Knight Frank has launched its latest Prime Ski Report 2020. The report assesses current property market conditions in the French and Swiss Alps and includes the latest results of our Ski Property Index.

Key takeaways include:

* Val d’Isere leads the Prime Ski Property Index with annual price growth of 2.9% in the year to June 2019

* The impact of the EU referendum decision was largely priced in to the Alpine resorts back in 2016

* Due to negative interest rates, an increasing number of Swiss residents are looking at a ski home as a means of preserving wealth

* In 2008, around 50% of our clients made their property available to rent, now it is close to 100%

* Beyond the Alps, Aspen Snowmass, Whistler and Niseko are investing heavily in new resort villages, ski and non-ski infrastructure Our spotlight on the French & Swiss Alps and Aspen shows:

* Price per square metre comparisons across major resorts

* Key market drivers for each area – why are people buying

* We nominate the best resorts for – family time, après ski, adrenalin junkies and non-skiers

Five trends to monitor:

* Alpine Fitness: The fitness and wellness industry has taken off in the last decade and the mountains have become a perfect place for this

* Family Time: Buyers cite this as a key motive behind purchasing a ski home

* Non-skier Appeal: Around 35% of visitors to The Three Valleys are now non-skiers

* Tech Up: Technological advances are helping reduce the hassle of monitoring and maintaining a second home

* Maxing Out: Some resorts are joining forces to offer access to multiple resorts or domains