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Cycling in the Mountains - Figures and Development Prospects

Tendances

on 13/09/2020

Taking up cycling has become a significant trend in French society. Whether as a sporting practice, for short or long journeys, cycling tours or as a social or family activity, the bicycle is everywhere and the cycling economy is booming. In the mountains as well, cycling has become one of the activities of choice for a diverse spectrum of visitors, as well as other activities which enhance the appeal of mountain resorts.


The Best Mountain Property Investments for Summer Rentals

Finance

on 24/08/2020

When considering a rental investment, it is important to target properties which are attractive to summer rental clients in order to maximise profitability and build the best project possible.


How has Tourism Recovered After the Crisis?

Tendances

on 10/08/2020

Winter cut short, lockdown… players in the mountain tourist industry reacted quickly to plan for “post-Covid-19” by focusing on a summer season focusing on local tourism.


The Mountains - Summer Refuge of the French

Tendances

on 07/08/2020

The Covid-19 crisis has strengthened the desire of the French to spend time in nature and the great outdoors. The mountains are becoming an increasingly important tourist destination. Here, we give an overview of the benefits of a stay in the mountains and the open-air activities on offer there.


Transport : What are the Challenges in the French Alps?

Prospective

on 04/08/2020

Against a background of ecological and energy-related transition, and given that the car remains the primary mode of transport in mountain regions, what are the major challenges and points to consider for transport in the Alps in the coming decades?   


New development : Les Chalets de la Combe

Tendances

on 22/07/2020

Margaux Thiery and Stéphane Meyniel, your dedicated real estate experts and advisers for the Belleville market, present you in more detail this new program located a few meters from the slopes and the center of Saint Martin de Belleville. 


What Budget is Required to Invest in the Alps?

Finance

on 30/06/2020

Whether you are looking for a vacation property or an investment opportunity, the luxury real estate market in the Alps offers excellent value as well as structural growth. In this article we give an overview of market trends and reasons to invest in 2020, as well some pointers to help answer the important questions of which destination to choose, and what budget to allocate.


Winter 2019-2020: A season of fluctuating visitor numbers interrupted by the health crisis

Tendances

on 14/05/2020

Station attendance wa uneven across weeks and mountains massifs and declined in  February due to school calendar. If the Covid-19 crisis is not to blame, this shortened season will have consequences.


Mountain tourism stakeholders take action against climate change

Prospective

on 02/03/2020

While Domaines skiables de France * calls for "general mobilization" to preserve an environment and an economic sector "at the forefront of the impacts of climate change", mountain players are getting organized.


New program : the Vail Lodge

Prospective

on 18/02/2020

Helene Delval, Romain Dadat and Baptiste Thouin, your field experts and dedicated advisers for the Val d'Isère market, present this new program located at the foot of the slopes in Val d'Isère in more detail.


A La Carte Hotel Services - the New Face of Luxury in the Mountains

Tendances

on 07/02/2020

The art of mountain living, today, combines the flexibility of a private residence with luxury hotel standard services. In a crowded and primarily online marketplace, the quality of services on offer is a key differentiator 


Brexit: the end of uncertainty boosts British investment in the Alps

Tendances

on 24/01/2020

After the victory of Boris Johnson's Conservative Party in the legislative elections and the announcement of a Brexit effective on January 31, 2020, the uncertainty of British investors is dissipating with the promise of a trade agreement. In the Alps, acquisition projects and requests for visits are on the rise again.


New development: Le Stallion

Prospective

on 09/12/2019

Eric Legon and Jessica Descombes, your 2 field experts and advisors dedicated to the Megève market, present you in more detail this new program located between the village of Megève and the Rochebrune cable cars.


Nordic Sports: the industry launches a strategic study

Prospective

on 28/11/2019

Nordic France is the industry association for operators of nordic snow sports resorts in the french mountain ranges. The association is launching a major study aimed at “giving fresh impetus” to the sector by 2021, according to its director Vincent Berlandis.


Summer Season 2019: The Mountains Hold Their Own

Tendances

on 18/10/2019

Professionals and industry observers are unanimous: summer in the mountains is on the up and up. According to the National Association of Resort Mayors (ANMSM) occupancy rates are, on average, exceeding 60%. The good times are back.


PAYE: what are the consequences?

Finance

on 11/10/2019

Chalet and apartment owners in the mountains who receive rental income are affected by the PAYE system recently put in place in France. Cimalpes explains.


Le Parc Alpin

Tendances

on 04/10/2019

Kim Dufour and Vincent Laloy-Lajoix, your 2 field experts and advisors dedicated to the Meribel market, present you in more detail the emblematic program of the Alpine Park located in Meribel Centre.

 


How digital has disrupted the mountain real estate market

Tendances

on 27/09/2019

Like the media, finance or distribution sectors, tourism has been totally disrupted with the arrival of the web, social networks and smartphones; this is particularly the case in the mountain real estate market. The analysis of Benjamin Berger, Managing Director of the Cimalpes Group.


Rental income: what you need to know about the various tax systems

Finance

on 20/09/2019

Patrick Duin is the head of the personal tax department at the MG (Magnin-Gecors) consultancy, specialists in assisting property owners in the mountains. He talked to Cimalpes about the various tax systems available to owners with rental income.


New development: Les Chalets de la Stelvio

Prospective

on 13/09/2019

Jean Philippe Sagne and Vincent Salm, your Cimalpes advisers on the Courchevel market, and in particular Courchevel Moriond, gives you a detailed analysis of the prestigious Chalets de la Stelvio programme. They will be able to listen to you for all (future) projects.


7 questions worth asking before investing in rental ski property

Finance

on 06/09/2019

When looking to invest in a ski property to generate rental revenues. Benjamin Berger answers: 7 key questions that should be asked to succeed in your investment project.


Who buys in the big resorts?

Tendances

on 30/08/2019

Nationalities, profiles, strategies... Benjamin Berger, CEO of Cimalpes, paints a portrait of those who personally invest in the major alpine resorts today.


Climate: moving towards the “right snow

Prospective

on 23/08/2019

Spotlight on the Météo Montagnes meetings founded by Christian Reverbel 20 years ago. A meeting place for the big names in this field, the event has become a travelling event to come and meet you.


Article 145 of the ELAN law: what are the consequences?

Finance

on 16/08/2019

The law of 23 November 2018 on development and digital technology, known as the ELAN law, is gradually being implemented. Article 145 concerns the terms and conditions of furnished tourist rentals. Its implementing decree is planned for spring. Overview.


Mountain renovations: challenges and resources

Finance

on 09/08/2019

Urban planning is often restricted by geography in the mountains, as well the increasingly rare or costly real estate in need of refurbishment. As a result, architects, interior designers and construction companies have developed extensive expertise to allow owners or buyers to get the most out of their apartment or chalet by undertaking renovation works.


The mountain is getting higher on the real estate side

Finance

on 02/08/2019

The purchase of an apartment in a ski resort is above all a pleasure purchase. But its rental can ensure a very attractive return on investment, especially with the ever-increasing rise of property prices.


What is the right altitude to buy at?

Prospective

on 26/07/2019

Does it make sense to buy at high-altitude resorts to anticipate the effects of climate change on snow cover?

According to Olivier Builly, one of the founders of Cimalpes, it could be just as judicious to invest in the mid-mountain area if the investment has been properly thought through.


Summer 2019 in our resorts and activities

Tendances

on 19/07/2019

Because summer holidays in our ski resorts are full of surprises and activities, we have prepared a selection of events taking place this summer, something to please families or groups of friends, athletes or artists. There will be something for everyone. Discover them now! 


National skiers: the present and future of mountain tourism

Prospective

on 12/07/2019

In the 2019 edition of the International Report on Snow & Mountain Tourism, Swiss expert Laurent Vanat demonstrated the need, with the exception of certain cases, to develop national markets, both in terms of long-standing destinations and new arrivals on the ski market.


The Courchevel Le Praz agency opens its doors

Tendances

on 05/07/2019

Good news! As our clientele is always growing, we continue our expansion by opening an agency in Le Praz, one of the most dynamic levels of Courchevel currently.


New or old: what strategy should buyers take?

Finance

on 28/06/2019

Real estate at the major resorts in the French Alps, like elsewhere, is divided into two categories: new and old. Should buyers consider whether to invest in one rather than the other? Benjamin Berger, CEO of Cimalpes, gives us his take on the question.


Megeve: our new sales team

Tendances

on 21/06/2019

To satisfy our growing clientele over the years, we are welcoming two new negotiators to the Haute-Savoie station.


Decorating a mountain chalet

Tendances

on 14/06/2019

Founder of the Atelier Giffon, an interior design firm based in the Lyon region, Remi Giffon talks about the principles and trends when it comes to fittings and interior design for mountain chalets.


Winter 2018-2019 in the mountains: overview of the season

Tendances

on 03/05/2019

The winter season is drawing to a close. Benjamin Berger, CEO of Cimalpes, gives us an overview and outlines the major trends on the horizon for 2019/2020.


Winter 2018-2019 in the mountains: initial trends

Tendances

on 28/01/2019

The first figures from the end-of-year holidays are in as well as the forecasts for the rest of the season - both new and continuing trends. We asked Sacha Bogachuk, Inessa Chauchaix, Lola Lambert and Lisa Maksikova, all Ski Holiday Advisors for the Cimalpes Group, for their analysis.


British investors in the Alps and Brexit

Prospective

on 04/12/2018

On 29 March 2019, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, in line with the results of the referendum held in June 2016. To date, we do not yet know if the withdrawal agreement concluded on 13 November will be ratified in the House of Commons. A partner in the Knight Frank property consultancy, Roddy Aris gives us his analysis of the situation from the point of view of British investments in French resorts.


Summer 2018 in the mountains

Tendances

on 11/10/2018

Co-manager of G2A, a consultancy firm specialising in the analysis of tourist flows in mountain regions, Gilles Revial gives us an initial assessment of the 2018 summer season in the Alps and the Pyrenees based on the occupancy rates provided by hosts covering a sample of 80 mountain resorts.


 

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