As the ski season draws to an end in Europe until next winter, its time to reflect on the great fun in the snow we have had and can we really wait until winter? It’s a daunting thought for skiers and snowboarders who love the European resorts and can’t wait to get back there. Spring has sprung and we are all looking forward to our summer holidays but we yearn to return to our favourite ski resorts now – is it possible to enjoy summer holidays there too? It most certainly is with many ski resorts being open in the summer months too, it just caters for a different type of holiday and with that thought in mind have you considered buying your own year round holiday home taking advantage of winter ski holidays and summer holidays too? What a fantastic investment and one to ponder over, could your favoured ski resort be your favourite summer resort also?
We all know what the winter resorts offer skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, tobogganing the list goes on and on but what do the resorts offer during the summer months? Mountain biking and road cycling and rock climbing are popular along with running and hiking trails. Did you know some resorts offer golfing or horseback riding? Most resorts have spa facilities there or nearby and swimming pools plus there are many concerts and street carnivals and summer festivals that take place in the village squares. Lets not forget Christmas and New Year I know we are going back to winter time but often prospective buyers forget that a break at this time can be magical.
Meribel, La Rosiere, Les Gets and Les Arcs in France
Offer a range of mountain biking, road cycling and numerous hiking trails are a must and not forgetting a fantastic golf course. Paragliding, climbing, horse riding, tennis, archery and fishing are available to list just a few.
Chamonix in France
Has a fabulous range of summer activites, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, mountain biking, climbing, trails, golf, swimming pool, ice rink, whitewater sport, tennis, paintball, laser games, sledding, helicopter sightseeing tour or take a raft down the river, adventure park and theme parks. There is also a 10 pin bowling alley, a three-screen cinema, a bridge club and a casino.
Flims Waldhaus in Switzerland
Flims has a great range such as tennis, badminton and golfing; there are themed walking trails, mountain meadows walking and swimming in lakes, hiking, rock climbing, paragliding, mountain biking as well as rafting and canoeing.
Property for sale in the Alps
What are you looking for? An apartment, chalet or ski lodge? Do you want key ready or off plan? There are thousands to choose from including ski-in ski-out apartments to luxury chalets with your own private hot tub on the balcony. These properties offer year round holidays and weekend breaks and are a sound investment; the rental potential alone makes them a lucrative purchase. Flights from the UK are short haul and frequent and from London to Geneva (which is the most popular airport to fly for the French Alps) is less than 90 minutes. By owning a property in the French Alps it takes the headache away of where you spend your holidays and when you need to escape the daily grind of work it’s a simple case of hopping on a flight and going to your home away from home at any time of the year.
Another thought is no more lugging your ski equipment around – fabulous! Think about it, but not for too long and search for your own year round home today!