Demand for ski chalets to soar

Agents are bracing for an avalanche of foreign buyers they expect will snap up ski chalets in Switzerland ahead of tightened restrictions on their construction.

Wednesday, 18 April, 2012, 12:00am

ALPINE attractions

Being largely tourism-dependent, the holiday home market invariably suffers in any economic downturn. Yet a report by Savills Residential Research and Alpine Homes suggests that bolt-holes in the snow may be bucking this trend.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Investors hear the call of the Swiss Alps

Foreign property developers are beating a path to Hong Kong to sell their projects, lured by strong investment demand and waning markets in their home countries.

10 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Where skiers and investors get on board

As far as year-round resorts go, investors would be hard pushed to find a location that offers world-class facilities, excellent lifestyle opportunities and a superb return on investment as good as can be found in Niseko.

24 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Chalet Chic

Bring a slice of the snowy mountaintops to the urban jungle. Rugged outerwear, boots and unfussy fur are staples that make a statement.

14 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

In the next issue of STYLE...

Pack your woollens, hop on board and be inspired by our selection of luxurious winter destinations. First stop, Sweden and its incredibly hip capital, Stockholm. Then we head for the Alps to revel in some of the most decadent chalets in the world. And, if you're hoping for a white Christmas, you'll find plenty of ideas in our Winter Escapes, from Vienna to South Korea ...

14 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Going off piste

Ski holidays are expensive, especially during half term and the Winter Olympics, when everyone pretends to be Franz Klammer or snowboarder Hannah Teter and heads for the Alps. For those left back in London, there's the next best thing: the do-it-yourself ski lodge.

20 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Investors in search of mountain retreats

HK's foreign residents are heading for the slopes to buy prime ski properties

With new ski resorts opening and property ownership laws liberalised across the world, the piste loving investor has a wealth of opportunities to own a chalet that produces an income.

5 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Cheese saves day

Switzerland is best known for its cheese, fondues, chocolate, watches and, perhaps, Heidi. So it was not surprising that the best thing that came out of our dinner at the newly relocated Swiss Chalet was the cheese fondue.

5 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Alpine chalets offering all things white and beautiful

THOSE looking for a more Western-flavoured Christmas this season are in luck as two Swiss-style chalets have opened selling all things considered merry in the Alps.

Now Christmas on the Matterhorn is not everyone's festive fantasy but if you're tired of your typical lounge room view of flyovers and scaffolding, then this is the place for decorations.

12 Dec 1994 - 12:00am