Club Med has chosen the location for its first ski resort in North America: Canada.
At a recent press event discussing the expansion of the all-inclusive resort company’s ski product, officials mentioned that they had been looking to add a North American ski resort. The new ski resort will open in Quebec’s Le Massif de Charlevoix ski region in 2020.
Plans call for a $93 million investment to develop a 300-room resort, which will include a five-trident (the highest of Club Med’s internal ratings) boutique hotel-style area with exclusive amenities and suites. The resort will aim to draw families and couples, as well as groups and conventions with dedicated event spaces. While skiing, travelers will be able to enjoy spectacular waterfront views overlooking the Saint Laurence River, Club Med said.
Currently, approximately one-third of Club Med’s ski resorts are devoted to ski travel. The company’s newest ski resort, the Club Med Samoens Grand Massif, is set to open December 17 in the Grand Massif ski area. Billed as Club Med’s new flagship in France, the four-trident resort will have a number of options for family travelers, including 30 suites and 45 chalet apartments among its 336 guestrooms. Dining options will include a main restaurant with four themed areas, a gourmet lounge with Alpine views out a glass façade, and a kid-friendly “DIY Dinner” restaurant that allows families to create their own dinner from options such as soups, mountain specialties and international cuisines. Families will also be able to take advantage of childcare, a dedicated restaurant and ski room for children, as clubs for children 3 years of age and younger (Baby Club Med and Petit Club Med) require an extra fee.
In total, Club Med said it plans to open 15 new resorts through 2019, one to two of which per year will be ski or mountain resorts.