7 alternative activities for ski holidays

There’s a lot to love about a winter holiday in the mountains, from the dramatic scenery to the après-ski fun. Skiing too, of course, but you don’t have to be a skier to have a great trip. Here’s our list of alternative adventures that’ll tempt everyone.  



For those who aren’t inclined or able to ski, but who prefer to spend the day outdoors, sledding is a great option. Just as exciting and energetic as skiing, it’s always popular with little ones.

Dog sledding

Dog sledding trips are both an exhilarating experience and a wonderful way to admire the mountain scenery. Breckenridge, with its winding trails and views of the Rockies, is a great place to try this.



Not up for skiing or snowboarding, but still fancy getting out in the mountain air? Lower intensity than many other winter sports, snowshoeing is easy and fun – something the whole family can enjoy. 



Many ski resorts have luxurious spas – we love those in Gstaad and Courchevel especially. They’re a wonderful place to unwind after outdoor adventures or, if your idea of a great holiday is complete relaxation, to spend the day.



Another one for adrenaline junkies – speeding through the mountains on a snowmobile is a real thrill. A different way to hit the slopes, it’s perfect for skiers who fancy switching things up a little.


Helicopter trip

If you’re looking for something really memorable, a helicopter trip over the mountains is an awesome experience. Mountains around the world look amazing from above, where you can get a panoramic view of the snowy peaks, valleys and forests.


Learn to ski

For non-skiers heading off on a mountain holiday, there’s always the option of taking up the sport. Wherever you’re going, our concierge team can easily arrange private or group lessons for you.


Whatever activities tempt you for your winter trip, our Concierge team can arrange everything for you. Just get in touch with your personal Concierge after you’ve made your booking to start making plans.