Benefits of an all-inclusive ski holiday

(2016-10-10 13:47:58)

Accommodation, flights and transfers included, lift passes taken care of, gourmet lunches, snacks and dinners, unlimited drinks and ski lessons all wrapped up under one tidy price. This is the all-inclusive Club Med experience.




This writer had the pleasure of staying at Club Med Val Thorens Sensations last season, and the trip went something like this: our group arrived to tasty welcome drinks, the smiling concierge gave us our lift passes and our bags were whisked to our rooms apace. The ski hire shop was on site, and we soon had all our gear sorted and were out on the slopes – following a quick gourmet lunch in the upstairs restaurant, of course.


After a lively après-ski session at the Folie Douce, we returned to Club Med for afternoon aperitifs and a generous spread of snacks that included crepes and chocolate apples. Then came dinner, which was a sight worthy of photographs:  the sprawling buffet tables were adorned with delicately plated starters, an assortment of delectable main courses and desserts that made you want to skip the rest.




We enjoyed unlimited cold beers and flavoursome wine, and with all the food included in our holiday package we indulged ourselves to bursting point (worth it). After we’d gotten more than our money’s worth, we wandered up to the lounge bar for live music and unlimited cocktails, followed by dancing in the nightclub with Euro entertainment on the main stage.


This is what an all-inclusive holiday is about: fun and complete convenience. From the moment you board your plane to the moment you (reluctantly) leave your hotel on the final day, you scarcely have to worry about a thing or even open your wallet. All Club Med packages include ski and snowboard lessons, and many of their properties also offer in-house childcare and non-skiing activities like bobsledding, snowshoeing, yoga and other fitness classes.


Whether you’re a family, a gang of mates or a group of silver skiers, it’s hard to go back once you’ve experienced a care-free all-inclusive getaway.