Sep 28, 2015
Switzerland is the epitome of pure alpine country. Situated in the legendary Alps and hosting some of the world’s most iconic mountains, it is also home to first-class ski destinations with equally prime real estate opportunities.
With an illustrious roster of ski areas that includes the famous Matterhorn, Zermatt has an abundance of quality ski resorts for sale. Glaciers Paradise is an especially attractive draw; with its 3,800 m altitude, it is one of the highest ski areas in the world.
The skiers who flock to Glaciers Paradise can descend an exhilarating 20-kilometre into Italy or enjoy one of the top-rated slope-side restaurants. Chez Vrony in particular is internationally famous for its risotto with white truffle shavings.
Les Portes du Soleil
Les Portes de Soleil is a massive and celebrated ski area in the northern Alps. It consists of a collection of resorts on the border between Switzerland and France, representing a truly international experience that draws thousands of visitors every year. Those checking the region for ski chalets for sale can enjoy a flakey butter croissant and steaming cappuccino in France and indulge in traditional Swiss cuisine for lunch.
Another major region is the Pas de Chavanette, which connects Les Crosets in Switzerland to the town of Avoriaz in France. Known as the ‘Swiss Wall’ this run has exhilarating 50-percent inclines for skiers who love a challenge.
Winters in St. Moritz are a tradition for the European jet set. This picturesque alpine village in the Upper Engadine Valley is celebrated for its cross-country skiing, with several kilometres of trails crossing frosty valleys and frozen lakes. Anyone seeking ski chalets for sale will be just as impressed by famous night spots such as the King’s Club, which is inside the equally legendary Badrutt’s Palace Hotel.
Switzerland has a quaint image that’s more than merely a sales pitch for tourists and real estate investors. Its abundant and beautiful natural assets (which include the Aletsch, Europe’s biggest glacier) have been comparatively untouched by developers, yet there are ten historic mountain refuges and scores of traditional villages with modern comforts, and spectacular transportation features such as Jungfraujoch, which is Europe's highest railway station at 3,454 metres high.
Swiss real estate is practically a can’t-miss investment opportunity. With rising property values and growing demand, a well-maintained ski chalet represents both wintertime fun and comfortable retirement.