A hassle-free family ski holiday is always a top request from parents. Our single friends have no idea of the stress a family ski trip can cause. Early flights, long transfers, collecting ski passes, getting to the ski schools meeting point (on time) fussy eaters, lost gloves, ski buses and queues, the list goes on. We get it, we have skied with our children too.
Now imagine a ski resort hotel, where everything is on hand and wrapped up in one unbelievable price, the ski passes are waiting at the hotel, all your meals are included, even lunch, all the wine and bar costs covered, snacks and treats between meals.
A holiday where the ski instructors meet your family at the hotel. A ski holiday where your children meet new friends. Where fussy eaters are completely satisfied, where young children are cared for in the in-house creche. Where parents get some me time in the spa or pool, or in an adult ski group, a place where the whole family has fun…. You’re already thinking about a Club Med ski holiday.
A Club Med holiday is all about family fun, everything is planned and rehearsed. The rooms are large, with lots of interconnecting rooms available. The food and wine is excellent both in quality and quantity.
All Club Med resorts are high altitude, in the past few years, Club Med have been expanding and upgrading their hotels, but always with an eye on the highest skiing and easy access to the slopes, most Club Med ski resorts are ski in/ski out. As a French business, unsurprisingly most of the newly opened hotels are in France. France does big, high, and extensive better than other ski destination.
Height is a very important factor when it comes to choosing a ski holiday. For every 1,000m you climb a mountain, the temperature drops -6.5c to -10c, so height not only helps keep the snow in good condition, but it also gets a lot fresher snowfall to top it up.
Equally as important, is a fast and efficient ski lift system. Fortunately, the higher resorts get the biggest investments in lift infrastructure. So often the higher ski resorts have the best lift systems too. Club Med have even added and updated lifts in the ski resorts they operate in.
It doesn’t matter what month of winter or spring you do your skiing, height matters. It doesn’t matter which school week of the ski season you choose, Christmas and New Year, the February Half Term week or either Easter week, Any of Club Med ski villages, will be guaranteed fun and good snow cover too.
Club Med love big high ski areas too
The Espace Killy ski area is shared by Val d’Isere & Tignes. Club Med Operate in both resorts. The combined areas offer extensive skiing covering 300km of pistes and a lot of lift served off-piste skiing. For advanced skiers, an off-piste guide is available, it’s included in the cost of your holiday, of course! We especially recommend Club Med Tignes for families.
The Three Valleys is the world’s biggest linked ski area with a combined 600km of piste, more than the average skiers could possibly cover in a week. Club Med’s resort hotel in Val Thorens, called Sensations is one of the most popular Club Med resorts but the lack of children’s clubs, makes it a poor choice for families with young children.
In recent years the Paradise Ski area, which combines La Plagne, and Les Arcs has become one of our client’s clear favourites. A linked ski area, with a combined area of 420km of piste and lots of highly rated off-piste skiing too. This ski area has the greatest number of Club Med hotels, currently three spots, one in la Plagne and two in Les Arcs. Anyone of Club Med’s three hotels is a winner for families, ski in/ski out with the option to stop off for lunch at one of the other clubs is included in the cost of the holiday. The new Club Med at Les Arcs called Panorama, gets our top recommendation for families.
Club Med’s newly opened resort in La Rosiere, a ski resort, that built its reputation as a family destination, wasn’t surprising. La Rosiere is an internationally linked ski resort, sharing its ski area with the Italian ski resort of La Thuile. Another great choice for families, the skiing is mainly wide cruising blues and reds, nothing too challenging for the children here, so if you are an advanced skier you might look at other Club Med options.
The Grand Massif is probably the least visited big, linked ski area in France by British skiers, we never really understood why. Club Med opened a fabulous new resort high above Samoens, our clients have raved about it, many returning for a summer holiday too.
I was surprised how much I love this ski area, it’s very French and overlooked by many British skiers, but it holds its snow well and you have a feeling that you are covering a large ski area. Club Med’s newly opened resort at Samoens was designed with families in mind, most of the rooms can interconnect. There is even a large dining space exclusively for families. The wrap around balconies ensure you can catch the winter and early spring sunshine, no matter the time of day.
If you have already been on a Club Med skiing holiday, you have probably already booked, if you haven’t yet tried a Club Med skiing holiday, you might be surprised to know that 86% of the families who booked a Club Med skiing holiday with us last winter, booked again for this winter.
- 7 nights stay over Christmas with Club Med starts from £1,581pp
- 7 nights stay New Year with Club Med starts from £1,718pp
- 7 nights stay February Half Term weeks with Club Med starts from £1,722pp
- Easter weeks with Club Med starts from £1,077pp
Prices above include: flights, Transfers, all-inclusive board in a twin/double room, area ski pass, 5 x full days ski tuition or off-piste guiding by ESF instructors. Free bar, free wine with lunch and dinner, snacks and hot drinks and Club Med’s legendary nightlife and entertainment.
For more information call our Club Med experts on 020 8313 3999, we are Club Med’s most successful travel agent in Europe.