Is altitude the most important criterion for buyers, particularly in the context of climate change?
Altitude is an important but not decisive criterion. Sales are currently thriving at resorts whose property market is in line with demand, that is to say properties with character, large volumes and a minimum of two, three or four bedrooms and more. Val d’Isere, Meribel and Courchevel, which combine altitude and renovation works on properties, attract a lot of attention, but the same does not always go for resorts at equivalent altitude whose real estate portfolio is not of the same standard. Conversely, some resort-villages at a lower altitude are popular among investors and are set to remain so thanks to their authentic charm and character, regardless of climate change issues.