Strapping skinny planks to your shoes and launching yourself off of a mountain isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. Yet there’s so much to love about ski culture—cozy chalets, crackling fireplaces, comfort food, cocktails—and just because you don’t ski doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Here, eight resorts across the U.S. (and all the activities) non-skiers will love.
THE LODGE AT VAIL, A ROCKRESORT (VAIL, COLORADO)
Nestled in the heart of Vail Village, this historic hotel has old-world European charm. The lodge offers daily s’mores happy hours, where the gooey stacks on rotation include Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Nutella. There’s also a luxurious spa, indoor ice skating and a pool. Sign. Us. Up.