Home of the 1972 Sapporo Olympic Games, Club Med’s Sahoro Hokkaido all-inclusive resort is any winter sports lover’s dream vacation destination. Kids as young as four can hit the slopes after fun and informative ski lessons at Club Med’s Snow Garden. Parents can ski the more challenging slopes while their children are safe at one of Club Med’s signature kid’s clubs. Even the accommodations were designed with families in mind, the rooms are spacious and sleep six people comfortably. Hungry guests can try “nabe,” a traditional Chinese soup, at the Mina Mina or opt for buffet style dining at the Daichi.
Our Editor Loves
- Authentic village of Shintoku
- Group ski lessons
- Evening entertainment
- All Inclusive Rates
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Theme Meals
- Meal Plan
- Onsite Dining
We landed late at night (Driven safely by private land transfer) and was warmly greeted by Caleb our friendly Malaysian G/O. It was late, we were tired with 2 semi sleepy and curious kids. We didnt get to do much at all. Caleb checked us in to our rooms and set up the wifi and created a group whatsapp chat for easy communication. (Very savvy for later use!) There was also some light dinner packets for us (very thoughtful)
Next day morning, we were pleased to know that we can start the ski lesson straightaway. Its a plesant surprise because we thought that we missed the sign-up timeline the night before. Caleb brought us to the equipement room to get us set up. Depending on the time it can get a busy. The wait is not crazy long. Tip: bring a foldable bag to store your beanies, gloves, slippers etc. You can keep your bag/equipment in the holding area (look out for your room no.) next to the equipment room.
Our 1st ski instructor is Mr Dan Smith. He is a star! If you are a beginner like me do join his class. Sign up as private class if you can. He is patient and will guide you till you feel safe enough to ski on your own.
I forget to mention- kids are checked into Club Med Kids Club. This just means I wont see them till lunch time (or maybe later if you want kids to miggle with kids their age) On some days, my kids wanted to lunch with their crew which allows me and hubby some time to wind down after our 1st session of ski class. It was def plus point for us to chill, eat and talk about our 1st ski experience.
Food wise is alright. I wish there was more halal options. Pizza is a must try! You have to be quick though or you will missed it. Asians we love our water bottles right? You can keep this in your room. You wont go thirsty in Club Med. Milo packets? Keep them in your office. Kids will order their own hot cocoa from the bar. G/O Ratna was super kind to get my son some curry as he wanted to dip it with his bread. Appreciate it so much. Thank you.
Room wise is quite okay. Could be more spacious. We brought 3 luggages and didnt store it properly in the wardrobe so room appears cramp. Kids had a bed each and we slept on a queen size overlooking the snowy mountains. NOTE there is limited english channels. For those we cant sleep at night, be prepared to watch a lot of japanese tv shows. The housekeepers aka ninja warriors are sleek! You dont see them but somehow your room will be clean when you get back. I love it.
We will like to thank Merlyn, Caleb, Coach Dan S, Ratna, Jacob, Coach Will (kids awesome coach) and ALL the kids club G/Os. We are coming back and will like to try Tomamu. I wonder if I can see then again.
Lots of love,
The Khai family.
by Olivier V
I am somewhat a regular at Club Med, and there are 2 things that really struck me during my stay there: the staff and the resort itself.
Now, at Club Med it is tradition to have the GO team to be super casual and nice all the time, but this was just next level. The [absolutely amazing] 'Chef du Village' (Manager) at the time and her team was giving 500% at all times. They came to let me know how they were doing at kids club, they came to have a chat every now and then without invading our privacy, always ensuring we were feeling great.
Honestly, I've never felt this special. I legit thought they believed we were super stars or something. The Ski Instructor team is also awesome. I made a friend in Nino and Paul was super cool too! I just can't wait to come back. First thing I did upon returning home was to book for the year after - that says it all.
The resort itself is really perfectly sized - that's what make this place nice and cozy. I hear they will make renovations over this summer for the common areas, which is nice but not an absolute must imho. Oh, and did I mention the restaurant there? The Mauritian team leading the restaurant was top notch - they really know what they're doing! Honestly best holiday in YEARS!