Research from real estate agents Knight Frank shows that non-skiers account for 25% of alpine visitors so it’s easy to see why more buyers are seeking property in a dual season resort. For investors, it increases the chance of a steady rental market, and for second home seekers, it means the resort will be an enjoyable base all year round.
More visitors means more investment which means more facilities for everyone to enjoy and a number of resorts offer excellent wellness centres, world class mountain bike trails and family focused facilities like water parks. Alpine resorts have a wealth of history, and many villages are home to quaint churches and museums about traditional village life along with opportunities to sample authentic local food. Properties in dual season resorts are understandably popular so it’s worth signing up to our property alert service to keep on top of the latest availability.
What to buy in a French dual season resort
This depends very much on whether you’re seeking a second home, with the option to capitalise on the rental market, or looking for somewhere to use almost solely as an investment. For second home seekers, the key is to think about how you want to use your space. Are you looking for somewhere like this five bedroom chalet near St Martin de Belleville with enough room for all your family and friends to gather? Or would you prefer something like this ski in ski out apartment in La Plagne, with direct access to the piste, making it a convenient, practical base to pursue your favourite winter sports? If your focus is on investment, then developments with resort style facilities such as Pumori Lodge in Courchevel have high appeal for holiday makers, or you could go to the other end of the spectrum and choose somewhere like this apartment in Montchavin that will attract those keen to enjoy a more authentic French village atmosphere.
How can I keep up to date with what property is available in a French dual season resort?
Once you’ve decided which resort will be the focus of your property search, get in touch with us. Our team will work closely with you to help you find exactly the right property, and our property alert service means you can be sure that you’ll be first to know when your ideal property is available. We have a vast portfolio of new builds and resale, as well as a selection of reduced properties. Many properties benefit from VAT reductions too, and we’ll guide you through how to maximise your investment.
If you are considering buying any type of investment apartment or ski property in France, take a look at our SnowOnly Buyer’s Guides and our guide on buying a French property after Brexit. In light of the current global challenges, we’ve also put together some thoughts on how to continue your property hunt during Covid-19.
If you are looking for finance for your property purchase, we would recommend you contact our French partners who can offer you mortgages, tax, finance and insurance.