world of the joys of skiing and snowboarding, as well as the benefits of having access to the slopes by owning a home in the Alps. With this mind, here...

Posted on 10 January 2014

It’s not just skis homeowners in Châtel use to descend the slopes!

Looking for a ski home somewhere that offers more exciting ways to descend the slopes than simply on skis or a snowboard? If so, Châtel in the Savoie region of the French Alps could be ideal for you, thanks to the introduction there of a selection of exhilarating, slope-based activities....

Posted on 07 January 2014

High profile accident warning to skiers about safety on the slopes

Champ F1 driver Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident in the French Alps this Christmas time has shocked skiers around the world and at the same time acted as a reminder of the need to protect yourself while out on the slopes, especially if you ski off-piste. No-one can eliminate risk entirely when skiing,...

Posted on 31 December 2013

Why Chamonix’s Aiguille du Midi is such a special place to hang out!

Views of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, and the stunning Chamonix Valley don’t get more exhilarating than those possible from a glass cage suspended over the face of the Aiguille du Midi mountain, which opened on December 21st. Skiers and owners of property in the Savoie region of the French...

Posted on 20 December 2013

Eager French vendors, the Winter Olympics and low mortgage rates: time to buy a ski home?

The property market in the French Alps is gearing up for a busy start to 2014, thanks to a combination of market conditions making it an ideal time to be a foreign buyer of a ski home there. The trickle of wealthy residents in France offloading properties as they leave...

Posted on 17 December 2013

New celebrity TV show will show the UK just how exciting skiing is!

The fun of winter sports will be thrust into the limelight in the New Year, with the launch of a TV series that sees celebrities compete against each other on the slopes – hopefully inspiring viewers to do the same and perhaps invest in a property in the Alps. In...

Posted on 15 December 2013

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

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