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Category Archives: Tignes

Resorts with altitude and easy access remain most sought-after in 2017-18 season

Access, length of ski season and altitude should be key considerations of international investors choosing a resort for their ski home this season, said new-build ski specialist Skiingproperty.com in October. “The Savoie region in the French Alps, in particular, is home to established high altitude resorts with excellent skiing and...

Posted on 06 October 2017

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

Why a ski home could make a secure long-term rental property

Purchasing a property in the right French ski resort in 2015 could make a lucrative long-term buy-to-let, said Skiingproperty.com in September. For maximum rental potential, investors taking advantage of the favourable buying conditions should choose a dual season resort with a short transfer, long winter season, good snow record and...

Posted on 17 September 2015

Economic conditions in the New Year suit British buyers in the Alps

British people in the market for a French ski home can look forward to some great value deals in 2015, as buying conditions across the Channel look set to be even more favourable than they were in 2014. Concerns about the Greek economy and the European Central Bank's ability to...

Posted on 08 January 2015

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

Eurostar tickets from London to the French Alps now on sale for 2014/15

As of 31st July, ski fans and owners of homes in the Alps planning to travel to the slopes by rail this winter have been able to snap up their train tickets. Visitors to the Alps this coming season can travel on Eurostar’s day and night services direct to the French...

Posted on 29 August 2014

Wine-loving skiers toast Savoie’s new ‘appellation’ for sparkling wine

Winter sports and mountain pursuits are what the French Alpine region of Savoie are best known for, but visitors and homeowners there can now enjoy being in an area officially recognised for its sparkling wine. Previously, wine-making in Savoie has fallen under the radar of most foreigners, but things are...

Posted on 11 July 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

Dual seasonality key to the future of resorts in the French Alps

Ongoing investment in the French Alps is increasing the year-round appeal of property ownership there, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in March, adding that today’s international buyers seek dual seasonality when choosing a mountain resort. Tourism and property in the French Alps no longer focus solely around winter sports and...

Posted on 25 March 2014

For maximum usage, choose a resort with a longer ski season

As we enter the final weeks of skiing for 2013-14, buyers of property in the French Alps are reminded to check the length of the winter sports season in any resort where they consider purchasing. Every year ski resorts will set an official opening and closing date for the forthcoming...

Posted on 19 March 2014

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