Where to buy a ski chalet for half the price and with access to the same slopes

Where to buy a ski chalet for half the price and with access to the same slopes

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Broom posted 04-Mar

It's possible to buy a property in the Alps without paying a mountain-high price. If you don't mind jumping on an extra ski-lift or two, you can pick up a snow home in a village that links to a bigger resort – close to a horizon-wide ski domain, and at more competitive prices than glitzier destinations.
"As a broad rule of thumb, your money goes twice as far in outlying resorts that are connected to larger ski areas," says Jeremy Rollason, head of Savills Ski.

Full article can be read here...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/abroad/buy-ski-chalet-half-price-access-slopes/

[Edited by Admin - Please don't cut'n'paste large chunks of copyrighted material - summaries and links are "fair use" and fine, wholesale copying isn't. Thanks for your understanding, Adders]
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AndorraMike
reply to 'Where to buy a ski chalet for half the price and with access to the same slopes'
posted 04-Mar

Or you can buy in Andorra for way less than the prices above and with considerable less "cost of living" for your stays there, think Spain kinda prices. You may not get Alp sized mountains, but still some good skiing in a more affordable price range

Brucie
reply to 'Where to buy a ski chalet for half the price and with access to the same slopes'
posted 04-Mar

Or rent for a season for the cost of an annual community charge.
"Better to remain reticent and have people think one is an idiot, than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt"

Broom
reply to 'Where to buy a ski chalet for half the price and with access to the same slopes'
posted 05-Mar

Sorry mate

AndorraMike
reply to 'Where to buy a ski chalet for half the price and with access to the same slopes'
posted 05-Mar

@Broom No reason to be sorry, just letting people know there are options out there which may not be so obvious or well known. For someone on a smaller budget or who doesn't feel the need for the "flashiness" (I'm sure there are folks out there buying a chalet/apartment in the Alps more for the prestige vs the better skiing it provides) of having their own place in the Alps, then Andorra is a very good option. But of course, I am biased.
Edited 1 time. Last update at 05-Mar-2019

Admin
reply to 'Where to buy a ski chalet for half the price and with access to the same slopes'
posted 05-Mar

broom wrote:Sorry mate
No worries!
The Admin Man

Msej449
reply to 'Where to buy a ski chalet for half the price and with access to the same slopes'
posted 10-Mar

This is just a re-work of a string of 'Satellite' ski area articles in The Guardian and Mail. So rather than link to a pay-per-view/register-'for free'-then-find-yourself-on-a-dozen-email-lists-and-hounded-to-subscribe page, take a look at the originals which also have the merit of being open access:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/dec/06/satellite-ski-resorts-verbier-four-valleys-switzerland

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2296527/How-Verbier-cheap--stay-little-sister-La-Tzoumaz.html[/url]

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2007/oct/28/skiing.france

This is a pretty old theme (oldest above is 2007) and I'd be surprised if people searching for property didn't now know that a lot of famous areas have 'satellites' where the £/m2 is much lower.

The major UK estate agents like Savills (quoted in the Telegraph) and Knight Frank regularly publish what are pretty biased 'Reviews' of the alpine market, concluding - surprise, surprise - that it's a great investment. Especially in locations where they have offices or links to local agents

For an unbiased analysis of Alpine property trends, I don't think you can beat the UBS Alpine Property Focus 2018, which is based on about 30 more sources than the agency ones, including public records of sales:

https://www.ubs.com/global/en/wealth-management/chief-investment-office/our-research/life-goals/2018/alpine-property-focus/_jcr_content/mainpar/toplevelgrid_1920643628/col1/innergrid/xcol1/teaser_746641050/linklist/actionbutton.0269083380.file/bGluay9wYXRoPS9jb250ZW50L2RhbS9hc3NldHMvd20vZ2xvYmFsL2Npby9kb2MvdWJzLWFscGluZS1wcm9wZXJ0aWVzLXVzLnBkZg==/ubs-alpine-properties-us.pdf

There's also a more readable discussion article by UBS analysts at

https://www.ubs.com/global/en/wealth-management/chief-investment-office/our-research/life-goals/2018/alpine-property-focus.html
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Topic last updated on 10-March-2019 at 10:43

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