How to enjoy a ski holiday without skiing!

Non-Skier Activity Guide

How to enjoy a ski holiday without skiing!

Can you enjoy a winter ski holiday if you’re a first-time skier, or even if you don’t want to ski at all?

This was the question Abi Dare asked before staying as an Alpine Escape guest in The Loft, Courchevel January 2020. Read her blogpost A STYLISH CHALET BREAK IN THE FRENCH ALPS to find out more!

” So, can you have a great Alpine holiday if you haven’t skied before? The answer is a resounding yes. My first experience of the slopes was a lot less daunting and a lot more enjoyable than I’d imagined, and there’s plenty to appeal to those who don’t want to ski at all. I left Courchevel feeling relaxed and refreshed, and I’m proud of myself for trying something new. ” ~ Abi Dare 

Also, asked by Julia (aka Humphrey & Grace) in her blogpost – AN ALPINE ESCAPE TO COURCHEVEL

“To ski or not to ski? Although this was not my first time on the Alpine slopes, I am not a skier. Happily, though Courchevel offers plenty of options for those of us who don’t fancy hurtling down a mountain on slippy skis – or for those who simply fancy a day doing something different!” ~ Julia Smith

We agree! If you have booked a chalet holiday as a group often there is at least one person that doesn’t ski. That doesn’t mean they have to just sit in the chalet when everyone else wants to ski. Or there might be others in your group that don’t fancy skiing every day and want to try a new adventure or experience.

Our Non-Skier Activity Guide



A snowshoe expedition with Mountain Guide, Pip, offers an adventure into a different kind of winter wonderland – one without pisted runs or tracks and the drone of ski-lifts. An opportunity to tramp through fresh virgin snow, spot animal tracks and be amongst the pine trees. Snowshoeing doesn’t require any technical expertise, all you need is a pair of winter boots and Pip provides the snowshoes and poles.

Spa Time

If your idea of a holiday involves relaxing spa time… facials, massages, and lying poolside rather than perfecting parallel turns and conquering black runs, then head to Aquamotion located just before Courchevel Moriond.
Alternatively, you can book a massage or facial with Alpine Therapies to soothe those aching muscles and rehydrate winter-weathered skin. Slopeside serenity without leaving your chalet.

Non-skier activity guide - Aquamotion


Alpine Artisan Courses

Work with local artisans, Reanne and Hannah, to design and create a special piece of silver jewellery or leather accessory. All from the comfort of your chalet.

Artisan Alpine Courses in Alpine Escape chalets



We can book a local yoga instructor to come to your chalet and take a mini-group or private class. Stretches and poses to help relax, strengthen, soothe or energise.

Non-skier activity guide

Hope Star Pilates …… credit: Catherine Frawley 

Hot Air Ballooning

Taking off from Courchevel Altiport.

Hot air ballooning courchevel

Courchevel Moriond Toboggan Run 

Open every day from 12.00pm to 4.30pm

Minimum age : 5 years old.
Kids under 1.25m must be accompanied by an adult in the sledge (no extra fees for the adult).
Kids between 1.25m and 1.40m can choose to be accompanied by an adult or not.

Floodlit racing until 7.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.



These activities are great for non-skiers but also for skiers and boarders looking for a different experience. There really is more to a skiing holiday then skiing. Whether you decide to take it easy and relax or try something more adventurous. The mountain is everything and can cater for everyone.
Our luxury concierge service will arrange and book all your activities so you can tailor-make your perfect holiday.


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