Club Med, upmarket tour operator and pioneer of the all-inclusive holiday in the 1950s in France, has officially opened its first ever resort in China, Club Med Yabuli. The 4 Trident Yabuli Resort will join Club Med’s impressive portfolio of 23 ski resorts, offering experienced skiers, beginners, couples and families the luxury of a premium winter experience in China.
Located in the Northeast of China in Heilongjiang Province, 177km southeast from Harbin, the capital of the province, Club Med Yabuli is nestled in the heart of the Yabuli national park at an altitude of 470 metres. There are a total of 283 luxurious and spacious rooms including a Presidential Suite of 120m², 42 suites with spectacular views of the mountain range, 123 Deluxe Rooms, 117 Superior Rooms and interconnecting rooms which are ideal for families.
An excellent winter sports destination
Having hosted the 2009 Winter Universiade, Yabuli has an excellent reputation as a winter sports destination and is perfect for experienced skiers, but with 18 ski runs including two green, 11 blue and five black, Club Med Yabuli appeals to skiers of all abilities and has the largest beginners’ teaching terrain in the country. Representing excellent value, tuition is part of Club Med’s all-inclusive offering and with ski school-certified instructors taking regular group or private lessons throughout the day, less experienced skiers could be masters of the slopes by the end of their break. A heated, eight-passenger, high speed POMA Gondola whisks skiers up the 530 meter vertical rise to the mountain top in just seven minutes so there’s never a moment wasted.
More than just a ski resort…
For those enjoying the snow but fancy a break from skiing, Club Med Yabuli offers snow tubing* as well as the longest Alpine slides* in Asia so there’s never a better opportunity for guests to embrace their inner child and indulge in the simple act of fooling around in the snow! There are also a number of indoor activities including a flying trapeze, bungee bounce, yoga and billiards.*
Perfect for families
Club Med Yabuli welcomes children from two years old with children’s clubs that cater for all ages. For children aged between two and three years old, there’s the Petit Club Med; those from 4-11 years old have a Mini Club Med, while pre-teens and teens from 12 -17 years old can retreat to a Junior Club Med. The Resort also has a ‘Pyjama Club’ which takes care of the young ones while their parents enjoy evening entertainment.
As part of its all-inclusive offering, Club Med resorts serve the finest in international cuisine at all their resorts and Club Med Yabuli is no exception. Yabuli boasts the first ever Chinese restaurant, Mudan, complete with six VIP rooms from Club Med, offering guests a rich and varied a la carte menu of specialities from Northeast China. Two other restaurants at the resort, The Apple Garden and Bianco, offer international and Italian menus.
Relax and enjoy…
With an outdoor Jacuzzi, an adult-only indoor pool and a luxury spa, in partnership with L’Occitane, Club Med Yabuli is the perfect place to combine an adrenalin break with relaxation. After a day on the slopes, guests will be able to unwind in the Club Med Spa; soothe aching muscles, enjoy a deep tissue massage or a reviving facial. The Club Med Spa has 10 treatment suites and two foot reflexology suites.
Managing Director of Club Med UK Laurent De Chorivit says: “We have a number of resorts in Asia - such as Club Med Phuket and Club Med Bali - that always perform well in the UK, so the move into China is very exciting. The Club Med ski offering has always been very strong, with popular resorts including Val d ‘Isere and Chamonix peppered across the Alps, but Club Med Yabuli, a long haul destination, will offer a completely different ski experience. With an altitude of 1,374 and a long snowfall period, the resort will be a great addition to the Club Med portfolio.”