1 RELAX AND DISCONNECT … You have enough decisions to make in your day-to-day life. An all-inclusive vacation frees you from so much of the decision making involved in travel. Everything from kids clubs to ski lessons to lift passes are all included in an All-Inclusive Ski Vacation.
2 EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS … Most all-inclusive ski experiences are located outside of U.S. borders. Skiing the Alps is also a bucket list item for many, with people looking to ski the Swiss, French or Italian Alps at least once in their lifetime. Because winter airfare to Europe is usually more affordable, these all-inclusive European resorts can actually be a better value than high lift ticket and accommodation pricing in the Western United States.
3 …AND BEYOND … Veterans of Europe’s ski scene looking for yet more exotic and challenging slopes to conquer can find options in Japan and China that also provide an all-inclusive experience. Opening in late 2021, Club Med Québec Charlevoix outside of Quebec City, Canada will become North America’s first all-inclusive ski resort.
4 EXPERIENCE NEVERENDING THRILLS ON THE SLOPES … The ski domains in the Alps have what every serious skier wants: THRILLS. When compared to other mountain ranges like the Rockies, the Alps provide a larger vertical drop. The higher altitude of the Alps also provides higher quality snow that is preserved for longer periods of time. (There’s a reason nearly one-third of the Winter Olympics have been held in the French, Italian or Swiss Alps!)
5 …AND OFF THE SLOPES … You don’t even have to be a skier to enjoy a vacation at an all-inclusive ski resort. Take a gondola ride into a charming village, a nature hike, a dog-sledding adventure, a sled ride, a vigorous Nordic walk or a leisurely snowshoe stroll after which the spa awaits with heated indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool and Turkish baths, and fitness and cardio facilities. Soak up the après-ski atmosphere by cozying up to a fireplace with a festive surrounding, fondue included, among family and friends — new and old.
6 DISCOVER WHAT LUXURY REALLY MEANS … The concepts of “luxury” and “all-inclusive” are not mutually exclusive. Luxury means wanting for nothing which is exactly the experience you will have when everything is taken care of for you. Excellent service and elegant, well-appointed guest rooms and public areas provide a welcome respite after a day out on the rugged slopes.
7 FIND ACCOMMODATIONS FOR EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELER … The Swiss Alps, in particular, are filled with plenty of top ski resorts to choose from. For first-timers to the Alps, those with families or those seeking an easy experience from start to finish, all-inclusive ski resort packages at Club Med are the way to go. All-inclusive resorts can secure accommodations, meals and beverages, lift tickets, transportation, entertainment, and even ski/snowboard lessons. For those who aren’t quite ready to master the slopes, other activities await, including snowmobiles, ice skating, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and various charming Alpine towns to explore. There is literally something for everybody to enjoy at an all-inclusive ski resort!
8 BRING FAMILIES CLOSER TOGETHER … Taking any family trip together brings a family closer, but mastering the snowy mountain slopes together will create a strong bonding experience without all the digital distractions of today. Booking an all-inclusive ski resort is such a family-friendly option because it offers activities for children and teens which will play a big role in ensuring everyone in the family has a vacation worth remembering.
9 DINE ON AUTHENTIC LOCAL FOODS … From fondue and raclette to mulled wine and Génépi — guests can let their taste buds explore the world. After spending a day shredding the slopes, there’s no better way to refuel than with a selection of freshly prepared local delicacies. Authentic local cuisine, inspired by the surrounding regions, paired with international specialties, please every palate.
10 MEET PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD … Visiting an all-inclusive ski resort in storied peaks around the world will give guests a chance to meet people from around the world. This is especially a bonus for families whose children need to meet people from around the world to appreciate the diversity of this big, beautiful world.