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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 skie...
by Skiing Property on Feb 16, 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 establishe...
by Skiing Property on Jan 21, 2016

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

Ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com has announced its top five 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. “Incredib...
by Skiing Property on Dec 11, 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, pic...
by Skiing Property on Dec 2, 2015

Foreign investors welcome ideal conditions in French ski resorts in 2015

Skiers planning their trip to the Alps this winter should hope that conditions on the slopes are as good as they are for investors in French ski property this season, said ski property specialist SkiingProperty.com in September. “Foreign interest i...
by Skiing Property on Sep 4, 2015

Lifts and après ski – the most dangerous things about owning a ski home?

Homeowners making efforts to stay safe in the French Alps, take note – new research shows that as much care should be taken when trudging to a bar – or back from a bar – to your apartment as when you’re zooming full-speed down the...
by Skiing Property on Feb 25, 2015

New activity zone makes slopeside ski homes in Les Arcs hot property

Property-hunters in the French Alps in search of a resort geared towards families should add Les Arcs to their wish list, after this season’s opening of a new fun zone that includes a slopeside leisure centre. Already recognised for its family-frie...
by Skiing Property on Feb 7, 2015

How do you like your snow – powdery, icy or ‘corduroy’?

Are you looking for a ski home in the Alps that offers great powder snow? Or would you prefer your property in the French Alps to have access to perfectly groomed slopes that offer ‘corduroy’ skiing? Skiers can be particular about the type of ski...
by Skiing Property on Nov 19, 2014

Tips for making French ski home ownership more affordable

Owners of ski homes in the French Alps could save thousands of pounds each year through careful planning for the winter season and shopping around, said ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com in November. “Low mortgage rates in France and a str...
by Skiing Property on Nov 14, 2014

Pre-season prep for skiers heading to their home in the French Alps

Snow is falling in the Alps, causing a tingle of excitement in the thousands of ski homeowners itching to head out to their ski pad. There’re still some weeks to go before the slopes will be ready and the lifts open, but that’s leaves just enough...
by Skiing Property on Nov 11, 2014

British buyers in the French Alps increasingly choose leaseback

The popularity of leaseback ski properties in the French Alps has been fuelled by the growing numbers of British buyers who are turning their backs on outright purchase and opting instead for ownership of managed apartments in résidences de tourisme...
by Skiing Property on Oct 21, 2014

The 2014-15 ski season approaches – so what’s new in the Alps?

Tignes-le-Lac has grabbed the headlines by being named France’s most improved resort in the new edition of guidebook Where to Ski and Snowboard (WTSS), which has marked its 20th birthday by commending resorts for improving over the last two dec...
by Skiing Property on Sep 24, 2014

Why driving to the French Alps this summer could make perfect sense

The lasting impression of any holiday is normally the weather, the scenery, the fun and the food, but a new report by the RAC has found that an increasing number of Brits driving abroad, including France, come home amazed by the quality and emptiness...
by Skiing Property on Jun 20, 2014

Tignes or Les Deux Alpes for a home with year-round skiing?

The winter season might be over in the Alps but for visitors and homeowners in Tignes and Les Deux Alpes, there is still skiing to be had – on the glaciers above these two popular French resorts that open over the summer! Les Deux Alps offers the l...
by Skiing Property on Jun 3, 2014

Tignes or Les Deux Alpes for a home with year-round skiing?

The winter season might be over in the Alps but for visitors and homeowners in Tignes and Les Deux Alpes, there is still skiing to be had – on the glaciers above these two popular French resorts that open over the summer! Les Deux Alps offers the l...
by Skiing Property on Jun 3, 2014

50 million skiers a year - why France and the Alps are so popular

Reassuring for owners – and future owners – of property in the Alps, but in particular France, is a new report that reveals a French resort as the world’s busiest resort and highlights how dominant the Alps are on the world’s ski stage. H...
by Skiing Property on May 16, 2014

50 million skiers a year - why France and the Alps are so popular

Reassuring for owners – and future owners – of property in the Alps, but in particular France, is a new report that reveals a French resort as the world’s busiest resort and highlights how dominant the Alps are on the world’s ski stage. H...
by Skiing Property on May 16, 2014

Châtel’s ‘off slope’ offering gets even better with new aquatic centre

Property-owners visiting their home in Châtel next season can look forward to a soothing swim or massage after a hard day on the slopes, thanks to a brand new aquatic centre opening shortly in the French resort. Called Forme d’O and located in the...
by Skiing Property on May 6, 2014

Châtel’s ‘off slope’ offering gets even better with new aquatic centre

Property-owners visiting their home in Châtel next season can look forward to a soothing swim or massage after a hard day on the slopes, thanks to a brand new aquatic centre opening shortly in the French resort. Called Forme d’O and located in the...
by Skiing Property on May 6, 2014

Recovery in the Alpine property market well under way in 2014

International interest in skiing property picked up in 2013 compared to 2012, with the upward trend being even stronger in the first two months of 2014, according to an international property consultancy. Both viewings and transactions for skiing pro...
by Skiing Property on Apr 19, 2014


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