What To Do On A Ski Holiday When You Don’t Ski!

26th November 2018

Tags: Group Ski Holidays 2024/2025

Given the popularity of the après-ski, you would be forgiven for thinking that not a lot of skiing takes place on a ski holiday! This isn’t the case, there are plenty of skiers who try to hit the slopes for every minute that they can while on their break, but for some people, skiing isn’t their favourite choice.

If you are booking a holiday for a lot of people, and this includes general friends and family members, there is a good chance that some people will not be fans of skiing. They don’t have to miss out on the holiday though because there are many things people can do on a ski holiday when you don’t ski.

Try some other activities

It may be that it is skiing itself that is the issue, as opposed to being active, and there are many other activities that can be enjoyed on a skiing holiday.

  • Snow-tubing
  • Paragliding
  • Snow-scooting
  • Bobsledding
  • Snow-shoeing

You may not have heard of snow-shoeing, but it is an activity based around walking around in the snow with traditional snowshoes on, the ones that look like tennis racquets! This is a fun activity that places you under much less pressure than skiing!

Make the most of local delicacies

Being on a ski holiday can take a lot out of you, so you need to keep your strength up. You’ll find that the ski destinations across Europe are well known for offering a range of tremendous local delicacies and you could spend your entire trip checking out food the likes of which you have never tasted before.

There will be some people who say that it isn’t a ski trip if you don’t indulge in fondue, and Switzerland is the ideal place to try this style of food.

Take a husky ride

If you feel the need for speed but also want to take things easy, you may find that booking a husky ride is the perfect activity on your ski trip. The Chamonix Mont-Blanc resort is well known for the sledging opportunities, and you’ll love the chance to get close-up with the adorable huskies.

Check out the natural sights

For some people, a skiing holiday is magical because of the views on offer. You don’t get to concentrate on much more than your immediate surroundings when you are moving downhill at a great pace, so take the time to look around you and soak in your surroundings.

When it comes to natural beauty, you may be fortunate enough to have booked a skiing holiday that allows you to view the Northern Lights. Booking a trip to Canada, Norway or even the upper reaches of Scotland will give you the chance to ski by day and view a breath-taking, and possibly once in a lifetime view for you, in the evening.

Take time off in a spa

Even the hardiest of skiers find that their muscles get tired after a day or two on the slopes, which is why the best ski resorts give you plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind. Book yourself a spa day or enjoy a massage, which will ensure that your legs are ready for anything when you hit the slopes next.

Just relax and stay indoors

When the weather is cold outside, there is often nothing better than staying indoors and having a slow and enjoyable day. Get yourself comfortable, make sure you have some fantastic snacks and then stick on a DVD or delve into a box-set.

Okay, this is the sort of activity you could do at home on a miserable day, so some people will feel it is a waste of time on a skiing trip, but there are some days when you need to make some time for yourself. If you have been skiing a lot or pushing yourself to your limits on the slopes, pausing for breath for one day will revitalise you, helping you to make the most of the rest of the holiday.

Obviously, if you book a skiing trip, skiing is likely to be on the agenda but whether you want some variety, or you must cater to the needs of many people, it is good to know that ski holidays are about more than just skiing. If you’re looking to arrange a trip to a stunning destination with fantastic views, let Ski Line help you out.