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High-speed train travel to the French Alps

If you’re back from your summer holiday, you’re probably turning your attention to your next trip to the French Alps. Skiers and snowboarders looking for hassle-free travel to the slopes will be pleased to hear that tickets are now on sale for the 2017/2018 season high-speed Eurostar service, from London...

Posted on 11 August 2017

Summer rental potential

You’re probably buying a bolt hole in the French Alps for two reasons: so you can indulge your passion for hitting the slopes whenever you choose, and to afford you the time to enjoy the alpine lifestyle at your leisure, rather than being rushed by an annual whistle-stop holiday. To...

Posted on 28 July 2017

Traditional alpine living in Châtel

Located on the huge Portes du Soleil circuit, Châtel has succeeded where many other resorts linked to major ski areas have failed: it has managed to remain relatively unspoilt, helping it to retain a very French feel. Its slopes are split into two distinct areas: Linga-Pre la Joux, which connects it...

Posted on 14 July 2017

Summer viewing trip

Anyone serious about snow sports will countdown the days between the dreaded melt and the first dump of the following season. But how are you going to kill time during this seemingly endless sun-drenched period? Life is such a chore! If you’re planning on buying a ski retreat in your...

Posted on 30 June 2017

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