If you have already experienced the exhilaration of skiing on crisp pristine snow, and you’re an avid skier then you will probably at some point have thought about how wonderful it would be to own your own ski chalet. With so many ski chalets for sale to choose from, the task can be daunting and the type of property and resort you want will vary on your lifestyle. Fear no more, you will find whatever your heart desires right here. Whatever your budget is, there will be a ski chalet now available with your name on it.
Whether your trip to the snow-covered piste is for an annual holiday or for numerous short-breaks throughout the year, nothing could be better than having your very own property to head back too after an energetic day on the slopes. Let’s be honest if your lucky enough to own your own ski chalet, then forget about one annual holiday per year, you can enjoy as many as you wish. There are endless fabulous ski chalets for sale in the most popular and well-loved ski resorts of France and Switzerland, who wouldn’t want to make the amazing Alps part of their lifestyle?
There are many points to mull over when choosing your ski chalet. How many bedrooms do you require? Which resort better suits your needs? What are the facilities? How close are the amenities? Many ski chalets for sale are conveniently located nearby to local amenities and shops, some of which offer an extra helping of authentic village charm. There are simply too many beautiful chocolate box style villages with very pretty chalets dotted here and there. Ski lifts are usually close by to make your holiday home easily accessible to the slopes.
One thing to consider when looking at ski chalets for sale is how much storage you will be requiring, as ski equipment can take up quite a lot of space and needs to be kept in a secure location ready for the next day’s action. Many ski chalets for sale will include storage specifically for ski equipment, maybe in the form of a cellar or a ski locker.
This feature will also be beneficial on those weeks when you are not using your ski chalet for your own enjoyment, but are renting your property out, as this will be a strong selling point over other properties which do not have any lockable storage facility available. Some of the more luxury chalets will also have heated rooms which are ideal for drying out your ski wear and boots. This really does make all the difference to making life just that little bit easier.
Imagine a cosy traditional alpine chalet complete with a roaring fire (and a few mugs of hot chocolate with yummy marshmallows) set in a woodland landscape overlooking a majestic scene of an alpine-filled valley. How about a luxurious new-build property, private and detached, complete with a steaming hot Jacuzzi to relax those aching muscles, ready for another exhilarating day on the slopes tomorrow. Invite a small group of friends to stay for a holiday with you, or a larger group to create more of a party atmosphere. Relax on your very own south-facing terrace or balcony and soak up the picturesque mountain views. In the evenings, head down into the nearby resorts and enjoy the buzzing bars and sample the local cuisine in the nearby restaurants and relax après ski style in cosy surroundings, sounds wonderful doesn’t it and it is!
Ski chalets more than ever, are extremely rentable as this popular pastime is growing in numbers. Thousands visit the slopes year in year out and most prefer to rent rather than stay in a hotel. Many of us prefer the privacy this type of holiday gives us. Not only do we like the privacy but the freedom of movement and we are more than happy to pay the going rates. This is good news of course for investors and holiday home owners as they receive excellent rental yields. So, why pay for a hotel or rent someone else’s ski chalet, when you can own your own and receive a rental income yourself? It makes perfect sense all you need to do is choose your location and go from there, it’s easy!
We have established it’s important to choose the right location and resort for you. The resorts can differ quite a lot and have much to offer. The upmarket resorts include Michelin starred restaurants, piano bars and nightclubs to dance the night away too. Here you can rub shoulders with the rich and famous, see a familiar face from television or even the silver screen. Restaurants offer local dishes and international cuisine. Family resorts tend to be quieter but still offer plenty of lovely restaurants and family-based entertainment. Buying your own ski chalet really does give you a better quality of life. It’s somewhere the whole family or a group of friends can enjoy, with lots of emphasis on fun-packed daily exercise and making the most of your evenings, relax, dine and simply enjoy!
This ski chalet investment is not only used during winter months, the summers are catered for too. Lots of these resorts offer, spas and swimming pools, horse riding, hiking, golfing and cycling. It really is an all round year holiday home.
Many ski chalets for sale in France and Switzerland have excellent transport links and can be located within close proximity to International or local airports, making your transfer time very reasonable. So you can arrive at your holiday ski chalet in no time at all. This gives you more time to enjoy yourself and less time travelling to your destination, which makes owning your very own ski chalet ideal for those long weekend breaks. It’s not only the ski season and during the summers you can take advantage of your ski chalet, Christmas time and the New Year are especially idyllic, absolutely perfect for families with youngsters and groups of friends getting together to celebrate this special time of year. The skiing is wonderful and there is a whole host of different activities designed to make this time of year unique. Falling snow and picturesque scenes await you with lavishly decorated villages, sleigh bells and sleigh rides are must especially for the little ones at this magical time of year. Christmas trees are adorned by pretty lights which all add to the atmosphere. Imagine the scene after a day skiing going home to your ski chalet and a roaring fire and feasting on rich chocolate cake and steaming coffee to warm your tummy. Toast your toes by the fireside and decide where you will go for dinner.
Christmas time in the snow is great fun and the après ski in the Alps or Switzerland is second to none the restaurants offer amazing menus and the nightlife can be full on with a party theme or laid back and relaxed at your favourite bar lounging in comfy sofas 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!
It’s also worth a mention that not everyone who jets off to the mountains are skiers, some just love the outdoor life and love being in the snow. Owning a ski chalet 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 rich, that is no longer the case. Affordable ski chalets that suit every budget are available from three bedrooms to seven or more are currently for sale offering comfortable and functional chalets to the ultimate in luxury with some ski chalets having a private pool. 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 which is precious time. If your children are tots they can be looked after in the resort nursery for the morning.
So whether you are a beginner who is new to skiing or an experienced skier who is more at home participating in extreme ski sports, your perfect ski chalet is just waiting for you. Make it a home from home whether it’s the winter or summer season you visit or if you wish to spend Christmas and New Year in the snow having a fabulous time it’s a wonderful lifestyle choice to make.