Dec 22, 2020 / PROPERTY / BUYING

How to find a ski property for sale in Europe under €200,000

Of course, what we mean is how to find a ski apartment for sale in Europe under €200,000 that you and your guests will want to visit. While the luxury end of the ski property market is certainly headline grabbing (and with good reason - the properties are stunning), having a smaller budget doesn’t mean you can’t fulfil your dreams of a mountain retreat. Nor does it mean your dreams have to be small - you may not find a spot in the big name resorts like Meribel, but you will find somewhere close to the same quality skiing and with a charm all of its own.

Using a property portal like SnowOnly means you have access to a vast range of ski property across Europe and if you use our property alerts you’ll be the first to learnof new properties on the market - vital when you’re looking to make the absolute best of your budget. 

Ski apartments that are beautiful inside and out

Fabulous facilities for less - gorgeous pool and wellbeing zone at this studio apartment in Megeve

A small budget doesn’t mean giving up your dreams of a mountain home with that modern alpine style seen in some of the most elegant developments. Nor does it mean giving up on the dream of relaxing on your own private balcony while you gaze on the beauty of the landscape. This studio apartment in Megeve, part of Portes du Soleil ski area, has beautiful interiors, superb spa facilities and views to die for, as well as all the practical facilities you need. Megeve itself is a pretty medieval town within easy reach of 263km of superb slopes. It’s a gorgeous dual season resort that has been welcoming skiers since the nineteen hundreds so it knows a thing or two about creating the quintessential alpine atmosphere.

Satellite resorts

If you’ve heard of the term satellite resort you’re halfway to finding a great quality ski apartment without breaking your budget. Put simply, a satellite resort is a town that has access to the same fantastic skiing, the same clear mountain air and gorgeous mountain landscapes as some of the best known resorts, but without the inevitable price premium invoked by prestige, However, there are still some opportunities in the main ski areas. 

This apartment for sale in Morzine is a great example. You’ll enjoy spectacular views, plus access to the new shuttle service that will take you to the magic of Portes du Soleil. Morzine is a real dual season spot with some of the world’s best biking terrain, and gorgeous hiking trails. It's superb for a ski extravaganza or just somewhere to recharge and soak up the beauty of the mountains, making this a fine choice for a holiday home, or as a rental venture. 

Ski apartment in the 3 valleys

You may not find the same abundance of facilities, but you will find charming village locations that truly deserve the term unspoiled. This apartment in Val Thorens, in the commune of St Martin de Belleville has ski in ski out access to the legendary three valleys ski area, where you can enjoy the 360° views from Roc de Fer, as well as everything you need to relax after your day on the slopes. Being in such a renowned area brings high rental appeal too, so you know you have a sound investment. 

Make the most of your budget

Lower budget doesn’t mean lower style. This ski property for sale in Chatel has bright alpine style and great views

Another way to make the most of your budget is to look at tax reductions and ways to save on the buying process. This apartment in Chatel has benefits like reduced notary fees, and if you put your apartment in the rental market you’ll be able to claim 20% from the purchase price. Add in the fact that it’s in the centre of pretty Chatel, with mountain views and access to Portes du Soleil and the appeal grows even more. 

Best of both worlds

If you’re the type of person who likes to ring the changes, then choosing a ski apartment that’s within striking distance of a larger town or city is a genius move. You can spend a few days enjoying the mountains and the thrill of the slopes, then take a trip to enjoy the fabulous architecture and change of vibe in a bustling town. Look at this apartment for sale in Bad Gastein for instance; it’s just an hour and a half by train or car from Salzburg, so you can indulge in a few days of impossibly pretty baroque architecture, and rediscover the magic of Mozart, as well as the wonder of the mountains. The apartment makes an ideal personal ski or snowboard retreat, as well as having flexible appeal for the rental market, so it’s great news all round. 

Free property alerts

Gems like these can move quickly, even during unpredictable times like these, so if you have a limited budget that you want to make the most of, sign up to our free property alert service to be sure you stay ahead of the game. You can tailor your search so you’ll only get the alerts you’re looking for, and because we’ve access to property from agents, private sellers and new developers, you can be confident you’re not missing out. 

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