TORONTO — Club Med Alpe d’Huez is now officially open following a major renovation, once again offering families a winter escape high up in the French Alps.
Having reopened its doors on Dec. 15, the 4-Trident ski-in-ski-out resort – situated 6,100 feet high in the Grandes Rousses Mountains, just two and a half hours from the Geneva airport – recently completed a $145 million refresh that transformed it into a trendy, modern and multi-faceted property for multi-generational families, couples, friends and solo adventurers.
It offers 441 room in three categories (Superior, Deluxe and Suites), all of which are customizable to fit guests’ preferences. Upon entering their rooms, guests will be met with a mountain-inspired design featuring bright colours, patterns and prints. Larger families can opt for the Family Superior Room or a Suite that boasts two bathrooms, an in-room lounge and private terrace.
For dining, guests can enjoy two restaurants and a main bar. Li Pic Blanc, the resort’s main restaurant, is split into three dining halls that serve international cuisine. The Gourmet Lounge features all-you-care-to-eat gourmet meals, afternoon tea, a healthy corner, a wine cellar live music, while Le Névé, the main open bar, provides a laidback, cozy space that transforms into a theatre for nightly live entertainment.
Outside the resort walls, guests can take advantage of over 250 kilometres of ski runs, including 18 black trails, 28 red trails, 31 blue trails and 34 green trails. Altitudes range between 1,800 metres and 3,330 metres. 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 lesson with two designated slopes for kids as young as four years old.
Other on-site activities include snowshoeing, hiking, Nordic walking, cross-country skiing, skijoring, dog sledding, paragliding, rail sledding, ice skating, swimming at the indoor pool, and even virtual reality sledding. Guests can also get pampered at the adult-exclusive Club Med Spa by PAYOT.
For kids between four months and 17 years of age, a new ‘Happy Lounge’ provides 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.
“Club Med Alpe d’Huez provides travellers with the perfect all-inclusive accommodations this ski season to explore the surrounding ski domain and charming towns,” said Amélie Brouhard, Vice President of Club Med Canada and Mexico. “Not only can guests enjoy the resort’s must-try experiences such as torch-lit ski descent under the moonlight, but they can also enjoy several après-ski activities in the comfort of the resort.”
Club Med’s all-inclusive ski package includes premium 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.