Australian Winter Olympian Sami Kennedy-Sim was nice enough to take time out of her busy schedule to give us an insight on what she is doing and her time training at Club Med Val Thorens, France. Interviewed by Pete TaylorSnow Forecastor & Ownersnowatch.com.au Q. You grew up in the Manly area of Sydney’sRead more
Aussies are seeking holistic snow holidays with unique experiences and cultural immersion alongside thrilling snow sports, according to sales insights released by Club Med, in-line with the all-inclusive provider’s ski season opening.Read more
A comprehensive review of the new Club Med Grand Massif Samoen’s Morillon resort in France
Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be invited by Club Med to review their brand new snow resort in the French Alps at Grand Massif Samoens Morillon. I’d never been to a Club Med snow resort before, but had been to three of their summer resorts (Malaysia, Bali and Mauritius) and was a big fan of the all inclusive holiday. It was on my bucket list due to the great time I had with the family during our Club Med stays over the last few years (see article on our previous Club Med trips). Knowing that Club Med resorts cater so well for families I simply had to take the family along to be able to review all angles….Read more
Mt Buller has announced the opening of Australia’s newest indoor acrobatic facility, the Buller Air Zone. Featuring one ofRead more
We have are nearly at the end of the school holidays for the Victorian kids and in the middle for the NSW. We have a fantastic weekend of sunshine coming up and the crowds will no doubt flock to the mountains and make the most of the fantastic mid July conditions. Enjoy while it lasts as next week will be a totally different scenario.Read more
What a week we have had. It started with zero natural snow on the ground and a man made patch or two. We saw it wet on Tuesday and Wednesday with a little snow up high, then things went nuts. June went from zero to hero within a matter of days.Read more
With little to no natural snow in the resorts it will be touch and go for some to get a lift or two running for opening weekend. So what’s the likelihood of resorts have a run or two going?
Here is how I see it:
There will be some snowmaking opportunities over the next week which will help but there is also a large moisture band due to arrive in the mountains on Friday that could really put a dampener on the opening weekend festivities. There is also a ‘but’ with that. The system ‘could’ also drop some white flakes. The snow line looks to be marginal at the moment and if it shifts one degree less we may get 5-10cm, but if it goes the other way and sits around 2C then we are in for a wet weekend and it will cause damage to the already thin man made cover.Read more
The simple reason why is because of the truly amazing experiences I have recently had at Club Med Sun resorts.
I’ve been lucky enough to have spent time with my family at three Club Med Sun/Summer resorts over the last three years. Having been a snow forecastor for Snowatch.com.au in Australia for around 20 years most of my holidays during that time have been to snow destinations…..Read more