The most beautiful ski villages for a white Christmas in Japan, France or Italy

Christmas in a Club Med village. Picture: provided

There’s nothing better than Christmas at a ski resort. Fresh snow, twinkling lights, special events and all topped off with the gift of being able to ski on Christmas Day.

For those who wish to treat themselves to a White Christmas and hope to make it truly magical, it is impossible to miss one of the Club Med destinations offering special packages for the end of the year celebrations.

The exclusive Christmas 2022 package is the first of its kind, as Christmas falls on a Sunday this year – meaning Club Med has extended its normal seven-night package to eight nights, offering a full week of all things Christmas.

And if you’re looking for some extra shine, they’ve got it in spades. All-inclusive means you never have to think about sorting out dinner or Christmas drinks, and they have entertainment covered with Christmas shows.

Santa Claus himself could even arrive by snow groomer, helicopter or sleigh…

Club Med Sahoro, Japan

Hokkaido offers some of the best snow in the world, and Club Med Sahoro offers ski-in ski-out access to make the most of those huge powder days in the resort – which has 25 kilometers of pistes served by nine lifts, and terrain to suit everyone in the family.

Your stay includes your ski lift passes as well as group ski lessons for those over 4 years old and group snowboard lessons for those over 8 years old.

When you’re not on the slopes, you can enjoy an all-day fine-dining restaurant, premium open bar, kids’ club for ages 2-7, and daytime entertainment like by night. Dine in one of the two restaurants, relax in the spa or go for a swim in the heated indoor pool.

Club Med Sahoro offers true immersion in authentic Japanese culture and heritage, so your Christmas experience will offer all the traditions you love, combined with new experiences.

Eight nights from AUD$5,015 per person.

Club Med Peisey-Vallandry, France

Club Med Peisey-Vallandry. Picture: provided

The Club Med Peisey-Vallandry Village is nestled in the snow-capped peaks of Paradiski, giving you access to not one but two ski areas: Les Arcs and La Plagne.

The mountain lodge has a warm, family atmosphere, with a freshly redecorated restaurant, two bars, heated indoor and outdoor pools, and nightly entertainment to ensure everyone is immersed in the Christmas spirit.

Prepare your ski legs before arriving at this destination. There are no less than 425 kilometers to explore, with 138 ski lifts all accessible via ski-in ski-out accommodation. Ski passes are included, as well as group lessons to put you at ease while you explore at your leisure.

Get eight nights here from AUD$3,700.

Club Med Grand Massif, France

Life is good at the all-inclusive Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon Resort, located just over an hour from Geneva.

Positioned like a bird’s nest on the heights of the Saix plateau, you will benefit from a perfect panorama of the Giffre valley for your Christmas stay by taking advantage of the three restaurants or the heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

And when you’re ready to ski the Grand Massif, just walk through the front door to access 265 kilometers of pistes served by no less than 35 lifts.

Don’t worry if you’re intimidated by the size of the complex. Your package includes group ski or board lessons for your instructor to show you his selection of the best spots while you refine your technique.

Eight nights here from AUD$4,105 per person.

Club Med Pragelato, Italy

Club Med Pagelato. Picture: provided

With its wooden chalets huddled around a pretty fountain, the Pragelato Sestriere Resort is straight out of an Italian fairy tale.

You have ski-to-door access to over 400 kilometers of pistes in Vialattea Sestriere, served by no less than 70 lifts – so you can arrive here with confidence that every type of skier and boarder is catered for.

The kids’ club caters to kids ages 2-17, giving parents the freedom to enjoy a foccacia and espresso before hitting the slopes. Or go snowshoeing through the sap tree forest before warming up in the Finnish sauna.

With daytime and nighttime entertainment sorted, it’s going to be a Christmas like no other.

Eight nights from AUD$3,515 per person.

Ready for the White Christmas of your dreams, with Club Med stays from December 18 to 26?

Click here to discover all Club Med Christmas packages, which include a discounted night for your eighth night.

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