Why do we favour one ski resort over another? What makes us try a new place, and go back? It is a complicated question - is it the culture, the ambience, or are there other more tangible factors?
Does the skiing suit me? Are the pistes spacious or crowded, is it big enough, does it have lots of groomed runs, are the lifts efficient and comfortable, can I be sure of snow?
Alpine Property intelligence is proud to join with Montenius Consult to present a new way to answer these questions – which is factual, unbiased and unopinionated.
“A VALUABLE NEW TOOL FOR HOLIDAY DECISIONS AND PROPERTY INVESTORS”
• Skimiles® measures the size of every ski resort by 10 specific factors •
• Ski Area Comfort is determined by the efficiency of the lifts, the comfort of the lifts and how much ‘elbow room’ there is on the piste •
• Snow Reliability considers the altitude, snowfall data and snowmaking coverage •
• Ski Area Value combines all these factors for one easy to recognise overall result •
Anzère is a purpose-built resort, fashioned in traditional Swiss style with direct access to 58km of downhill skiing and numerous walking trails in the summer. Situated just 20 minutes from Sion and next door to Crans Montana, the village is a pleasant dual season resort with excellent facilities. There are 2 swimming pools at the Anzère Spa & Wellness, hotels, bars and nightclubs around the central ‘Place de Village’, a pedestrian area that is home to almost all of the cafes and restaurants. A small resort that, like its neighbour, faces due south, is bathed in sunshine and benefits from exceptional panoramic views. A little Valaisan gem.
What about property in Anzère? Over the past 40 years the resort has grown around its purpose-built centre and attracts holidaymakers year-round. Locals from the neighbouring resorts and down in the Rhône Valley come for days skiing, summer walking and the famous Spa & Wellness centre, featuring Europe’s largest wood-based heating system. Foreign buyers can choose from good value apartments in centrally-located chalet residences as well as detached chalets along the plateau. Swiss residents have the option of buying substantial chalets in their own grounds with prices rising to CHF 11,000/m2.