One of the best-kept secrets in the Southern Alps is Serre Chevalier, a charming little group of villages and hamlets as well as the historic town of Briancon.
The high tree line and amazing off piste make it an all-round ski paradise, but it’s also a very family friendly resort. There are sleding hills, kids centres, an “Elf Walk” activity based snow-shoe walk. A big €60m project for 2020 in Briancon will see two five-star hotels, a conference centre, gastro restaurant, spa and new telecabine proving Serre Chevalier is a good place to invest in. It’s also well set up for full-time relocation, yet close to hidden valleys, high mountain pastures and the vast Ecrins national park. It’s easy to reach from the UK via regular flights to both Grenoble and Turin airports (Turin is only hour from the resort). Here we pick three properties to tempt you further…
This one-bedroom leaseback ski apartment in Montgenevre is within a residence that offers its users a pool, sauna and jacuzzi. Enjoy your home for skiing three weeks every winter, and earn an income from the rest.
This six-bedroom chalet is on the edge of Briancon, so close the buzzy shopping centre and only 100m to the ski bus stop taking you to a choice of ski lifts.
A beautiful seven-bedroom renovated farmhouse (apartment and chalet), in a sunny hamlet between Montgenevre and Briancon. Rental returns can provide an income too.