The new must-visit ski resort to have on your radar...

The best way to get over the festive holiday blues is to start planning your next getaway, somewhere hot, somewhere cold or a place in between- you just need to get away. Hello, French Alps...

The best way to get over the festive holiday blues is to start planning your next getaway, somewhere hot, somewhere cold or a place in between- you just need to get away. Hello, French Alps...

Why go?

Ski season has officially kicked off with the opening of the new Club Med resort in the French Alps, Les Arcs Panorama. Get ready to be transported to a winter wonderland where the snow illuminates the surroundings, and the cold light revealing the resort's modern-day composition. Les Arcs Panorama is immersed with a modern and serene curvilinear design which is made abundantly clear from the get go with open spaces, giving it a contemporary calm aesthetic. The exclusive location of the resort, within a striking pine forest, benefits from full access to 225km of slopes of the second largest ski domain in France, Paradiski.

The vibe

When you need to bring that adrenaline down after skiing up a storm, you can do so at the impressive 5 Trident Exclusive Collection Space called Le Belvédère, which offers guests a panoramic terrace with a hot tub and a breath-taking view over the valley. Like other Club Med resorts, there were no holds barred for the opening celebrations with Team GB Winter Olympians, including Slope style Olympic medallist from Sochi, Jenny Jones and Billy Morgan, the Men’s Big Air Olympic medallist from the recent games in Pyeongchang, attending the opening celebrations.

You really must

Try everything the Club Med experience has to offer; with the resort representing the brand’s unique family mountain experience, it will literally be adventure after adventure. Like the comfortable ski lessons, après-ski activities, kids’ snow garden and heated swimming pools for children to enjoy. But why should the kids have all the fun, the resort also boasts adults-only spaces, with the Zen Lounge and Spa helping guests recover after a long day on the slopes. Yes please!

Dine at

If you thought the list of activities was extensive, wait until you see all the dining varieties – with the new resort offering three restaurants and three bars, all serving authentic, gourmet food and drinks. It all depends on what you are looking for out of your dining experience, for traditionalists there is the main restaurant. But for those who like a bit of edge there is the Gourmet Lounge, which offers a high-end culinary experience complete with a wine cellar. The third restaurant is an innovative new family restaurant concept called Bread & Co. with a playful and interactive concept; families are set to have a dining experience they’ll never forget. At Bread & Co. the tables have been turned and the children are in charge, with the kids leading their parents into the kitchen where they are the little chefs. Parents can order their lunch and dinner on iPads and watch as the little ones help prepare the meals.

So, delay no further and get booking now.

Room prices start at £1,348 per person. To book, visit

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