Successful Ski Property Purchase
Key Criteria for a Successful Ski Property Purchase
As with any property in town or by the sea, the location is the first criterion to take into account when buying a ski property, whether the purchase relates to a residential apartment or an alpine chalet. Finding a great location is a top priority which may be troublesome depending on the resort’s own limitations or rental constraints.
Access to the town, its environmental assets, its local economy and the activities available in the area are gradually better taken into account by buyers. Once the ski resort is chosen, the proximity of the property to the ski slopes and services is the deciding factor.
Access to the resort
Whether you plan to rent your property out periodically or keep it exclusively for personal use, the ski resort must be easily accessible. A nearby airport will allow foreign customers easy access. Access by train will also ease transport for your loved ones or your tenants. A well maintained winter road is also an important requirement.
The ski resort’s environmental assets
The ski resort may feel like the home of your dreams. The beauty of the landscape, the quantity and quality of ski slopes, the ability to ski through connected resorts on both sides of the Switzerland-France border, the snow, the urban planning and local architecture, the quality of the installations, the range of alternatives offered if snow is lacking, are all elements likely to trigger buying decisions.
Recreational activities in & around the resort
The life of a ski resort is no longer limited to skiing during winter months alone. The mountain is evolving for us to enjoy its benefits all year round. On one hand, the resort must offer a range of different winter sports and other snow based activities. Torchlight parades, dog sledding, snowshoeing or ice skating, all contribute to enriching the resort’s offerings.
The discovery of ski villages and aspects of their cultural heritage will allow you to immerse yourself in a new environment that is both beneficial and unlike any other. During summer, hiking or mountain biking, water and air sports also make the reputation and charm of mountain resorts. The mountains can also be enjoyed by non-skiers, and whole families, including seniors.
After choosing a ski resort
Châtel meets all the key criteria of a first-choice ski resort. Located in the Abondance Valley, Châtel has kept its authentic alpine heritage while forming an essential part of Portes du Soleil, a ski area that connects 12 ski resorts, including Morzine and Avoriaz. With 300 slopes, it is the second largest ski area after 3 Valleys.
If you intend to rent your apartment out, this will be a decisive criterion for skiers. Any skier would dream of skiing all the way down to their front door. Proximity to a ski lift is an element of comfort which will spare them the trouble of carrying skis over a distance with ski boots on.
Close to services and facilities
Being located in the heart of the ski town is an important criterion. Easy and quick access to lift tickets, ski schools, shops and tourist attractions allows you to significantly simplify and beautify your stay. If the apartment chosen is not located in the centre of the ski resort, check for free shuttle services to facilitate travel.
Your second-home property investment
Located both next to the gondola lift and in the city centre, and featuring top-of-the-range amenities, the “Crémaillère” real estate project in Châtel meets all of the above criteria.
Today, enjoying your holidays and monetising your assets are two sides of the same coin. Contact us for more information.