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Where to buy in Val d’Isère, the snowiest spot in the Alps

Snow has already been falling in the Savoyard resort of Val d’Isère, and the winter season is kicking off with a wave of optimism. Last season 79ft of the white stuff fell in the resort, more than in any other top ski town, including Whistler and Aspen.

Snow-sure and demanding pistes, along with the lively apres-ski, have combined to make “Val”, as it’s popularly known, the favourite French ski resort for the British. Since it became established in the Fifties, many families have purchased homes in the resort, with its old village centre of cobbled streets that surround a church dating back to 1664.

Although often overshadowed by Courchevel 1850 as the most fashionable French resort to purchase…