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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.

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.

Climate: moving towards the “right snow"?


on 16/01/2019

Christian Reverbel is former Head of piste services for the Alpe d'Huez ski area and founder of Rencontres Météo Montagne, a forum that has brought together meteorologists, scientists and mountain professionals every year for the last twenty years. Three years ago the event was renamed Rencontres Climat Météo Montagne to highlight the importance of climate issues, at the request and with the support of the Association nationale des maires des stations de montagne, who was also behind the idea of making the event into a roadshow hosted by a different resort each year.

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.

New or old: what strategy should buyers take?


on 26/12/2018

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 before buying? Benjamin Berger, CEO of Cimalpes, gives us his take on the question.

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.