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Buying a Ski property

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There are shuttles waiting for each funicular to arrive to bus people up to 1800 or 2000. A lot quicker than driving up from BSM. But of course, those people who drive to Les Arcs will invariably use their cars 'unnecessarily' - just as the vast majority of commuters driving into London are on their own in their cars despite recent measures. No excuse of course, but I would suggest there are far more pressing and sizeable ecological concerns than the ski tourists in the Alps.

I'm interested in the hundreds of trees said to have been cut down for Arcs 1950. Even if that is true, bear in mind that the reforestation budget is considerable and financed in part - thankfully! - by the lift companies.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
David Goldsmith, here is a link you might be interested in reading. Writing on the topic of environmental concerns in the ski tourism areas, Jean-Louis TUAILLON of the Les Arcs lift company suggests that 'ecological management' is entirely possible. Of course, you might say that he 'would' say that. But his points are nonetheless interesting....

Jean-Louis TUAILLON
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
A bit tortured, but this link will give you a huge amount of other links and info, all concerned with buying a property in France.

The site is a UK financial/equity/investors site. You will need to register (free and v quick). Go to "Free BB" and in the box next to EPIC enter FROG (I know, I know...). Hit the EPIC button and click on the thread "buying a property in France".

If you're serious, there are a wealth of useful links / info well worth checking out.

Site : www.advfn.com

Good luck...
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Beware - thread restarted by an unscrupulous estate agent to link you to his website.


Last edited by You need to Login to know who's really who. on Sat 7-03-20 12:31; edited 6 times in total
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Nick D wrote:
Lots of excellent stuff here! - thanks. We are looking at the Oz/Vaujany area or possibly the quieter parts of ADH. Although the investment angle is obviously an issue the flexibility when travelling with 2 children aged 3 & 4 and the guarantee of doorstep skiing and comfortable accommodation are major factors.

Although a reasonable sized 2 bed apartment would suit our own needs I am concerned that even renting out to trusted friends and family to help recoup some costs is then limited to small groups, anyones experience of this low level renting would be gratefully received.


We bought a place in Oz over 10 years ago.
Rent it out on Homeaway and have a local lady who looks after the changeovers and cleaning. The place sleeps 8 and we have not had a problem in all that time. Part of the reason, I suspect, is that Oz tends to be a family oriented resort. We are relaxed about wear and tear and have never retained a deposit in that time. But equally because the place is rented we do not over invest in furnishings etc. Financially there is a material net profit from renting which contributes to the mortgage. We love having the place and still go regularly in summer and winter. Good luck with your search!
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@zebranmessy, Pity, as it started in 2004 !! -- most info will be out of date (Brexit etc...)
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Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
I wonder what Nick D did in the end?
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
16 year old thread!
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restarted by a spammer, @zebranmessy, so he could drop a link to a property sales website.
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Most ancient threads are uninteresting but I found this one interesting - largely to monitor the changes. For example you'd never get a 25m2 studio in Arc 1600 for anywhere near 45,000 euros now. (mind you I am not sure you could then. I paid 87,000 for 35m2)
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The 3 bed place I've got down in the town of Bourg St Maurice is 98m3, but some up in Les Arcs claim 3 beds totalling 60m3 - really cramped.

To put this in context the average new home in the UK is 76 sq ms and has 4.8 rooms with an average area of 15.8 sq m per room. So we are talking about homes families live in year round not holiday homes.
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Is there scope for a new section specifically on Buying a Ski Property? Rather than as a thread in the existing 'Chalets & Apartment' one that covers both buying and searches for accommodation?

Then we could have one thread perhaps on generic issues (like what questions should you ask yourself; things to be aware of; approaches to searching for a place) and threads on different countries, areas etc. I assume only the admins can set up a new section.

If we did have a Buying section, would it be possible/worth the admins moving recent relevant buying threads from other sections into the new one? That way, the existing 'Chalets & Apartment' Section would be for people looking for places to rent and be a bit more focused. Just a thought.
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