“I go on a lot of vacations where everybody skis but me,” says Dena Owens, a Seattle resident who goes on multiple ski trips every year with family and friends. “It’s crazy that I enjoy it, but I do.”
Whether you have a life partner or a close group of friends who love to ski, you may find yourself invited on a ski trip, or several. If you’re not a skier yourself, you might have visions of whiling the day away alone in an overheated condo and spending nights listening to the skiers in your life recount the adventures they had on the slopes without you.
In fact, the mountains are a great place to be in winter, whether you’re schussing down them or not. We spoke to ski-trippers who don’t ski and got their tips on how to actually enjoy your non-ski ski vacation.