Dec 20, 2018 / FRANCE

Le Corbier Property Investment Guide

Le Corbier is a Savoyard ski resort in the wonderful Maurienne area of France, boasting magnificent views and a purpose-built ski resort. Designed to be family friendly, this pedestrianised modern ski resort is at the heart of the Arvan-Villard massif, making investments in Le Corbier highly sought after. Almost all the accommodation allows direct access to pistes and lifts which are linked by a shopping mall.

Le Corbier has a population of 254 inhabitants, which rises to over 12,000 in peak ski season, so investors in Le Corbier can enjoy the vibrancy of a busy resort in season and the tranquillity of the surroundings in quiet times. Exploring the area is easy, and with the ski resorts of Saint Sorlin d’Arves, La Toussuire and St. Colomban being so perfectly linked to each other, you don’t even have to remove your skis.

In 2006, Le Corbier received the Familie Plus Montagne award, confirming its standing as a family-focused resort. Those lucky enough to be living in Le Corbier enjoy the benefits of sound investment and a carefully considered infrastructure that ensures holidaymakers and longer-term residents have all they need to enjoy this magnificent location.

Living in Le Corbier and things to do

Our investment guide to Le Corbier has to start with skiing. Le Corbier's resort guide describes 90 kilometres of pistes and 25 lifts offering a phenomenal range of runs for all abilities. There are three restaurants at altitude, so there’s no danger of going hungry whilst you’re on the slopes.

As a family resort, Le Corbier boasts 22 beginner runs, 11 for intermediate skiers and 4 challenging black runs. A total of 24 lifts serve the resort and many visitors enjoy the convenience of the new Sybelles express which takes skiers from the centre of the resort to the top of Mont Corbier in just eight minutes.

Cross-country skiing is impressive, with 25km of well-maintained, free-to-use trails to enjoy, and the snow park allows for freestyling.

If you’re buying property in Le Corbier you’ll enjoy the proximity to so many other ski resorts that make up Les Sybelles, allowing access to peaks at Les Perons which sits at 2620m. From here you can admire views of the Etend Glacier and Belledonne mountains.

A highlight of a property investment guide to Le Corbier is the outstanding facilities for children. As well as beginners’ slopes and ski schools, the snow park has a snow garden, a dedicated area for very young children to learn how to make their first turns on skis.

Living here brings the chance to enjoy the many other things to do in Le Corbier. You can indulge in one of the many mountain spas, enjoy dog-sled rides and visit a variety of restaurants. There are events such as organised teenage pizza parties, crafting events and family farm trips - creating a real family feel. Le Corbier has embraced the trend for music festivals too, with the winter 2018-19 season hosting everything from jazz to the sounds of Ibiza Rocks.

Outside ski season, there are many hikes to enjoy, as well as taking time to explore local sights such as Cathédrale Saint Jean de Maurienne or local museums

Snow and weather reports of Le Corbier

A historical snow report for Le Corbier in 2017 shows a total snowfall of 514cm, with a maximum base depth of 150cm and a maximum summit depth of 280cm. The average base depth was 113cm and the average summit depth was 243cm. There were 44 snow days and the biggest snowfall was 40cm. Le Corbier benefits from snow cannons should the season be less snow sure, although they seldom need to. For the latest Le Corbier snow report have a look at our Le Corbier resort guide here.

Le Corbier enjoys a classic alpine climate, with temperatures ranging between -8° and 20°. Up to the minute Le Corbier weather reports can also be found as part of our resort guide to Le Corbier here.

Investment potential in Le Corbier

Le Corbier has been growing as an increasingly popular destination since its inception in 1935, and in 2003, Le Corbier was part of a €350 million investment programme in the region. Six local ski resorts linked to form 'Les Sybelles', with Le Corbier being at the centre. This resulting ski area comprises of 310km of linked ski runs, making Les Sybelles is one of the largest ski areas in the French Alps.

As such, Le Corbier is expected to grow exponentially with money consistently being invested into the Les Sybelles area, heavily benefiting Le Corbier with its central position and tight links to the neighbouring resorts.

Transport to Le Corbier

The Le Corbier resort guide shows that the resort is well connected, with an airport at Chambery just under an hour's drive away, and a train station at nearby St Jean de Maurienne. Those buying property in Le Corbier can enjoy the peace of a pedestrianised resort, and the convenience of their own transport, thanks to the provision of ample car parking at the resort centre.