The number of individuals worth US$100m or more is expected to increase from 63,000 to 86,000 between 2011 and 2016. With property high on their list of preferred investment classes, demand for the world’s best ski homes is expected to strengthen. A recent survey conducted by Knight Frank found 38% of ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) in the US and Canada either own or would be interested in owning a ski home (figure 3). The survey also found that 11% of both Latin American and Asian UHNWIs are interested in owning a ski property. Mainland Chinese buyers are now evident in Whistler alongside the usual purchasers from Vancouver and Seattle. Brazilian and Australian buyers have been noted in Aspen, alongside UK and Canadian interest.
Source: Knight Frank