Our 3rd Club Med and the best yet. This is a family friendly resort in keeping with the Club Med tradition so lots of children running around having a great time.
The location - ski in, ski out. Large varied ski area and some less popular but very scenic areas such as Montalbert - great for when the glacier is fogbound.
Ski School - I have an issue with the ESF ski school and the ratio of instructor to child skier (1:15). Club Med has historically washed it's hands of any criticism regarding the ski instruction but given that ESF have the monopoly here I believe Club Med should step up and exert some consumer power on our behalf (even if it means cutting into someone's profit margin). One day at the top of a chair lift we watched an instructor ski past with thirteen 7-8 year olds and I remarked how ridiculous it was for one adult to be taking a large 1 star group on a high blue run. Five minutes later a skier noticed one poor child who had been left behind from the group whilst trying to put on his skis! We told our instructor who eventually reunited the child with the group. Not the fault of the instructors who individually are hugely popular and a big hit with all ages, rather the manager who decides the class sizes. Our adult group also seemed too large and we became quite limited as to where we could ski by the less able amongst us.
Accommodation - we had two interconnecting rooms, small but clean and adequate. We fortunately had great weather but I did not feel there was much to do had we needed to spend a day or so inside. A couple of pool tables was pretty much it.
Restaurant - amazing and varied food
Kids club - sorted out the kids before lessons and help them putting on boots, finding skis. The staff are generally attentive, pleasant and work hard. Any potential causes of stress in a ski holiday are taken out of one's hands efficiently and with a smile.
One family in our ski group had come back to this resort for the last ten years which is a great vindication. I can see us coming back some time but only once we've tried some other resorts and maybe some private ski tuition.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On a mountain-top facing Mont-Blanc, Aime la Plagne looks out over a ring of immaculate ski slopes. The natural setting is complimented by the hotel interior, completely renovated in 2005 : wood, stone and pure lines lend this refuge a comfortable, hospitable feel and stimulate the senses. This Club Village is a real launch pad to the joys of whizzing over the snow, and a paradise for all who love sports and freedom. They'll enjoy perfecting their moves in the snow park or venturing out on skis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Med Aime La Plagne Hotel Macot-La-Plagne
- Club Med La Plagne
- La Plagne Club Med