Luxury ski apartments in France refer to many different types of property and the definition, strangely, differs depending on the type of property on offer and of course, its location. For instance, a luxury leaseback apartment would be within a 4* or 5* residence, with a pool, spa, wellness, sauna, hammam, fitness and concierge services. The construction costs could be as low as €4,000/m2, rising to €7,000 – €9,000/m2. Whereas, the same definition – luxury ski apartments in France – in a classic freehold context, could mean a property with bespoke architecture, external and interior designs, including high quality furnishings, fittings, equipment and finishes, plus the expected facilities, of pool , spa, sauna, hammam, wellness, fitness, etc. The construction costs could be up to €15,000 – €20,000/m2 in a top resort. Therefore there difference in the quality of the final product – and dare I say it, the expectations of the buyer.
In the early days of mass ski holidays, small, basic, box-like ski apartments were the norm, however, buyers’ and holiday makers’ expectations have changed since then and extra living space, under-floor heating, electric shutters, high end construction techniques, eco materials, high quality furnishings, fittings fixtures equipment and finishes, including the latest technological controls and ‘gizmos’, plus facilities, like pool, spa, sauna, hammam, wellness and fitness, etc, – and concierge services are now among the ‘norm’ in luxury apartments.
Can these apartments really be specified as ‘luxury’ or are they today’s norm?
What is it that helps you decide or identify a luxury ski apartment in France and will you be happy with the end product? Surely, key elements to luxury are: space, location, great views, comfortable living in a beautiful environment, plus facilities and services that are second to none. If you are able to afford these exclusive elements for a luxury living experience, and some of them exceed your expectations, then you may well have found the ideal luxury sky apartment. The final arbiter will be you, the purchaser and or user, I suppose?
We have many luxury ski apartments in France listed on this website, and, yes, there are some differences between leaseback apartments and classic freehold properties.
We currently have luxury leaseback ski apartments in: Chamonix – a 5* luxury residence; 4 * leasebacks in Chatel, Sainte Foy, Les Arcs, Bell Plagne, Flaine, Les Menuires, Tignes, Samoens…
We have classic freehold luxury ski apartments are in: La Plagne 1800, Meribel, Les gets, Courchevel, Val d’Isere and the budgets vary considerably.