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Yes, You Really Can Have a Hassle-Free and Super Fun All-Inclusive Family Ski Vacation

by Team Fathom
All photos courtesy of Club Med.

In partnership with Club Med.

People who like to travel may experience a tingling sensation when they learn about a new and intriguing destination — say a ski resort in the Alps or Hokkaido, Japan. “Ooh! I’ll add it to my list of places to go,” they may say, while digging around for their passport or counting out their vacation days on the calendar.

People who like to travel but have small children may also experience a tingling sensation when they learn of a new and intriguing destination. The feeling in this case may be a mixture of excitement and trepidation, anxiety, and perhaps a dash of resignation. “Ooh! I’ll add it to my list of places to go … in 18 years.”

Because the truth is that, as loving and adorable as they may be, a trip with children is not always a vacation. But it is always a vacation at Club Med.

Parents: Dare to imagine a real ski getaway, the kind where you actually get to ski and have some down time and where everything is included: accommodations, lift tickets, group ski and snowboard lessons, kids’ clubs for ages 4-17, après-ski activities, all-day dining (more fondue, thank you), you name it.

Club Med — the resort that pioneered the all-inclusive concept in the 1950s — broke the vacation mold with signature services and amenities that have proved to be relaxing for the parent and gentle on the wallet. What’s more, the resorts are fun and fabulous and have scaled globally to deliver value at over 20 all-inclusive mountain resorts and counting. (Case in point: A family Club Med ski getaway compared to a comparable DIY trip can mean a savings of $8k.)

The famous ski operator has destinations across the globe, from Québec, Canada, to Tignes in the French Alps — easy destinations for U.S. travelers to reach — as well as exciting new locales like Hokkaido, Japan.

Have a preference for the Swiss, French, or Italian Alps? How about Canada? Want ski-in/ski-out? All-day snacking options for the toddlers? Off-slope entertainment for teenagers? A massage for yourself? Snowboard lessons for everyone? Club Med already knows. And they’ve already come up with all the solutions.

Family Favorite Highlights

Easy Arrival: It’s Seamless
Ahead of the trip, families can sign up for childcare, book excursions, curate activities, and rent ski or snowboard equipment. Upon arrival, all gear will be ready in personal lockers.

All-Inclusive Perks
That means lodging, dining, ski-in/ski-out access (at select resorts), lift tickets, all-ages diversions, group ski and snowboard instruction for guests of any level and as young as 4-years-old.

Home Away from Home
Room configurations like deluxe rooms and suites ensure that two bedrooms are big enough for the whole crew. Mealtimes will always be a treat, with food that's locally sourced (like raclette for après ski) and sure to please the pickiest of eaters whose culinary tastes run to pizza, nuggets, and fries.

Everyone Is Cared For
There’s the new Mini Club (ages 4-10), and Club Med Teens (11-17), ensuring kids have a blast sledding, Nordic walking, playing games, learning new skills, and making friends while parents enjoy ski lessons, après-ski, spa treatments, or just a good, old-fashioned nap. Baby Club Med (4-23 months) and Petit Club Med (2-3 years) are available at an additional cost — though the service is priceless, especially for a sleep-deprived parent.

Excited and Intrigued? Check Out the Details

Club Med has more than 20 mountain resorts (and counting) across the globe in some of the world’s top ski domains: from the French, Swiss and Italian Alps to Canada, Japan, and China.

The Ski Getaways Sale is open for bookings now through October 12, 2022, with 45% discounts for travel dates between December 2, 2022 and April 9, 2023 for Club Med Québec, and between November 20, 2022 and May 6, 2023 for Club Med resorts in the Alps. Kids under 4 always stay for free.

We make every effort to ensure the information in our articles is accurate at the time of publication. But the world moves fast, and even we double-check important details before hitting the road.