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10 Best Ski Studios for Sale in France - 2017

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:

 
 

Attractive 18m² studio apartment for sale in the resort of St Jean d'Aulps
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Attractive 18m² studio apartment for sale in the resort of St Jean d'Aulps

54,000 Euros

Attractive 18m² studio apartment for sale in the resort of St Jean d'Aulps situated in an ideal spot at the foot of the slopes just 50m from the ski lifts with a fantastic view over the valley. The apartment also boasts a cellar and parking space.

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Sapcious studio mezzanine
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Sapcious studio mezzanine

55,000 Euros

This bright and large studio enjoys a large balcony with beautiful mountain views and sun, in a peaceful setting.

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For sale studio located in close proximity to the slopes
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

For sale studio located in close proximity to the slopes

56,500 Euros

Studio for sale, located in close proximity to the slopes and shops of the Roc d'Enfer resort in Saint Jean d'Aulps. This apartment is in a good state and boasts of a beautifull view over the valley. Residence with lift.

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For Sale - Ski Studio - Champagny en Vanoise
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

For Sale - Ski Studio - Champagny en Vanoise

58,000 Euros

This furnished studio is in the very heart of Champagny, very practically located for the amenities of the resort and the high-speed gondola that takes you up to the slopes of la Plagne/Paradiski domain in only 8 minutes. The studio offers approximately 23m², equipped for 4 people, with bunk beds and a separate sleeping area for a double bed / sofa bed that can be partitioned off. Separate shower room and WC.

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Studio near skilift of Linga
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Studio near skilift of Linga

69,000 Euros

NEW SELLING PRICE - Residence built in 1994. Studio (20 m²), East facing. Entrance with bunkbeds area, bathroom, wc, living room with equipped kitchenette and terrace. Sold furnished. Cellar - possible to buy a parking place outside

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For Sale ski studio - Champagny-en-Vanoise
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

For Sale ski studio - Champagny-en-Vanoise

70,000 Euros

Practical studio for skiing and summer holidays close to the swimming pool in a family ski station linked the La Plagne / Paradiski domain. Equipped for 4 people this apartment has been renovated and offers approximately 23sqm, comfortably furnished with a living area and a separate sleeping area containing bunk beds. Low shared charges. Sold furnished with ski locker and a real bonus a terrace / front garden offering lovely views of the resort.

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Ground floor studio flat
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Ground floor studio flat

75,000 Euros

Located near to the centre of Montriond, its shops and free ski bus, this studio is practical and is in good condition throughout.

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 South facing ground floor studio apartment with garden terrace
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

South facing ground floor studio apartment with garden terrace

74,990 Euros

Great little ski studio apartment on the pistes of Manigod/Etale, part of the world renowned La Clusaz ski area. Clean, equipped and ready to use and rent out. It also has use of a sunny garden terrace area outside the sliding doors. This apartment is already renting steadily with a trusted local agency (contact us for figures).

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For Sale - studio - Brides les Bains
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

For Sale - studio - Brides les Bains

99,000 Euros

Brides-les-Bains centre. A first floor apartment of 28.26m² offering convenient and comfortable accommodation in a modern apartment block with swimming pool, fitness room, sauna and and ski-hire shop. The town centre and the Olympe ski lift (liaison ski slopes Meribel-3 Vallées.) are a few minutes walk from the property.

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French Alps - New-build leaseback studio apartment (Alpe d'Huez)
Rhône-Alpes
Isère

French Alps - New-build leaseback studio apartment (Alpe d'Huez)

134,430 Euros

This studio apartment is located in Alpe d'Huez Vaujany ski resort. Property type : Leaseback Studio Apartment Address: Alpe d'Huez Vaujany Accommodation: studio apartment Prices: 134,430 Size: 22 sqm Deposit: 2.5% - 3% to Notary Yield: Up to 3.77% The development: This studio apartment, located in the ground floor of the residence, offers 22sqm of living space.

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