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Club Med Debuts New Ski Resort in the Italian Alps with Pragelato Vialattea's Opening

MIAMI, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Opening just in time for the holidays, Club Med introduces the newest addition to their mountain resorts, Pragelato Vialattea, featuring ski-in ski-out access to the second largest ski domain in Europe. Located in the heart of the Piedmont region in the Italian Alps only 55 miles from the city of Turin, Pragelato Vialattea is a unique type of mountain experience with charming clusters of chalets in an authentic setting. Guests of Pragelato Vialattea enjoy the value of a Club Med all-inclusive escape where everything is included in one convenient price, even ski lift tickets. Gourmet Italian cuisine prepared by international chefs is served throughout the day at one of the three specialty restaurants, and a full open bar with premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages accompanies nightly entertainment every evening. Club Med offers the perfect ski vacation for American guests with competitive all-inclusive pricing, popular international destinations, longer runs and more expert terrain.

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"Club Med is a resort leader in ski destinations with 23 resorts worldwide, representing 25% of the world ski market, and we continue to expand and reinforce our ever evolving portfolio with the introduction of Pragelato Vialattea," said Xavier Mufraggi, CEO of Club Med North America. "With more than 55 years of experience providing all-inclusive ski vacations, Club Med has undisputed advantages including occupancy rates of more than 90%, an outstanding level of guest satisfaction and the signature Club Med all-inclusive amenities."

At Pragelato Vialattea, winter sports lovers enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding lessons available for all levels through Club Med's unique partnership with the Italian Ski School. Skiing at Club Med Pragelato Vialattea accommodates every level of skier with 240 miles of ski slopes (244 slopes including 42 black, 118 red, 54 blue and 30 green slopes including 24 miles of cross country slopes) located between 4,450 ft. and 9,250 ft. altitude, with 92 ski lifts and six snow parks. For non-skiers who wish to discover the mountain in a different way, Pragelato Vialattea offers alternative activities such as hiking, snowshoe outings or even Nordic walking. During the summer, guests can enjoy fun outdoor activities with the family including golfing, mountain biking or hiking. 

At its low altitude, Pragelato Vialattea is the ideal family resort offering supervision and exciting activities for children from two to 17 years old, with Petit Club Med®, Mini Club Med® and Junior Club Med®.  A Snow Garden has been created for children four years old and up to safely discover snow sports with courses around figurines and hoops. As part of Mini Club Med®, "Happy Nature Box" invites children ages four to 10 years old to discover nature through music, meditation and exploration of the Club Med grounds. 

Pragelato Vialattea also boasts a full-service Club Med Spa by PAYOT. The dedicated wellness area has seven multipurpose treatment rooms, a couple's treatment room, Turkish bath, sauna and an indoor heated pool, perfect for relaxing after a long day on the slopes.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.clubmed.us, call 1-800-ClubMed or contact your preferred travel professional. For an insider look at Club Med, follow ClubMedOfficial on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel at ClubMedNorthAmerica. Check out Club Med's free innovative travel app for iPhone and iPad at www.clubmed.us/app.

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