Club Med, the pioneer of all-inclusive resort vacations, will open three new and transformed ski resort properties for the 2022—2023 ski season in Europe and Japan. They include Club Med Tignes and Club Med Val d’Isere in the French Alps and Club Med Kiroro Peak in Hokkaido, Japan. They are scheduled to debut in December 2022.
The three new properties are part of the all-inclusive resort pioneer’s plan to open 17 new resorts and finalize 13 renovations or property expansions by 2024. Last year, Club Med opened its first Canadian resort in December north of Quebec City, Club Med Quebec Charlevoix.
The company has also announced a new 300-room resort at Snowbasin in Utah, close to Ogden. The opening date is late 2024 or early 2025 at the resort that hosted the Men’s Downhill during the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Val d’Isere and Tignes are part of what was known as Espace Killy, named for the French skier Jean-Claude Killy. Val d’Isere has long been the favorite ski destination in the Alps for well-heeled British skiers. These two resorts offer a combined ski area about five times the size of Whistler-Blackcomb, the largest ski resort in North America. They also receive some of the most reliable snow in Europe.
Club Med Val d ’Isere is in the Tarentaise Valley, and the existing Club Med property is in the midst of a complete transformation that will elevate the resort into an Exclusive Collection property. Scheduled to open in December, the five-star resort will feature 216 new luxury rooms, many with balconies. Amenities include ski-in/ski-out access, fine dining, childcare programs for children age four and older, as well as a spa and yoga program.
There has been a Club Med in Tignes since 1958, but the old resort has closed for a complete transformation into the all-new Club Med Tignes 4T with 430 rooms, including 25 Exclusive Collection 5-Star suites. The property will boast ski-in/ski-out access and have two restaurants. The full-service spa will have a wellness salt wall and what Club Med claims to be the largest indoor pool in the Alps, at 33 meters or 109 feet long, considerably longer than an Olympic-size pool. As a Club Med aimed at families, there is a childcare program for children ages four and older.
Savvy skiers know that Hokkaido’s famous powder dumps are why you make a beeline to Japan’s northernmost island. In Japan, December will mark the opening of the 400-room Club Med Kiroro Peak. The hotel is designed as a four-season resort, though it’s more likely to make its mark in winter. The resort has ski-in/ski-out access to Kiroro Peak, which offers great beginner and intermediate terrain, while experts can head off-piste. The spa will offer a classic Japanese onsen and a Rotenburo outside bath. Club Med Kiroro will have three restaurants and childcare programs.
Club Med Kiroro Peak will welcome families with teenagers ages 12 years and above. In 2023, a sister property, the Club Med Kiroro Grand, will open. This resort will welcome families with children ages two years and older.
Club Med’s all-inclusive ski properties include lift tickets, meals, group ski, and snowboard lessons, and Children’s Club activities.
Club Med is also offering a 45 percent savings through its Ski Getaway Sale, which is in effect now through October 12, 2022, for travel from December 2, 2022, to April 9, 2023, for Club Med Quebec; and November 20, 2022, to May 6, 2023, for Club Med resorts in the Alps. Kids under four stay for free.
For details, visit Club Med.