It goes without saying that 2020 has been a turbulent year for everyone, to say the least. Despite all the stresses and strains that this year has brought, lockdowns and restrictions on our daily lives have given us a new perspective on certain things, including an appreciation for nature, open space and the great outdoors.
The mountains encapsulate all of these elements and more, which is why 2020 has shone a light on mountain living. We look at why a mountain home can offer you more than just great ski holidays in 2021.
Wellness and wellbeing
There has been more emphasis this year on mental and physical wellbeing, mainly due to the pandemic changing our everyday lives. The mountains are the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of our daily routines, take life at a slower pace and get plenty of rest and exercise. A mountain retreat could also provide a much-needed change of scenery, ensuring that we don’t get tired of looking at the same four walls.
Escape the crowds
In the current climate, you may not be comfortable with taking a trip to a busy city or coastal resort. In the mountains, there is infinite space to escape the crowds and busier parts of the resort can be easily avoided, especially if you have your own ski home. Visiting in the summer is also a great option, as a mountain resort is likely to be less crowded than coastal resorts. Many ski resorts offer mountain biking, hiking and other activities during the warmer months.
In 2020, we’ve seen a huge shift from office working to remote working, and what better place to work than from the mountains? With all the peace and quiet you need; your work life can be balanced with plenty of fresh air and exercise. Find a mountain home with office space to make the most of your time there.
With theme parks, cinemas, pubs, restaurants and shops closing intermittently this year, many of us have turned to nature for entertainment. This appreciation for the great outdoors is likely to continue into 2021 as the world gets back on its feet. In contrast to being in a town or city, you don’t have to rely on everything to be open in the mountains to have a day out – your spectacular surroundings will be enough to occupy you.
Many ski destinations, particularly France and Switzerland, offer world-class healthcare facilities. You can travel to these places in the knowledge that good treatment will be available if you need it. Just make sure to get your travel insurance!
There are many benefits to escaping to your own bolthole in the mountains, which is why the ski property market has been buoyant for most of 2020. Why not start planning for your own ski property purchase now? That way, you can enjoy your new ski home in the summer of 2021, through to the 2021/22 ski season and beyond.