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January 2016 - New countries and properties

We now have properties available to swap with in 13 countries: France, Canada, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Scotland, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, USA and our most recent additions Spain and Czech Republic. Our members own properties in some amazing ski areas, from small family-friendly resorts to some of the most challenging ski areas in the world, so take a look at our property listings - there are some fantastic propeties available.

 

August 2015 - Embrace the sharing economy! 

House swapping is becoming more and more popular and this month Country Life features Snow Swappers in a great article: How to make the sharing economy work for you.  Go on, give it a try! 

 

April 2015 - Getting value from your property

As another fantastic ski season draws to a close in Europe, did you get as much use as you would have liked from your ski resort property? Or did you end up spending money to ski elsewhere? Why not consider a ski resort home swap for next season? Search the 'Where do you Want to Ski' section and start planning your next adventure!

 

December 2014 - New season brings new members

As the new ski season begins in Europe, a number of new swap properties have become available on the site. Search the 'Where do you Want to Ski' section, or 'like' us on Facebook to be alerted as new properties arrive.

 

October 2014 - Snow Swappers participate in LISTEX

Snow Swappers were very pleased to be invited to participate in a forum discussion on the effects of the sharing economy on the snowsports industry by LISTEX (London International Ski Travel Exchange)the UK’s first and only trade event designed exclusively for the snowsports market.  

 

April 2014 - Morzine business show

Snow Swappers were delighted to be invited to exhibit at the Source Suppliers Show in Morzine in France and would like to thank everyone we met for their interest in Snow Swappers. 

 

March 2014 - Membership reaches 100!

The membership size of Snow Swappers passes the 100 mark, offering a great selection of properties across 12 countries. 

 

February 2014 - Newspaper mentions bring new members 

A flurry of new members signed up with us, following some great publicity in The Guardian Travel Corkboard, and The Times Travel Tips.  New areas include Åre in Sweden, Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, New York, Nendaz - Mont Fort in Switzerland, and Villard de Lans/Corrençon and Peisey Vallandry, both in France. See the map or "search now" button for details of all properties. 

 

January 2014 - New property alerts

Keen to know when new Snow Swappers properties are added to the website? Just 'like' us on Facebook to receive details of each new property as it arrives. 

 

November 2013 - Membership reaches 75 

Snow Swappers now has over 75 members from a diverse collection of ski resorts across 11 countries. Recent publicity includes an article on the This is Money website from the Daily Mail where Snow Swappers was mentioned as a way of saving money on a ski holiday - see all media mentions here.

 

October 2013 - Home swaps now available in 10 countries

Thanks to our new members from Russia, ski resort home swaps are now available in 10 countries: Russia, France, New Zealand, Switzerland, Chile, Scotland, USA, Italy, Japan and Canada. Check out the properties from our search page or from the map. 

 

September 2013 - Exciting new partnership for Snow Swappers

Snow Swappers are delighted to announce a new partnership with Aspect International, alpine buying consultants who specialise in helping clients from around the globe to buy property in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. As Isobel Rostron, founder of Aspect International and well known ski writer says: "For an agent or consultant to be able to offer a service like Snow Swappers to their buyers provides another tool in the box for a property owner to feel confident that buying is the right thing to do. We are delighted to form a partnership with Snow Swappers and be able to provide information to any potential buyer looking to invest in Alpine property". 

  

April 2013 - New countries with swaps available

As another fantastic ski season draws to a close, we are pleased to now have properties available for swapping in France, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Scotland, Italy and Japan. Check out this month's media coverage in The Sunday Telegraph and French Property News

  

MARCH 2013 - Snow Swappers reaches 50 members!

Snow Swappers was delighted to pass the milestone of the first 50 members in March!  With a great selection of high quality resorts, there's bound to be somewhere that you'd like to visit.  Many of our members are still preparing their photos and their property description and so are not yet visible on the site, but behind the scenes we can see that some more fantastic resorts will be coming on line soon, so do keep checking our property pages to see what's on offer. Also check out a recent interview which we did for the Where to Ski and Snowboard website. 

 

JANUARY 2013 - Ski Instructor Training in Tignes: The Oldest Gapper in Town

The ski season is finally well under way and co-founder Tessa heads off to spend the season in Tignes, France, doing a 10 week Gapski ski instructor training course.  See how she gets on in her blog, "Ski Instructor Training in Tignes", published on the Ski Club of Great Britain website.

Snow Swappers on Ski Club of GB blogDuring the course, Tessa will also be working hard to promote Snow Swappers, both on the slopes and in The Alpaka...

 

 

NOVEMBER 2012 - Snow Swappers limbers up for the new ski season!

Snow Swappers was pleased to welcome new members who joined up following a mention in The Sunday Times which lead to a huge surge in traffic to the website. More publicity is planned in the run up to the ski season, as our quest to attract new members continues. Great to hear that snow is falling in many resorts!

 

OCTOBER 2012 - Snow Swappers at the Ski Shows

We were very pleased to meet a number of ski journalists and ski industry experts at the London and Birmingham Ski Shows and to have an opportunity to tell them about Snow Swappers, with very positive feedback obtained. Check out some great publicity in In the Snow magazine.

 

SEPTEMBER 2012 - Snow Swappers in the news

Over the summer months, we have been working hard with our press agency, Ski Press, to get the ski community to talk about Snow Swappers.  Have a look at all our recent news & media mentions.  We are excited about the upcoming season and looking forward to all the pre-season activities.  Look out for us at the London and Birmingham Ski Shows and do come and say 'hello'.

 

JUNE 2012 - Snow Swappers: coming to a letterbox near you! 

Directors Tessa and Jo personally deliver information on Snow Swappers direct to the letterboxes of thousands of ski home owners in the renowned Trois Vallées region of France, including the popular ski resorts of Courcheval, Méribel, Mottaret, Val Thorens, Les Menuires, La Tania, St Martin de Belleville, Brides-les-Bains and Valmorel. Hopefully the aching legs and sunburn will all be worthwhile when we welcome new members from this fantastic ski area! 

 

MAY 2012 - Snow Swappers goes social

Work started on developing our pages on Facebook, LinkedIn and the snowsports social networking site Snow Vole,  and preparing for new sharing links to be added to the site. A summer press campaign is also underway - as the beginning of the next ski season is some way off, why not visit a new mountain resort for its summer attractions?  Membership reaches 25 although many of our members are being shy about telling us the details of their property... watch this space.

 

APRIL 2012 - Snow Swappers goes multi-lingual

Information on Snow Swappers is now available on our site in French, Italian, German and Spanish.  Individual properties can also be translated using the link to Google Translate on each property, and a full site translation will follow.  Our first Canadian members join and a guest blog on Alpine Property Blog is published.

 

MARCH 2012 - Snow Swappers joins Twitter

Snow Swappers starts tweeting about all the great home swaps available.  Follow us on Twitter for news of each new ski property that joins us, as well as general tweets about ski home ownership and resort news. Lots of on-slope marketing to  ski home owners on a publicity trip to the Italian Dolomites.

 

FEBRUARY 2012 - Great feedback from the slopes

Great feedback was obtained from skiers in several European resorts, and a flurry of new members have joined in France following vigorous on-the-slopes publicity by Director, and Les Houches (Chamonix) resident, Tessa.  New members also joined following positive press coverage in Country Life, The Austrian Times and the Irish Independent, thanks to our friends at Ski Press

 

JANUARY 2012 - Website of the Week

Snow Swappers was very pleased to be named "Website of the Week" in the Travel Section of the Irish Independent.  Great to meet so many potential swappers on the slopes of Tignes, Val d'Isère, Chamonix, Les Houches, Verbier and Vallorcine.

 

DECEMBER 2011 - Snow Swappers Welcomes its First Members

The first members have now joined Snow Swappers, and all are keen to start communicating and arranging swaps.  Advertising and marketing is ongoing with the aim of signing up members from each major ski region in this season.  Improvements to the site include the addition of a search feature which autocompletes the resort name for you - perfect when faced with tricky spellings of resorts. Article published on Spanish website, esqui.com.

 

NOVEMBER 2011 - Spreading the word

Advertising and marketing started in earnest, and news of the Snow Swappers launch was reported in The Independent's Travel Agenda and on the UK and Canadian news website On The Snow.

 

OCTOBER 2011 - Snow Swappers is launched!

Armed with a desire to bring home swapping to the dedicated snowsports enthusiast, Snow Swappers is launched. Membership of Snow Swappers is currently free to help build a sufficient membership base to offer all members a real choice of somewhere new to ski.  The launch was reported in the ski news sites Ski News UK and Resort Review.