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Ski 25 Swiss Ski Resorts on One Pass

25 Apr, 2017

In most of the resorts across Europe, the ski season has ended, seasonaires are packing their bags, and the bars, restaurants and shops are closing their doors. Even those people...

New development set to revitalise the front de neige

21 Apr, 2017

Val d’Isere is built around the old farming village that stood in the 1920s. Since then, thanks to the high altitude and snow sure skiing, the village has grown into...

What ski properties have sold this winter?

19 Apr, 2017

Easter has come and gone, we’re midway through April, and the season in most of Europe is coming to a close; this seems like as good a time as any...

IIP's Top Resorts for Easter Ski Trips

13 Apr, 2017

The Alps really know how to do Easter. From egg hunts to Easter bunnies roaming the slopes giving out special treats to kids, skiing over Easter can be a great...

Five things we learned at Chamonix Unlimited

11 Apr, 2017

Last week saw more of Europe’s ski resorts celebrating the end of their winter seasons, with Zermatt Unplugged, Chamonix Unlimited and Snowbombing all taking place. We dropped by Chamonix Unlimited...

Inside Niseko: Introducing Japan's number 1 ski resort

10 Apr, 2017

The island of Hokkaido has a well-deserved and globally recognised reputation for its powder snow conditions. Between December and the end of February snow falls are constant, so it is...

IIP Go Worldwide

06 Apr, 2017

If you’ve taken a peak at our About Us page, you’ll already know that IIP has been one of the leading Alpine property specialists since 1986. Over the last 30...

Zermatt introduces Rescue Sheep

04 Apr, 2017

What do you expect when you go to Zermatt? High end bars, restaurants and shops, maybe? Five star hotels, probably. Luxury property, perhaps. The imposing shadow of the Matterhorn, certainly....

Four of the best one-off restaurants in the Alps

30 Mar, 2017

Nothing feels better, when it comes to a good day on the mountain, than feeling like you’ve found a real hidden gem of a restaurant. Whether it’s tucked away down...

End of Season Festivals in the Alps

28 Mar, 2017

Across France, Austria and Switzerland, the end of the ski season will inevitably bring several things. One is sunny terraces, filled with skiers wearing t-shirts and taking a break from...

Buying Ski Property: Commonly Asked Questions

23 Mar, 2017

There are a few questions, over the course of our thirty year history that we’ve been asked rather a lot. For example; can I buy in sterling? Can I buy...

The IIP top 5 resorts for spring skiing

21 Mar, 2017

It’s mid-march, and spring skiing has arrived with a vengeance. The days are longer, the afternoons sunnier and resorts across the Alps are enjoying the concerts, competitions and testing days...

Top 5 ski properties to buy on a budget

16 Mar, 2017

Buying a ski property can be a treacherous world when you’re on a budget. The best known resorts come with the price tag to match their reputation, and not all...

Sion in the news: flights tested, new airlines arriving and an olympic bid

14 Mar, 2017

In recent years, Sion has become rather a footnote on the way to Verbier or Zermatt. The recent announcement that the airport will be seeing commercial flights once more has...

American? Then now is the time to buy ski property in Europe

09 Mar, 2017

Over the last few years, buying Swiss ski property has been almost impossible for American clients. Banks were refusing to deal with Americans, so unless you happened to have a...

Jetpacks for skiers to hit the Alps next season

07 Mar, 2017

Jetpacks have been the transport of choice for James Bond and super spies everywhere since the 70s.  Unless you’re Filip Flisar, they’re not the first thing you think of when...

The Weber Law: The End for Swiss Second Homes

02 Mar, 2017

Switzerland, an idyllic land of lakes, mountains, streams and snow, is a dream retreat for people from all over the world. Charming, high altitude villages, vast ski areas, a stable...

City A.M.: Legal changes that may make Swiss property purchases more costly in future

24 Feb, 2017

In an article published in this morning's City A.M., our managing director Simon Malster gives his overview of the Swiss property market, describing how the changing legal situation in Switzerland will...

4 Foodie Favourites in the Alps

16 Feb, 2017

The famous cuisine of the Alps is traditionally very meat and cheese heavy. From tartiflette to fondue, Alpine food tends to be very filling and just a little bit rustic....

6 romantic activities for two in the Alps

14 Feb, 2017

2017, like most years, sees the 14th of February fall on a peak skiing week. So in between wrestling the kids into their ski suits and packing them off to...

Buying Ski Property: February Half Term

09 Feb, 2017

When it comes to skiing, February is the very peak of the season. Traditionally, this is when sunny piste-side restaurants are filled with skiers and snowboarders, slopes are busy and...

Huge Investment set to revitalise Crans-Montana in 2017

07 Feb, 2017

Crans-Montana is best known for being home to the European Masters golf tournament. It’s tricky professional course, pretty amateur course and sunny ski slopes draw visitors year after year. The...

Buying a Ski Property: Choosing your Resort

02 Feb, 2017

When you’re looking at buying a ski property, your resort of choice is likely to be somewhere you’ve visited before. For many buyers, that means Meribel, Courchevel, Verbier, Zermatt, Val...

Spotlight on: Hestra, a cut above

31 Jan, 2017

If you’re buying a ski property, there’s a good chance that you’re already more than kitted out for the aforementioned winter sport. From down ski jackets to a new, tighter...

An Insider's Resort Guide: Buying Ski Property in Chamonix

26 Jan, 2017

As far as ski towns go, there is nowhere quite like Chamonix. It sits in a cradle of distinctive mountains whose silhouettes form jagged shapes against the sky in the...

Hotels for sale in the Alps: The solution to a problem you didn't know you had

24 Jan, 2017

When it comes to buying ski property, the rules in Switzerland can be pretty exclusive, especially if you’re buying Swiss property as a foreigner. There are, after all, tight laws...

Find great snow and a pretty village in Grimentz

19 Jan, 2017

There has been a lot of talk over the last few years about Grimentz. The Val d’Anniviers was one of the first ski areas to embrace freeriding, and the powder...

SwissAir Flights from Sion to Heathrow

17 Jan, 2017

You might’ve heard a few months ago that Sion Airport will be opening its doors to international flights once more. There’s a chance you even heard it from us; we...

Gondola Links Alpe d'Huez and Les Deux Alpes

13 Jan, 2017

New lifts arrive all the time in the Alps; they are a part of the constant revitalisation of ski resorts everywhere. From new cable cars in Val d’Isere to the...

Organising a Visit

12 Jan, 2017

When you’re heading out to the Alps to see ski property, the chances are pretty high that you’re not just going to be looking at one resort. The problem is,...

Never fear, the snow is here!

10 Jan, 2017

After what has been, undeniably, a terrible December in terms of snowfall across much of the Alps the snow is finally arriving once again. It started snowing lightly at the...

Ski Slang 101

05 Jan, 2017

After we went back to basics for a look at ski jargon the other week, we’re taking things up a notch with the incomprehensible world of ski slang. Unlike the...

Top Interior Design Tips for New-Build Chalets

29 Dec, 2016

When it comes to ski chalets, there are a lot of factors that can have an impact on your interior design vision. From planning consent specifics to awkward pipes, parts...

The ABC Guide to Ski Jargon

22 Dec, 2016

The ski season is just beginning, and skiers and snowboarders everywhere are planning to make a trip back to the mountains. For those of us who are looking at their...

Looking beyond the Listed Kilometres

20 Dec, 2016

There was a time, near the beginning of skiing as a popular sport, when people’s priorities were mostly whether the resort was nice, or the facilities were good. Recently though,...

The RNP-AR system heads for Innsbruck

15 Dec, 2016

Innsbruck Airport has a reputation for being one of the trickiest airports to land at in the world. It is listed as a Category C; the third and most challenging...

The IIP Top 3 Alpine Resorts for Non-Skiers

12 Dec, 2016

Not everyone who heads out to the Alps is keen on hitting the slopes. Sometimes, you’re there for the atmosphere instead of the snowy slopes. From sleigh rides to hot...

Art in the Alps

08 Dec, 2016

If I were to mention an artist exhibiting their work, you might assume they were putting on events in London or New York; traditional cities well known for their art...

Ischgl Opens Smuggler's Trails

06 Dec, 2016

As with most border towns, Ischgl has had its fair share of smugglers through the years. In harder times, Austrians used to head over the border to Samnaun (home of...

The IIP Top Six Chalets for Six Week Purchases

01 Dec, 2016

There are a number of different options available when it comes to ski property, and all of them have their merits. From the completely bespoke new build apartments to luxury...

Tignes plans for an indoor ski slope

29 Nov, 2016

You wouldn’t think one of the most snow sure ski resorts in Europe would need an indoor ski slope. After all, when you can ski the great outdoors for nine...

Fondue in the Sky

24 Nov, 2016

As many of us are aware, skiing has been a popular sport in the Alps since the 19th Century. Next season will see one of the oldest resorts turn 150;...

Austria vs Après Ski

22 Nov, 2016

Austria is famous for being home to some of the wildest après ski in the Alps; from the crazy end-of-season parties, to the huge concerts and the schnapps fuelled dancing...

The Eight Best Après Ski Bars in the Alps

17 Nov, 2016

Whatever form it might take, après ski is a big part of skiing. Whether you head off to the spa, attend a yoga class or hit the local bars, unwinding...

Heavy snow storms see Alps open in November

15 Nov, 2016

It’s midway through November and the snow has arrived. Huge storms have been sweeping the Alps over the last week or two, and it’s high time for some cautious optimism....

The Sunday Times: 10 of the best Alpine flats

14 Nov, 2016

An article published in The Sunday Times this weekend saw our very own Simon Malster discussing the benefits of investing in apartments over chalets. In the most popular ski resorts,...

The IIP Top 3 Luxury Resorts of 2016

10 Nov, 2016

Across the Alps, there are a number of ski resorts with a reputation for being ultra glamourous. Resorts like Zermatt, St Moritz and Courchevel 1850 get visitors flocking to their...

Location, Location, Location

08 Nov, 2016

In terms of ski property, when it comes to location there are three things that most buyers are looking for; ski-in ski-out, close to the centre of the resort, and...

The Altitude Comedy Festival Opens the Season in Mayrhofen

03 Nov, 2016

In the years since it was founded, Altitude festival has been making people laugh every season. This year will see the Altitude Festival arrive twice. Yes, the festival will be...

The IIP Top Ski Resorts of the Coming Season

01 Nov, 2016

Now that the ski season is just a hop, skip and a jump away, we’ve decided it’s high time we checked out our top ski resorts for the coming season....

The Daily Telegraph: How to buy an Alpine home with the best skiing, at a lower price

31 Oct, 2016

In an article featured in this weekend's Daily Telegraph, our Swiss Property Expert, Simon Malster, discusses La Tzoumaz as a value for money alternative to the "sky-high" prices in Verbier. ...

Top 3 Winter Sports Activities for Non-Skiers

28 Oct, 2016

Skiers and snowboarders come to the mountains every year armed with the knowledge that whatever happens, there will probably be skiing somewhere in their vicinity. Whether that skiing comes in...

Epic Ski Deals for Saas Fee Ski Passes

25 Oct, 2016

Ski deals, if you can find one, generally come in the form of a bulk-buy discount or a cut price chalet offer at last minute. Ski deals are usually directed...

What's New in Ski Wear for Winter 2016/17

20 Oct, 2016

While outer shell fashion has largely remained the same for the upcoming season, the new season’s ski wear has been released, with stylish additions for every skier’s wardrobe in tow....

Tesco Bank Reveals Top Resorts for Good Value Skiing

18 Oct, 2016

Value in skiing is a relative term, often applied to the resorts in Bulgaria or Andorra. It’s not, we suspect, the first thing you think about when it comes to...

The Ultimate Songs to Ski to

13 Oct, 2016

Skiing and music go hand in hand; whether you’re at après ski, a ski festival or a contest, there is a constant stream of beats that pour out onto the...

Meetings: Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong

11 Oct, 2016

Buying any sort of property is a long and sometimes difficult process. Buying a ski property can be harder still, with foreign property law, banks and indecision (usually due to...

Visits: Autumn in the Alps

06 Oct, 2016

Switzerland is famous for being a winter sports destination, with some of the best known ski resorts in the world. It’s probably for this reason that after winter, the other...

Val d'Isere: Off the Slopes

29 Sep, 2016

Val d’Isere is one of the most popular ski resorts in France, and in recent years has undergone something of a renaissance that has seen upmarket developments and the recladding...

The Warren Smith Ski Academy Hits the Road

27 Sep, 2016

Next month will see the Warren Smith Ski Academy go on tour. Yes, starting from the 6th October the Warren Smith is going to be travelling the UK offering ski...

Autumn sees Snow in the Alps

22 Sep, 2016

Following news of heavy snowfall across some North American ski resorts, we’ve got skiing on the brain. Some of the highest parts of the Alps are seeing snowfall already this...

Updates from the Alps: Trois Vallees

20 Sep, 2016

With the arrival of autumn we’re already looking forward to the coming ski season. The newest skis have been tested, the equipment is being reviewed and the most popular resorts...

Food Festivals in the Canton Valais

13 Sep, 2016

Switzerland occupies the mid-ground when it comes to Alpine cuisine. It isn’t as well known for its food as Italy and France, aside from the world famous chocolate, but it...

Buying Ski Property: Choosing your Resort

08 Sep, 2016

One of the largest considerations when buying ski property is what you are going to use it for. Will you rent it out? Will you be heading out there for...

Murren introduces its newest attraction for Adrenaline Junkies

06 Sep, 2016

Over the last few years, you would be forgiven for thinking the Alps had hit their peak when it came to new and interesting ways to terrify visitors, what with...

Adaptive Skiing: New Handiski area in Courchevel

01 Sep, 2016

Alpine skiing has been a staple in the Winter Paralympic Games during all eleven events that have taken place thus far, and the disabled skiing profile has grown substantially in...

The Verbier Ski Area

30 Aug, 2016

Verbier is one of the most popular ski resorts in Europe, and it is obvious to everyone who has visited it why that is. The combination of lively nightlife, pretty...

Saas Fee is more than just Zermatt-lite

25 Aug, 2016

Zermatt village is well known for its snowsure skiing, charming, traditional car-free village, and the famous Matterhorn Mountain that looms over the resort. Its smaller neighbour Saas Fee is less...

The IIP Top 5 Romantic Alpine Destinations

23 Aug, 2016

Here at Investors in Property, we’re in a romantic kind of mood. A colleague will be getting married this weekend, and in honour of the happy couple we’re taking a...

A Potted History of Interlaken

18 Aug, 2016

If I asked you to name an Alpine Lake, the chances are pretty high that you would’ve named Lake Como in Italy. Failing that though, perhaps you would’ve brought up...

The Wealth Scene: Brexit Boost for Swiss Ski Property Market

17 Aug, 2016

In an article published on The Wealth Scene (thewealthscene.com), we offer some insights into the impact of Brexit on the ski property market in Europe. Follow the link below to...

Why hitting the Alps might be your Ideal Summer Holiday

16 Aug, 2016

The Alps aren’t exactly the first place you think of when it comes to summer holidays. After all, the chances are pretty high that when asked what their ideal summer...

Alpine Ski Instructors: the EC vs Austria

11 Aug, 2016

The regulation of Alpine ski instructors has always been something of a thorny issue, from the ESF monopoly of French ski instructing of the 70s and 80s, to today’s European...

Sand Skiing to Roller Skates

09 Aug, 2016

Every year, when the snow melts, an army of snow sports lovers either head for the southern hemisphere or prepare themselves for a snowless summer season. In recent years, the...

The Latest Developments in Mountain Tech

02 Aug, 2016

Families and ski instructors alike will be delighted to hear of the new wireless tracker system that will be tested in ski schools in Laax resort.  Using the Semtech LoRa...

What's going on in the Alps this Summer?

28 Jul, 2016

Despite often being overlooked in favour of the more popular winter season, there is a lot going on in the Alps this summer. From mountain biking and rock climbing to...

The first Eurostar service to the Alps opens this month

26 Jul, 2016

Since it opened in 1994, the Eurostar has changed the way we travel to the continent. Skiers have been enjoying the relaxing and scenic Eurostar journey to Paris on their...

Gstaad: The Cutting Edge of Swiss Luxury Skiing

21 Jul, 2016

Gstaad is known for its elegant chalets, classy shops and fantastic restaurants. It’s also known for the fairytale-esque Palace that overlooks the heart of the village, creating the iconic image...

Lakeside Property in the Alps

19 Jul, 2016

Summer has arrived, temperatures have finally warmed up and the sun is shining. What better time to talk about lakeside property? Interlaken in Switzerland and Annecy in France offer historic...

What is a Real Chocolate Box Ski Resort?

14 Jul, 2016

When it comes to ski property, the phrase ‘chocolate box’ is bandied around quite a lot. But which Swiss resorts really are chocolate box, and what does the phrase even...

Searching for ski property in Summer

12 Jul, 2016

Summer is not usually the time of year people associate with buying ski property in the mountains. There are a number of reasons why that shouldn’t be the case; buying...

Historic French Ski Resorts for the Soul

07 Jul, 2016

Chances are, when you saw historic French ski resorts you thought of Chamonix, Megeve or Val d’Isere. You would be right to assume those resorts have more history than most,...

Shinkansen Set to Reach Niseko

05 Jul, 2016

Long considered snow sport’s hidden gem, Niseko is finally beginning to get the attention it deserves for its unbelievable snow record and enormous powder fields. Located on Japan’s Northern-most island,...

A Few Thoughts on Brexit

29 Jun, 2016

Brexit has been the word on everybody's lips for the last two months. The referendum results are in, the dust has settled somewhat, and Britain will be leaving the EU. The process...

Cervinia Opens for Summer Season

23 Jun, 2016

Zermatt might be a year round resort, but connecting Cervinia is not. So while the world’s most famous ski resort has been doing a steady trade all spring, enjoying the...

Getting back to nature in the Haute Alpes

21 Jun, 2016

The Haute Alpes are three hours south of Chamonix, close to Alpe d’Huez, Serre Chevalier and La Grave. As the largest collection of 3,000 to 4,000 metre peaks in the...

Snow-Making Innovation for All-Weather Use

16 Jun, 2016

Snow-making has long since been the saviour of both late and early season skiing (depending on the year). It’s a useful tool, but it’s always had its limits. The most...

The Snow Train says a Final Goodnight

15 Jun, 2016

The snow train has long been an institution in the Alps. It’s still the most scenic way to travel to there and resorts like Zermatt are accessible almost entirely by...

The Alps Gear up for Climbing Season

09 Jun, 2016

Climbing season has finally arrived in the Alps, with the snow melt meaning the great European challenges will soon be their most friendly once again. The Matterhorn, the Eiger and...

Lech and St Anton to be a Fully Connected Ski Area

07 Jun, 2016

The Arlberg region in Austria is one of the best known in the world, with St Anton and Lech being the best known of the resorts under its’ umbrella. In...

Switzerland Builds the World's Longest Rail Tunnel

02 Jun, 2016

The Alps are no stranger to tunnels going through the roots of the mountains. In France, the Mont Blanc tunnel is one of the longest in the world and there...

A Chalet with a View

31 May, 2016

The pleasing mountain panorama of a chalet with a view has always been popular, and most properties try to maximise what they have as much as possible. Every once in...

Summer in Ski Resorts: Lakeside Property

26 May, 2016

Summer in ski resorts can often be a tricky thing. After all, climbing, hiking, paragliding and mountain biking are all good fun, but if that’s all there is to do...

Buying Ski Property: Visits

24 May, 2016

One of the best litmus tests for whether or not you like a ski resort is to go on a visit. That’s true even if you’ve been going to the...

Living on the Edge: Rural Properties in the Alps

19 May, 2016

When you’re looking for a ski property, you often cast your eyes in the direction of ski in – ski out, slope side glamour. That’s not the be all and...

The IIP Top 7 Ski Apps of 2016

17 May, 2016

This week, we’ve got ski apps on the brain. In honour of the launch of our Ski Property App, we’re taking a look at some of the best ski apps...

The Ski Property App has Arrived

12 May, 2016

While ski technology is progressing at a hare’s pace with the invention of AR ski goggles and more high tech safety gear than you can shake a stick at, the...

Reasons to use a Chalet Management Company

10 May, 2016

Before getting your foot on the ladder (so to speak), you might think that owning a ski chalet is all instant access to the mountains and extended ski breaks. Sadly,...

Swiss Team Triumph with Ski Cross Champion

03 May, 2016

Here at IIP, we don’t always pay much attention to the Alpine sports competition calendar; ski racing is so common during the season that it can be difficult to keep...

Laax Works Towards Becoming the First Self-Powered Ski Resort

29 Apr, 2016

As more and more of the world accepts that global warming really is more than just a myth, Laax looks towards promoting sustainability and responsibility by becoming an entirely self-powered...

The Alps at their finest: the Jungfrau Region in Summer

26 Apr, 2016

Now that the ski season is winding down, most resorts have either already shut, or will be shutting over the next few weeks, it’s time to turn our attention to...

Where to buy for a Standalone Ski Chalet

22 Apr, 2016

While most people who buy ski property don’t care all that much about whether they get a chalet or an apartment, if you have your heart set on a standalone...

Dry December leads to Fantastic Conditions in the Spring

19 Apr, 2016

Now, here at Investors in Property, we have a theory. We’ve noticed that a snowless December will almost always lead to fantastic conditions in the spring. We were pleased to...

The IIP Top Five Ski Resorts that are Cool for the Kids

12 Apr, 2016

Teenagers are notoriously difficult to please; they’ve got a keen nose for what is and isn’t cool, and they’re convinced that their parents don’t fit the bill. They’re also always...

The Perks of buying in a Dual Season Ski Resort

08 Apr, 2016

Summer skiing is not quite the phenomenon it was back in the 80s. That’s mainly because the skiing is limited, and we’ve got the means to go south of the...

Late Season Skiing: Resorts That'll stay open 'til May

05 Apr, 2016

With the season drawing to a close and April well underway, we take a look at the top 7 resorts for late season skiing. While many of the lower resorts...

New Build Properties vs Resale Chalets: A Clash of Titans

01 Apr, 2016

Whether you’re looking for a chalet or an apartment, there are two main types of property for sale in the Alps, new build and resale, and there are benefits to...

The Top 6 Ski Resorts for Lively Nightlife

29 Mar, 2016

When buying ski property, the skiing and the chalet itself are rarely the only things to consider. Choosing a ski town is a big part of deciding where you’re going...

Saas Fee sees the Spielboden ski lift Replaced

23 Mar, 2016

There are some long awaited changes coming to Saas Fee; the ongoing efforts to update the lift infrastructure will see the old Spielboden lift shut down and a new one...

Top 5 Family Friendly Ski Resorts

18 Mar, 2016

When it comes to choosing the perfect ski resort, whether it’s child friendly is often one of the biggest considerations. With that in mind, most resorts have facilities for children,...

Skiing Across Borders: the International Ski Area

15 Mar, 2016

There’s something curiously exciting about crossing borders, whether you do it on skis, on foot or in the car. It stands to reason then, that sometimes an international ski area...

The Vintage Way to Furnish your Ski Chalet

11 Mar, 2016

When the time comes to think about ways to furnish your ski chalet or apartment, using vintage skis is a great way to bring some classic Alpine charm to your...

Can Modernism work in the Alps: Purpose-built Ski Resorts

08 Mar, 2016

Anyone who has spent time in the purpose-built ski resorts dotted across the Alps will tell you that the concept of modernism is not one that fits well in the...

Ski in / Ski out: The Ultimate Convenience

04 Mar, 2016

Ski in / ski out is often heralded as the Golden Goose of ski property; difficult to find, expensive and far more popular than any other type of mountain property....

Why Refurbishing a Ski Chalet is a Good Idea

01 Mar, 2016

It’s always nice to walk into a property and know instantly that it’s the one you want to buy, but that’s not often the case. In fact, anyone who wants...

La Tania - The Best Ski Resort You've Never Heard Of

26 Feb, 2016

When you think about the Three Valleys, you probably think about Meribel, Courchevel or Val Thorens; those are the largest and most popular resorts, and they’re home to a host...

A few tips for buying Ski Property

23 Feb, 2016

When it comes to buying ski property, nobody goes into the process without having a set of pretty solid ideas about what it is they’re looking for. So in order...

Ski Films: Of iPhones, Freeskiers and a Piece of String

19 Feb, 2016

The idea of filming yourself skiing isn’t exactly a new one; Warren Miller has been making ski films since the 1950s, and James Bond has been doing it almost as...

IIP Top Five Bestselling Ski Resorts

16 Feb, 2016

Buying a ski property is a long process; it takes time to decide what you want and then more time to find something that covers most of your checklist. So...

Mountain Biking in Winter and other Dangerous Activities

12 Feb, 2016

Have you ever been mountain biking in the snow? We hear it’s becoming increasingly popular in some of the Alpine resorts, and if I’m being honest, it doesn’t really appeal....

Megeve: The Original French Resort

09 Feb, 2016

When you think about Megeve, you probably think about luxury chalets and expensive hotels. You might also think about stunning mountain restaurants, or the famous Rothschild family.  You see, Megeve...

3 Vallees: The Ski Area that Has Everything

05 Feb, 2016

The Three Valleys is one of those resorts that just doesn’t go out of style. The reason for that is the fact that across Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens (without...

Snow, Sun and the Swiss Wall in Les Gets

02 Feb, 2016

When one thinks about the Portes du Soleil ski area, the chances are pretty high that you’ll think about Avoriaz or Morzine. If you don’t though, you might look at...

Buying a Ski Property? Get Leaseback

22 Jan, 2016

When you’re considering buying a ski property, there are two directions you can go: buying outright and buying leaseback. The latter is often thought of as the less favourable option,...

Grimentz: The Next Classic Ski Resort

19 Jan, 2016

Over the last few months, we’ve been seeing an awful lot of interest in Grimentz; it is, after all, Verbier’s lesser known cousin. It’s got all the hallmarks of a...

How can you work out which Airlines are cheapest?

15 Jan, 2016

How do you get to the slopes without spending a fortune on add-ons? When it comes to catching flights, it’s sometimes tricky to tell which airlines are cheapest. Sometimes the...

Snow Conditions improve across the Alps

12 Jan, 2016

We might be all for ski property here at IIP, but we do try to enjoy the slopes whenever we have the time. With the blizzards looking likely to continue...

7 things every non-skier must do in a Ski Resort

08 Jan, 2016

Skiers and snowboarders might sometimes seem like they can’t imagine anyone not wanting to hurtle themselves down mountains, but believe it or not, we know that not everyone feels the...

The Benefits of buying in a Snow Sure resort

05 Jan, 2016

Waiting for the snow to arrive at the beginning of each season can be a tense game, and rarely is it more so than this season. So we were very...

The Times: Living the high life in Courchevel 1850

15 Dec, 2015

The mountain resort increasingly devoted to cosseting the super-rich was conceived as a place for the poor to ski during the Second World War. France’s first purpose-built ski village, Courchevel...

7 Stylish pieces for Furnishing your Chalet

11 Dec, 2015

 So you’ve bought your dream chalet; congratulations! The next step is furnishing it, and we know how tricky that can be. We’ve had a look around, and picked out some...

Thinking about buying a ski chalet?

08 Dec, 2015

Most people, when buying a ski chalet, have a vaguely similar checklist of attributes they want it to have. That list will usually cover three main areas; proximity to an...

Christmas Hits with Santa Ski Race

04 Dec, 2015

Ah, Christmas, that wonderful time of year filled with good cheer, awkward family time and more food than you could eat in a year. Here at IIP we love Christmas;...

Alternative Alpine Ski Resorts

01 Dec, 2015

When we think about Alpine ski resorts, most of us think about the famous European behemoths; Zermatt, Verbier, Grindelwald, Chamonix, Courchevel  and Megeve, where prices are sky high and property...

Europe's Top Nine Scary Ski Runs

27 Nov, 2015

Scary ski runs are a dime a dozen in Europe; most black runs are terrifying in the wrong (right?) conditions, and even the occasional red can be a little off-putting...

A word about Ski Property

24 Nov, 2015

When you think of your dream ski property, do you think about an apartment or a whole chalet? I’d be willing to bet it was a complete chalet. A huge...

Skiing in France: Choosing your Resort

17 Nov, 2015

Skiing in France is pretty well established; we've all got memories of red clad ESF instructors giving us detailed instructions in French, and of warming up in restaurants that smelled...

Top 7 Ski Films of the Decade

13 Nov, 2015

You might not think there’s a big industry for ski films, but go to any apres ski bar in the Alps and you’ll stumble across some ski video featuring skiers...

Switzerland: Some of the Best Ski Resorts in Europe

10 Nov, 2015

Switzerland is home to some of the best ski resorts in Europe (after all, it’s where the royals go to hit the slopes…), and it’s famously exclusive so you’d be...

The World of Ski Tech - Easy Boarding

04 Nov, 2015

The world of ski tech moves pretty fast. One minute you’re hiking up a hill wearing leather boots and carrying shaped wooden planks, the next, you’re still hiking up a...

Four Ski Resorts with the James Bond seal of approval

30 Oct, 2015

In honour of the opening weekend of Spectre, and the return of everybody’s favourite British spy to our screens, we give you the lowdown on the top ski resorts with...

5 Cool things to do without Hitting the Slopes

21 Oct, 2015

When you talk about ski resorts, it usually brings ski slopes to mind, complete with the garishly clad and wickedly fast powder hunters, uncomfortable beginners and everything in between. It’s...

The Financial Times: Switzerland’s Crans-Montana: the Alpine resort yet to peak

08 Oct, 2015

Last weekend The Financial Times published an article about Crans Montana written by journalist Laura Latham who interviewed ski property expert, Simon Malster and asked him what makes this Swiss...

New Swimming Complex for Courchevel

01 Sep, 2015

This already popular French ski resort sits within the heart of the world-renowned Three Valleys ski area and has plenty to offer. With the addition of a brand new aquatic...

Summer Skiing in the Alps

21 May, 2015

It may be the end of the traditional ski season, but that doesn't mean all resorts have closed their slopes for summer. There are plenty of glaciers with high altitudes, perfect...

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