There’s a popular saying in skiing circles: “Skiing is a dance, and the mountain always leads.” Skiing is a hot topic at CN&CO right now as we prepare for our upcoming trip to Club Med Val Thorens Sensations in France at the beginning of April. Having Club Med as a client has opened our eyes to so many new travel ideas that we’re not sure how we’re going to fit everything in! It’s literally the whole world at our doorstep. But back to skiing… CN&CO intern Cristiana Cavalieri did some research on skiing at Club Med resorts around the world and put this blog together…

By Cristiana Cavalieri

Are you looking for a new and different family holiday trip as an alternative to the usual sunshine, beach and sea? Maybe you’re looking at a chilled ski trip as a possible option. Club Med is your starting point in looking at the numerous destinations and deals that are available just for you!

Between booking flights and finding accommodation, organising a trip can seem like quite a mission. However, Club Med takes care of all the boring tasks so that your holiday begins before you arrive at your destination. Avoid the tedious queues for ski passes by getting them when you book your trip! The goal is for your itinerary to be as simple as “sleep, eat, ski”.

Club Med caters for family trips, couples holidays, single getaways or a holiday just for you and a friend. Whether you are an amateur, or a hot-shot expert, Club Med will accommodate your specific ski level and goals. It’s really that simple. A few ski or snowboard lessons will take you from the blue slopes to the black slopes in no time.

Worried that your children may be too young? It’s never too early to learn the skills of the slopes. Special classes are available for children from the ages of 3 to 17. Watch out parents, your children could easily be passing you on the slopes with their newly found courage and expertise!

Why not incorporate the romance of France into your holiday at destinations such as Valmorel, Val Thorens Sensations, Aime La Plagne Lex Deux Alpes or L’Alpe d’Huez La Sarenne?

Or maybe, after hitting the slopes, you’d like to fill your tummy with Italian food in the Cervinia or Pragelato Vialattea?

Perhaps you’re the more traditional type and would prefer the Swiss snow at Saint-Moritz Roi Soleil, ending the day with delicious, mouth-watering chocolate. Maybe you’ve only thought about these places when it comes to skiing, but Japan’s Sahoro Hokkaido and China’s Yabuli are waiting for you, too. If you’re worried that skiing instructions may prove slightly confusing in Mandarin or Japanese, don’t stress. Club Med’s English instructors will immediately grab you by the hands.

Is your husband too macho to be seen skiing? Is your wife a little too anxious about the idea of sliding down the slopes? Or is your mother-in-law pulling her “I’m too old for this” card? No worries. Non-ski activities are also available for the yogis or the hikers, to the sit-back-and-relax show watchers to make the holiday more enjoyable for everyone!

All you need to do is keep calm and ski on, because after a holiday at one of Club Med’s worldwide ski destinations, you’ll only want to be skiing on days that end in “y”.