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10 Best Ski Studios for Sale in France - 2019

Studios - the perfect solution for skiing getaways

A studio apartment is the ideal solution for skiing holidays on a budget

Are you passionate about skiing? Want to spend more time on the slopes but can't justify the expense of staying in hotels or buying/renting pricey chalets? It might be time to consider investing in a studio apartment. Cheap, convenient and capable of bringing in a useful income too, studios are the perfect solution.

What is a studio?

Estate agents' terminology can be confusing. Apartments, duplexes, chalets and studios are all terms you may see when seeking property in the ski resorts in France (The Best Ski Resorts in France for Buying a Property). If you're operating on a tight budget, as most of us are these days, you'll no doubt have also noticed that of all these options, studios seem to be the cheapest. But, what exactly is a studio, and how does it differ from an apartment?

To cut through the jargon and clear up the mystery once and for all, a studio is a one room property. The bathroom will normally be separate, but kitchen facilities, living and sleeping accommodation are all in the same room. Sizes of studios may vary, but all follow the basic idea of one room living.

What is a ski studio?

A ski studio is a one room apartment (as described above) designed specifically for the needs of skiers. It will be located in a resort or within easy reach of lifts and transport to the pistes. Ski studios will also often have extra space, sometimes in a shared area with other studios, for storage of ski equipment. Ski studios may have adaptable accommodation, with sofa beds and even mezzanine areas for extra beds. Some have a "coin montagne" mentioned. This term can be open to interpretation, but usually refers to a partitioned off sleeping area, probably with bunk beds.

The benefits of owning a ski studio in France

If you want to own property in the ski resorts of France, a ski studio is almost certainly going to be the most cost effective way of doing it. Compared with apartments and chalets, the initial purchase price of a studio will be lower and so more affordable. The space may be smaller, but all the other benefits of owning a ski property are there to be enjoyed. You have your own bolthole by the slopes and you can choose a resort that suits you. You may also find that studios, being less "space gobbling" in town, could even be found in more desirable and central locations than larger apartments.

French ski studios - the financial advantages

Over time, not only will you see your investment grow in value (the ski resorts are consistent performers even in times of recession) but you will have saved money on hotels and rental accommodation for your holidays. A further advantage of owning a ski studio is the possibility of letting it out when you aren't using it yourself, thus bringing in a useful income (Letting property in France). Or, if you prefer to be more altruistic, you could simply allow family and friends to borrow it for their holidays!

A studio for all seasons

It may be called a "ski studio", but don't forget that the French mountains are as glorious in summer (and spring, and autumn!) as they are in winter. Many resorts (especially the well known ones) are as popular in the non-skiing season as when the snow is falling. In summer they offer the chance to enjoy climbing, fishing, pony trekking, rafting, canyoning, swimming, walking, cycling and many more activities. The spa towns and mountain lake resorts are also delightful in the warmer months. (Best Alpine Villages in Summer.)

Studios are the way forward for skiers

The past few years have seen many people cut back on holiday expenditure, but skiing remains ever popular. We may be forced to forgo some luxuries just now, but if skiing is in your blood it's good to know that there's a way forward. So, if you want to have your cake and eat it, or more accurately, have your holidays and not spend too much money, a ski studio seems to offer a real solution. Here are ten of the best ski studios on the market at the moment:

 
 

For Sale Studio Flat In The Heart Of The Ski Of The Ski Resort Of Hirmentaz In Bellevaux
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

For Sale Studio Flat In The Heart Of The Ski Of The Ski Resort Of Hirmentaz In Bellevaux

45,500 Euros

Good sun exposure and nbsp; South-East on the ground floor in the residence Les Brettaz or this bright studio apartment with sleeping area. and nbsp;You will be pleased with the surroundings and the proximity to the slopes of the ski resort of Hirmentaz, beautiful family friendly resort in Haute-Savoie close to the famous Vallée Verte.

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Spacious studio apartment in Champagny en Vanoise
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

Spacious studio apartment in Champagny en Vanoise

67,000 Euros

Spacious ground floor studio apartment, with its own independent entrance, in a little copropriety in the charming village of Champagny en Vanoise, which is a ski in/ski out village linked to LA PLAGNE PARADISKI.

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Delightful little studio close to the centre of Samoens, recently renovated
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Delightful little studio close to the centre of Samoens, recently renovated

79,950 Euros

Studio Marie is a charming little studio apartment located on the second floor of L’Espace Dorine. Completely renovated in 2013, the owner has paid great attention to detail, adding a new kitchen, shower room, parquet floor and in-built bunk beds. The spacious balcony has ample space for table and chairs, the perfect place to enjoy a meal and admire the magnificent view of the Criou. The studio also comes with a ski locker and a conveniently spacious cave.

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Studio for sale in St NIcolas La Chapelle
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

Studio for sale in St NIcolas La Chapelle

68,000 Euros

For sale in St Nicolas la Chapelle, very nice studio entirely redone in 2016. It consists of a shower room / toilet of 3.90m ²; Of a room of life with kitchenette of 22,5m ² giving on a balcony of 3.2m ² with a splendid clear view on the mountains and the Mont Blanc. It also has a cellar and a ski locker. A pied-à-terre at a low price, in the quiet, in the mountains, for nature lovers, in the heart of the Val d'Arly, 15min from Megeve, 2 hours from Lyon and 1 hour from Geneva.

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Charming Studio Val d'Isère
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

Charming Studio Val d'Isère

152,000 Euros

Charming studio of 17 m² renovated with care, in a residence that has been totally renovated, situated on the ski slopes: ski-in ski-out. It has an entrance, a living space with double bed and space for a one person bed in the mezzanine, a real kitchen space with modern equipment, a bathroom with shower; plus a balcony. The studio is very light and calm. The residence has a guardian, a swimming-pool and tennis in summer and a via ferrata. Perfect for skiing in winter and trecking in summer.

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Cute Studio by the Cable Car in Morzine
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Cute Studio by the Cable Car in Morzine

99,000 Euros

All you need to ski - bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and the slopes right opposite. This small studio apartment is located in the Nyon sector of Morzine. There is a cable car just next door offering immediate access into the full ski area. There is a shuttle bus into Morzine. The apartment is sold with a storage room/cave and also a dedicated parking space. The studio is currently laid out to sleep up to four thanks to the bunk beds in the entrance hall and sofa bed in the living area.

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A neat and tidy ski-in, ski out studio apartment with balcony.
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

A neat and tidy ski-in, ski out studio apartment with balcony.

62,000 Euros

This neat and tidy studio apartment is situated on the second floor of this nicely-maintained residence. The property backs on to the home run down to the main ski lift in the resort, so you can be the first up the mountain and making fresh tracks each morning! The apartment has been carefully maintained by its owners, and thoughtfully laid out to make the most of the space available.

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Studio duplex apartment Praz sur Arly (74120)
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Studio duplex apartment Praz sur Arly (74120)

107,000 Euros

For sale Studio duplex apartment in Praz sur Arly (74120). South facing, the property consists of an entrance with cupboards and toilets, a bright living room with kitchenette and a large bay overlooking the balcony. Breathtaking views of the ski slopes and the surrounding mountains. On the lower floor you have a bedroom and bathroom. This very well maintained apartment is located in a small building of fifteen flats located close to the center of Praz-sur-Arly.

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Additional articles which may be of interest:

The Three Valleys Property Guide
Best Ski In Ski Out Property for Sale in France
Ski Chalets for Sale in France
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Best Property for Sale in the Rhône-Alpes

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