Ski Into Snow Season With Club Med

18 May 2016

Not just reserved for languid luxury by the beach, the Club Med experience is primed for cooler climes and magical landscapes sprinkled in snow.

The hallmark of any Club Med holiday is one of all-inclusiveness, whether it's quality time with friends and family or the added luxuries of your stay.

What were humble beginnings in the French Mediterranean is now a global network of 80 spectacular resorts fit for any pleasure seeker looking for an easy escape.

Travel Inspiration There's fun for everyone at a Club Med ski resort (all images: Club Med)

Club Med's sun-drenched locales may be what first come to mind, but that familiar sparkle can be found in some of the world's leading winter destinations. When it comes to ski season, the choice is yours with 23 Club Med ski resorts sprinkled across the Northern and Southern Hemispheres in France, Italy, Switzerland, Japan and China.

Much like their warmer weather counterparts, these snowy resorts spring to life in a veritable blend of gourmet eats, stellar accommodation and a jam-packed activity line-up, including plenty of ski time. You can leave that credit card tucked away in your wallet too as everything is included. Really, there are no hidden hassles.

Travel Inspiration On top of the world

Skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels will revel in the snow sport offerings. Beginners can take advantage of lessons to polish up their powder skills, while pros can hit some 600 kilometres of thrilling ski runs of Val Thorens Sensations or Avoriaz in France. You can even ski straight to your door at the likes of Hokkaido Sahoro and Peisey-Vallandry.

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Non-skiers won't be left out though. From relaxing moments in the Jacuzzi while the young ones are at the kids club to guided explorations on foot through pine forests blanketed in snow, there's plenty of fun to be had off the slopes.

Of course, we can't forget Club Med's après ski indulgences. Quite frankly, these civilised hours of drinks and nibbles at twilight each day should be reason enough to pack the winter woollies and head straight to the airport.

Travel Inspiration 'Snow fun without building a snowman!

Arguably the biggest drawcard to an all-inclusive escape is the culinary offerings. Gourmands certainly won't be disappointed as all-day, open-bar dining is on the menu. Expert chefs will take your tastebuds on a tantalising tour of mountain specialities paired with fine wines across a medley of dining experiences no matter which resort you choose, and at pretty much any time you choose. It's indulgence at its finest.

When it comes to accommodation, comfortable, distinctive options abound, whether you're a family of four or a party of 10. Think tatami-style rooms, luxurious suites overlooking Mont Blanc or clusters of cosy chalets with all the necessary mod-cons and space to spread out.

Travel Inspiration The views aren't half bad from here

Apart from dusting yourself off on the powder runs, little effort is required for well, anything with Club Med. You'll barely need to lift a finger as dedicated Gentiles Organisateurs (G.Os) can cater to your every whim, desire and cocktail order. It's all fun, all the time.

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Anna Howard

Give me street food over Michelin stars, cellar doors over wine bars and small towns and wide open spaces over big cities any day. Travel for me means ticking off the 'to eat and drink' list one regional flavour and wine bottle at a time.