Ski Property Buyers’ Guide

2nd November 2015

Produced by MGM French Properties, the French Alpine developer which has been building and supplying ski apartments to Britons for more than half a century, the buyers’ guide aims to help individual buyers and families to define their priorities and make the right choice much easier.

“How do I decide on the best place to buy a ski property which meets all my personal preferences?”

10 Points to consider


Would I prefer to drive less or more than 90 minutes from the airport nearest to the ski resort, or would I want to be sure of good public transport links?


Does a purpose-built ski resort appeal to me or would I rather buy in an authentic Alpine village?


Do I want a ski-in/ski-out property or is it more important to be close to the shops and facilities of a town or village?


Do I want easy access to daring black runs, gentler slopes better suited to my young family, or both?


Is it important that I stay in a high altitude location with ‘guaranteed’ snow during the season or, being an older person, would I feel more comfortable at a lower altitude?


Do I want to enjoy lots of other winter sports activities, or will I just ski?


If I stay in the summer, will I want good hiking, biking or climbing on the doorstep, or fishing, golf, tennis or paragliding within easy reach?


Will I require childcare and activities for young children or local facilities geared to the needs of teenagers?


Would I like a lively après ski scene on the doorstep and/or easy access to attractive bars and restaurants?


What I can I afford to spend on buying a property?

Create you own brief

Armed with these criteria you can give a very specific brief on your ideal ski properties, helping the firm selling them to suggest which ones most closely match your requirements.

Facacde of Alpine-style mountain chalet with snow-covered forest