By Megan Taylor Morrison
The Active Times

When it comes to large groups, vacation time can be a lot like dinner time: People all have different tastes and preferences.

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Slideshow: Great Ski Resorts ... For Non-Skiers

At the following ski resorts, you can rest assured that there will be something for everyone. From dogsledding to paragliding, there's an activity for the most and least adventurous members of your cold-weather entourage.

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In Jackson Hole, Wyoming, you can get down the mountain in a more creative way. Take a tandem paragliding flight with a trained expert from the top of the tram and gondola.


Nighttime Snow Tubing

Adventure Ridge in Vail takes tubing seriously. The multi-lane hill and covered dedicated lift is open throughout the day, but we recommend you go at night after a day of adventuring.



While the crowds head to the slopes, enjoy peace and quiet on the river. Various resorts in Park City, Utah, connect visitors with local fly fishing guides who can help you catch rainbow trout and a variety of other fish species in nearby streams.



Get off the ski runs and wander through quiet alpine meadows and forests by snowshoe. Some resorts, such as the Telluride Ski Resort, offer miles of groomed trails. Many resorts also offer guided snowshoe hikes led by naturalists.


Dog Sledding

If you're keen to explore at a faster pace, dogsledding could be your answer. Many resorts, including Squaw Valley, pair guests with a racing guide and a team of eight to ten Alaskan Huskies. The dogs pull you through meadows and valleys at around 12 mph.

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