You've been captured by the spell of the mountains.
You've decided to make your dream a reality and do something about that ski property for sale in 4 Valleys.
But don't just settle for anything. If you are investing in a ski property, you want the best option for your money.
Here's how to get the best property that will serve you well for seasons to come.
WHAT TYPE OF PROPERTY SHOULD YOU BUY?
You will need to decide on what type of ski property you want. Popular options include an apartment in a ski resort village. A luxury ski-in-ski-out apartment has many benefits including:
· close proximity to piste
· amenities such as gym, wellness area
· safe and secure
· short walk to the village
Otherwise you may wish to consider a ski chalet. A chalet will give you more space, have more rooms available and may feel more private than in an apartment block. A chalet will also cost more than a ski apartment.
The higher the ski property the more chance of snow! Investigate the snowfall in the area you are looking at. Ideally, the best ski properties are situated about 1500 metres. You will want to make the most of the property for the longest period of the ski season possible so altitude is an important factor to consider where to buy. However if you plan to be able to use your property or rent it out during summer, you will need to consider whether the altitude is appropriate during warmer times of the year.
Let's face it - you want to invest in a ski property which is easy to access - and the slopes are easy to get to and from your front door. Consider what methods of transport are available to get to your chosen ski property. If there is more than one type of transport, you are likely to get a higher rental return. Think about airports, cities nearby and whether you can drive to the property. Driving is an added bonus as you can pile all your ski gear inside straight to the door or your chalet or apartment.
There's nothing like a long soak in a jacuzzi after a day on the slopes. When considering what ski property to invest in, think about what services and facilities are available. Many apartment complexes offer facilities such as a jacuzzi, swimming pool or wellness centres to keep your body in peak condition to make the most of your ski holiday. You may wish to consider whether ski lockers, private storage and underground carparks are available.
When considering the best ski property to invest in, you must think about what happens during the off-season. Don't forget about summertime! The mountains are just as beautiful in summer with mountain biking, hiking, canoeing and climbing opportunities nearby. If you want a property which can also provide good returns during the warmer months, then you will want to purchase somewhere with good accessibility to other activities.
Purchasing a ski property is a major investment and one that must be carefully considered. But it can provide great returns - and brilliant memories if you plan to use it yourself. But don't just settle for anything. Take into consideration all the above factors to find your dream property in the mountains.
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