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Blaze New Trails this Winter with Club Med Kiroro Grand, Hokkaido

Following the highly-anticipated grand opening of Club Med Kiroro Peak last December, Club Med, the leading pioneer of premium all-inclusive holidays and family vacations, will see the opening of Club Med Kiroro Grand on 1 December 2023, further establishing the brand as the leading ski operator in Hokkaido, Japan, in addition to more than 20 mountain resorts throughout the Alps, Canada and Asia.

Thanks to its exceptional location within an untouched Kiroro domain that sees the highest average snowfall of 21 metres in Hokkaido and 160 days of winter, Club Med Kiroro Grand promises a new chapter of elevated mountain vacations delivered with signature programming that will continue to draw families, active adults and the next generation of avid vacationers from all around the world. In addition, Club Med Kiroro Grand will join Club Med Kiroro Peak, located just a 5-minute gondola ride apart, as the brand’s sole mountain destination in Asia which offers spring skiing till May, as well as night and off-piste skiing with new trails to discover.

Inspired by the dreamlike scenery of Kiroro’s natural landscape, Club Med Kiroro Grand is designed with a distinctive enchanted forest theme, creating a wonderland for the senses. Upon arrival, guests will be drawn into Club Med ski resorts’ signature mountain charms encapsulated within the elevated grand lobby. Communal spaces will bring the great outdoors in and invite intrigue through thematic experiences and immersive ambiances. Imbued with a sense of place, each of the resort’s 266 guestrooms will effortlessly integrate natural finishes and rich Japanese influence inspired by an enriching narrative of a mythical journey up the mountains.

Club Med Kiroro Grand will offer direct access to an untouched ski domain with 23 courses for all levels and pristine off-piste ski slopes across both the Asari and Nagamine mountains. Ski and lift passes will be made ready upon arrival, so no time is wasted to explore the magnificent ski slopes. Group ski and snowboard lessons are included with every stay and are tailored to all age groups and skill levels with guidance from dedicated professional ski Gentils Organisateurs (G.Os) to help guests make the most of their winter holidays. Après-ski the Hokkaido way at Club Med Kiroro Grand with the brand’s first traditional Japanese onsen complete with a cedar-wood sauna, a hot stone room and a dedicated wellness lounge, brand-new restaurant and bar concepts, all-day entertainment, indoor swimming pool and more.

Club Med has been a pioneer of kids and family experiences since 1967 and families will feel right at home with a myriad of family-friendly activities and amenities, including dedicated Kids Club for children aged two to seventeen. The award-winning Amazing Family! programme further creates opportunities for families to bond through fun-filled activities. Families can have a ton of fun too in the powdery snow with snowshoe experiences, an outdoor playground area and snow garden for the little ones.

Club Med Kiroro Grand will also offer the discovery of Hokkaido less travelled. Spend a day at Otaru Coastal Town, located 40 minutes away from the resort, and learn about the port city’s rich history with glasswork, oil lamp and music box manufacturing; savour the fresh flavours of the sea at the local fish market and sip on Hokkaido’s finest whiskey brewed using traditional distillation at Yoichi Distillery which was founded in 1934. Those who are feeling adventurous can saddle up for a scenic horseback ride to discover the beauty of Hokkaido’s winter too.

“We are thrilled to be opening our second resort in this stunning destination following the successful opening of Club Med Kiroro Peak last December. With specially designed kids club spaces, facilities and programmes powered by our international, enigmatic G.Os, families can truly enjoy a hassle-free vacation, with time for all to indulge in the pristine beauty of Kiroro,” said Rachael Harding, Chief Executive Officer, East and South Asia & Pacific Markets.

Book your magical holiday at Club Med Kiroro Grand from March 14, 2023 and be among the first to experience this exceptional mountain destination in Hokkaido, Japan.

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