We got the children ready for ski school but once again it appeared rather chaotic. Unlike in France where we dropped the children off in their thermals and the staff took over everything from there, we had to get the children ready and help them put everything on including their ski boots. Although each child did get a locker, I wasn't sure if there was an effective system. I didn't actually mind doing it as it was still infinitely better than having to drag children's ski boots and skis everywhere for them, but I didn't understand why different club med resorts couldn't learn from one another and adopt the best system as a standard. The children seemed to enjoy their lessons and it was happy children that we picked up around 4pm.
The adults also enjoyed their skiing. We were fortunate to get Sarah as our instructor, a lovely and gentle lady from England. The powder was just lovely to ski on and the slopes not too scary. The mountain wasn't too busy and there was never a wait for the chairlifts and the mountain is only shared by one other resort.
Dinner at Minamina was a more civilised affair compared to dining at the main dining hall. Minamina is a shabu shabu restaurant (Japanese steamboat). If you opt for a regular menu, dining there is included as part of your stay. You only have to pay extra for special menu items such as shellfish and beef.
We ventured to the pool after dinner and let the children have a swim. The pool was a reasonable size. There was a Canadian Spa which was essentially a hot tub in the snow as well as an indoor Jacuzzi. There was also an ofuro which I didn't try.
|The ski locker area|
|Guess what nationality guests are frequent visitors...|
|What one skis out on to|
|The slopes of Sahoro|
|Last day of skiing|