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Trois Vallées resort in France wins ‘Best Ski Resort in the World’ award

Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe and part of Les Trois Vallées - the largest ski area in the world, has been voted the world’s best ski resort at the first ever World Ski Awards, an event held in Austria’s Kitzbuhel during November. This accolade comes just weeks...

Posted on 19 November 2013

Early dumps mark start of great season for homeowners in the Alps

Owners of property in the Alps can look forward to plenty of usage from their ski home this year as heavy snowfall in November signals the start of a long season. Most resorts in France received up to 50cm of fresh snow at higher altitude over the weekend of 9th-10th...

Posted on 18 November 2013

Luxury ski homes proving best type of property investment

The average price of ski homes around the world rose by 4.6 per cent in the year to the end of June 2013 outperforming luxury homes in many cities and global second home locations, according to an international property agency. Knight Frank’s Prime Ski Property Index (PSPI), which tracks the...

Posted on 15 November 2013

Festival fever – why music events give an exciting edge to a ski home

For a ski property that offers a bit more than the usual après-ski, why not choose one in a resort that hosts an annual festival – if you’re not at the event yourself, you’ll find it easy to rent out your property. Tignes, in the Espace Killy ski area, hosts...

Posted on 06 November 2013

Make the most of your ski home by arriving there fit – in mind and body!

It’s not long before ski resorts in France and Switzerland open their slopes, meaning it’s time to start getting yourself in shape for skiing, especially if you plan to make regular trips to a home in the Alps. The first thing to do is prepare yourself, or more specifically get...

Posted on 04 November 2013

Eurostar ski train fares to the Alps now on sale for 2013/14 season

Tickets for Eurostar's popular ski services from St Pancras International and Ashford International to the heart of the Swiss and French Alps are now on sale on Eurostar.com and owners of ski property who like to travel by train are encouraged to book soon to avoid disappointment. Launched in 2012,...

Posted on 31 October 2013

New flights to Geneva add to signs for bumper Swiss season

The choice of flights to Geneva, which serves the French and Swiss Alps, will soon get easier when airline SWISS begins new direct flights there from London Gatwick on 14th December. The thrice weekly service will run on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays until 3rd March 2014, with free carriage for...

Posted on 30 October 2013

France dominates Europe’s top 50 ski resorts – ready to buy there?

Ski resorts in the French Alps accounted for nearly half of the 50 best European resorts in a list compiled by a group of experts in October and published in the UK Independent newspaper. Here are key French resorts included in the list, with comments about each. Méribel:  A charming family...

Posted on 22 October 2013

French Alps get more accessible for Welsh snowbirds with ski homes

Reaching your ski property in the Alps from Wales will be easier this season thanks to new flights out of Cardiff airport kicking off in December. Flybe, Europe’s largest independent regional airline, has announced an expansion of its winter programme out of Cardiff Airport with four brand new ski routes...

Posted on 17 October 2013

Wealthy buyers bringing stability and price rises to Alpine property

After four years of price corrections or, at best, stable prices, the Alps are firmly back on the radar of second home buyers and investors, with evident upward pressure on prices, according to a report by a leading international property consultancy. According to the report released by Savills Alpine in...

Posted on 16 October 2013

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