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Club Med announces another record year, with more Australians opting for all-inclusive snow holiday packages

March 12, 2014 Ski No Comments Email Email

Following its second consecutive year of record snow sales, with a 17 per cent increase in bookings for the 2013/4 season compared to 2012/3, Club Med is anticipating that the trend for all-inclusive snow holidays will continue to appeal to Aussie travellers, and is opening a new French Resort to cater for demand.

With Australian travellers seeking the combination of reliable snow conditions, authentic cultural experiences and excellent value holiday packages, Club Med’s premium Resorts in France, Italy and Japan have proved particularly popular. Set in some of Europe’s most famous and charming ski areas, as well as premium Resorts in Japan and China, Club Med’s 23 snow Resorts offer guests unbeatable value, all-inclusive prices that incorporate accommodation, flights, transfers, gourmet meals and alcoholic drinks, ski passes and lessons, kid’s club, activities and entertainment, and more.

Club Med is renowned as a popular choice for families, however the 2013/4 season has seen a 30 per cent increase in bookings from couples taking advantage of Club Med’s investment in upmarket Resorts and romantic destinations. Adult only areas, Alpine chalet-style accommodation and a range of activities like horse riding in the snow, snowmobiling, sledding and ice-skating, have helped to More-fun-in-the-Philippines_250X250pxattract a wider range of customers, from expert skiers and snowboarders, and first-timers, to those who simply want to relax and soak up the culture and atmosphere.

“Our premium, all-inclusive offering has been increasingly popular with Australians as a convenient and easy way to relieve the stress of planning for a ski holiday experience. Club Med’s all-inclusive offering takes the hidden costs out of a holiday, so guests can effectively leave their wallets at home. With everything from ski-in, ski-out accommodation and food and beverage, to activities and first class facilities included in the holiday package, travellers can truly kickback, relax and enjoy their trip,” explains Madeleine Clow, General Manager of Club Med Australia.

“In preparation for a flurry of snow bookings for 2014/5, we have unveiled our new, premium Resort in the famous Val Thorens, which we’re confident Australians will fall in love with for its European charm and exceptional snow conditions. Our Snow Early Booking Bonus is also now open, offering customers the best value prices at Europe’s most popular snow Resorts,” Madeleine concluded.

Val Thorens, Club Med’s new French Resort

This year, Club Med is proud to unveil Val Thorens France, a brand new, purpose built ski Resort with prime ski-in, ski-out position.  Located in the heart of one of the most famous ski locations in the French Alps, the Trois Vallés, the Resort features stunning mountain views and ski-out access to the slopes.

The Val Thorens Resort will also offer guests the joys of après-ski, expected to appeal to Australian ski holiday goers looking for a sociable experience.  The Resort, opening in December 2014, will have a festive, cosmopolitan ambience, buzzing with energy.  Guests will be spoilt for choice with the food offerings from three different restaurants all serving delicious, local, gourmet foods.

Val Thorens is the highest ski Resort in Europe with an altitude of 2,300m located in the largest ski domains in the world.  It offers an exceptional skiing experience for visitors of all ages and abilities with 335 ski slopes to choose from as well as numerous snow activities, all included in the Club Med package.

Snow Early Booking Bonus offer

Club Med has released its Ski Early Booking Bonus offer for its 23 premium all-inclusive ski Resorts in Europe and Asia.  Savings of up to 30 per cent off* are available for bookings made before 26 June 2014, for travel from 1 December 2014 to 20 April 2015, offering fantastic value and a best price guarantee. The all-inclusive packages based on departures 10 January*, start from just $1,360* per adult and $1,040* per child for 7 nights*.

Club Med’s resorts cater to every member of the family from all levels of ski and snowboarding abilities. Packages include accommodation, ski passes and lessons, three gourmet meals daily, open bar and snacking service, Children’s Club for 4 to 17 year olds (at selected Resorts), a wide variety of sports and activities with optional expert tuition, daily and evening entertainment, Club Med membership with travel insurance. Airfares and transfers can also be organised with-in the Club Med all-inclusive package.

NEW! Val Thorens Sensations, France – 4 Trident

Club Med’s brand new Resort opening in December 2014 in the famous ski domain of Val Thorens renowned for its high altitude.  Packages start from $2,255* per adult and $1,755* per child, for seven nights. 

Pragelato Vialattea, Italy – 4 Trident

Club Med’s flagship Resort in the Italian Alps, with direct access to the slopes and the ‘Via Lattea’, one of largest ski domains in Europe. Packages start from $2,029* per adult and $1,575* per child, for seven nights.

Valmorel, France – 4 Trident and 5 Trident Luxury Space with private Chalet-Apartments

Located in the heart of a picture perfect mountain, with magnificent views over the ski Resort. Packages start from $2,185* per adult and $1,699* per child, for seven nights.

Val d’Isere, France – 4 Trident with 5 Trident Luxury Space

Set in the heart of the Tarentaise valley at an altitude of 5,250 ft, with direct access to the slopes of the extensive Paradiski domain. Packages start from $2,089* per adult and $1,625* per child, for seven nights.

Sahoro, Japan – 4 Trident

Renowned as a winter sports mecca since it hosted the Sapporo Olympic Games in 1972, the Resort’s climate guarantees plenty of snow and great powder on the pistes, which are located between 3,280 and 1,300 ft. Packages start from $1,899* per adult and $1,105* per child, for seven nights.

Wengen, Switerland – 3 Trident

A beautiful art deco hotel steeped in history and tucked away at the heart of a charming, traditional Swiss resort. Looking out over majestic glaciers, the Resort is located in Switzerland’s stunning, first-class Kleine Scheidegg – Mannlichen domain. Packages start from $1,360* per adult and $1,040* per child, for seven nights.

For bookings and enquiries, call Club Med on 1800 258 263 or visit www.clubmed.com.au

*Snow Early Booking Bonus is valid for new bookings by Australian residents only and is subject to availability and may change without notice. Minimum 5 nights consecutive stay required for Japan and China and minimum 7 nights consecutive stay required for European Resorts. Promotion for sale until 26 June 2014.  Ski season is open for travel from 1 December 2014 – 20 April 2015, with some variations depending on Resort and altitude. Blackout dates may apply. Prices advertised are based on departure date 10 January 2015 for Asian resorts and 11 January 2015 for European resorts and are based on Adults (12+) and Children (4-11) Twin Share in a Superior Room non-connecting (Asia) or Club Room non-connecting (Europe). Prices and promotion may vary for stays overlapping two travel periods. Offer not valid for Group travel or in conjunction with any other offer. Local transfers not included in price but available for pre-booking. Offer subject to quota per date of departure and to removal without notice once reached. Ski lessons for children (4-11 years) only included at Resorts offering children’s clubs for their respective age group. Resort not offering Mini Club only offer ski lessons for adult 12+. Ski equipment rental not included, rental may be available for pre-booking. Ski lessons included for 5 days and ski pass valid for 6 days starting the day after arrival. All prices include membership of $60 per adult 12 yrs and over. Please refer to Club Med Snow Brochure or visit www.clubmed.com.au for full details.

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