There are two types of people in the world: those who downhill ski, and those who haven’t caught the bug yet. Fortunately, ski resorts are increasingly catering to both groups. So if you like to enjoy a rest day during your ski holiday or if your group includes skiers and non-skiers, you’ll be surprised at the range of activities that resorts are offering to please just about everyone.

Whether you want to soar about the mountains in a hot-air balloon, snowshoe through a quiet wilderness following animal tracks in the snow or just relax with a frosty mug at a local brewery, resorts are ready for you. 

Here’s a selection, in no particular order, of some of the activities that will keep you busy when you want to give your legs a rest.

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