Club Med revealed that its all-inclusive mountain concept will be expanding in the United States with a new resort in Snowbasin, Utah, slated to open December 2024. This opening will mark the brand’s first-ever Exclusive Collection (five-star) resort in the U.S. as well as its first new resort in the U.S. in more than 20 years.
During this week’s inauguration ceremony of Club Med Quebec, the brand’s president and CEO Henri Giscard D’Estaing, announced Club Med’s expansion to Utah. The brand currently has more than 20 all-inclusive mountain resort properties across Canada, Europe and Asia, and recently opened Club Med Quebec.
“Our pioneering spirit has allowed us to successfully introduce our distinctive all-inclusive model to ski destinations worldwide and reshape what a traditional ski vacation looks like,” said Giscard d’Estaing, in a press release statement. “Our first resort in Canada, Club Med Quebec, delivers an unparalleled year-round mountain vacation experience through boundless cultural touch-points that pay homage to the region, and we look forward to working alongside our partners to showcase Le Massif de Charlevoix’s incredible culture, warm spirit, and remarkable landscape. Looking ahead, we are delighted to bring Snowbasin their very first lodging and introduce the spectacular region to travelers from all over the world.”
Carolyne Doyon, president and CEO of Club Med North America and the Caribbean, added, “Club Med is known for pioneering new destinations, and we are eager to introduce Snowbasin to travelers as well as bring the very first luxury all-inclusive mountain resort to the U.S. Continuing our 70-year legacy, Club Med Utah will give travelers additional opportunities to discover Utah’s natural beauty and welcoming communities through a transformative mountain getaway experience.”
Located 35 miles from Salt Lake City, the Snowbasin Resort is one of the most accessible and oldest operating ski resorts in North America and will be home to Club Med’s first Exclusive Collection (five-star) resort in the U.S., joining a selection of Club Med’s most exclusive five-star properties around the world. Influenced by the surrounding region, the 320-room resort will showcase design touches that integrate elements from Utah and its treasured history.
With direct ski-in/ski-out access to surrounding slopes, Club Med Utah will be designed to appeal to every type of traveler, including families, and couples. Accommodations will include a 2-bedroom Deluxe Rooms and Family Suites, while private Penthouse Suites will be available for those seeking added luxury. Club Med will offer its children’s clubs for children 4 months to 17 years old. In addition to all-day dining available at the resort’s restaurants and lounges, guests can also enjoy included group ski and snowboard lessons, lift tickets, and a heated swimming pool during the ski season. During the warmer months, there will be opportunity to explore more than 3,000 acres of surrounding mountains and valleys through guided activities like hiking programs, mountain biking and Club Med’s circus activities.
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Snowbasin is less than an hour from Salt Lake City airport. The region offers more than 300 days of sunshine as well as “The Greatest Snow on Earth,” with access to Olympic slopes, ski runs for all levels, and one of the highest vertical drops in North America.
Guests can also explore Utah’s nature with excursions to National Parks as well as guided visits to local galleries and saloons in nearby Huntsville and Ogden’s Historic 25th Street.
The Club Med project is part of a larger master plan recently announced by Snowbasin for the mountain, which also includes additional beginner ski domains, new lift infrastructure and retail and lodging areas at the base.
“Club Med will bring distinctive high-quality development to Snowbasin, building on a superlative ski experience and decades of careful stewardship and investment into Snowbasin from our owners,” said Bruce Fery, CEO of Grand America Hotels & Resorts, in a press release statement. “Club Med will showcase the beauty and excellence of Snowbasin to a largely international clientele, which will benefit the entire region.”
For more information, visit clubmed.us.