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Is Ski Property A Good Investment?

Financial experts all agree that real estate is the best long-term investment to make. Although markets suffer stagnant periods, property has appealing appreciation value over the years. However, many people considering buying a home abroad often ask if ski property is a worthwhile investment because the market is in a...

Posted on 16 February 2018

Val d’Isère set to be transformed by €200m development

Val d’Isère opened its first ski lift 81 years ago. Since then this commune in the Tarentaise Valley has developed into a bastion of British winter sports and one of the most famous ski resorts in the world. But the time has finally come for a €200 million (£170m) facelift...

Posted on 16 June 2017

French Ski Area Diversifies to Become Year Round Tourist Destination

A ski area in the French Alps is considering diversifying in order to cope with climate change, and if it decides to go ahead will focus its attention on low-impact alpine activities. The current mayor of Biot, Henri-Victor Tournier, wants to clear away the cable towers from the 1,230 m...

Posted on 10 August 2012

Advantages of Buying a Property in Portes du Soleil

Portes du Soleil is one of the largest ski areas in the Swiss and French Alps, as it consists of 14 villages located between Mont Blanc and the southern shores of Lake Geneva in the Haute Savoie region. There are 400 miles of ski trails between the French villages of...

Posted on 19 April 2012

Skiing in the Resort of Tignes Le Lac, France

Tignes le Lac is a very well-known resort in the French Alps, and is linked to Val D’Isere to form the Espace Killy ski area. It's actually made up of three different resorts: Tignes le Lavachet, Tignes le Lac, and Val Claret. The lowest resort is Tignes le Lavachet, while...

Posted on 24 March 2012

Top 3 Places to Buy Ski Property in Europe

Ski property is currently among the most popular in the world according to various reports. Here are the top 5 places to buy ski property and why. 1: France France has to go at number one, because it is, and long has been the most popular place to buy skiing...

Posted on 27 February 2012

Exchange Rate Encourages UK Buyers to Snap up French Ski Properties

The recent improvements in the exchange rate between sterling and the euro has prompted more interest by UK buyers in French ski properties. Apparently some agencies are seeing up to three times the number of sales achieved in the same period last year, and are receiving far more inquiries from...

Posted on 11 February 2012

Industry Big Hitters Positive on European Ski Property

Skiing property, and in particular French ski property looks set to be one of the great success stories to emerge from the financial crisis. Two of the overseas property industry's biggest hitters, Savills and Knight Frank have just published new reports focussed on skiing property, with the former being focussed...

Posted on 19 November 2011

Swiss Buyers Pouring into French Alps Ski Property

Alpine-Property, an estate agent specialising in the French Alps has reported growing demand from Swiss buyers, lured by the strength of the Swiss Franc against the ailing Euro. "The buyers we speak to tell us that they can now get a lot more for their money by turning to resorts...

Posted on 12 November 2011

Alpine Ski Property a Winning Investment in Today’s Climate

We have heard a lot of reports lately suggesting that ski property in France, Switzerland and even Austria is becoming more popular, but now we have some hard data to back it up. A new report by Savills, titled Spotlight on Alpine Property, quotes a survey by the firm and...

Posted on 05 November 2011

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