For luxury in Europe’s highest ski resort, look no further than Club Med Sensations Hotel in Val Thorens. Offering really simple, hassle-free premium skiing experiences with an all-inclusive package, the hotel also offers super-convenient ski-in ski-out access. With 384 high-end designer bedrooms, guests can look forward to spending relaxing nights in their comfortable Deluxe, Club, Suite and Junior Suite rooms (Suites and Junior Suites come with private balconies, while Deluxe rooms come with a separate lounge area).
The hotel is also well provided for catering options, with a Main Restaurant serving generous buffet meals of deliciously fresh mountain cuisine, as well as more rarefied options in the Epicurious Gourmet Lounge. Headed up by 2-Michelin starred chef Edouard Loubet, the Epicurious Gourmet Lounge offers elegant tasting menus, delectable afternoon teas, and an unrivalled wine cellar, as well as delicacies from upmarket deli Eataly. For those who just can’t wait to hit the slopes, the Take Away Corner offers hot and tasty dishes as well as coffees on the run, and the hotel provides hot and cold snacks and drinks all day to hungry guests returning from the slopes.
Happily for those keen on a tipple, the Club Med’s bars, like the restaurants, run on an all-inclusive policy (there’s even an on-site nightclub). With water, fruit juices, fizzy drinks, teas, coffees, hot chocolates, cocktails, mocktails, local and international spirits, wines, and sweet and savoury snacks all included in the price of your stay, there’s no need to go elsewhere, and the Main Bar’s buzzing atmosphere and massive windows for great views make it a natural draw in the evenings.
Club Med packages really offer a great deal to guests, and this is especially true at the Sensations in Val Thorens. The Ski Pass included in your stay will give you full access to the 3 Vallées ski area (including Bride-les-Bains, Courchevel, La Tania, Les Menuires, Méribel, Orelle, St Martin de Belleville, and Val Thorens). Alpine skiing and snowboarding are also included in your package, and access to the Terraces, Lounge, and planned festive evenings also come as standard. In the Club Med Resort, Turkish Baths are also offered at no extra charge, while a variety of spa treatments including massages, facials, hand care and foot care are optional extras.
Bespoke Wellness treatments, including personal evaluations, a Wellness box in your room on arrival, private skiing or snowboarding lessons and nutritional advice are also available to book. Equally, great fitness options such as expertly-taught lessons and a large climbing wall mean that skiing isn’t the only form of sport you can partake in during a stay here.
Entertainment and night life are a big part of the Club Med experience, with cabaret, burlesque, and other nightly shows all receiving rave reviews. With live music, friendly and welcoming staff – and a spectacular number of costume changes- skiing will almost seem like a secondary activity during your stay here! For those in need of more sedate pastimes, wifi is free and the selection of movies available is huge, but if alone-time gets a bit oppressive, there’s usually an organised activity on at the bar.