France Reclaims Crown As World’s Top Skiing Destination

France has overtaken Austria and the US as the globe’s top skiing destination, after the 2012-13 season helped skier days increase dramatically. Beating the two previous winners to the crown, France clocked in at 55.3 million skier days, with a multitude of reasons being stated for the region’s win.

A Google Trends chart also shows that ‘ski France’ has risen steadily above other nations such as the two other leading ski areas, to become the top-searched term when it comes to ski holidays. Searches for these terms (including ‘ski Austria’ and ‘ski USA’) have risen steadily in recent months as holidaymakers prepare for the upcoming ski season, but the French searches have been climbing higher than the competition in terms of Google searches.

The news comes as great encouragement for those looking to a buy a prestigious ski property in the area; prices remain steady when it comes to apartments and ski chalets for sale, and after the news that France is the prime destination for skiing enthusiasts, holidaymakers and those who are avid skiers will be flocking to the region looking for properties to rent.

There are a number of reasons that contribute to France and the Alps region in general being catapulted to the top of the list. The French Alps are one of the largest areas for snow sports in the world, and the great value ski passes that are on offer give access to a colossal area for a relatively low cost. Many of the ski areas are also connected, which is unusual in other popular skiing regions. Chamonix, for example, boasts a number of interconnected skiing regions that allows for easy access to different slopes.

The French Alps are also easy to access by air; there are four major airports for the Alps, the region is a sub-ten hour drive from the UK, and there are high-speed rail links from London which can get travellers there in half the time. The level of access is often directly proportionate to how popular an area is for skiing, as many people who class skiing as a family pursuit often face logistical problems in transporting their loved ones and their equipment a long way. Accessibility is key for holidaymakers and those who will be renting ski properties, meaning it is also key for those who are looking to invest in ski property for sale.

All of these features and positives of the French skiing region contribute to create a perfect situation for those who are looking to invest in skiing property at this time. As the premier skiing region in the world, France boasts a number of exciting investment opportunities that offer excellent returns as a result of the number of people flocking to the area.

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With a vast portfolio of properties to choose from and a number of experts on hand, Skiing Property is the premier investment destination for those looking to purchase a skiing property in France. Widely considered the world’s number one skiing location, France is a stable and strong investment choice, and Skiing Property can help to make the process simple and easy when the time comes. 

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