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Club Med Kiroro: inside Japan’s newest ski resort

Club Med Kiroro: inside Japan’s newest ski resort

Woman in a hot tub in the snow at Club Med Kiroro

Fancy some fresh, all-inclusive powder for your next ski trip? Club Med has been busy in the mountains above Japan to create the new Club Med Kiroro resort.

Here’s what’s new.

Club Med Kiroro: what is it?

 

The new Kiroro resort will see Club Med take two properties and combine them to make one super resort.

It aims to offer some of the best skiing in the world, with new runs and facilities on offer across two distinct buildings.

It’s a phased launch, with the first part – Club Med Kiroro Peak – opening in December 2022. The second phase – Club Med Kiroro Grand – will open in 2023.

Club Med Kiroro Resort

With a minimum age of 12 years old, Kiroro Peak is pitched at families with teens. Kiroro Grand, meanwhile, is all-ages.

Once both phases open, Club Med Kiroro will boast a ski domain that offers almost 400 guest rooms at peak season. Both will be connected by gondola, or you can take a short 3-minute buggy ride.

When the two properties were separate, they were voted highly in the World Ski Awards 2021. So the new facelift and Club Med spin is set to make it even better. The brand says that it’s aiming to give guests an “elevated mountain holiday”.

Club Med Kiroro Resort

The new property sits alongside Club Med’s three other Japanese locations. There’s the trendy Club Med Tomamu in Hokkaido, the debonair Club Med Sahoro in Hokkaido and the vibrant Club Med Kabira Ishigaki in Okinawa.

Kiroro is super-accessible, thanks to a train to Otaru Chikko Station. Alternatively, it’s a 90-minute drive from the New Chitose Airport.

Club Med Kiroro: things to do

Of course, Club Med wouldn’t be Club Med without its all-inclusive experience. Everything at Kiroro, however, pays tribute to its Japanese location and culture.

Skiiers and snowboarders will be happy, with Hokkaido netting around 21 metres of snow on average annually. That’s more than just about anywhere in Japan.

Kiroro will feature 23 courses for all skill levels that give you an incredible insight into the Asari and Nagamine mountains. From the top of the mountains, you can even get a spectacular view of the ocean.

Aside from the slopes, there’s an indoor resort pool; public bath, and dedicated kids zone (on the Kiroro Grand side).

Once you’re off the slopes, you can appreciate apres’ ski the Japanese way, with a 100% hot spring water natural onsen; cedarwood sauna, and a stone sauna.

Sake on a table at Club Med Kiroro

A menu of local, curated sake awaits you in the bar and restaurants. And local artisinal Hokkaido flour is used in the breads and pastries on-site.

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You can expect a blend of French Alps and Japanese specialty in the restaurant experience.

The resort has also kept in step with local design traditions. A gallery on-site even showcases local handmade art like Otaru glass crafts and paintings.

Club Med Kiroro will also have a program of events to suit both winter and summer seasons.

Club Med Kiroro: special launch offers

A render of a new room at Club Med Kiroro

Naturally, it wouldn’t be a launch celebration without special offers. Club Med is giving Aussies a special deal.

If you travel for a 7-night stay between 15 December 2022 and 30 April 2023, you’ll score $1166 (per adult) off your stay. That brings it down to a cool $2734. That’s only for a limited time, however, so book soon if you want to take advantage.

Here’s how to book.

Reservations kick off from August 2022.

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