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Planning a ski vacation can be altogether complex, overwhelming, and expensive. And that can continue into your ski trip, as resort extras, meals, drinks, and expenses all add up. But enter Club Med, the trailblazer that specializes in all-inclusive ski resorts with no hidden costs. What you pay is what you pay. With more than 20 mountain resorts around the world, and more coming, Club Med’s all-inclusive ski experience is really the only one of its kind to offer so many all-inclusive ski experiences worldwide.
Club Med was founded in 1950 by Gerard Blitz and today offers its all-inclusive concept at nearly 70 premium resorts in sun- and snow-weather bucket list destinations in 30 countries across the globe. With more than 20 mountain resorts across the Alps, China, Japan and North American, the resorts include upscale accommodations, lift tickets, group ski and snowboard lessons, unlimited food and beverages, children’s clubs, après-ski experiences, entertainment, gratuities and, in some packages, air and transfers. It’s a bit like sailing on a luxury cruise ship, but you’re cruising down a mountain instead.
Club Med All-Inclusive Difference
It’s what Club Med calls the ‘Club Med All-Inclusive Difference.’ Highlights of the Club Med All-Inclusive Difference at its mountain resorts include: Club Med’s Facilitate Your Arrival service, in which pre-vacation, families can sign up for childcare, book excursions, and rent ski equipment before they even arrive at their resort. Following check-in at the resort, all ski gear is waiting in personal lockers, creating a seamless experience before guests hit the slopes. What’s more, lessons and lift passes are included.
Club Med’s mountain resorts can be found around the world, including in Canada at Charlevoix, Quebec; in France at Tignes, Val d’Isère, Alpe d’Huez, Les Arcs, Panorama Val Thorens, Peisey-Vallandry, La Rosière, Valmorel, La Plagne 2100, Arcs Extreme; Pragelato-Sestriere, Italy, and St. Moritz, Switzerland.
A number of new Club Med ski resorts have recently opened, including resorts in the French Alps, Japan, and Canada. Continue reading to discover some of Club Med’s newest mountain resorts.
New Club Med Mountain Resorts in Europe
Club Med has been a fixture at Tignes, in the French Alps, since 1958. Tignes is made up of a group of villages that form a high-altitude ski resort in the French Alps, near the Italian border, which is part of the Espace Killy ski area. Val Claret, where the new Club Med recently opened, and Tignes Le Lac, are the hubs, with the liveliest restaurants, nightlife, and access to the slopes and lifts.
Club Med Tignes opened in December 2022 and is located in the liveliest part of Val Claret. The resort is headlined by 430 rooms, including 5 Exclusive Collection (5-star) suites, ski-in/ski-out slope access, two restaurants serving international and locally inspired cuisine (such as fondue and raclette), a full-service spa and restorative salt wall, children’s club and the largest indoor heated pool in the Alps.
Nearby, in Espace Killy, at neighboring resort Val d’Isère, the Club Med resort has undergone a complete transformation, reopening in December 2022 as the destination brand’s first Exclusive Collection (5-Star) mountain property. That means you can expect personalized services and enhanced experiences including dedicated concierge services, evening champagne and 216 redesigned large and deluxe rooms and suites, all with mountain views.
The club is in the Tarantaise Valley, as are many of Club Med’s French Alps resorts, at an altitude of 6,070 feet. Val d’Isère benefits from huge amounts of snow and plenty of on and off-piste skiing and snowboarding. Simply put, this is one of the best skiing experiences in the world.
Club Med’s New Japan Resort
Club Med has added to their collection of resorts in Japan with a 126-room, four-season mountain resort on Hokkaido, the second largest island in Japan. The Club Med Kiroro Peak offers unlimited ski-in, ski-out fun in one of world’s most powdery regions. All the traditional Club Med inclusions are there including a dedicated kid’s zone, customized children’s clubs, artist showcases and gourmet dining combining French savoir-faire with Japanese gastronomy.
Kiroro is home to Japan’s highest annual snowfall, which allows for long ski seasons that can last into May. After a day of skiing, don’t miss the resort’s traditional Japanese Onsen spa experience, with mineral-rich waters from the natural hot springs.
Club Med Returns to North America
Finally, Club Med Québec, which opened in 2021, has marked Club Med’s return to North America. Club Med’s first North American Mountain Resort is located in the Charlevoix Region, where the sea and mountains meet. It features stunning waterfront views of the St. Lawrence River, while the ski resort boasts the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies at 2,525 feet. Quebec Charlevoix has a total of 53 ski runs, plus 98 acres of off-piste skiing.
Club Med’s first U.S. destination in more than 20 years will open at Snowbasin, Utah in 2025, less than an hour’s drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. This will be Club Med’s first Exclusive Collection (5-Star) hotel in the U.S. Snowbasin is a sister resort to Sun Valley and is intwined in skiing’s history as it opened in 1940, making it one of the oldest operating ski resorts in America.
Plan your Club Med all-inclusive escape here–> clubmed.us/o/all-inclusive-ski-offer.