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Val d’Isère set to be transformed by €200m development

Val d’Isère opened its first ski lift 81 years ago. Since then this commune in the Tarentaise Valley has developed into a bastion of British winter sports and one of the most famous ski resorts in the world. But the time has finally come for a €200 million (£170m) facelift...

Posted on 16 June 2017

How to protect your residency rights in France

We’re currently in a state of limbo: the strange period prior to Brexit negotiations commencing, when the hints and gossip surrounding it all are coming thick and fast. Trying to sift through the clamour for the real story can be confusing. Thankfully, for anyone thinking about buying a ski retreat...

Posted on 02 June 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

The best ski-in/ski-out resorts in the French Alps

Our love for skiing and boarding means we will do whatever it takes to hit the slopes. If that involves trudging to the cable car in heavy boots while carrying our equipment, or cramming onto a crowded bus then so be it. But it doesn’t have to be such a chore....

Posted on 08 May 2017

Buy a ski retreat with rental potential

The sun has got his hat on, the flowers are blooming and the snow is melting. Normally this would be cause to rejoice: not if you’re a snow sports enthusiast. Once the ski season draws to a close you will be counting down the days until the next dump of...

Posted on 02 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

Find paradise in the Paradiski ski area

Imagine the scale of the outcome if you linked a couple of world-class ski resorts and their surrounding slopes in the heart of the French Alps, to create an interconnected alpine playground? That’s exactly what happened in December 2003 when the purpose built, multi-levelled resorts of Les Arcs and La...

Posted on 03 April 2017

The Three Valleys: size matters

It’s that age old question: does size really matter? When it comes to the ski area your new alpine retreat gives you access to, surely bigger is better for any avid winter sports enthusiast with time on their hands. Home to more than half of the world’s ten largest ski...

Posted on 27 March 2017

Best snow-sure ski resorts in the French Alps

There’s no business like snow business, and when the white stuff’s in plentiful supply you can hit the slopes to your hearts content. When it comes to snow-sure ski areas France certainly delivers, with many resorts offering swift access to the very best conditions. If you’re in the market for...

Posted on 20 March 2017