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Winter Escape
Lavonne Cheah | 01 Dec 2017 00:30
Club Med Beidahu boasts the highest operating vertical drop in China

Med Beidahu, China

What: This wintry Club Med boasts 176 rooms including two family suites and one presidential suite. They are complemented by three restaurants and bars, a gym, a spa with a hot tub, as well as an array of sporting facilities such as archery, dartboards, table football, table tennis and air hockey. It also boasts an entertainment room with a dance floor to boogie the night away.

Why: Club Med Beidahu is located in Jilin province to the northeast of Beijing. It is situated in the heart of Changchun where the Asian Winter Games 2007 was held. Only 90 minutes away from Changchun airport, this hidden gem boasts spectacular sceneries of rime ice crystals.

 

Niseko Village, Japan

What: In 1963, Niseko in Hokkaido was designated as a protected zone within the Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-National Park. The area is characterised by ancient caldera lakes, serene rivers and undulating farm fields. Lying close to the Sea of Japan and Uchiura Bay, Niseko also enjoys an abundance of fresh seafood.

Why: In the 1990s, Niseko underwent a transformation into a skiing Shangri-La. Today, it is internationally recognised as a picturesque snow haven for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, adrenaline junkies and gourmands.

The Niseko Village boasts a combined 886.6ha of skiable terrain and is strategically located at the base of Mount Niseko Annupuri that also boasts award-winning hotels, an onsen, a dining and retail village hub, and an international snow school.