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5 Ski Resort Activities That Don’t Involve Skiing

28.01.2015 | Ski Hints & Tips

Ok so you’ve gone skiing so you can ski, but there are many different activities that ski resorts have to offer on top of the typical day skiing/snowboarding. Here are our top 5 après ski activities if you want to take a break from the slopes or you’re looking for something to keep yourselves entertained after.

Snowmobiling

SnowmobilingSnowmobiles, sometimes referred to as ski-doos, are designed to travel long distances in the snow – basically a snow quad bike. If you aren’t brave enough to try riding one of these on your own, you can always be a passenger and let someone else do the driving!

Most resorts offer a few different types of snowmobile experiences from basic tours that allow you to take in incredible views to longer trips with less stops and more speed! Either way, it is a great activity and there is bound to be a snowmobile experience to suit you.

Snow tubing

SnowtubingSnow tubing is a bit like sledging except you’re in a big round doughnut. All you’ve got to do is sit in it, hold on tight, and race down the hill as fast as you can! Most resorts that have snow tubing also have a big conveyor carpet or a tow lift for the snow tubes so you don’t even have to haul the tubes back up the hill for your next run! Suitable for all the family, you should definitely give it a go and race down the slopes together.

Snow shoeing

SnowshoeingSnow shoeing is increasing in popularity. A snowshoe is essentially a small ski that you attach to your footwear, the larger surface area means you can walk without sinking in.  If you enjoy walking and taking in the breathtaking scenery whilst you are on holiday, then snow shoeing is definitely something you should try.

With so many different trails to choose from in all the different resorts, there will be something to suit your level of fitness. With experienced leaders on hand to guide you, you can relax knowing you are in safe hands and won’t get lost. They will take you to the best views too so you can get some great photos to take home.

Dog Sledding

Dog SledgingDog sledding is an unforgettable, once in a lifetime opportunity. Experience what it is like to travel at high speeds through the snow and take in the breathtaking scenery all from a different perspective. Most dog sledding experiences will introduce you to your musher and you’ll get to meet the pack of huskies who will be escorting you on your trip. There are usually great photo opportunities for both landscape and of the huskies themselves who are always so eager and excited for their next trip!

Après ski bars

After an adrenaline filled day on the slopes, you might not be ready to call it a night. You’ll find plenty of cocktail making, dancing on tables, partying the night away kind of places at ski resorts. Not familiar with the resort? Some will offer you a “pub crawl” where they will give you a guided tour of the best bars around. Or if that’s not really your scene then there are also plenty of après ski bars with a more chilled out vibe. Socialise and enjoy live bands next to a roaring fire in one of the log cabin style bars.

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