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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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5
Dec

With the Alps covering more than 80,000 square miles containing hundreds of ski resorts, the decision about where to buy is never a straightforward one. For the past 9 years, property guru’s Knight…
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9
Dec

The mountains of Austria have long been one of Europe’s most popular destinations. The proximity to some of Austria’s most beautiful cities mean ski resorts are easily accessed in both summer…
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12
Dec

Purchasing a ski home in France comes with some costs that we aren’t familiar with in the UK. From the notaires fees to inheritance taxes, we have made a short list of costs related to owning a…
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8
Jan

The ski industry as we know it is changing. Around a quarter of visitors to ski resorts are non-skiers, changing weather conditions mean even the highest resorts aren’t snow-sure and the key demographic…
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5
Feb

A long-time favourite for skiers from all over the world, France has been attracting millions of visitors since the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix Mont-Blanc. Changing times, climates and customer demographics…
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1
Mar

Guest post from The Viewing, international luxury property specialists. No one knows a property better than the home owner. The Viewing, the international luxury property specialists, have invited…
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15
Mar

Ten Minutes With… is part of a regular series of interviews  with individuals and companies in various ski resorts around the world. They share their local alpine knowledge, insight into life…
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27
Mar

Guest post from The Viewing, international luxury property specialists.  Just five minutes after stepping out of the car can be enough to fall in love with a wonderful mountain home and know you…
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29
Mar

We would all love to have a cool million (or two) to spend on a ski chalet, but back in the real world, what does £150,000 get you and where?  A 2 Bed Ski Apartment in Flumet, Espace Diamant…
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10
Apr

Whether you are going on a holiday or biting the bullet and making the big mountain move to France, many people wonder what it takes to bring the beloved family pooch along too. Whilst there may be some…
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13
Apr

Ten Minutes With… is part of a regular series of interviews with individuals and companies in various ski resorts around the world. They share their local alpine knowledge, insight into life in…
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2
May

To celebrate the end of an EPIC winter season, we have teamed up with the talented team at Marmota Maps to give one lucky person the chance to win one of their iconic 630 Ski Resorts of the Alps Marmota…
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7
May

You’ve been on a few ski holidays. Maybe you even did a season or two back in the day. But now, the call of the mountains is just too strong and you are considering taking the plunge and moving…
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10
May

Looking to ski AND party hard? Then look no further, these are the resorts that you can’t miss!  St Anton St Anton might be famous for its off-piste descents & steep slopes, but if you…
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17
May

Do you live in (or near) a ski resort? I live in Sallanches, so the nearest ski stations are Combloux (part of the Evasion Mont Blanc ski area), Cordon and Passy Plaine-Joux. Which is your favourite ski…
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7
Jun

 Ski resorts are no longer strictly for skiing. In fact, recent years have seen a massive increase in the number of visitors to ski resorts in the summer, and why not?! Once the snow has gone, the…
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11
Jun

  Kicking off the alpine summer in style, CHAMFEST 2018 is a new family-friendly festival of music, culture, sport and nature in world-famous Chamonix. From Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June 2018,…
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19
Jun

The Alps are home to some of the most beautiful and challenging mountain hikes in the world. Although we could easily spend days exploring what these beautiful mountains, sometimes one day is all you…
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26
Jun

Perched on the northern tip of Lake Annecy, and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, it is easy to see why Annecy is frequently described as the "Prettiest City in France", the "Venice of the Alps" or…
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3
Jul

The alpine summer season goes from strength to strength each year. As summer has officially started, here is the nidski guide to the Top 20 things to do in the European Alps in July and August. 1. Glacier…
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5
Jul

As of 1st July 2018, speed limits on some roads in France have been reduced – and there won’t be signs to remind you! To try to reduce fatal accidents on roads in France, the French government…
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13
Jul

It is often said that the Tour de France is won – or lost - in the mountains. No surprise when the climbs rise as high as 2,215m (at the top of the Col du Portet in the Pyrenees) and with gradients…
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