Many ski resorts offer a range of activities, from the slightly unusual to the unheard of, there is plenty to do. This list is ideal for those planning a ski holiday for non-skiers or those wanting to try something new.

So, why not consider spending one night in an igloo with your family, or taking a French cookery class with your friends? Because even if you don’t ski, it doesn’t mean you should miss out on a perfect snowy holiday full of activities!


1) Quad bike on the ice in Flaine

© Franck Fatiguet

Opened in 2001, the 700m track is one of the most beautiful sites for ice driving. There are options for driving a quad bike or SSV, day or night. There’s a really friendly atmosphere so feel free to warm up in the reception with a hot drink and snack afterwards!
More info here


2) Head to Val Thorens for a chilled out snowshoeing and yoga excursion

An enriching experience, far away from the busy slopes, at the heart of nature…. 
The mountains are renowned for being an ideal place for relaxing and recharging your batteries in a peaceful atmosphere. Val Thorens has come up with the best way to help you revitalise and soothe your mind: Snowshoeing sessions combined with pranayama yoga.
More info here


3) Try extreme skiing with snowkite at La Rosiere

Most people have heard of kitesurfing, this is the winter version! The snowkite is like having your own personal ski lift, a new way to slide the slopes. You’re not flying, just sliding on your skis or snowboard, pulled by a powerkite. Excitement guaranteed. 
More info here.


4) Lovers of skiing and nature go to Les Arcs for Ski Joering

Experience the feeling of being pulled along on your skis by horse! Ski Joering is the best way to discover the beauty of the mountains in a fun way (without any effort). The horses are very calm-natured so this activity is suitable for all the family! 
More info here.


5) Try ice diving under the lake in Tignes!

Suitable for beginners or the advanced, dive straight into the icy waters of the frozen lake and enjoy its tranquillity: not a single noise or movement. Rediscover the wild and feel at one with nature, a truly surprising and intriguing experience. 
More info here.


6) Wake up in an igloo in the heart of the mountains in Plagne

Make your childhood dream come true! A 15 minute stroll from La Plagne Village, in a pedestrianised area, hot drinks wait for you around a warm fire in the igloo village.There is an igloo restaurant where you can enjoy a traditional Savoyard dinner and for those who can brave the cold, you can experience a night in a private or shared igloo. Wake up facing the Mont-Blanc and looking over the mountains. 
More info here.


7) Stroll through the national parks of Peisey-Vallandry with a reindeer

Who hasn’t dreamed of being like Santa on his sleigh? Try a brand new experience in Peisey-Vallandry with the help of five reindeer friends, guiding you through the heart of the stunning natural Park of la Vanoise. 
More info here.


8) Take a hot-air balloon over the peaks of Courchevel

Come along with friends/family to enjoy a morning hot air balloon flight at sunrise. Leaving you plenty of time to ski the afternoon! Be transported by the wind, to an unknown destination. Discover the peaceful beauty of the mountains at its best. 
More info here.


9) Play Ice Laser in Alpe d'Huez 

© Laurent Salino / Alpe d’Huez Tourisme 

A great activity for a group of friends! There's a 290m2 ice maze to play in, teams can be from 2 to 20 people. The ice laser game is located on the Alpe d'Huez football pitch.
More info here


10) Become a chef in Courchevel

For all the lovers of traditional French food! Work alongside award winning chef (Michelin guide), come into one of the best restaurant in Courchevel, Le Chabichou. Enjoy a behind the scenes look at their cuisine, and the secrets of the recipes. Tasters of all meals prepared during the lesson and wine included. 
More info here.


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