Equipment, lessons and a choice of pistes: find out how to make the most of your first skiing holiday

Are you planning your first skiing holiday? The experts at the Ski Pro Shop® will help you to choose your equipment* and your instructor will teach you to ski safely, during your all-inclusive holiday. From the Alps to the mountains of Asia, you're on the right track.
*At extra cost

Where should you spend your first ski holiday?

Take an all-inclusive break for unrestricted skiing in one of the 20 Club Med mountain Resorts. Most of them offering ski in/ski out. To make sure you enjoy your first ski holiday to the max, choose an infrastructure and terrain that suits your skill level.

For example, the Alpe d’Huez ski area is ideal for beginners, with 43 green and 34 blue pistes. In between 2 ski lessons (from 4 years of age), take in the views around the Resort on a cross-country ski trek (from 12 years of age) or strap on your skates* for some fun on the resort's ice rink.

In Sahoro, in Japan, the natural topography is also ideal for beginner skiers. Located in the heart of the snow-covered mountains of Hokkaido, the site offers gentle slopes that will allow you to progress at your own pace or have a go at snowboarding (from 8 years of age) with an experienced instructor.

Also in Asia, the large ski resort of Yabuli is perfect for your first experience of winter sports. Here, in northern China, the highest summit is at an altitude of 1,374 m. An accessible altitude covered with a generous coating of powder snow. It also offers 6 blue and 6 green pistes that regularly host group classes. 

*At extra cost

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What services does Club Med offer you?

With the Easy Arrival* option, you save time so you can enjoy your all-inclusive ski holiday to the full. Introduction, progress in complete safety, and pleasure: you and your children can sign up for ski or snowboard lessons included in your package and suitable for your skill level. Support is provided by experienced instructors from the national ski school who know the ski area like the backs of their hands.

Your ski lift passes will be given to you when you arrive** and your equipment will be waiting for you in the ski room. The ski room is right by the access to the pistes and you will find your private locker there. You can store your skis or your snowboard there as well as your helmet and boots. There is also a boot-dryer there for your use. 

If you are staying in an Exclusive Collection space in a Club Med Resort, you will also have access to a high-end cloakroom with a glove-dryer, mirror, large cupboards and even a coffee and snacks service.

*Service available 30 days before you leave home

**Usable from the day after your arrival

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How do you hire your winter sports equipment?

There are two options to choose from. With Easy Arrival, 30 days before your first holiday in the mountains, you can inform Club Med of your skill level, your weight, your helmet size and shoe size and get equipment* suited to your body shape and needs. 

You can also hire* your equipment on the spot. Head for the Ski Pro Shop®. Here, the experts will guide you as you try the equipment for size. Thanks to its partnership with Rossignol, the world leader in alpine skiing, you benefit from high-tech equipment that's regularly renewed. 

Before you leave home, make sure you've got a warm, water-resistant outfit in your suitcase as well as a pair of sunglasses (or a mask) and sunscreen. Club Med will take care of the rest of your equipment.

*At extra cost

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