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 •
Veysonnaz is a traditional mountain village on a shelf overlooking the Rhone valley. The modern village is centred around the ski lift with small hotels, bars and restaurants lining its main street. At the eastern end of the 4 Valleys, Switzerland’s largest ski domain, it connects with its neighbour Nendaz and to Verbier in the west. An investment programme is gradually upgrading the lifts to offer skiers and boarders faster access to a wide variety of top notch skiing. The resort is popular with families due to the gentle blue slopes around the plateau at Thyon 2000, though there are also plenty of steep reds. There is extensive off-piste and Veysonnaz is famous for the Piste de l’Ours run which is used by the International Ski Federation for ski and snowboard competitions.
What about property in Veysonnaz? While it cannot compete with its neighbour Verbier for glitz and nightlife, it shares the same skiing and property prices are significantly lower, making it a smart option for investors. There has been some major development of ski in-ski out individual chalets and chalet apartment buildings on the ski slope above the village, as well as in Les Collons – offering excellent value for money for Swiss new-build quality.