Club Med plans new Utah ski resort

Club Med is expanding its North American portfolio with a new property at Snowbasin Resort in Huntsville, Utah, slated to open December 2024. This opening will mark the brand's first-ever Exclusive Collection resort in the U.S. as well as its first new resort in the country in more than 20 years.

During this week's inauguration ceremony of Club Med Québec, President and CEO Henri Giscard D'Estaing announced Club Med's expansion to Utah. The company already has more than 20 all-inclusive mountain resort properties across Canada, Europe and Asia.

Carolyne Doyon, president and CEO of Club Med North America and the Caribbean, acknowledged the brand's growth and continued development. "Club Med is known for pioneering new destinations, and we are eager to introduce Snowbasin to travelers as well as bring the very first luxury all-inclusive mountain resort to the U.S.," she said. "Continuing our 70-year legacy, Club Med Utah will give travelers additional opportunities to discover Utah's natural beauty and welcoming communities through a transformative mountain getaway experience."

The property will be 35 miles from Salt Lake City at Snowbasin Resort. Influenced by the surrounding region, the 320-room ski-in, ski-out hotel will be a blend of American and French style, along with architecture and design touches that integrate elements from Utah.

Accommodations will include two-bedroom deluxe rooms and family suites, as well as private penthouse suites. The property also will have a children's club and several restaurants and lounges. 

The Club Med project is part of a larger master plan recently announced by Snowbasin for the mountain, which also includes additional beginner ski domains, new lift infrastructure and retail and lodging areas at the base.