Ski holiday preparation

How should you prepare for your all-inclusive ski holiday?

With our ski by Club Med holiday comparison tool, you can find and book the winter holidays that suit you best. In just a few clicks, you can enter your requirements in terms of date, budget, services and sporting activities. See the activities on offer in each Resort and choose your destination from the biggest ski areas. Are you new to skiing? Make the most of the Easy Arrival* service to book your lessons in advance and hire equipment for the whole family. Your ski lift passes will be given to you when you arrive**. Find the information you need 24/7 with the Club Med app. *Available 30 days before your holiday. **And usable from the following day.

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Choosing the ideal period for your ski holiday

Do you want to have a great holiday in the mountains? The right way to prepare for your ski holiday is to start by deciding what time of the year you want to go. Some ski resorts in Europe and Asia are already welcoming their first powder snow fans from the month of November. By mid-December, they're all rolling out their thick white blankets to welcome winter sports fans and nature lovers. Enjoy the magical atmosphere of Christmas on a family skiing holiday in December. Holiday in January, famous for its generous snowfalls, and treat yourself to the height of fun to start the year. Take advantage of the exceptional snow cover in February to recharge your batteries and get your fill of thrills on the slopes. Longer days, milder temperatures, less crowded pistes - ski holidays in March promise you sunny days and fun on the slopes. Enjoy the last of the snow in the month of April.  

Choose the ski resort that best suits your needs

Once you've decided when you want to take your holiday, choose your destination to prepare for your ski break. Family-friendly, sporty, intimate or festive: choose the ski resort that best meets your needs. Accommodation, restaurants, childcare, activities, ski passes and lessons with instructors from the national ski school (including ESF in France) - make the most of the all-inclusive offer at Club Med. You and your family will wake up in an unspoilt natural setting at the Club Med Resort of Valmorel. Try skiing Italian-style at the Club Med Resort of Pragelato Vialattea. Get a full-on winter sports experience with your friends in the festive ambiance of the Club Med Arcs Extrêmes Resort. From the Club Med Resort of Tignes Val Claret, head off to tackle the 300 km of intensely sporty pistes. Enjoy time with your partner in an intimate cocoon at the Club Med Méribel le Chalet Resort. Get a taste of the Japanese lifestyle at the Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido Resort. Hit the heights in the beauty of the Chinese mountains at the Club Med Beidahu Resort.

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Planning your packing and equipment in advance

The right way to prepare for your ski holiday also includes planning what you need to pack in your suitcase. As well as your ski clothing, you'll need sunscreen, lip salve, sunglasses with side protection, snow boots, a beanie hat, etc. Add a few special outfits for friendly festive evenings in your Resort. And don't forget to pack some sportswear and a swimming costume for other activities. Head off for your all-inclusive Club Med holiday with no stress. Make the most of everything the mountains have to offer from the very first day with the "Easy Arrival" service, available in all mountain resorts in Europe. Your equipment will be ready and waiting for you in your private locker. Relax, the pleasures of winter sports are all yours from the day after your arrival, with the ski lift pass included in the cost of your holiday. You can hire your equipment in the well-stocked Ski Pro Shop® (at an extra cost), within the Resort itself. You can also take advantage of the wise advice of our G.Os® who will look after your equipment throughout your holiday, if needed.

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