Cimalpes's Journal



Mountain renovations: challenges and resources


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.

Summer 2019 in our resorts and activities


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


on 09/07/2019

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


on 03/07/2019

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.

Megeve: our new sales team


on 24/06/2019

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

Le Parc Alpin


on 07/06/2019

Kim Dufour, your dedicated advisor for the Meribel market, presents in more detail the emblematic program of Le Parc Alpin located in Meribel Centre.

PAYE: what are the consequences?


on 03/06/2019

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.

How digital has disrupted the mountain real estate market


on 31/05/2019

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.

New development: Les Chalets de la Stelvio


on 24/05/2019

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.

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


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.

Climate: moving towards the “right snow


on 29/04/2019

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.

New or old: what strategy should buyers take?


on 22/04/2019

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.

Le Parc du Mont d'Arbois


on 15/04/2019

Katia Gastini, Cimalpes advisor for the Megeve real estate market presents this beautiful new development located in Mont d’Arbois. At your disposal to accompany you during your research, she will advise you to find the investment which best meet to your expectations.

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


on 05/04/2019

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.

The mountain is getting higher on the real estate side


on 04/04/2019

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.

Winter 2018-2019 in the mountains: initial trends


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.

What is the right altitude to buy at?


on 21/01/2019

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.

7 questions worth asking before investing in rental ski property


on 28/12/2018

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.

Decorating a mountain chalet


on 27/12/2018

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.

British investors in the Alps and Brexit


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.

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


on 20/11/2018

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.

Who buys in the big resorts?


on 20/11/2018

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

Summer 2018 in the mountains


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.