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A Golden Time to Buy Alpine Ski Property

The latest information shows that now is a golden opportunity to buy Alpine ski property. The latest Knight Frank prime ski property index for Q2 2012 shows that prices of properties in the top French and Swiss resorts fell sharply in the year ending June 2012, with many showing flat...

Posted on 07 December 2012

Canadian Ski Resort Gradually Making a Name for Itself

Most people, when asked to name Canadian ski resorts would come up with the traditional and better-known destinations of Whistler, Banff and Lake Louise, but the smaller ski resort of Fernie in British Columbia is gradually making a name for itself. Fernie is actually a historic mining town located in...

Posted on 06 December 2012

It’s Never Been a Better Time to Buy Ski Property

According to the ski property index from Knight Frank, prices of prime ski property in top ski resorts throughout the world have dropped by nearly 10% since the peak of the market in 2008. According to the report the financial crisis led to a decline in buyer confidence, especially in...

Posted on 29 November 2012

Property Sales Increase in Popular Canadian Ski Resort

The number of property sales in the popular Canadian ski resort of Whistler has increased in October compared to September, but overall sales have fallen slightly year on year. The higher end of the market however is performing particularly well. In October 52 homes were sold in Whistler compared to...

Posted on 22 November 2012

Advantages and Disadvantages of Ski Sale-and-Leaseback Property

The idea of sale and leaseback schemes in ski resorts was originally conceived in the 1980s, and these types of schemes are most commonly found in the French Alps. The idea originally came about due to French tourist boards identifying a shortage of hotel beds in ski resorts. It was...

Posted on 17 November 2012

Swiss resort of Verbier is Proving Popular with Prospective Purchasers

As the winter season gets underway the Swiss resort of Verbia is proving to be very popular with those looking for an Alpine property, as it is one of the most sought-after ski resorts in the Alps. As the town's profile has increased, so has the demand for luxury chalets...

Posted on 10 November 2012

No Disability Need Stop a Determined Skiier

Skiing doesn't exactly jump out at you when you think of sports that are enjoyed by disabled people. But as the Paralympics show us time and time again, anything is possible if we have the will and the determination to make it so. But when it comes to disabled skiingm...

Posted on 09 November 2012

Time is running out to buy an Alpine Ski Property by Christmas

Parts of the French Alps have seen significantly early snowfalls with some ski resorts having already opened for the season, and time is running out to buy a property before Christmas. In Chātel, Flaine, La Rosičre and Les Carroz French developer MGM is finishing the final few apartments, all of...

Posted on 02 November 2012

Ski Holidays and Property Offer Better Value in Europe

A raft of recent articles have detailed how the cost of skiing in Europe is set to become cheaper this year, and this may lure many people back on the slopes. According to Moneycorp prices have fallen substantially in countries such as Switzerland and France, although Switzerland is still one...

Posted on 26 October 2012

Popularity of Alpine Markets Increasing

The popularity of Alpine markets is rising, as the last twelve months have seen prices stabilise or even increase, according to the latest report from Savills. This report covers 28 resorts within the region, including those in France, Austria and Switzerland, and found that 72% have seen increasing stability in...

Posted on 19 October 2012

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