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10 Best Ski Studios for Sale in France in 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:

 
 

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

For Sale - Ski Studio - Champagny en Vanoise

50,000 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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EXCLUSIVE Studio for sale close to the resort in a small residence
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

EXCLUSIVE Studio for sale close to the resort in a small residence

65,000 Euros

EXCLUSIVE TO OUR AGENCY Beautiful entirely renovated studio of 22m² with quality materials and a very practical layout. This apartment will give you the feeling of living in a small chalet with its warm and cozy decoration: wooden floorboard, wooden walls, kitchen equipped with quality brand appliances, exotic wood in the shower room, built-in furniture with reminder of the different types of wood used for the kitchen furniture, storage, bar, floor...

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Studio cabin for sale in the resort
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Studio cabin for sale in the resort

65,000 Euros

T2 Type apartment for sale at an attractive price in the heart of the ski resort of Saint Jean d'Aulps – Roc d'Enfer. This well-lit flat is perfectly well kept, and boast of a closed of mountain corner and a real separate bedroom with window, of a more spacious living room than most studios and of a bathroom with shower.

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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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Studio cabin for sale in the resort
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Studio cabin for sale in the resort

70,000 Euros

Well-kept 1-bedroom apartment for sale of 21.35m² situated in the ‘'Le Panoramic'' residence, at the foot of the slopes of the Roc d'Enfer ski resort in Saint Jean d'Aulps. This flat, sold in its current state and furnished is located in the heart of the resort, close to all amenities: shops, ski lifts, ski school and bus stop. South facing with a beautiful view on the slopes, this cabin studio can easily accommodate 4 people.

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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 comes with a ski locker and is sold furnished. There is also a free swimming pool which is open to property owners during the summer. The property sits at an altitude of 1500m so a pretty snow sure location!

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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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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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 The only studio apartment still available in Les Solarets development, in the heart of the village
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

The only studio apartment still available in Les Solarets development, in the heart of the village

154,000 Euros

The only studio still available in Les Solarets development. This 27.8m2 apartment located on the second floor will benefit from a south west view down to the village, the ski area and Mont Joly. The development is within easy access of all shops and restaurants and will offer stylish modern architecture. External use of wood and local stone will ensure, however, it remains in keeping with the traditional charm of the village.

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Ski In/Ski Out Studio Apartment
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

Ski In/Ski Out Studio Apartment

196,350 Euros

This is a delightful ski in/ski out studio apartment near the centre of the sought after resort of Courchevel 1650, which is at the heart of the 3 Valleys ski domain. There are fabulous views looking over Courchevel 1850 from the apartment.

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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
Ski property
Best Property for Sale in the Rhône-Alpes

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