Alpine property and lifestyle blog

We interview local experts and decision makers, look at the latest developments, highlight featured properties, talk about price trends and infrastructure upgrades. We aim to help buyers make informed choices – a purchase in the Alps, or a week’s rental for a ski holiday, is much more than bashing up and down the pistes. It is a lifestyle decision of tangibles and intangibles – we aim to help you tick the boxes.

Summer in the Alps 2019 - Another Good Year

Summer in the Alps 2019 - Another Good Year. APi has long been of the opinion that the mountains are a fine place to be in the summer with space, beautiful scenery, and a huge diversity of cultures and things to do. And the trend towards people taking on more sports and activities certainly favours ...

By Alpine Property intelligence - October 30, 2019 - Posted in La Tzoumaz Read more

Alpine Property after Brexit

Alpine Property after Brexit. The UK is going to leave the EU soon, the game is going to change regarding which countries UK nationals can buy property in, as non-EU residents. We are pretty sure that current owners of holiday homes in Europe in general will see little change, but where can you look...

By Alpine Property intelligence - October 23, 2019 - Posted in Megève Read more

Buying French Property - Cash or Mortgage

Miranda John, director of international property finance at SPF Private Clients, discusses the market for property buyers in France....

By Alpine Property intelligence - August 15, 2019 - Posted in Val d'Isère Read more

Insurance when renting Ski Property

Insurance when renting Ski Property. In France, it is a legal requirement to have suitable insurance cover when renting a property. Alpine Property intelligence has teamed up with MPI, a leading specialist in dependable, flexible and good value travel and wintersports insurance....

By Alpine Property intelligence - August 3, 2019 - Posted in Courchevel Le Praz Read more

Ski and Travel Insurance…don’t leave home without it

Ski and Travel Insurance. Alpine Property intelligence has teamed up with MPI, a leading specialist in dependable, flexible and good value travel and wintersports insurance. Don’t leave home without it....

By Alpine Property intelligence - May 29, 2019 - Posted in Val d'Isère Read more

At the wheel in the Alps

At the wheel in the Alps. We will never run out of exciting adventures and activities in the Alps whatever the season. This time we turn to motoring. This is for the irredeemables, or you just love driving. The roads and passes in the Alps are so revered, manufacturers have even named cars after the...

By Alpine Property intelligence - May 12, 2019 - Posted in Kitzbühel Read more

Property in Chamonix, the New Flégère Skilift

The time has come for a new Flégère skilift and so it will be. Back in the day, cable cars were the thing. Nowadays everyone prefers a gondola for comfort, space and getting to the top in good time....

By Alpine Property intelligence - April 9, 2019 - Posted in Chamonix Read more

Chamonix - exit Club Med, enter Folie Douce

The Folie Douce story starts nearly 40 years ago, in Val d’Isère. Now in 6 ski resorts in the Alps and one by the sea in Deauville for the summer, the business has grown into a powerful and envied brand, entertainment and dining network, receiving 1.8m visitors a year. Great news for Chamonix, th...

By Alpine Property intelligence - October 9, 2018 - Posted in Chamonix Read more

Mortgage Advice for France and Switzerland

Mortgage Advice for France and Switzerland. Getting a mortgage to buy a ski property in France and Switzerland, essential advice by SPF....

By Alpine Property intelligence - August 25, 2018 - Posted in Méribel Read more

Skimiles - how does it work?

Why do we favour one ski resort over another?...

By Alpine Property intelligence - June 1, 2018 - Posted in Kitzbühel Read more

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