5 of the Best Ski Resorts for Activities Other Than Skiing

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Have you ever tried to plan a ski trip for a large group, and some members of the group can’t ski? Or maybe, on some days during your ski trip, weather conditions simply do not permit safe skiing conditions? How do you plan on entertaining people in these conditions? Below, I have compiled a list of ski resorts that are not only amazing mountains to ski, but also offer a plethora of other activities to keep all members of your group happy the entire trip. Keep reading to learn about the 5 best ski resorts for things other than skiing. 

Montage Deer Valley Resort

Location: Park City, UT

Montage Deer Valley Resort
PC: Montage Hotels

Deer Valley Resort is famously known for being a skier-only resort. For those in your party who may not ski, the resort is conveniently positioned just five minutes away from Park City’s main street and 40 minutes away from the Salt Lake City airport. This pristine location allows vacationers to enjoy one-of-a-kind shopping and restaurants, ranging from dive bars to 5-star eateries. 

Activities offered other than skiing: 

  • Scenic chairlift and gondola rides
  • Concerts
  • Snowmobiling tours
  • Snowshoeing and Nordic skiing trails
  • Children’s center – day camps provided
  • Dog sledding
  • Sleigh rides
  • Paddleboarding
  • Hiking and mountain biking
  • Beautiful indoor and outdoor pool/spa
  • On-site bowling alley

Whistler Blackcomb Resort

Location: Whistler, BC

Whistler, BC
PC: Whistler Blackcomb Resort

The Whistler Blackcomb resort is found in the heart of the mountain’s village, giving your group access to over 200 shops and 150 restaurants and bars. With this amount of prime entertainment, it will be impossible to not please your entire party. Whistler Blackcomb offers shuttle transportation to any location desired to ensure safe travels and all-around fun. 

Activities offered other than skiing: 

  • Tube park
  • Dog sledding
  • Bobsledding bark
  • Snowmobile tours in the winter and ATV tours in the summer
  • Ziplining during the winter and summer
  • Scenic gondola rides
  • Art and historical museums 
  • Dog sledding
  • Wine and food tasting tours
  • Glacier tours
  • White water rafting
  • Hiking and mountain biking 
  • Year-round farmer’s markets, concerts, and festivals
  • Watch premier ski and snowboard races and competitions 

Stowe Mountain Resort 

Location: Stowe, VT

Stowe Mountain Resort
PC: Sprucepeak

Stowe Mountain resort has pledged to uphold four core values: people, place, energy, and people. With these values at the core of the resort, activities have been curated to satisfy everyone, regardless of age, interest, or skill level on the slopes. The resort offers an amazing spa and breathtaking views of the mountain that may make it hard for even the most die-hard skier to leave the premises of Stowe Mountain Resort.

Activities offered other than skiing:

  • Ice skating
  • Boutique shopping
  • Fine dining
  • Stowe Mountain Performing Arts Center
  • Scenic gondola rides
  • Childcare activities
  • Hiking and mountain biking 

Beaver Creek Lodge

Location: Beaver Creek, CO 

Beaver Creek Lodge
PC: Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek Lodge’s mission is to provide the “most curated and memorable adventure” for each family. With this mission in mind, the resort has created an amazing list of almost daily events to entertain all ages and interests. Beaver Creek Village hosts different seasonal experiences to create magical and unique experiences for travelers to enjoy at all times of the year. 

Activities offered other than skiing:

  • Transportation to Beaver Creek Village via the resort shuttle
  • One-of-a-kind boutique shops
  • Award-winning restaurants
  • Historical and art museums
  • Beaver Creek Performing Arts Center
  • Ice skating
  • Hiking and mountain biking
  • Snowshoeing and nordic skiing
  • Concerts
  • Daily family activities 

Club Med Val d’Iserse

Location: Val d’Ierse, France

Club Med Val d'Ierse
PC: Club Med

Club Med offers a unique resort experience in comparison to the rest of the resorts on this list. This resort is the only all-inclusive resort listed, and because of that families and large groups can take advantage of all activities without cost restricting any experience. 

Activities offered other than skiing:

  • Daily children’s activities and daycare services
  • Lively Apres scene 
  • Amazing restaurants included in hotel
  • Pedestrian lift passes for scenic views and hiking
  • Performing Arts Center
  • Live music daily
  • Rich history 
  • Serene spa

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