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New ski resort in luxurious Italy

The new Italian Club Med resort.
The new Italian Club Med resort.

THE best kept skiing secret is out.

For those wanting to ski in Europe with the Australian dollar's upward trend, Club Med announces the opening of a brand new Resort - Pragelato in Italy, and Club Med today, has the best pricing in the last 10 years in European Resorts for Australians.

Pragelato is accessible either via Turin, Milan or Geneva and has magnificent ski-in ski-out facilities on the Alps, and the second-largest ski domain in Europe, the Via Lattea. Boasting more than 400 km of ski slopes for all levels and easy access to Pragelato ski domain with 50 km of slopes amongst the pine trees. The activities also include cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe hiking, nordic walking, and cross-country skiing. Included in your premium package are classes with experts from the Italian Ski School, included in the Club Med package. For those non-skiers, there is a host of other snow activities to enjoy too, including mountain paragliding, snow-scoot, dog sledding, ice-skating, and horse-riding.

Further afield in the French Alps, Club Med's flagship ski Resort that opened in December 2011, Valmorel - has become the number one European ski resort with Australian customers. A 4T Resort, with the magnificent 5T Space (giving guest unique luxury touches and services within their special space), and the new Chalets that can also access all the resort's facilities have proven a very popular formula.

Premium All-Inclusive Ski Holiday

Club Med Sahoro's all-inclusive premium ski holidays are designed to provide the perfect getaway-stress-free, relaxing and fun. Included are: all-day ski passes for both adults and children; ski-in, ski-out access direct from the resort to 17 powder-blanketed trails; seven ski lifts and a gondola that will take you for breathtaking ride along the snowcapped mountains. Even when the resort is at full capacity, you won't have to wait in long lines.

For those new to skiing or snowboarding, join our Club Med Ski and Snowboard School, where our internationally certified G.Os are passionate about teaching learners of any age, starting from age four and at all levels.  Up to six hours of lessons a day are included in the package, with seven levels of ski classes and four levels for snowboard classes available.

Club Med Sahoro provides the perfect blend of facilities and activities for both kids and parents.  Our dedicated G.Os and dynamic children's facilities, such as the "magic carpet" sliding conveyer lift, reinforce Club Med's emphasis on providing a safe and fun environment for kids, giving parents a more enjoyable and worry-free vacation.

When you're not gliding down the slopes, get rejuvenated in our Jacuzzi, located near our heated indoor swimming pool, or sooth your aching muscles in our Spa.

Experience Premium Hokkaido Cuisine and Hokkaido's Unique Culture

Club Med Sahoro serves a delectable, mouth-watering array of international cuisine daily.  At "Daichi," our recently renovated main restaurant, themed buffets that vary daily will keep you happy, whatever your tastes may be.

After a long day on the slopes, we invite you to cook up lasting memories with family or with new friends as you enjoy sharing a traditional Japanese Nabe (hot pot) at our specialty restaurant, "Mina Mina" (included; reservation required).  The acclaimed restaurant, whose name means "happy smile" in the indigenous Ainu language, will certainly offer an unforgettable memory.

New on the menu this winter, we'll be featuring the famous Japanese cuisine shabu shabu,* paper-thin-sliced, mouth-watering beef that's dipped and lightly cooked in boiling stock.  Also featured on our premium menu* are the freshest locally-sourced king crab, scallops and oysters, as well as a delightful Shintoku Shochu (Japanese sake).

Club Med Sahoro takes pride in preparing locally-sourced food of the freshest and finest ingredients.   Enjoy the spectacular view at the foot of our sparkling snow-covered slopes as you feast on the finest food with friends and family.

For a true Hokkaido cultural experience, enjoy one of our special excursions.* Gallop away the stress of life on a horseback ride through the snow, as you take in tranquil scenery and enjoy local wildlife. Transport yourself back in time as you enjoy traditional Hokkaido ice fishing.  Catch Japanese smelt fish, known as the dazzling fairies under the ice, and enjoy the comfort of heated tents as your delicious catch is cooked for you to eat on the spot. The Kuttari Onsen hot springs is the perfect post-slopes remedy. Surrounded by the awe-inspiring Daisetsu National Park, this traditional Japanese winter hot springs bath surrounded by pristine nature will sooth aching muscles and rejuvenate weary bodies.

Club Med Australia has some "Early Bird Booking" LAND ONLY offers for booking before 10th September 2012, with travel dates between 2nd March 2013 and 30th March 2013 5 nights from $1075 per adult (twin share) and $609 per child (4-11yrs)

If you are not taking advantage of EBB LAND ONLY - prices are from $1220 adult and $696 child for a 5 night stay based on 20% discount for sale 10 Sep - 31 Oct 2012

This land only price includes:

  • Membership inclusive of travel insurance
  • 5 nights in Twin Share Superior accommodation (upgrade available at extra cost)
  • Three gourmet buffet meals per day, Open-bar and snacking Service
  • Ski passes,  group ski  lessons from 4 years and snowboard lessons from 8 years
  • Club Med Baby Welcome Package (0-23mths),Mini Club Med (4-10yrs), Junior Club Med (11 - 17yrs and live evening entertainment

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