“My quads feel like they’re on fire as I blast down a moun­tain faster than I’ve ever done be­fore”

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tuna sashimi to the whole­some buck­wheat Soba noo­dles, the choice of dishes im­presses.

The re­sort’s more up­mar­ket Mina Mina restau­rant serves its spe­cial­ity Nabe hot­pot dish of crab Shabu Shabu and Tokachi Wagyu beef from lo­cally raised cows. The meat is the kind of but­tery smooth, melt-in-your­mouth nour­ish­ment that would barely trou­ble a tooth­less infant.

Af­ter that it’s time to take in a show. The re­sort’s Gen­eral Op­er­a­tors com­mand the stage with a breath­tak­ing Cir­cue de Soleil–style per­for­mance be­fore earth-shat­ter­ing Taiko drums echo around the re­sort. “We hire en­ter­tain­ers and make hote­liers,” says Ong. “It’s a dif­fer­ent mind­set to other ho­tels and it’s a cul­ture unique to our world.”

It’s the per­fect way to end an awe­some day on the slopes. Shots of Jäger? How wrong I was.

POW­DER PLAYER: From an igloo vil­lage to Taiko drums and melt-in-your-mouth Way­gyu beef, Club Med Sa­horo of­fers an up­mar­ket alpine ex­pe­ri­ence.

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