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News in category "Mountain Life"


27
Oct

The clever duo, Lana Bragina & Stefan Spiegel, from Marmota Maps have designed a brilliant map for ski fans. The first ever map of the alps includes 636 European ski resorts, with information on slope…
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7
Dec

There are infinite reasons Méribel is the first choice for those looking to fulfill their dream of owning a ski home in the French Alps such as the traditional alpine architecture, world…
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13
Jan

A picture speaks a thousand words... we're inspired daily by images of beautiful ski chalets, creative design & alpine furnishings as well as mountain views. And we wanted to share them with you.Visit…
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13
Jul

Summer has finally arrived and the mountains are heating up. The excitement in the Alps is palpable as the world famous Tour de France 2016 prepares to wind its way through the Swiss and French Alps later…
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25
Aug

The Swiss-style wooden chalets with their gently sloping gabled roofs and colourful shutters are synonymous with all things winter. A ski holiday in Europe wouldn’t’ be complete if these iconic…
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5
Sep

Walk along Rue des Pecles, and you will find some of Chamonix’s oldest, most luxurious chalets. Huge farmhouses containing the history of Chamonix’s first families are dotted along the road…
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19
Sep

Winter is coming, and Chamonix is gearing up for a good one! The team here at nidski are checking out what’s new in the valley this winter, and there is something for everyone to enjoy.Chalet Hotel…
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27
Sep

The summer has left, autumn has arrived and winter is on its way. All winter pros know that if you’re going to put in any serious mountain time, buying your ski pass before the season starts can…
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28
Oct

The Swiss ski resort of Saas Fee has the ultimate ski pass offer for anybody planning there this winter. The ski resort is offering their WinterCard season pass for only CHF222 (instead of CHF1,050) –…
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21
Nov

Winter resorts in the mountains will need to increase their density to prevent their decline, according to a PhD thesis in architecture. PhD student Fiona Pià offers concrete and innovative…
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15
Dec

With so many apps out there to make every aspect of our lives easier and more manageable, we thought we would round up some of our favourite ski-related apps on the market. With everything from pre-ski…
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9
Feb

In years gone by, the mountains were home to a lucky few. Whilst there were some passionate sportsmen who had taken up residence, and perhaps a few businessmen keen to make the most of the visiting tourists…
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14
Mar

The mountains, that’s where! And whilst cities, as always, are a major drawcard for property investment, the ski resorts of the world are where the rest of the money is going. With property prices…
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17
Mar

The Notaires of France date from 2016 conclude that it's a mixed market for the Haute Savoie and the Savoie, the main alpine property regions in the French Alps. The charming ski village of Megeve, only…
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29
Mar

The 2016/17 winter season is coming to its end, with the snow melting and the green shoots of spring making it the ideal time to reflect on the performance of the alpine property market. We’ve already…
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12
Jul

Data from the French consulate in London has shown the number of UK citizens applying for French citizenship is soaring. In fact, the number of applicants in January, Febuary and March of 2017 was double…
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24
Jul

The world's most famous bike race, Le Tour de France 2017 finished up in Paris this weekend.  Over the past 2 weeks, the participants of Le Tour cycled over 3,500km through some of France’s…
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9
Aug

From its earliest days, skiing has attracted some of the most well-known faces in the world. Hollywood stars, European royalty, business dynasties and rock gods have all flocked to the mountains at one…
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12
Sep

Thinking of buying a ski home in the French, Swiss or Austrian Alps? As one of the best lifestyle and financial investments you can make, the opportunity to own a piece of the mountains as well as earn…
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12
Oct

Can You Pay For Your Ski Property Purchase in Pounds? Switzerland will accept nothing but Francs, and whilst it is legally possible in France, it is not the normal thing to do. And even if it was, it’s…
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2
Nov

There can be a thousand different reasons to fall in love with a particular ski resort, but according to Julian Walker from SkiingProperties.com, “Access, length of ski season and altitude”…
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