It doesn’t matter whether you’re an investor or a holiday home buyer, congratulations on choosing a ski apartment for sale to invest in, or more to the point a ski apartment. These apartments offer fabulous rental potential and it’s not just during the winter months that these properties are busy. The ski resorts are packed with summer activities too and this is great news for recouping some decent rental returns. Gone is the annual two weeks holiday that we all look forward too, once you own your own ski apartment you can holiday as often as you wish. Let’s not forget there are many long weekend breaks that can be taken too. Ideally, you can have a big family holiday or get together with a group of friends and then take time out just for you. The beauty of purchasing your own ski apartment for sale is when you’re too busy to visit your holiday home you could rent it out and let your money work for you. Ski holidays are growing more popular and holidaymakers want to rent fantastic ski apartments and they pay very good rates to enjoy this lifestyle. Yes, there are plenty of exceptionally good hotels but they don’t offer the total freedom and laid back appeal that a private ski apartment can offer.
There is such a vast array of ski apartments for sale in France and Switzerland, including many high-quality new builds and key-ready apartments, that the choice available means there is always something to suit all budgets and requirements. Whether you are looking for a two bedroom ski apartment for sale or a larger luxury five-star property, there will be plenty to choose from. It really depends on your budget; whatever you can afford it won’t break the bank. It’s surprising how affordable a ski property is, once thought of as a rich man’s hobby it’s now a holiday that thousands upon thousands of people enjoy every year. Of course, it has to be said that at the more exclusive resorts, you will pay more but that’s to be expected. The benefits are not only a higher rental yield but you could meet your favourite film star at one of the many fabulous restaurants or bars or indeed on the slopes.
Ski apartments for sale are usually very well located in the most popular resorts in France and Switzerland. International flights are easily taken to these resorts or nearby. Once at your chosen resort you benefit from the excellent local transport infrastructure. Transfers to your ski apartment are made effortlessly usually with short journeys either by shuttle bus, private minibus or local taxis. Apart from the obvious advantages of owning your own ski apartment, isn’t it a bonus that you can leave your ski equipment at your holiday home. No more carrying back and forth and if you do decide to rent your apartment then lockable storage can be used for your own privacy.
These great value ski apartments are often situated in the most scenic of snow-covered landscapes with amazing vistas. Your apartment could boast picturesque views of mountains glistening with freshly fallen snow, such as the majestic Mont Blanc, or be facing towards the peaceful and beautiful pine tree filled valleys. There are an abundance of resorts to choose from, some ideal for groups of friends who want more challenging slopes and a more vibrant après ski, to more family oriented resorts where the slopes will cater for all levels of skiing, and the après ski is more laid back and a family affair. When you’re looking for your perfect ski apartment for sale consider which resort will better suit your requirements. Take into consideration the position of your apartment, for example, ski in ski out apartments are convenient and give almost immediate access to the ski lifts. Generally, you will find that ski apartments are close to all the resorts amenities.
After an action-packed day of skiing on the slopes (or carefully meandering down the beginners’ slope), hang up your skis for the day, kick off your boots and you can then end your day perfectly by chilling out for the evening in your very own apartment in front of a roaring cosy fireplace. It sounds absolutely perfect and it is and its available for you, you will be surprised at what your hard earned cash can buy.
Many ski homes for sale combine traditional Savoyard style with contemporary designs and sometimes may even have its very own terrace Jacuzzi from which you can watch the stars at night while sipping a glass of much deserved bubbly. If not, many of the resorts have fantastic facilities which can be enjoyed at your leisure, such as swimming pools, sauna and fitness room and Jacuzzi. If you are on a family holiday with children, most family-friendly resorts offer a children’s club, giving you peace of mind that for a few hours the little ones are having a great time whilst being well looked after while the adults have some quality time to themselves.
As already mentioned ski apartments for sale are not just for use during the winter months, most resorts offer a vast choice of summer activities too, such as golf, cycling, hiking, horse riding and a range of water sports. So when the snow has melted for the summer, there will still be plenty to keep you busy and it’s not only the winter and summer seasons that are busy at the skiing resorts you can visit your ski apartment at Christmas and New year too making it a year-round holiday home. Christmas time and the New Year are especially wonderful, absolutely idyllic for families with children and groups of friends getting together to celebrate this festive time of year. The skiing is fabulous and there is a whole host of different activities designed to make this time of year special. Crisp fresh snowfall and picturesque scenes await you with highly decorated chocolate box style villages, sleigh bells and sleigh rides are a must especially for the little ones at this magical time of year and they can see Santa too!
Christmas trees are adorned with twinkling lights which all add to the atmosphere. Imagine the scene after a day skiing going home to your ski apartment and a roaring fire and eating toasted marshmallows and drinking mugs of hot chocolate to warm you. Toast your toes by the cosy fireside and decide where you will go for a delicious dinner.
Christmas time in the ski resorts is immense fun and the après ski in the Alps or Switzerland is first rate the restaurants offer delightful menus and the nightlife can be whatever you want it to be, full on with party glitz and glamour or chilled and relaxed at your favourite bar lounging in comfy sofas keeping warm by the fireside. Fireworks light the night sky in celebration of Christmas and New Years Eve and you need to dress up and dance the night away at one of the many trendy discos or nightclubs. Ringing in the New Year here is always wonderful so if you have not made your plans for Christmas yet, why not head to the gleaming white slopes and have a Christmas and New Year to remember.
It’s also worth noting that not everyone who heads off to the mountains are skiers, some just love the outdoor life and love being in the snow. Owning a ski apartment gives a different type of holiday, it can become a way of life, a privileged lifestyle which was once only thought to be for the wealthy, that is no longer the case. Affordable ski apartments that suit every budget are available from one bedroom to five bedroom penthouses or more are currently for sale offering comfortable and highly functional apartments to the ultimate in luxury apartments with bespoke interior designs. There are so many wonderful ski resorts to choose from all you need to do is look at the resorts and see what facilities they offer what is best for you and your family and friends. Ski schools and nurseries are available which are ideal if you have young children they can be taught to ski and have fun building a snowman and playing snowballs whilst you go off and have the day to yourself. If your children are tots they can be looked after in the resort nursery.
Whether you opt for a two bedroom apartment or a luxury pad, what you’re gaining in this fantastic holiday home or investment is a great lifestyle. Your property can be used year round to get the most out of it. It will be enjoyed not only by you, but your family and friends, you certainly will be envied. The discerning investor will see the property grow in value and see excellent rental returns.
Your dream of owning a ski apartment yourself is closer than you realise this investment is a year round opportunity to a new fabulous lifestyle!