Simon Airey - Grand Massif - Samoëns, Sixt Fer à Cheval, Morillon, Les Carroz, Flaine

Simon Airey
I live and work in Haute-Savoie, in one of the most northerly areas of the French Alps, with very quick and easy access to Geneva airport, northern France and the countries of north-west Europe. We describe it as the Grand Massif, although that’s really only the name of its ski area, the fourth largest in France. Situated directly opposite the Mont Blanc massif, to the north of the Chamonix Valley, this is a snow- sure domain of 265 kilometres of pistes for all standards of skier. There’s also a wide variety of off-piste terrain, used by the Ski Club of Great Britain for some of its powder skiing courses. This very beautiful part of Haute Savoie has been a favourite French holiday destination for well over a century. Relatively unknown abroad until recently, that’s now changing: its accessibility, value for money and year-round attractions are increasingly recognized, leading to rising international popularity and demand for local property. If you’re thinking of buying a place in the Alps, whether for personal use or investment, this area currently has a wide range of properties to suit every taste and budget. If your focus is firmly on skiing and high- mountain activities, the purpose-built, high resort of Flaine, now in a new stage of development, allows you to be right in amongst it. Just down the road, Les Carroz is on a sunny plateau at 1100 metres, with superb views across the Arve Valley to the Aravis Mountains. This former farming hamlet has expanded into a popular modern resort. On the other side of the massif, in the delightful Giffre Valley, the three traditional villages of Morillon, Samoëns and Sixt Fer à Cheval all combine long history and authentic atmosphere with spectacular scenery, excellent, family- friendly facilities, direct access to skiing and a huge range of activities all year round. Other villages and hamlets round about offer similar settings and the advantages of easy access to all these benefits, but with greater tranquility and lower property prices. The summer season here is as popular as the winter, featuring numerous cultural and entertainment events in the village centres. Spring and autumn are also magnificent, perfect for enjoying the mountains in a more peaceful way. And all of this is only about an hour’s drive from Geneva and eight hours from Calais.

  • Samoens €1,975,000

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    Exceptional, large, traditional chalet for sale, Samoëns. Perfect combination of space, style, character and location.
    Distance by car from ski-lift 10 minutes drive to ski resort Property with 8 bedrooms Virtual Tour
  • Samoens €1,450,000

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    Chalet for sale near Samoëns. Luxury mountain retreat of exceptional quality, style and character, 1 hour from Geneva.
    Distance by car from ski-lift 10 minutes drive to ski resort Property with 5 bedrooms Virtual Tour
  • Samoens €1,395,000

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    Magnificent chalet for sale, Samoëns. Recently built, sunny, close to slopes, with wonderful views. Geothermal, pool.
    Distance by car from ski-lift 5 minutes drive to ski resort Property with 10 bedrooms Virtual Tour
  • Morillon €1,250,000

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    Superb ski-in/out chalet for sale in Morillon 1100, Grand Massif. 10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms. One hour from Geneva.
    Distance by car from ski-lift in ski resort Property with 10 bedrooms Virtual Tour
  • Samoens €795,000

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    Large ski chalet for sale near Samoëns. 3 minutes from lift. 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms plus apartment. Superb investment.
    Distance by car from ski-lift 5 minutes drive to ski resort Property with 9 bedrooms Virtual Tour
  • Morillon €525,000

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    Marignier, Arve Valley. Architect-designed 5-bedroom house for sale. Superb views. Rapid access to 6 major ski areas.
    Distance by car from ski-lift 30 minutes drive to ski resort Property with 5 bedrooms Virtual Tour
  • Praz de Lys-Sommand €390,000

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    Choice of ski areas from this 4 bedroom Savoyard farm with further renovation potential
    Distance by car from ski-lift 10 minutes drive to ski resort Property with 4 bedrooms
  • Samoens €325,000

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    Ski chalet for sale near Samoëns. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Outstanding views, sunshine, close to skiing. Geneva 1 hour.
    Distance by car from ski-lift 5 minutes drive to ski resort Property with 2 bedrooms Virtual Tour
  • Samoens €315,000

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    Superb building plot for sale, Samoëns. Stunning views, sunny, close to centre. Outline permission for large chalet.
    Distance by car from ski-lift 5 minutes drive to ski resort Virtual Tour
  • Samoens €249,900

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    Outstanding building plot for sale, Samoëns. Stunning views, sunny, near centre. Planning permission for 221m2 chalet.
    Distance by car from ski-lift in ski resort Virtual Tour
  • Morillon €128,620

    French ski chalets, properties in Morillon, Morillon, Le Grand Massif
    One-bedroom ski apartment for sale, Morillon 1100. Fabulous views, 150m to lifts and pistes, 75km from Geneva airport.
    Distance by car from ski-lift in ski resort Property with 1 bedrooms Virtual Tour
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