Club Med has announced that its newly renovated, family-friendly ski resort – the Club Med Alpe d’Huez – is set to open December 15 in the Savoie region of the French Alps. The all-inclusive ski resort recently wrapped a $110 million renovation that elevated it to Four Trident status on the brand’s Five Trident rating scale.
The 441-room ski-in / ski-out resort has three separate accommodation categories – Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and Suites – that are customizable to fit guests' preferences, Club Med said. Families seeking two-bedroom accommodations can opt for the Family Superior Room category or the Suite category. Suites also have two bathrooms, an in-room lounge and private terrace overlooking the valley. All accommodations are done in a style that Club Med describes as mountain-inspired with a modern twist.
Elsewhere on the property are two restaurants and one bar. Le Pic Blanc, the resort's main restaurant, is split into three different dining halls: the Randonnée Room, with direct views of the chefs preparing the international dishes; as well as the Ski Room and the Vélo Room. The Gourmet Lounge serves Alpine-inspired, all-you-can-eat meals, afternoon tea, a healthy corner, a wine cellar, and a selection of local produce, accompanied by live music. Guests can also choose between indoor and outdoor seating. Le Névé, the resort's main open bar, serves snacks and beverages all day and into the evening, in a space with views out over the valley. At night, the bar also hosts live entertainment.
Outside the resort guests can enjoy the L'Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine ski region with more than 155 miles of ski runs, including 18 black trails, 28 red trails, 31 blue trails and 34 green trails. Altitudes range between 5,905 feet and 10,925 feet. As part of Club Med's all-inclusive ski package, guests will receive a ski lift pass and have access to daily group ski and snowboard lessons, ranging from beginner to advanced. New for this ski season, guests can also participate in family-dedicated lessons with two designated slopes for kids as young as four years old.
Other activities available at the resort include snowshoeing, hiking, Nordic walking, cross-country skiing, skijoring, dog sledding, paragliding, rail sledding, ice skating, swimming lessons at the resort's indoor pool and virtual reality sledding. Guests can also relax at the Club Med Spa by PAYOT and at an adult-exclusive wellness lounge with calm music, essential oils, comfy seating areas, and yoga and meditation classes.
There is also a dedicated program for children between four months and 17 years of age. A new "Happy Lounge" will provide a dedicated area for families next to the children's clubs with amenities such as an international library of children's books, multicultural board games, a playground with climbing walls, a drawing wall and kid-friendly modular furniture.
Ski Season Deal
For the upcoming season, guests who book by August 27 can save up to 30 percent off their vacation for select dates between November 24, 2019, and May 3, 2020. The offer is available at more than 15 Alpine ski resorts, including the newly renovated Alpe d'Huez and the recently opened Les Arcs Panorama, as well as Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon and Val Thorens.
Club Med's all-inclusive ski package includes accommodations, ski lift passes, group ski and snowboard lessons, personal equipment lockers, gourmet meals and snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, children's clubs, activities, fitness classes, evening entertainment, Wi-Fi and gratuities. Guests can also add on flights, transfers and ski equipment to their packages.
Club Med Alpe d'Huez is situated two and a half hours from the Geneva airport, two hours from the Lyon airport, and 90 minutes from the Grenoble airport.