TORONTO — The news reports coming in from Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands are heartbreaking, and the images even more so.
MIAMI — Club Med has revealed new details of the reimagined Club Med Alpe d’Huez, opening in the French Alps on Dec. 15.
Situated 6,100 feet high in the Grandes Rousses mountains in the Savoie region, about two hours from the Lyon airport, the ski resort is fresh off a $110 million renovation, earning its ‘Fourth Trident’ rating that provides a four-star winter family vacation experience.
Following the renovation, the 441-room ski-in/ski-out resort provides modern and chic accommodations, authentic F&B options, a wide range of ski and snowboard experiences, new activities for all ages, and three separate accommodation categories – Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and Suites. Families seeking two-bedroom accommodations can opt for the Family Superior Room category or a Suite, which comes with two bathrooms, an in-room lounge and private terrace.
In terms of dining, there are two restaurants: Le Pic Blanc, which is split into three different dining halls, and The Gourmet Lounge, a cozy and relaxed space that offers ‘all-you-care-to-eat’ gourmet meals, afternoon tea, a wine cellar and live music. There’s also one main bar, Le Névé which serves snacks and beverages all day and evening and converts into a theatre in the evening for nightly live entertainment.
Outside the resort walls, guests can enjoy 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.
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.
Besides skiing and snowboarding, the resort will offer a wide range of active experiences including snowshoeing, hiking, Nordic walking, cross-country skiing, skijoring, dog sledding, paragliding, rail sledding, ice skating, swimming at its indoor pool, and virtual reality sledding. There’ll also be the Club Med Spa by PAYOT, an adult-exclusive wellness lounge, and a host of activities for kids as young as 4 months old to 17 years of age. A new ‘Happy Lounge’ will provide a dedicated area for families next to the children’s clubs with amenities that include an international library of children’s books, board games, a playground with climbing walls, a drawing wall and kid-friendly modular furniture.
Ahead of the resort’s grand opening, Club Med has launched a new promotion. Guests who book by Aug. 27 can save up to 30% off their vacation for select dates between Nov. 24, 2019 and May 3, 2020. The offer is available at more than 15 Alpine ski resorts, including the new Alpe d’Huez, the recently opened Les Arcs Panorama, and guest-favourites like Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon and Val Thorens.
All-inclusive ski packages include 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.