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New flight will bring the French Alps closer to the North next winter

Getting to a ski home in France is set to get easier for residents of the north of England, following Flybe’s confirmation it is launching Saturday flights to Chambery Airport in the Rhone-Alps from 17th December 2016. Tickets for the new route became available for booking on the airline’s website...

Posted on 05 April 2016

Investors in ski homes ready to take ‘The Jump’ should try the French Alps

Celebrities flying down bobsleigh runs on Channel 4’s The Jump have helped to highlight the variety of activities on offer in Austrian ski resorts, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com, adding that it’s now time to highlight where skiers and homeowners in the French Alps can enjoy the full range of...

Posted on 16 February 2016

Non-owners of French ski homes feel pain of weaker pound more than owners

Brits departing on half-term family ski holiday - or property viewing trips - in the next week or so should be aware of the effect the pound’s recent weakening against the euro - and budget accordingly. A swing in the exchange rate since the start of the year means that the...

Posted on 12 February 2016

Why pay more stamp duty in the UK when you can pay no VAT in the French Alps?

Property investors unwilling to pay the imminent higher rate of stamp duty levied on a UK buy-to-let or second home should consider purchasing a French ski home instead, said Skiingproperty.com in January. From April 2016, a ski home in an established French resort will become an even more attractive alternative...

Posted on 21 January 2016

Skiingproperty.com tips five French resorts for buying a ski home in 2016

Ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com has announced its top five french skiing resorts for purchasing a ski home in 2016, in a bid to help investors in the French Alps at a time when market conditions are highly favourable to international buyers. “Incredibly low interest rates on euro mortgages combined with...

Posted on 11 December 2015

French resorts steal the podium at 2015 World Snow Awards

The best resort in Europe right now is Les Deux Alpes, according to the 2015 World Snow Awards, which also rated Les Arcs as ‘highly commended’ and Les Menuires as the best family resort. Val d’Isère also featured in the World Snow Awards, picking up awards for the ‘Best Mountain...

Posted on 02 December 2015

From food to festivals, seven resorts that make life in the French Alps extra special

Competition to attract more visitors is driving French Alpine resorts to offer far more than just good skiing, said Skiingproperty.com in October, adding that buyers choosing a ski home should look beyond the slopes and consider a resort’s full offering. “Aside from the skiing, different resorts stand out for different...

Posted on 30 October 2015

10-point checklist for first-time buyers of French ski property

Never bought a ski home before but ready to start looking for one? If so, here are ten points to consider when choosing the best resort to buy in in the French Alps. ACCESS - would you prefer to drive less or more than 90 minutes from the airport nearest...

Posted on 27 October 2015

New lifts for 2015 season give Châtel the edge over other resorts

Skiing in Châtel is about to get a whole lot better when new lifts open this season, giving the French resort access to the world’s largest international linked ski area and making it highly attractive to owners of ski property. Two brand new ski lifts will link the massifs of...

Posted on 13 October 2015

It’s official – France is the world’s No. 1 skiing destination!

Figures recently released from the Domaines Skiables de France (French ski areas organisation) show that the country has more skier days than any other, at 53.9 million compared to second place USA at 53.6 million days. The French ski resort of La Plagne can also claim to be the world’s...

Posted on 07 October 2015

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