The demand for chalets in the most beautiful resorts in the Alps continues to grow. With lower prices per square metre than in Courchevel or Méribel, and with many other advantages, Valmorel represents a great investment opportunity. This authentic resort appeals to families and sports enthusiasts alike and, thanks to its exceptionally dynamic rental market, allows owners to generate a healthy return on their second home investment. Choose from a new or old chalet of traditional wood and stone construction, in the heart of the resort, close to shops and restaurants, and with ski-in/ski-out access, or in the quieter hamlets of Celliers and Nâves.
The leading independent network specialising in luxury alpine real estate, the Cimalpes group has developed an in-depth knowledge of the market since it was founded in 2003. Our team of experts will advise you in the selection of the chalet which best meets your requirements. For new build properties, we will also help you personalise it according to your tastes. Cimalpes can also help you optimise your property for the rental market by enhancing its appeal with facilities such as a sauna, Jacuzzi or cinema room, and setting up concierge services including breakfast delivery, private chef, etc. We can also manage your property and advise on flexible pricing adapted to market demand in order to maximise rental income.
Reasons to Invest in a Chalet in Valmorel
There are, today, many reasons to invest in a chalet in Valmorel:
The desire for a chalet is a fundamental trend with strong demand from hard-working individuals attracted to the opportunities for well-being, relaxation and getting back in touch with nature afforded by the mountains. Many prospective buyers wish to acquire an asset that can be passed onto their children, or to take advantage of the boom in remote working to experience the joy of a second home
The rental market continues to show steady growth in the chalet sector, as seen in Courchevel, for example, with a clientele which, even before the COVID-19 crisis, had begun to favour rentals with luxury services over hotels or tourist residences
With strong demand in the sales sector and a dynamic seasonal rental market, a chalet in the Alps is currently a highly sought-after investment making a leisure investment which is both pleasurable and profitable eminently feasible. In Valmorel, real estate developers are offering attractive products combining contemporary architecture with the charm of the traditional chalet.
Valmorel: Good Transport Links
Accessibility is an increasingly important consideration when choosing a second home or holiday rental. Valmorel, the first resort in the Tarentaise valley when arriving from Albertville, has an enviable location just 15 minutes from the TGV station at Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bains, and no more than 30 minutes from the nearest motorway exit. Several major population and economic centres are nearby, including Grenoble (1 hour 20 mins), Geneva (2 hours 20 mins), and Lyon (2 hours 30 mins), generating demand for second homes and opening up the resort to the short-stay rental market.
Valmorel: Authentic Charm
Close to the Vanoise national park, Valmorel is an unspoilt resort with a lifestyle appealing to sports enthusiasts as well as families. The centre of the resort is entirely pedestrianised and the town planning respects the traditional Savoyard architectural style based on wood and natural stone. The resort is also a popular wellness destination with several spas and swimming pools, as well as a network of local producers, catering professionals and restaurants committed to responsible gastronomy based on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.
Valmorel: Ski-in/Ski-out Access
With ski-in/ski-out access to the Grand Domaine, Valmorel has one of the most beautiful ski areas in the Alps, straddling the Col de la Madeleine, made famous by the Tour de France, which connects the resort to the hamlets of Doucy and Celliers, as well as the neighbouring resort of Saint-François-Longchamp :
165 kilometres of marked runs (90 pistes in total with 23 greens, 42 blues, 18 reds and 7 blacks)
4 beginner areas
4 freeride areas
2 boardercross runs
50 kilometres of groomed walking or snowshoeing trails
Valmorel also offers cross-country skiing (skating and alternative) from the hamlet of Nâves, with 42 kilometres of pistes, including the highest cross-country trail in the Savoie. There is also ski touring from Celliers with access to the pristine landscapes of the Natura 2000 classified Lauzière massif, as well as several snowshoeing trails.
Valmorel: A Year-round Resort
Valmorel is also a busy summer destination thanks to a varied range of outdoor activities which attract both families and sports enthusiasts. Visitors can choose from mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, rafting, canyoning, paragliding, climbing, via ferrata, glacier hiking, canicross and donkey treks. The dynamic summer season ensures good occupancy rates year-round, maximising owners' rental incomes.
Buy a New Property and Reclaim the VAT
Investors in today's market can take advantage of extremely low base interest rates allowing ready access to mortgage funding, as well as a tax regime which favours the purchase of new build secondary residences. In particular, French and foreign buyers can reclaim VAT amounting to 20% of the purchase price of a new property, as long as they commit to making it available on the serviced and furnished rental market outside of periods of personal use.
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