Ski Holidays For Non Skiers

08 July 2019

You dread it all year-long. Your family wants to go on a ski holiday, but you, or someone in your family, doesn’t like to ski. You're not alone. Often there is at least one member of a family, couple, or group that doesn’t want to ski, but that doesn’t mean they have to just sit in the chalet whilst everyone else hits the slopes.

Meribel offers some excellent alternative activities and has some great amenities to keep you entertained. There are superb facilities at the Meribel Olympic Sports Centre, just by the Chaudanne lifts, with a swimming pool, ten-pin bowling, ice-skating and even a climbing wall and all are superb choices for a morning or afternoon. Or spoil yourself at one of the hotel spas, like the Le Kaila, pictured below.

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There is also a Meribel market that is held twice-weekly, with many stalls displaying a selection of cheeses, cured meats, confectionery and the occasional clothing bargain. There is even a cinema that plays English films.

You can purchase a pedestrian lift pass and as many of the mountain restaurants can be accessed from the gondolas, this gives you a chance to meet with friends for lunch at the mountain restaurants and bathe on the sun terraces. Le Clos Bernard for example, pictured below, is easily accessible by walking through the woods between Altiport and Meribel Village.

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You can also get to Courchevel 1850 with the pedestrian lift pass, giving you access to all that it has.

So how about it? Just look at all the things you could do!

  • Swimming

  • Hot Air Ballooning

  • Spa

  • Bowling

  • Walking/Hiking

  • Cross-Country Skiing or Nordic Skiing

  • Snow Shoeing

  • Husky Sledging

  • Ice Skating

  • Cinema

  • Ice Climbing

  • Inner Tubing

  • Skidooing

  • Helicopter Tours

  • Shopping

So there are so many things to do for the non-skier, including, of course, learning to ski! If you want to know more about any of the suggestions above, please just get in touch and we will do our best to make your ski holiday one to look forward to!

Book your holiday to Meribel for next winter and we'll see you off the slopes!