If you're travelling to the French Alps this season with non-skiers or if you're looking for something new to try this season, then here's our list of the top alternatives to skiing to tick off your bucket list! If you do take part in any of these activities, we'd love to see - tag us on Instagram.
Snowmobiling is a great activity for non-skiers looking for an adrenaline hit!
One ski resort which offers this exciting apres-ski activity is Flaine. With routes passing through the beautiful scenery of the Grand Massif and including pistes and forest. Located just outside the main ski resort, Deltaevasion offers guided excursions for beginners and more challenging routes for experts. The Motoneige routes are open after the pistes have closed for the day and allow for thrill-seekers to witness the day's sunset too! There is even the option to enjoy an evening in a tipi with fondue or have a Savoyard dinner in a traditional mountain restaurant after the outing...
Snowkiting and Paragliding
Snowkiting is being gently glided on your skis or snowboard, pulled by a power-kite. You only need a tiny bit of wind to start sliding, and get the amazing feeling of skiing with the wind! Snowkiting School in La Rosiere offer sessions and claim that "if you know how to ski or snowboard down a red slope, then you can learn how to snowkite."
Paragliding is another popular winter activity in the Alps! Meribel is one of the resorts on our programme which offers this unforgettable experience. Witness the birdseye views of the 3 Valleys as you soar across the ski area on a tandem paragliding ride!
Luge racing track
Courchevel Moriond, a perfect location for a luxurious stay over winter and offering a number of winter activities for non-skiers. The racing track for sledding is a great choice for all - 3km long with tunnels, turns and rapid straights! The track is open to most ages (from 5 years old) everyday from 12pm-4:30pm, with floodlit track on selected late evenings!