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I've been in Sahora, Japan for 5 days now and leave tomorrow. Weather's been mixed – sun, wind, snow, snow, oh, and more snow..big dry flakes! I've just NEVER seen so much snow.

It's March. We are at 1100 metres above sea level (very low in snow speak), the Sahoro ski area is small and quiet but big enough to have a gondola from bottom to top that seats 5 comfortably. I skied a long run today and I was alone! Not too cold and no altitude problems.

The Club Med Experience

On arrival, we're treated like royalty. Met by the Resort assistant manager, and given a welcome drink. Explained the drill-bags to room, put this bracelet on for identification, use this card for charging extras. After a late lunch (2.30pm), visit the ski desk and get your equipment sorted. Collect your ski passes at the front desk. Register for your lessons (daily morning and afternoon) at 6.00pm before going in to dinner. (And the all inclusive-drinks too).

Children are everywhere. A happy, busy buzz of people doing things. A great family experience with the kids club and kids ski lessons.

A real holiday for any parent. The “GO’s” (General orders-the Club Med Staff) are all nationalities and so obliging.
Nothing is too much to ask. The food is fantastic! There's lots to do if you have any energy left after hitting the slopes.
Yoga, stretching, dance lessons. Best for me though was the “Onsen”, the hot, communal pool...separate men's and women's. Very good for sore muscles at the end of the day, and just near the Spa where the massage was very popular.

A show was put on every night after dinner by the GO’s and was a children favourite.

It must be done!

If you're a kiwi family looking for a ski holiday that is easy, fun and has huge snow - then think Club Med Sahoro, Japan. It's a fabulous option and you won't regret it.

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