Do you own a Chamonix ski chalet or ski apartment? Ever fancied trying out a new resort? Well now’s your chance, thanks to a new organization that has recently been launched. This fantastic new website enables chalet owners to effectively swap their ski accommodation with other owners with a similar desire to discover new ski resorts.
It is probably the main disadvantage to owning your own Chamonix accommodation – it limits you to exploring just that one ski resort, and after a few visits you are likely to want to broaden your horizons and discover new territories. The trouble is the amount of time and cost involved in sourcing and renting ski accommodation in the new resort – it defeats the purpose of owning your own second home.
Well, Snowswappers offers the perfect solution to this problem. It is a home owners club exclusively for people who own property in ski resorts around the world. It offers an introductory service, bringing together owners of ski chalets and ski apartments in various resorts, who love their own home but would relish the chance to try something different every now and then. The owners communicate with each other, with the intent of swapping their homes for a holiday period, and will allow people the opportunity of experiencing a Chamonix ski holiday without incurring the extra accommodation costs they would otherwise be facing.
This fantastic service came about when two ski chalet owners realised that they themselves faced this issue, and saw the need for a way of owners finding each other and making contact.
“I saw a gap in the market for myself as I own an apartment in a French ski resort. I love skiing there, but I also want to explore new areas, although because of the extra cost, it just didn’t seem worth it. Swapping with other like-minded people means that I can now ski in other resorts in accommodation that costs me nothing,” said the co-founder of Snowswappers, Tessa Regan.
How does it work? Snowswappers acts as an intermediary between owners, enabling them to see what accommodation is on offer in their desired resort. They can then communicate with each other, and if a reciprocal match is found, then the sway will be facilitated.
Who is Snowswappers aimed at? – Anybody who owns a property in a ski resort, and is looking to save money. – People who live in their ski property and would like to save money on their holiday accommodation by having another family occupy their home while they are away. – Second home-owners who always feel they should make use of the Chamonix Apartment they bought, but wish they could experience somewhere new.
In this day and age, most people realize they need to be smart with their money, and very few can afford the luxury of leaving their Chamonix Chalet unused while they try out different resorts. Those who occupy their ski chalets full time are now offered the chance to take a holiday elsewhere without any holiday accommodation costs – a fantastic opportunity by any standards.
How do I sign up? There is an annual membership fee of £39. Upon paying this fee, the member is granted access to the website which features every property, and also to the website’s facility for contacting other members and arranging the swaps. There are of course many important issues that must be addressed prior to agreeing a home swap, such as damage deposits, who pays for utility bills, etc. You can find information on all of these issues on the Snowswappers website. So home owners, get your Chamonix Chalets registered and begin hunting for your next holiday destination now!
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