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Best Ski Apartments for Sale in France - 2017

France - the ideal location for your ski apartment

France is the top ski destination

Unofficial reports show that France is still sitting at the top at number one, as the country with the best skiing in the world. The USA lies at number two, and Switzerland at number three.

French ski apartments make a good investment

France is not only the top ski destination in the world, it's also a great place to invest in property. Even during the recent recession, property in French ski resorts has held its value well. Ski apartments in the popular resorts are always a desirable commodity. Buyers flock to the French ski resorts from all over the world. (Ski property.)

Advantages of owning a ski apartment

A ski apartment is more than just a property investment however. Once bought, the apartment is yours to use whenever you wish, making impromptu long weekends possible as well as those planned for holidays. And, there is always the possibility of a rental income. Due to the popularity of the French resorts with tourists, it is easy to rent out your property when not using it, to offset the costs of your investment and your own holidays. ( Letting property in France.)

Best location for your ski apartment

As always with property, location is paramount. Luckily, France offers many excellent resorts and options. Among the best are Morzine (access to the Portes du Soleil ski area and first class facilities for both on and off piste activities), Megève (stylish and with a charming Savoyard character) and Les Gets (catering for all levels of skiers from beginners to experts). These are some of the front runners, but there are many more resorts in which to find your perfect apartment. Look too at Courchevel, Chatel, Sainte Foy Tarentaise - each resort has its own distinctive character and a wide choice of apartments.

Centre of the resort or further afield?

If you choose a ski apartment in the centre of a resort like Megève or Morzine, you will find not only easy access to lifts and slopes, but also lots of other entertainment and services on your doorstep. Centre resort properties are sought after, but still easy to find. They are also likely to be the easiest to rent out. However, while less convenient for lifts and services, it is also possible to benefit from buying an apartment in a more rural setting. Sometimes these can be found in old converted farms and offer a chance to get away from it all and just enjoy the peace of the mountains.

Apartments for all tastes and budgets

Apartments come in various shapes and sizes, often dictated by budget. But the good news is that you can find a small, studio apartment for as little as 50,000 Euros. Or, choose a luxury apartment directly on the ski slopes. That will cost a little more, of course, but the advantages are legion. Ski in, ski out properties never lose their appeal to keen skiers.

How to choose your ski apartment

Different people have different requirements from a ski apartment. For some, ski in, ski out is the most important consideration, or at least ease of access to lifts. For others, it may be a balcony, a view, or distance to local shops, restaurants and bars. Apartments may be found in one level properties or high rise blocks. They may have car parking or garage facilities. It's largely down to personal taste, which you choose.

Facilities offered in apartment buildings

And there are other certain features that you might look for when choosing your apartment. Many apartments have ski rooms with lockers where you can leave your equipment as you enter the building. There may also be drying facilities for wet ski clothing. Some apartment buildings have lifts, which are useful if you are not on the ground floor, as climbing stairs after a hard days skiing can be tough! Quite apart from having to climb stairs with arms full of groceries etc. And it is worth bearing in mind that if your apartment building doesn't have these facilities, the noise and effort of walking in ski boots and lugging skis around needs to be taken into consideration. Perhaps a top floor apartment may be better in this situation, as this would mean there is no disturbance overhead? Though if there is no lift, would this still be an advantage? Then some apartments offer residents-only access to leisure clubs with pools and spas. In general terms, the more you pay for your apartment, the more extras you get.

New developments in French ski resorts

The past year has seen some exciting new developments in French ski resorts. And, buying an apartment in a brand new development can be a great choice. These types of apartments are ready to move into, carry guarantees of quality and are very popular with rental customers. They frequently offer state of the art facilities, and as an added bonus, they may also be available on leaseback agreements. ( Leaseback Property in France.)

2017 is the time to buy

Confidence is returning to the property market in France. Interest in ski property is high, and France, as the top ski destination in the world is first on the list to benefit from this. Buying now, before prices soar once more, is a sensible option. So why not take a look at the ten properties we have selected below, and see if we can tempt you?

 
 

New-Build Ski Apartment Near Slopes
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

New-Build Ski Apartment Near Slopes

155,000 Euros

Located in the heart of the resort, these one to three bedroom apartments are just 400m from the main pistes and lifts, making them perfect for those looking for a ski pad or larger family-sized ski apartment. Being part of a Residence de Tourisme development, these properties come with full property management, handled by the experienced team onsite which is already successfully managing rentals.

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For sale - Duplex 2-3 bed apartment -Vanoise National Park
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

For sale - Duplex 2-3 bed apartment -Vanoise National Park

180,000 Euros

Sole Agent RMP. Located in the heart of the Vanoise National Park in Champagny-en-Vanoise, ski resort linked to La Plagne / Paradiski. On the first and second floor of a small apartment block this is a comfortable 2-3 bedroom apartment measuring approximately 48m². The main floor offers a spacious entrance hall with bunkbed area, bathroom, WC, living room / kitchen with South facing balcony and a double bedroom. On the upper floor there is one double bedroom and a bunkbed area.

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Two bedroom apartment at the foot of the slopes
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Two bedroom apartment at the foot of the slopes

199,800 Euros

Several two bedroom apartment are available in this residence located at the foot of the Avoriaz cable car.

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Very central one bedroom apartment
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Very central one bedroom apartment

220,000 Euros

Located on the first floor of this small residence of just three apartments, this property is in the heart of Morzine.

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For sale 3 bedroom apartment in Les Gets
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

For sale 3 bedroom apartment in Les Gets

375,000 Euros

Situated in a chalet just 1 km from the Perrières lift close to a bus stop, this 4 rooms apartment with mezzanine offers a fantastic view over the mountain.

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Chatel - Residence Les 4 Elements
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Chatel - Residence Les 4 Elements

478,000 Euros

4 Elements is a brand new collection of luxury freehold apartments in the beautiful Savoyard resort of Chatel. The luxurious apartments are arranged across four traditionally designed buildings these properties occupy a fantastic location at the top of a slight hill. This elevated position affords the project 360 degree views across the charming village and surrounding mountains.

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2 bedroom apartment for sale Megeve
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

2 bedroom apartment for sale Megeve

780,000 Euros

Bright, spacious 2 bedroom ski flat for sale in the Rochebrune quarter in Megeve. The 75m2 apartment is located in a high quality residence and is made up of living and dining area with fireplace, 2 large bedrooms, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom with toilet and separate wc. The living room and one of the bedrooms lead out onto the sunny balcony, which benefits from views of the ski slopes and Mont Blanc. The property is sold with private parking space, cave and ski box.

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3 bedroom luxury South facing apartment, completed end January 2017, only 100m from the centre (A)
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

3 bedroom luxury South facing apartment, completed end January 2017, only 100m from the centre (A)

1,095,000 Euros

Ideally positioned in the sunniest part of Courchevel 1650, just 100m to the centre and lifts, this spacious luxury 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom West facing apartment is a rare chance to purchase something brand new that will be ready by the end of January to use this ski season.

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9 Bedroom Apartment in Les Gets
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

9 Bedroom Apartment in Les Gets

1,400,000 Euros

A unique property! A 9 bedroom apartment measuring 352m² in a renovated farmhouse on the Mont Chery side of Les Gets. In excellent condition and including a terrace, a balcony, a garage and a cellar, this apartment is definitely a must see! A living room measuring 72m² with a wood burner and an open plan kitchen, 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and a balcony/terrace

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Keystone Lodge Courchevel 1650
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

Keystone Lodge Courchevel 1650

3,295,000 Euros

A luxury development of 20 freehold apartments situated just 150m from the ski lift in the centre of the village with direct access to shops and restaurants. Nestled in the heart of the famous ski resort Courchevel 1650 Moriond, on the pistes of the enormous ski area of the popular 3 Valleys resort (with 330 ski slopes over 600km), this is a 'State of the Art' designed residence with a panoramique view.

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