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Courchevel 2017/2018

Courchevel, home to 17 five-star hotels – not including three elusively-named “Palaces” – decadent chalets, designer boutiques and 11 Michelin stars across seven restaurants is about to get even better. But how do you improve on perfection we hear you cry? With the 2017/2018 ski season just around the corner...

Posted on 20 October 2017

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

Megève: a hidden gem

Megève: never heard of it? There’s more to the French Alps than the alpine opulence of Courchevel and Brits perennial favourite Val d'Isère. In fact this fine resort was the original Courcheval back in the 1920s. Built as France’s answer to swanky St Moritz in Switzerland, in a way it’s...

Posted on 06 October 2017

French property market in buoyant mood

As hard as it is to believe right now, as the excitement of potentially owning your own ski retreat in the French Alps takes hold, there’s more to consider that just hitting the slopes when buying abroad. Savvy home hunters won’t just be planning their ski schedule as they embark...

Posted on 22 September 2017

Buy in a resort with good airport access

The Great British summer is drawing to a close and there have been reports of early snowfall in the French Alps. This can mean only one thing: it’s almost time to dust off your ski equipment and hit the slopes. The only drawback of making this a reality is getting...

Posted on 08 September 2017

Discover Combloux

If you’re a snow sports nut, shredding powder just once or twice a season probably isn’t enough slope time. That’s why so many of us return from the mountainside determined to make our holiday last forever, by buying a home we can use as ski base whenever we choose. With...

Posted on 25 August 2017

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

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