Buying an Alpine property is a great investment opportunity as it serves not only as a home away from home during the ski season but also as a new income during those times it is not used. However, there are specific things to take into account before taking the leap and investing in a new property. This blog will tell you about all the advantages of investing in Alpine property, location benefits and much more.
Why Invest In Alpine Property?
A ski chalet or apartment in the Alps offers you the best of both worlds. The Swiss-French Alps in particular are home to some of the most beautiful ski resorts, making it a great second home to enjoy extraordinary skiing adventures with friends or family. Not only that, charming Swiss and French villages offer traditional cuisine along with a relaxed and unique way of living.
Additionally, whenever the property isn’t in use it poses a great investment opportunity to generate extra income. As the Alps are growing in popularity not only during the winter months but also during summer, it ensures a strong rental interest throughout the year.
Proximity To What Matters Most
Location not only matters when buying a house but also when you’re going to invest in a new luxury holiday home. Once you’ve chosen the ski resort to buy in, you need to consider where your property will be located. Ski-in ski-out properties offer a great skiing advantage by having the slopes literally at your doorstep. This might be worth it for skiing convenience, however, having good restaurant choices and bars close by as well as being close to food shops or the pharmacy might be more of a priority to you. If you don’t mind driving to shops, restaurants and skiing opportunities, something more intimate might be the right choice for you in choosing a new holiday home.
Winter And Summer Activities
To get the best out of your investment, you should consider more than just the skiing opportunities offered by the resort. When you’re thinking of investing in Alpine real estate, the most obvious criteria for choosing a property is the skiing and winter sports potential the resort holds. While this is an important factor for buying a property, it should be able to provide more than that to make the investment worthwhile.
Luckily, the Swiss-French Alps are not only growing in popularity due to their growing skiing infrastructure, but Summer activities such as mountain biking and hiking are also becoming increasingly more popular. With beautiful Alpine lakes, a resort should provide a number of summer activities for it to be a worthwhile investment opportunity.
While the range of winter and summer activities plays a vital role in choosing a property based on where it is located, the resort itself also needs to provide you with a few features fitted to your needs. Spacious chalets with outstanding Alpine views, private fitness and wellness rooms, and an included Jacuzzi are just some of the features you can go for when looking for a new second home. The easiest way to find the perfect fit is to make a list of what your property should come with and what you’re willing to compromise on. How many bedrooms are needed, do you want a concierge service or a private cellar along with a ski and boot room? We offer a wide range of different properties with unique features to fit your needs.
Ambience Of The Resort
Apart from chalet features, you should think about the resort’s ambience. Apres-ski culture can vary from resort to resort and can have an impact on your overall luxury holiday experience if you choose the wrong ambience. If you’re looking for a calm and not too overrun resort, Méribel village or Grimentz village will be the right choice for you. Resorts like Val-d’Isere or Courchevel on the other hand are perfect, should you be looking for something a bit more lively with lots of bars and good dining choices.
At Mansion Properties, we offer unique luxury chalets and apartments in the best resorts in the Swiss-French Alps. From locations such as Champéry, Verbier or Zermatt in Switzerland to Courchevel, Val-D’Isere or Méribel in France, you’ll be able to find your perfect new holiday home with us. With 25 years of experience in sales, development and management of luxury properties, we provide outstanding services to all our clients from around the world. Register your interest with us and we will help you achieve your objectives.