The Alps: Trail runners are leading the way

It may seem like the wrong time of year to be talking Alpine retreats but an article in this weekend’s Financial Times highlights a new source of property demand in the Alps – trail runners. With ultra-marathons a regular summer event in resorts such as Chamonix (The Mont Blanc Marathon and the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc) and Morzine (The Spartan Race), the Alps are attracting the attention of wealthy elite runners seeking a training base in the mountains – some are looking to buy, others to rent. The article includes insight from our associate agent, Mountain Base in Chamonix and data from our Ski Property Report.