It's that time of the year again! The ski-lifts in our favourite Alpine ski-resorts are finally open this weekend... Liberate those dusty salopettes from the wardrobe and get looking at our handpicked properties!
Whether you're after a nine-bed alpine complex or budget bolt-hole, there's something for everyone!
Here we pick ten of the best ski properties on sale as the season kicks off.
1) One-bed bolthole in charming Châtel: €225,156 (£186,987)
Lovely one-bed property in Châtel: straddling the French-Swiss border and part of the vast Portes du Soleil. An absolute steal at under £200k, the property is next to a new ski lift (Lac De Vonnes) for even quicker access to the slopes.
2) One-bed apartment in popular Meribel: €567,000 (£470,994)
One-bed, one-bath apartment in the ever popular Méribel village (a village resort near the much older town of Meribel), Les Trois Valées. Constructed in traditional Savoyard architectural style, these high-quality apartments boast fantastic views of the Vallee du Rafort. A stone's throw from amenities and lifts.
3) Glam Courchevel pad: €630,000 (£523,147)
Largely unrivalled in reputation for glitz and glamour (and great skiing!), Courchevel 1650 has a lot to offer. These luxury apartments are near the centre of the resort. They range from £523,147 upwards and offer everything including two to five-bedrooms, balcony and pedestrian escalator (directly outside the building) from which to access the lifts.
4) Two-bed, two-bath in La Plagne: €175,000 (£145,354)
Lovely two-bed, two-bath apartment in the new Crete Cote development, La Plagne. An absolute steal for the price you pay, the apartment offers 46sqm of living space, as well as a big corner balcony. One bedroom is en-suite. The piste down to the La Roche 6 man chairlift is approx 200m away and it is possible to cross the road and ski to the piste down a walking track.
5) Three-bed ski home in tax-free Andorra: €395,000 (£328,202)
Fantastic three-bed, three-bath stone townhouse, Andorra. Access to the ski area of Granvalira within ten minutes, as is the centre of Canillo village. Includes one hydro-massage bath (perfect after a long day), fully fitted kitchen and spacious terrace.
6) Bulgarian bargain: £16,000+
More and more people are choosing alternative ski destinations. The Pamporovo resort in Bulgaria offers a fantastic range of ski runs as well as off-piste guided runs. Meanwhile, a spectrum of bars, restaurants and shops are within walking distance of this complex. Well furnished and from two-beds/baths upwards.
7) Three-bed, two-bath ski home in the Italian Alps: €300,000 (£249,121)
Three-bed, two-bath ski home in the Canavese Valley of Cuneo, Italy. Traditional wooden structure includes large loft with mezzanine and large terrace. Part of a wider development, owners will also have access to wellness centre and spa.
8) Nine-bed ski home with rental potential, Serre Chevalier: €753,000 (£625,423)
This independent chalet is perfect for a large family looking for a property they can call their own while also getting a good rental return. Comprises three separate apartments, with nine-beds and four-baths in total. Less than 100m from the beautiful Serre Chevalier resort lifts, French Alps.
9) Beautiful three-bed apartment, Montchavin: €495,000 (£411,016)
Stylish three-bed (all en-suite) apartment in hotly-tipped Mont Chavin. With ski-lift access just minutes away, the giant Paradiski region is literally on your doorstep, as are La Plagne and Les Arcs. With spacious accommodation over three floors, it includes an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area.
10) Tranquil three-bed home in the Tarentaise valley: €280,000 (£232,504)
Three-bed, two-bath family home near St. Foy ski station (and also Villaroger- both ten minutes away). Situated on a quiet, residential road, this charming house has been kept immaculately by prior owners. Includes a garden for the summer months.