Established in 2008, our unique Prime Ski Property Index tracks the price of a four-bedroom chalet in a central location across key resorts in the French and Swiss Alps. This year we have added Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, Zermatt and Grimentz bringing our total to 18. 

A year ago the Swiss resorts of Villars and Verbier led our Index but the leaderboard has changed in 2019 with Val d’Isere now taking poll position. This switch reflects a wider trend – a split between the French and Swiss resorts – all six top rankings are occupied by French resorts this year, most located in The Three Valleys. 

With prime prices rising by 2.9% Val d’Isere’s lead can be explained by a simple demand/supply imbalance. The resort has seen a moratorium on new development and strengthening demand – at 1,850 metres Val d’Isere boasts one of the longest ski seasons. 

For more information please contact Kate Everett-Allen