Top Ski Resorts for People Who Hate Skiing? And One is in New England?
Thank GOD. Because I loathe skiing.
I don’t like it because one: why would you strap long pieces of waxed-up wood to your feet and launch yourself down an icy hill at top speed?
And two: All this happens in temperatures below 32 degrees?
But as we all know, humans are bonkers, so that’s what they do. And odds are, someone in your friend group or family wants to do this every year.
It costs you a a fortune, you’re freezing and I won’t even get into walking in those farkakte boots. Oy.
One time I went to Banff, one of the world’s BEST ski resorts. It was a dead of winter, beautiful, POSH. But hot damn, I never put on a pair of skis. People were stunned. But as I found out, there are a LOT of fun things to do in the snow that do not involve risking your life and ensuring a trip to urgent care.
Do you people have any idea what an emergency room co-pay costs? MORE THAN SKI RENTALS.
Anyway, so I don’t like skiing. But I LOVE resorts. And I love the concept of “apres ski”. Because “apres” anything that involves potentially injuring yourself is worth a celebration.
Here’s the good news!
The Points Guy put together a list of of top ski resorts for people who hate skiing. And one is in New England!
“On the rare occasion that I do find myself at a ski resort, I gravitate toward sitting by the fireplace with a hot toddy or exploring the area by bike. If you, too, are a member of the nonskiers club, check out one of the eight resorts on this list. They all have plenty of fun activities for visitors who prefer to keep their feet ski-free while their friends and family hit the slopes.”
Here’s his list, and a list of more local places to celebrate being on flat land with sensible boots.