Research article

Global ski property prices

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Which resorts are the most expensive? We compare asking prices for prime and super-prime properties in resorts around the world

Global ski-resort prime price league

Global ski-resort prime price league  Prime residential price (per sq m), based on asking prices of resale property
Source: Savills World Research | Note: Based on properties over €700,000 with exchange rates as at October 2018. *Includes Courchevel 1300, 1550 & 1650


Famed for its glamour and lively cultural scene, Aspen is a magnet for wealthy domestic buyers. Increased demand and lower stock over the past year has pushed prices up in what is generally a low-transaction luxury market.


Typically, 80% of buyers in this small Austrian town are from Germany or the domestic market, but the resort is becoming more international. Buyers are looking for high-quality and furnished properties, which is driving demand for land from developers.


Demand and prices have increased over the past year as the ambitious Andermatt Swiss Alps development project advances and the new ski-lift link between Andermatt, Sedrun and Disentis opened. The resort is also a popular summer destination, aided by its new golf course.


Although prices have fallen slightly over the past year, property values remain comparatively high and transactions are consistent. This cosmopolitan and ever-popular Swiss resort continues to attract a diverse visitor and buyer pool internationally.


Buyers are drawn to this French resort because of its dual-season appeal and the availability of high-quality new-build schemes. There is a buzz around the proposed new ski lift that will connect Morzine to Avoriaz, giving faster and easier access into Les Portes du Soleil.

In the ultra-prime resorts top 10 league, Aspen has leapt from third place in 2017 to the top of this year’s index

Savills World Research
Ultra-prime top 10

Ultra-prime top 10  Price per sq metre
Source: Savills World Research | Note: Based on the top 20-30% of prime properties in each resort with exchange rates as at October 2018. *Includes Courchevel 1300, 1550 & 1650

The influence of location

Asking prices are useful for comparing property markets, but a more revealing comparison is the value of two hypothetical prime properties. Savills agents value two examples for their respective resorts

Influence of location

Source: Savills World Research | Note: *After currency adjustment using October 2018 exchange rates.

To hear more from Sophie Chick, director in Savills world research, and Jeremy Rollason, head of Savills Ski, discussing our latest research into the ski property market, listen to our Real Estate Insights Podcast: the ski report 2019.

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