The Top 5 Winter Ski Home Investments in France for 2017/18
Despite the low exchange rate between the Euro and the Pound, ski property specialist Erna Low Property reports that historically low French mortgage rates mean French ski property is still a sound investment. With banks offering long-term fixed rates loan of around 1.5% or less, there is no time like the present to think about buying your dream ski home. So where should you put your money? Erna Low Property have picked their top 5 ski resorts to invest in this coming season.
Samoëns is a beautiful village just a one-hour drive from Geneva airport. Often bypassed for nearby resorts such as Chamonix and Megeve, Samoëns offers a more relaxed and affordable option without compromising on the skiing. Located within the Grand Massif ski area, the resort is linked to Sixt, Morillon, Les Carroz and Flaine, and offers more than 265km of pistes.
Le Pre d’Anne Cloe is a new development under construction. The small residence will have just 24 apartments divided into 3 individual chalets. 18 of the apartments will be 1-3 bedrooms, and 6 will be triplexes of 4 & 5 bedrooms. A short walk from the town centre, it will be the perfect place to enjoy a holiday with friends and family all year round.
If you like mellow nights and epic skiing, Vaujany is the ski resort for you! This small village is linked with Alpe d’Huez guaranteeing fantastic snow-sure skiing, and the village infrastructure puts Courchevel and Aspen to shame. Over the next four years, huge infrastructure improvements are planned for Alpe d’Huez and Les 2 Alpes including a new gondola linking the two ski areas, creating the 3rd largest ski area in France making now the perfect time to invest.
Les Edelweiss is a new-build development of over 50 apartments a few minutes from Vaujany village centre and 250m from the main gondola.
Nestled in the heart of the French/Swiss Porte du Soleil ski area next to Morzine, Montriond is a beautiful Savoyarde village with year-round appeal and some of the best skiing on the planet. With a total of 650km of pistes over 12 of the world’s most famous ski resorts, you are unlikely to get bored here anytime soon.
Les Chalets de Montriond is a new development set to be built a short stroll from the centre village and Ardent Telecabine which provides access to Avoriaz. Each of the 1-4 bedroom apartments is customisable depending on the owners needs and requirements, and will be priced from €350,000.
La Rosiere is a small resort located near the famed resorts of Val d’Isere, Tignes and Les Arc. Filled with sunshine and friendly locals, the skiing may be more limited than what its notorious neighbours can offer, but its link to La Thuile in Italy offers a great change of scenery when the mood strikes.
Les Chalets du Chantel is a collection of four new-build 4-bedroom chalets just outside La Rosiere. A regular ski bus will take you to the slopes in the morning, and when you are done on the piste, it is possible to ski right to your front door. The smallest chalet is 113m2 and starts at €399,000.
Les Arcs 1950
Les Arc 1950 is a luxurious, purpose built ski in/ski out resort sitting at 2000m in the Paradiski ski area. The only one of the four villages of Les Arcs to be designed by Intrawest (the developers of Whistler & Mont Tremblant), 1950 was specifically designed for families in the style of a traditional mountain town, offering an outstanding array of services and facilities to perfectly fit their needs. So popular is Les Arcs 1950, that in winter they have a 90% occupancy rate each night making for a strong rental market and a promising proposition for investors.
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