There’s nothing better than Christmas in a ski resort. Fresh snow, twinkling lights, special events and all topped off with the gift of being able to ski on Christmas Day.
For those looking to book a White Christmas for themselves, and hoping to make it genuinely magical, there’s no going past one of the Club Med destinations offering special festive season packages.
The exclusive 2022 Christmas Package is the first of its kind, as Christmas falls on a Sunday this year – meaning Club Med have extended their normal seven-night package to be eight nights, offering a full week of all things Christmas.
And if it’s extra sparkle you’re after, they’ve got it in spades. All-inclusive means you’ll never have to think about sorting Christmas dinner or drinks, and they’ve got entertainment covered with Christmas shows.
Santa himself might even turn up via snow groomer, helicopter or sleigh…
Club Med Sahoro, Japan
Hokkaido offers some of the best snow in the world, and Club Med Sahoro offers ski-in, ski-out access to make the most of those huge powder days in the resort – which has 25 kilometres worth of runs serviced by nine lifts, and terrain to suit everyone in the family.
Your stay includes your lift passes plus group skiing lessons for anyone over the age of four, and group snowboarding lessons for anyone over the age of eight.
When you’re not on the slopes, you can enjoy all-day gourmet dining, an open premium bar, kids club for kids aged two to seven and day to night entertainment. Eat at either of the two restaurants, unwind in the spa or go for a swim in the heated indoor pool.
Club Med Sahoro offers a true immersion into authentic Japanese culture and heritage, so your Christmas experience will offer all the traditions you love, paired with new experiences.
Eight nights start from AUD$5,015 per person.
Club Med Peisey-Vallandry, France
The Club Med Resort in Peisey-Vallandry is nestled into the snow-capped peaks of Paradiski, giving you access to not one but two ski areas – Les Arcs and La Plagne.
The mountain lodge has a cosy, family-friendly feel, with a freshly redecorated restaurant, two bars, heated indoor and outdoor pools and nightly entertainment to keep everyone immersed in the Christmas feel.
Get your ski legs ready before arriving at this destination. There are no less than 425 kilometres to explore, with 138 ski lifts all accessible via the ski-in, ski-out accommodation. Ski passes are included, along with group lessons to get you comfortable as you explore to your heart’s content.
Get eight nights here from AUD $3,700.
Club Med Grand Massif, France
Life’s pretty good at the all-inclusive Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon Resort, located just over an hour from Geneva.
Positioned like a bird’s nest up high on the Saix plateau, you’ll have perfect panoramic views across the Giffre valley for your Christmas stay as you enjoy the three restaurants, or the heated indoor and outdoor pools.
And when you’re ready to ski Grand Massif, you just have to walk out the front door to have access to 265 kilometres worth of ski runs serviced by no less than 35 lifts.
Don’t worry if you’re intimidated by the sheer size of the resort. Your package includes group ski or board lessons for your instructor to show you their pick of the best spots while you refine your technique.
Eight nights here start from AUD$4,105 per person.
Club Med Pragelato, Italy
With wooden chalets nestled around a pretty fountain, Pragelato Sestriere Resort is straight out of an Italian fairytale.
You have ski-in,ski-out access to over 400 kilometres of runs at Vialattea Sestriere, serviced by no less than 70 ski lifts – so you can arrive here with confidence that every type of skier and boarder is catered for.
Kids club here caters for those from 2 years all the way through to 17, giving parents the freedom to enjoy a foccacia and an espresso before heading out on the slopes. Or snowshoe through the sap tree forest before warming up in the Finnish sauna.
With day and night entertainment all sorted, this will be a Christmas like no other.
Eight nights start from AUD$3,515 per person.
Ready for the White Christmas of your dreams, with Club Med stays from December 18 through to December 26?