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Top Properties of the Season 23/24

Top Properties of the Season 23/24

29 Jan, 2024

Although just half way through the season, we have already seen a high demand in reservations and sales in most of our top developments. We thought it would be wise...

Our top-ranking French resorts 2023

Our top-ranking French resorts 2023

29 Nov, 2023

Choosing our overall top French resorts is incredibly difficult as they offer such wonderful and varied attractions. We have decided that it would be more helpful to name our favourite...

Our Top Swiss Ski Resorts 2023

Our Top Swiss Ski Resorts 2023

03 Nov, 2023

In recent years there has undoubtedly been a huge surge in demand for those wanting to invest in properties in the Swiss Alps. Buyers worldwide have been flocking to buy...

Looking Beyond Kitzbuhel

Looking Beyond Kitzbuhel

27 Sep, 2023

When it comes to investing in ski properties in Austria, Kitzbuhel often stands out as a top choice. Its reputation as a world-class ski resort and its picturesque alpine surroundings...

​An Austrian Summer in the Alps

​An Austrian Summer in the Alps

31 Jul, 2023

Embrace an extraordinary summer getaway in the Austrian Alps as we reveal our top 5 ski resorts to visit during the warmer months. From the legendary slopes of Kitzbuhel to...

Our Top 5 Swiss Summer Resorts

Our Top 5 Swiss Summer Resorts

27 Jun, 2023

As the ski helmets turn into sun hats and goggles into glasses, you know that the eagerly anticipated summer in the Swiss Alps has finally arrived. Fortunately, the resorts more...

USA Client FAQs

USA Client FAQs

12 Jun, 2023

As we’ve seen an upturn in clients based in the USA, we thought we’d provide a tailored FAQs article on what you need to know to buy in the Alps. These...

Summer Events Across the Alps

Summer Events Across the Alps

26 May, 2023

As the busy winter season comes to a close, the mountains prepare for their summer unveiling. The snowy slopes are transformed into colourful, lush meadows and the inviting lakes warm...

The Return of New Swiss Properties

The Return of New Swiss Properties

25 Apr, 2023

This month, we thought we would delve into an array of our favourite brand-new Swiss developments. With the Lex Weber law being established for a good few years now, developers...

Spotlight On: Portes du Soleil

Spotlight On: Portes du Soleil

29 Mar, 2023

Whatever the month or time of year, the Portes du Soleil continuously proves to be the best year-round ski region with countless attractions. Covering an astounding 650km of terrain, the Portes...

Val d'lsere - The Place to Be

Val d'lsere - The Place to Be

23 Feb, 2023

Globally renowned as one of the world’s most iconic ski resorts, Val d’lsere has always been on everyone’s list, but this year the snow-sure resort is sitting comfortably at number...

Updates in The Alps: 2023

Updates in The Alps: 2023

30 Jan, 2023

With a steady snowfall across the Alps blessing the new year, we already know that this season is going to be one of the best yet. Covid is a distant...

A Rise in the Morzine Market

A Rise in the Morzine Market

22 Dec, 2022

Morzine is known throughout the world as one of France’s best ski resorts; the incredible setting, attractions and facilities make it easy to understand why. The vast accessible ski terrain,...

Take the Fast Track to the Perfect Ski Holiday

Take the Fast Track to the Perfect Ski Holiday

28 Oct, 2022

Our favourite time of year has returned- snow is falling, chair lifts are opening and the anticipation for our first run is growing stronger by the minute! As we began...

Swiss Seller FAQs

Swiss Seller FAQs

27 Jul, 2022

Are you considering selling your ski property in Switzerland? We have over 35 years’ experience selling Swiss property so here is some expert advice based on the most frequently asked...

Investors in Property: End of Year Review 2021/22

Investors in Property: End of Year Review 2021/22

21 Jun, 2022

After an eventful and exciting year where we were delighted to be back up in the beautiful mountains, we thought it was time to write a review on this season’s...

Summer in The Alps - What's On?

Summer in The Alps - What's On?

27 May, 2022

The Alps are rightly world- famous for their winter beauty and enchanting ski resorts, but don’t fall into the trap of ignoring what they have to offer at other times...

Travel is back on! - here are the latest requirements (or lack thereof!)

Travel is back on! - here are the latest requirements (or lack thereof!)

03 May, 2022

We're sure many of you are looking to get out to the Alps and thankfully this is now possible, so here's some information the might be helpful. The rules change...

​Megeve – Explore the Resort of Elegance and Charm

​Megeve – Explore the Resort of Elegance and Charm

28 Apr, 2022

As one of our favourite resorts, we just knew that the enchanting Megeve rightly deserved an article all of its own. Renowned for its medieval charm, glamorous boutiques and atmosphere...

Ski in, Ski out - The Ultimate Convenience

Ski in, Ski out - The Ultimate Convenience

30 Mar, 2022

The past couple of years have seen a lot of changes to the Alpine property market, but one thing that never changes is the demand for a ski in, ski...

The Rise of The Hidden Hotspots: Don’t just follow the in-crowd, get in before them!

The Rise of The Hidden Hotspots: Don’t just follow the in-crowd, get in before them!

25 Feb, 2022

With the French Alps finally being open, and travel restrictions becoming less restrictive, like you, we are longing to hear the click of our skiis, tighten up those snowboarding boots...

The Times - Family Friendly Alpine Ski Resorts

The Times - Family Friendly Alpine Ski Resorts

17 Feb, 2022

With more and more attention being shown to the mountains these days, Cathy Hawker of The Times has written a piece on some of the best family friendly resorts. As...

American / EU / British - What Can I Buy?

American / EU / British - What Can I Buy?

27 Jan, 2022

Can an American or a US resident buy a property in Switzerland? The short answer is yes, but as often is the case in Switzerland there are some restrictions: Americans...

Saas Fee - One of the World's "Best Tourism Villages"

Saas Fee - One of the World's "Best Tourism Villages"

22 Dec, 2021

If you know us or have spent some time on our site, you’ll know that by far and away our favourite resort is the charming, car-free and one of a...

The Best High Altitude Resorts

The Best High Altitude Resorts

26 Nov, 2021

When we have a client meeting they will often give us their wish list. Usually at the top of their list is they want to buy in a resort which...

The Swiss Purchase Process

The Swiss Purchase Process

20 Oct, 2021

I have been selling property in Switzerland for over 35 years but even I am surprised to learn something new occasionally. This is in part because the rules can often...

French Resort Overview

French Resort Overview

29 Sep, 2021

Are you as excited as we are for the French ski resorts to reopen? Whether you’re wishing to return to an old-time classic, or you’re ready to explore somewhere new,...

Grimentz - The perfect hidden gem?

Grimentz - The perfect hidden gem?

27 Aug, 2021

We here at Investors in Property love Grimentz. We love its historical centre, its charming village feel, its slopes and quite frankly, we just love the feel of the place....

Alpine Property - 4 pieces of advice the local agents won't give you

Alpine Property - 4 pieces of advice the local agents won't give you

29 Jul, 2021

The Alpine real estate landscape is, in many ways, like any other. There are a variety of agencies working at local and regional levels, there is a great deal of...

Ski Property Expert: Buying or Selling a Hotel

Ski Property Expert: Buying or Selling a Hotel

23 Jun, 2021

Having recently concluded the sale of a hotel in Saas Fee, our MD Simon Malster explains the process and gives some tips which will help you if you are looking...

Ski Property Expert: Chalets under £1m in 2021

Ski Property Expert: Chalets under £1m in 2021

16 Jun, 2021

We have a lot of demand for chalets up to £1m / 1m euros so here is an update and some advice on where to concentrate your search from ski...

Ski Property Expert: Rental Investments in 2021

Ski Property Expert: Rental Investments in 2021

09 Jun, 2021

For those of you seeking an Alpine property as a rental investment, ski property expert, Simon Malster, sat down to summarise his top recommendations & outline the lay of the...

Video: Winter In Wengen

Video: Winter In Wengen

28 May, 2021

A video introduction to Wengen in Winter & the Jungfrau Ski Region.

Ski Property Expert Simon Malster on why he chose Saas Fee for his own apartment in the Alps

Ski Property Expert Simon Malster on why he chose Saas Fee for his own apartment in the Alps

21 May, 2021

I am often asked by clients if I own a property in the Alps and the next two questions are usually where and why? So here is my personal account...

Swiss Resort Overviews

Swiss Resort Overviews

14 May, 2021

With one of the most peculiar seasons now over, it felt like a good time to have a quick overview of our main Swiss resorts. Below is a short summary...

Investors in Property: End of Year Review

Investors in Property: End of Year Review

23 Apr, 2021

As the 20/21 Ski Season draws to a close and we move into year two of the Coronavirus Pandemic, our Managing Director, ski property expert Simon Malster, sat down to...

Brexit & The Alpine Property Market

Brexit & The Alpine Property Market

24 Feb, 2021

Now the UK has left the EU, UK citizens are subject to new restrictions and the time they can spend in the EU is now limited. They can only stay...

Video: An Introduction to Andermatt

Video: An Introduction to Andermatt

16 Feb, 2021

A video introduction to the dual-season mountain resort of Andermatt.

Swiss Alps Property - Understanding the market in different resorts

Swiss Alps Property - Understanding the market in different resorts

28 Jan, 2021

2020 was a surprising success for Swiss property sales, as reported in our previous article, so with interest at an all-time high, we thought it was about time we gave...

7 top tips for buying a property in the Alps

7 top tips for buying a property in the Alps

12 Jan, 2021

With over 50 years of combined Alpine property sales experience between us, our team has seen it all. The good, the bad and the ugly. We have seen clients purchase...

Escape to the Swiss Alps

Escape to the Swiss Alps

01 Dec, 2020

It has been the strangest of years for everyone but despite everything, Switzerland has endeavoured to keep itself both open and safe; meaning it might be the only Alpine nation...

2020 & The Alpine Property Market

2020 & The Alpine Property Market

11 Nov, 2020

Collins Dictionary’s word of the year for 2020 was announced this week; lockdown. Along with self-isolate, social distancing, furlough, key-worker & coronavirus in the longer list of ten, these choices...

Buying in Switzerland - Rules, restrictions, complications & solutions

Buying in Switzerland - Rules, restrictions, complications & solutions

05 Nov, 2020

Switzerland has been our best-selling market for years now, and the turbulence this year has only reinforced the popularity of property in the Swiss Alps. The combination of fresh mountain...

Coronavirus & the Alpine Property Market

Coronavirus & the Alpine Property Market

15 Jul, 2020

In this article we discuss the current situation regarding travel to and from the Alps, what’s open, property viewings and the overall impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the...

Video series: Finding a property

Video series: Finding a property

13 Jul, 2020

Following on from last month's video series focusing on choosing a resort for a ski property, ski property expert Simon Malster has filmed a series of 5 videos on the task...

Finding a Property: Best Luxury Apartments on the Market

Finding a Property: Best Luxury Apartments on the Market

10 Jul, 2020

Ski property expert Simon Malster discusses luxury ski apartments in the Alps.

Finding a Property: Chalets under 3m EUR

Finding a Property: Chalets under 3m EUR

10 Jul, 2020

Ski property expert Simon Malster makes some recommendations of chalets available for under 3m EUR in the French & Swiss Alps.

Finding a Property: A chalet for under 1 million CHF/EUR

Finding a Property: A chalet for under 1 million CHF/EUR

10 Jul, 2020

Ski property expert Simon Malster talks through the best resorts to consider when looking for a chalet priced at 1m CHF/EUR or less in the Alps.

Finding a Property: An apartment for 400k GBP

Finding a Property: An apartment for 400k GBP

10 Jul, 2020

Ski property expert Simon Malster gives his view on where best to look for an apartment for £400k or less in the Alps.

Finding a Property: Chalets over 4m CHF/EUR

Finding a Property: Chalets over 4m CHF/EUR

10 Jul, 2020

Ski property expert Simon Malster runs through the best luxury chalets currently on the market and where you can find them.  

Video series: Choosing a resort

Video series: Choosing a resort

23 Jun, 2020

Following on from the previous series of videos where Simon discussed some of the key things to consider when buying a property in France, Switzerland & Austria, this week we...

Choosing a Resort: My Personal Advice

Choosing a Resort: My Personal Advice

22 Jun, 2020

In the sixth & final video of this series, Simon gives his own personal advice on how to choose a ski resort in which to buy a chalet or apartment.

Choosing a Resort: Resorts You May Not Know

Choosing a Resort: Resorts You May Not Know

22 Jun, 2020

In the fifth video of this series, Simon has a look at some of the lesser known resorts that buyers should consider when looking for an Alpine ski property.

Choosing a Resort: High Altitude & Big Ski Areas

Choosing a Resort: High Altitude & Big Ski Areas

22 Jun, 2020

Fourth in the series, here Simon discusses the importance of high altitude resorts and big ski areas.Big name resorts and the lesser known alternatives.

Choosing a Resort: Rental Investment

Choosing a Resort: Rental Investment

22 Jun, 2020

In the third video of this series, Simon discusses the best Alpine ski resorts for those who are looking for a good rental return on their property.

Choosing a Resort: Weekend-able Resorts

Choosing a Resort: Weekend-able Resorts

22 Jun, 2020

In the second video of this series, ski property expert Simon Malster discusses the best options in the Alps for an easily weekend-able ski chalet or apartment.

Choosing a Resort: Introduction

Choosing a Resort: Introduction

22 Jun, 2020

NEW SERIES: Simon discusses some of the key factors to consider when choosing a ski resort in which to purchase a property.

Video: Summer in Wengen

Video: Summer in Wengen

18 Jun, 2020

A video introduction to the stunning scenery and classic Swiss charm of Wengen.

Video series: Picking a country for a ski property

Video series: Picking a country for a ski property

23 May, 2020

Over the last few weeks, we asked ski property expert Simon Malster to compile some of the questions he is most commonly asked regarding the purchase of a ski property...

Ski Property Expert: Summary

Ski Property Expert: Summary

22 May, 2020

Ski property expert Simon Malster provides an overview of the pros and cons of buying a ski property in Switzerland, France & Austria.

Ski Property Expert: Tax & VAT

Ski Property Expert: Tax & VAT

22 May, 2020

Ski property expert Simon Malster discusses the tax & VAT situation for property purchases in France, Switzerland & Austria. Not all bad news. There are some great tax incentives.

Ski Property Expert: Rules & Regulations

Ski Property Expert: Rules & Regulations

22 May, 2020

Ski property expert Simon Malster discusses the rules and regulations regarding buying a second home in the Swiss, French & Austrian Alps.

Ski Property Expert: Mortgages & Currency

Ski Property Expert: Mortgages & Currency

22 May, 2020

Ski property expert Simon Malster discusses finance options for property buyers in the Swiss, French & Austrian Alps and the pros and cons of buying in CHF or in EUR.

Ski Property Expert: An Introduction

Ski Property Expert: An Introduction

22 May, 2020

We asked ski property expert Simon Malster to compile some of the questions he is most commonly asked regarding the purchase of a ski property in the Alps.

​The Swiss franc – a safe haven; Truth or myth?

​The Swiss franc – a safe haven; Truth or myth?

06 May, 2020

This week our Managing Director, Simon Malster, put pen to paper regarding one of the most frequently asked questions we receive on Alpine property; is the Swiss franc truly a...

Buying a property in the French Alps - What you need to know

Buying a property in the French Alps - What you need to know

06 May, 2020

Buying a home in the French Alps is an attractive prospect for many keen skiers who spend year after year visiting the area for their holidays.   But just how...

Video: An Introduction to Villars

Video: An Introduction to Villars

01 May, 2020

A video introduction to the charming, sun-soaked resort of Villars.

Ski property expert Simon Malster on choosing a resort

Ski property expert Simon Malster on choosing a resort

17 Apr, 2020

This week our Managing Director Simon Malster, was due to travel to Belgium and the Netherlands to meet clients and discuss their interest in an Alpine ski property. With lockdowns...

Ski property expert Simon Malster on what you need to know when buying a property in the Alps

Ski property expert Simon Malster on what you need to know when buying a property in the Alps

15 Apr, 2020

This week our Managing Director Simon Malster, was due to travel to Belgium and the Netherlands to meet clients and discuss their interest in an Alpine ski property. Due to...

Swiss Ski Resort Awards - 2020

Swiss Ski Resort Awards - 2020

06 Apr, 2020

Clients looking at ski properties are always asking what’s the best resort for that, or where should I buy if this is the most important factor? Well to answer those...

Video introductions to Swiss resorts

Video introductions to Swiss resorts

11 Mar, 2020

In the Autumn of 2018 we asked some local photographers and film-makers to put together a short video that gives a flavour of Saas Fee. The idea was to capture...

How to pick a ski resort in which to buy a chalet or apartment

How to pick a ski resort in which to buy a chalet or apartment

12 Feb, 2020

Investing in a ski chalet or apartment in the Alps is a big decision. It is a complex one too as there lots of different variables to consider. Before you...

Video: An Introduction to Grimentz & the Val d'Anniviers

Video: An Introduction to Grimentz & the Val d'Anniviers

05 Feb, 2020

A video introduction to the historic ski village of Grimentz and the thrilling Val d'Anniviers ski region.

Spear's Magazine: Why Saas Fee is in the property spotlight

Spear's Magazine: Why Saas Fee is in the property spotlight

28 Jan, 2020

In a recent article for Spear's Magazine Catherine Moye dissected the emergence of Saas Fee as one of the most attractive investment areas in the Swiss Alps. Catherine points to...

The Swiss Franc as a Safe Haven

The Swiss Franc as a Safe Haven

15 Jan, 2020

Investopedia defines a “safe haven” as “an investment that is expected to retain or increase in value during times of market turbulence”.   Classic examples of safe haven investments include...

The Financial Times: Ski magic: the technology behind the best Alpine ski resorts

The Financial Times: Ski magic: the technology behind the best Alpine ski resorts

05 Nov, 2019

In this weekend’s House & Home supplement of the FT, Liz Rowlinson invites us to “Look beyond the Alpine vistas to the infrastructure projects that will add value to your...

Villars - The Resort on the Comeback Trail

Villars - The Resort on the Comeback Trail

24 Oct, 2019

Villars was one of the first Swiss resorts discovered by overseas buyers as they looked to purchase their very own ski property. Several very positive features, which are discussed below,...

A Day in Saas Fee

A Day in Saas Fee

10 Oct, 2019

As one of our top resorts in the Swiss Alps, we asked a Saas Fee regular to give us an idea of a typical day in the high altitude paradise....

Ski Weekends 2019/20 - Join Us!

Ski Weekends 2019/20 - Join Us!

05 Sep, 2019

In addition to the comprehensive range of city visits we will be holding this autumn, we are planning a number of “ski weekends” over the course of the 2019/20 ski...

Client Meetings Autumn 2019 - Book now!

Client Meetings Autumn 2019 - Book now!

29 Aug, 2019

As always, in the build up to the 2019/20 ski season, our managing director Simon Malster will be holding a number of meetings with interested buyers in cities across Europe...

Why buy through Investors in Property?

Why buy through Investors in Property?

30 Jul, 2019

As we begin to prepare for the winter's ski season, we prepared a quick summary of the benefits of working with Investors in Property to find and buy your dream...

Video: An Introduction to Les Collons & Veysonnaz

Video: An Introduction to Les Collons & Veysonnaz

08 May, 2019

A video introduction to the Les 4 Vallées ski resorts Veysonnaz & Les Collons.

Top 5 Alpine Investment Locations

Top 5 Alpine Investment Locations

01 May, 2019

Another ski season comes to an end, the chairs have stopped rotating and the pistes shall be bashed no more. It’s been an interesting season in terms of developments, property...

Evening Standard: Holiday homes in Switzerland

Evening Standard: Holiday homes in Switzerland

30 Apr, 2019

In The Evening Standard's Homes & Property this week, Cathy Hawker drew attention to the traditional, year-round appeal of Grimentz and the wide range of new and resale properties available...

Video: An Introduction to Saas Fee

Video: An Introduction to Saas Fee

19 Feb, 2019

A video introduction to the high-altitude Swiss ski resort of Saas Fee.

Airport to Ski Resort by Rail

Airport to Ski Resort by Rail

14 Feb, 2019

The idea of arriving for your ski holiday by rail is an attractive one. Travelling by rail can be a relaxing and civilised experience in a way that a journey...

The Times: Swish Verbier market starts to snowball

The Times: Swish Verbier market starts to snowball

08 Feb, 2019

In today's copy of The Times, Investors in Property's Simon Malster discusses the state of the market in Switzerland's top ski resorts and the bright future for celebrity-favourite Verbier. You...

Live Webcams from Austrian Ski Resorts

Live Webcams from Austrian Ski Resorts

13 Dec, 2018

This week has seen an incredible snowfall, one of the largest in recent memory in early December. Austria received widespread snow and conditions across the region are generally good with...

Live Webcams from French Ski Resorts

Live Webcams from French Ski Resorts

13 Dec, 2018

After several days of solid snow this weekend and early this week, there has been a huge accumulation of snow across the Alps. With lifts due to open this weekend...

Live Webcams from Swiss Ski Resorts

Live Webcams from Swiss Ski Resorts

13 Dec, 2018

Following this weekend's heavy snowfall across the Alpine range, we had a look at the snow conditions in Switzerland's top ski resorts for the start of the Winter 2018/19 season. ...

The Rise and Rise of Saas Fee

The Rise and Rise of Saas Fee

06 Dec, 2018

Saas Fee has always been a firm favourite of ours thanks to its charming, traditional village feel, snow sure slopes, year-round appeal and dramatic peaks. Now it seems others are...

The Sunday Times: How to live the high life in Switzerland

The Sunday Times: How to live the high life in Switzerland

29 Oct, 2018

In this weekend's Sunday Times, our managing director Simon Malster was quizzed on the wave of renovations sweeping across the Swiss ski property market and the traditional Swiss villages where...

Buying a property in Switzerland – What you need to know

Buying a property in Switzerland – What you need to know

23 Oct, 2018

The spiritual home of winter sports and the heart of the Alps, for many people Switzerland is a dream location for a holiday home. But is this dream possible?  ...

Purpose-Built Resort vs Traditional Mountain Village - A Shift in the Market?

Purpose-Built Resort vs Traditional Mountain Village - A Shift in the Market?

12 Oct, 2018

Every buyer has to make the decision when purchasing a ski property. Do they go for a purpose-built resort with plenty of front de neige, lots of facilities and a...

The Daily Telegraph: Ski in winter and swim in summer: where to live on Europe's loveliest lakes

The Daily Telegraph: Ski in winter and swim in summer: where to live on Europe's loveliest lakes

27 Sep, 2018

In a recent article in The Daily Telegraph, Liz Rowlinson investigates the dual season potential of buying a lakeside property in the Alps. The piece, which can be read in...

The Times: Why the Alps suit golf lovers to a tee

The Times: Why the Alps suit golf lovers to a tee

27 Jul, 2018

Today's issue of The Times featured an article from ski property journalist Liz Rowlinson and her research into the many golf courses the mountains have to offer. As per usual,...

Jungfrau Region Open Weekend: 16th - 17th June 2018

Jungfrau Region Open Weekend: 16th - 17th June 2018

05 Jun, 2018

Jungfrau Open Weekend With the success of our 4 Valleys open weekend in March; we have decided to hold another in the picturesque Jungfrau region of Switzerland. This world famous...

A Tale of Four Courchevels

A Tale of Four Courchevels

24 May, 2018

If you had never visited the Trois Vallees, it would not be a surprise if you thought Courchevel was one resort. The first of the famous three valleys is often...

Evening Standard: Swiss property law change means investors can make year-round rental income from their holiday homes

Evening Standard: Swiss property law change means investors can make year-round rental income from their holiday homes

20 Apr, 2018

In an article published in the last week's Home & Property section of the Standard, we lifted the lid on two major new second home developments in the Swiss Alps...

A Guide to the Jungfrau Region

A Guide to the Jungfrau Region

21 Feb, 2018

A lot gets written about the many ski resorts in the Valais region. From Verbier to Zermatt, Nendaz to Crans-Montana, Saas Fee to Grimentz, the list goes on and on....

New Infrastructure in French Ski Resorts

New Infrastructure in French Ski Resorts

05 Jan, 2018

As the 2017/18 ski season picks up pace we investigate the latest infrastructural developments (lifts, pistes & leisure facilities) in some of France’s best resorts. As usual there is plenty...

The Telegraph: The best ski resorts that straddle borders

The Telegraph: The best ski resorts that straddle borders

20 Nov, 2017

In an article in today's Telegraph, Liz Rowlinson once again delves into the Alpine property market, this time to look at the many positives you get from buying on the...

The Times: The slopes of Switzerland, for less

The Times: The slopes of Switzerland, for less

03 Nov, 2017

In an article published in today's The Times newspaper by Liz Rowlinson, Investors in Property's Rob Keddy gave his view on some affordable properties for sale in the Valais ski...

5 Swiss Ski Resorts You Should Know About

5 Swiss Ski Resorts You Should Know About

20 Oct, 2017

Switzerland is home to some of the most well-recognised ski resorts in the world. St. Moritz, Verbier and Zermatt, in particular, are world-renowned for their extensive ski areas, bustling atmosphere...

The French Alps: Resort improvements and where to invest

The French Alps: Resort improvements and where to invest

07 Jul, 2017

So many aspects come to mind when you are thinking about purchasing a property in the Alps; location, airport proximity, amount of skiing, snow surety, resort potential, resale value etc...

'Aesthetic Skiing' in Zell am See

'Aesthetic Skiing' in Zell am See

22 Jun, 2017

Since skiing went from survival to sport, way back in the 19th century, it’s had more than a few styles. From the early days of pointing your skis downhill and...

The IIP top 5 things to do during summer in Colorado

The IIP top 5 things to do during summer in Colorado

20 Jun, 2017

Colorado might be more famous for its winter than summer, but that’s not to say the state doesn’t have more than its fair share of sports and activities for when...

An Insider's Guide to Grindelwald

An Insider's Guide to Grindelwald

16 Jun, 2017

Over the last few years, we’ve talked about the Jungfrau Region rather a lot. Wengen is one of those cult resorts that people just seem to fall in love with...

Ski Lessons go Digital

Ski Lessons go Digital

07 Jun, 2017

Lately, you’d be forgiven for feeling like practically everything is going digital. Alexa manages your home, Siri your phone, and computers are getting cleverer all the time. Through all of...

Buying Ski Property: Visits

Buying Ski Property: Visits

05 Jun, 2017

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...

The IIP Top 4 Resorts for Summer Skiing

The IIP Top 4 Resorts for Summer Skiing

01 Jun, 2017

There comes a time every year when the snow melts and the ski shops start selling mountain biking gear instead of snow sports equipment. Every May, resorts across Europe close...

The IIP Top 5 Mountain Biking Trails

The IIP Top 5 Mountain Biking Trails

30 May, 2017

The chances are, if you’re spending a summer in the Alps you’re either a hiker or a mountain biker. Last week, we covered our favourite hiking trails, so we thought...

An insider's guide to Annecy

An insider's guide to Annecy

25 May, 2017

Home to the 13th century court of the Counts of Geneva, Annecy is one of the oldest towns in the French Alps. Its roots go all the way back to...

Foodie favourites: Our top resorts for haute cuisine

Foodie favourites: Our top resorts for haute cuisine

23 May, 2017

Foodies will know that the Alps are home to some superb cuisine, from Heston Blumenthal’s gourmet ski experience in Courmayeur to luxury chalets that come with private chefs. We took...

The IIP top 5 mountain hikes

The IIP top 5 mountain hikes

18 May, 2017

It’s mid may, summer is around the corner, and our skis and boots have been retired until November. The snow has mostly melted, and the time has come to turn...

The long way to the Alps: Taking the train

The long way to the Alps: Taking the train

16 May, 2017

When it comes to journeys to the Alps, the common belief is that the faster you get there, the better. I mean, haven’t we all had that one traumatic journey...

Insider's Guide to Les Carroz

Insider's Guide to Les Carroz

11 May, 2017

When it comes to the Grand Massif, Les Carroz is hardly the first resort you think about. That honour normally goes to Flaine or Samoens on either side of the...

La Grave saved by Alpe d'Huez lift company

La Grave saved by Alpe d'Huez lift company

09 May, 2017

La Grave, Europe’s haven of extreme skiing, has been under threat for the last year or two. The lease that keeps their off-piste wonderland in business expires this season, and...

Alpine towns to visit in the off season

Alpine towns to visit in the off season

04 May, 2017

Should you ask, most people would tell you there are two tourist seasons in the Alps. Winter comes with hordes of skiers and snowboarders hoping for sun and snow, and...

Winter Returns to the Alps

Winter Returns to the Alps

02 May, 2017

This season has been somewhat unpredictable on the weather front, unless you’re looking at North America, where there has been an absolute snow bonanza. In Europe though, the snowfall has...

The Ultimate Global Ski Pass

The Ultimate Global Ski Pass

27 Apr, 2017

Extent has always been somewhat of a hot button topic at Investors in Property. We’ve long been of the opinion that a large ski area isn’t the be all and...

Ski 25 Swiss Ski Resorts on One Pass

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

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?

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

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...

Zermatt introduces Rescue Sheep

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

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...

Buying Ski Property: Commonly Asked Questions

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

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

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

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...

Jetpacks for skiers to hit the Alps next season

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

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

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

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....

Buying Ski Property: February Half Term

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...

Buying a Ski Property: Choosing your Resort

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...

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

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...

Find great snow and a pretty village in Grimentz

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...

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