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Club Med Sahoro

Sahoro, Japan
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Scout loves

  • A great ski-in ski-out location at the base of Sahoro Ski Resort
  • A wide variety of quality food, including Japanese, Chinese and Western dishes
  • Getting to know other people in your ski lesson group
  • Great entertainment and facilities for families
  • It’s all inclusive so you don’t have to worry about blowing your budget when there

Scout tips

  • There are set meal times for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it can be busy during peak periods. There is a second Japanese restaurant that requires a reservation.
  • Some of the rooms are on lower floors and don’t have much of a view
  • There is just one outdoor hot bath for the whole resort
  • This is now the older Club Med in Hokkaido. The newest resort is Club Med Tomamu.

SCOUT REVIEW

If you’re the type of person that likes to have an actual "holiday" when you go on a ski trip, then you need to put Club Med Sahoro high on your consideration set. Although Club Meds are often thought of as only for families, the experience actually caters to a wide audience - whether you are a family with young kids who are first-timers, a couple taking a hard-earned week off or a solo traveller that likes to mingle.

Club Med Sahoro is the original Club Med in Hokkaido and until 2017 it was the only one. However in 2017/18 the new Club Med Tomamu will open not far from this location. While Tomamu will be newer, Club Med Sahoro still offers a great product and is a little cheaper than Tomamu.

To those unfamiliar with the Club Med ski product it’s an all-inclusive resort where everything is taken care of (including your room, drinks (yes, alcohol), all meals, ski lessons and daily entertainment). All Club Meds around the world have a unique method of hospitality as the “GO’s” (Gentil Organisateur) that have regular roles (such as receptionist or Kids Club coordinator) also act like hosts and mix and mingle with guests throughout their visit. You feel well looked after and are encouraged to have fun and get involved.

During Scout’s visit to Club Med Sahoro we saw all types of customers. Yes, it was definitely busy with families. Kids were allowed to run free and their screams and laughter heard in all corners of the resort were an indication of just how much fun they are having. But there were plenty of others enjoying the facilities - our ski group consisted of a middle-aged couple sans kids for which it was their second Club Med ski trip that year (the other was in France), an older Australian guy travelling solo and a Japanese couple whose kids were in lessons. All were super friendly and by the end of our short visit we were great friends.

But in many ways, it is for families for whom the Club Med product is so brilliant. Kids are looked after from the moment you drop them off in the morning to ski instructors or qualified child carers.  Everyone re-groups at lunch, before heading out again for the afternoon. After skiing kids are treated to hot chocolates and snacks and there’s daily stage performances or even more activities before and/or after dinner. When it’s time to go to bed, they’ll crash so fast that the bartender will have only just had time to pour your next free cocktail by the time you’re back downstairs.

Club Med Hokkaido has excellent facilities. There is a day spa offering massages (additional cost), a swimming pool, hot tubs, games rooms for kids, a buffet dining room and separate restaurant and some non-skiing activities such as horse-back riding. Children from the ages of 2-17 have supervised care and activities from 8.30am – 8.30pm every day (hours vary by age and there is a break for dinner) and those older than four-years-old can participate in the ski lessons. Parents can spend as much or as little time with their kids as they like (kids don’t have to participate in all the activities).

During our visit, Scout bumped into an old school friend who was there with his wife and young kids for a week. When asked what they thought of the Club Med experience (it was their first Club Med and first family ski holiday) the mother said with a wry smile; “We actually feel guilty, we don’t have to do anything and really haven’t seen the kids that much, but they’re having an absolute ball. It’s so relaxing!” Considering that generally the words “relaxing” and “family ski holiday” are rarely put in the same sentence we thought that was a pretty good sign! If that sounds good to you, send us an inquiry and let Scout take care of everything for you (Scout can book any Club Med around the world).

Who should stay here

Club Med Hokkaido is perfect for those that want a taste of skiing in Japan in a no-hassle, all-inclusive resort style environment. It’s perfect for families, particularly those with younger kids and/or first-timers, as well as anyone else that enjoys mixing and mingling with other guests. Club Med Sahoro is not for those that dislike being around children on a ski holiday (there are adult-only Club Meds in ski resorts if that sounds more appealing). If you are coming to Sahoro for only a few days and don't need all the extras you may want to consider the Tokachi Sahoro Resort Hotel down the road.

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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