Ski real estate in the mountains

Buy property in the French Alps

Invest in real estate in the mountains

Buying property in the mountains can be a great investment. Real estate prices are rising, especially currently, as people are re-thinking their lifestyle and moving out of crowded cities to peaceful locales with more space, privacy, and proximity to nature. Buyers will benefit whether the property is used as a vacation ski home or is rented – or both!

Location and budget play an important part in your purchase of a ski property. If you are interested in a prime location in the Alps, have a look at Gstaad, Verbier, Zermatt in Switzerland or Courchevel and Val-d’Isère in France. Less expensive options can be found in neighboring resorts like Le Praz next to Courchevel, or Champery in Switzerland, so extend your search area. Or look for high-end places in North America - Aspen, Park City or Mont Tremblant are popular to buy ski homes.

Here is a hint for those who are searching for a second home or investment property in the mountains – make a checklist of all the requirements and amenities of the area, like season length, road access, proximity to airports, resort activities or special features like thermal hot springs. Be informed about the market liquidity and average rental yields for the area.