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La Rosière, which has been dubbed 'the sunniest ski resort in France', has plans to expand its ski area by 30 kilometres.

A computer-generated image of how MGMs Chalet Les Marmottons in La Rosière will look when the development is completed.
A computer-generated image of how MGMs Chalet Les Marmottons in La Rosière will look when the development is completed.

Ski-enthusiasts who are looking to invest in a holiday getaway near the slopes could get much more powder with their purchase.

La Rosière, which has been dubbed ‘the sunniest ski resort in France’, has plans to expand its ski area by 30 kilometres.

And so the skiers can get out and up as soon as they arrive, La Rosière is one of the latest to offer the facility to buy ski passes online and have them delivered before the skiers leave home.

The news of the extension and the more efficient online system has been welcomed by MGM, the developers of the 33 leaseback apartments planned in the resort’s newest résidence de tourisme, Chalet Les Marmottons.

Richard Deans of MGM said: “The first thing skiers want to do when they arrive is to get out on the slopes – not join a queue at the ski pass office – so this latest innovation will add a lot to the attractions and enjoyment of buying a ski property in La Rosière, particularly in view of the resort’s five-year plan to increase its pistes from 150 kilometres to 180 kilometres.

“The improvements include long-awaited new red and black runs which will give the resort – already known for its good beginner and “intermediate skiing areas – the variety it needs.”

Chalet Les Marmottons is MGM’s fifth development in La Rosière, the gateway to Espace San Benarado, the international ski area in the French Alps linking the resort with La Thuile in Italy’s Aosta Valley.

The design of Chalet Les Marmottons will be in keeping with the typically Savoyard timber and stone finishes which are a feature of the resort.

Internally they are a blend of traditional materials with modern finishes so that some internal walls are clad in wood or have bright white finishes; floors are in a mix of stone and larch parquet, and timber kitchens have given way to contemporary fitted models with granite worktops.

Within a short walk of around 100 metres, apartment owners at Chalet Les Marmottons will have use of the family-friendly pool and leisure facilities in MGM’s most recently-completed résidence, Lodge Hemera, as well as its wellbeing and fitness centres.

The off-plan prices of apartments at Chalet Les Marmottons range from €220,000 for a one-bedroom property with a floor area of 45 sq m to €467,000 for a 100 sq m four-bedroom home.

The prices exclude French VAT at 20 per cent which is waived under the leaseback scheme.

For more information about Chalet Les Marmottons call MGM on 0207 4940706 or visit the website www.mgmfrenchproperties.com

To buy ski passes for La Rosière online visit www.skilarosiere1850.com/GB_espace-particuliers.html

 

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