Not everyone has a penchant for the piste, and if that’s you, you’ll want to be heading to a ski resort with plenty to offer besides the slope and skis. Here are our top 5 picks for the best ski resorts for non-skiers.
A skiing holiday in Morzine, a pretty mountain town built in a classic Savoyard style, is perfect for non-skiers. It is located within the huge Portes du Soleil ski area in the valley between Les Gets and Avoriaz, with a wide range of local amenities to enjoy if you don’t fancy hitting the slopes. There is a popular nightlife scene that isn’t too overwhelming and therefore appropriate for people of all ages. Between 4pm and 7pm, Robinson’s is one of the most popular bars alongside Le Rhodes, famous for serving the popular strong beer, Mutzig.
Further into the centre of town, The Cavern is the most popular night-time spot that is open until 2am and always thriving. For the serious partygoers, the two main clubs in the region are l'Opera and Le Paradis. Some of the other fantastic activities in Morzine include:
Zermatt sits in the shadows of the majestic Matterhorn Mountain in Switzerland, offering visitors incredible and breath-taking scenery. As Europe’s highest ski area, the traditional mountain village features elegant shopping streets full of historic hotels and independent shops. As a car free village with transportation taking the form of electric karts, taxis and horse drawn sleds. There are over 30 mountain restaurants above the town offering incredible food and views.
Canada’s stunning Whistler is the largest ski area in North America, covering both the Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain. It’s such a popular location for non-skiers thanks to its vibrant town with plenty of après ski on offer. With numerous bars and restaurants on offer, the area is also home to plenty of nightlife later into the evening as well. If you’re in need for some retail therapy, there are a whole host of shops at your doorstep.
The Scandinave Spa, tucked away in the forest, is a peaceful retreat with a range of outdoor hot baths, cold pools, saunas and firepits, allowing you to unwind and relax in luxury.
France’s Chamonix is located at the base of Europe’s highest mountain Mont Blanc, a popular tourist attract for sightseers and mountain climbers. The town has a traditional Savoyard charm with modern conveniences, alongside a wide range of fantastic bars, restaurants, pubs, and clubs. Some of the most popular choices include the Ice Rock Café, where someone has parked a lorry in the basement, and Wild Wallabies. Other exciting après activities include:
Visiting Mayrhofen will take you to a stunning town within the Ziller river valley in the Austrian Tyrol. It’s breath-taking scenery and varied ski area has placed it as one of the world’s top ten ski resorts. Just like the other resorts listed here, Mayrhofen has a lively atmosphere with loads of clubs, discos and bars open until the early hours of the morning. There’s even a dance music festival every April.
Non-skiers can enjoy the local restaurants, leisure activities and health spas. One of the top-rated bars in the region is Bruck n Stadl, which features international DJs and a crazy Austrian party vibe. Or if you prefer an eclectic mix of music, then the Speakeasy Arena - located underground at the Hotel Strass – is the place to go!
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