Some people in a group don't like to ski too much, or don't ski at all. Even avid skiers might like to take a day off or might want to do something else after ski-ing.

For people who don't ski at all, we recommend renting a pair of snowshoes.  After a leisurely breakfast, there are several lovely walks straight out of the house.  They are possible in walking boots, but easier on snowshoes. Snowshoing takes no time at all to learn.  Up the hill, you get to the church and shops at Saint Nicolas la Chapelle.  Beyond Saint Nicolas, there are are more paths that are even lovelier. Downhill and bearing left, there are paths down to the frozen lake at Flumet.  Just make sure to follow the tracks of other showshoers so you don't get lost.  The tourist office in Flumet has information about  snowshoe trails and also organizes free outings with a guide.

The chalet has terraces on both sides of the house and if it's a sunny day, they get very warm.  Perfect for relaxing with a book and a cup of coffee.  If it's snowing, the fireside in the living room is a good alternative.

Putting on boots instead of snowshoes, five minutes walk along the road takes you to the high street of the village of Flumet with its attractive shops strung along the high street including an excellent butcher, and a cheese shop owned by the same family. If you have small children, don't miss the visit to the baby goats in the cheese shop. The bakery is at the top of the street.  The Bar-Restaurant has an amazing terrace overlooking the Arly gorges that is a good place for a morning coffee or even better, their plat du jour at lunch.  You will notice right away that people in the shops are much friendlier that in most ski resorts.

Down by the frozen lake at Flumet there is a free track for cross country ski-ing.  A couple of afternoons a week they have ski-joring outings there where horses pull you along on skis - this is not expensive at all.

Getting in the car, many of the lifts in Megeve and Espace Diamant take non-skiers and there are marked hiking trails so you can go for a walk and rejoin any skiers in your party for lunch.  Megeve is of course also a great place for shopping including gourmet food shopping, and indeed many of the Parisians staying at Megeve will spend most of their time doing just that.

Megeve also has a beautiful sports centre (Palais des Sports) with a large pool and ice rink.  Strangely, these are not crowded but be sure to check the timetable on the web as they close for lunch.  You can rent swimsuits and towels.

For more serious cross-country ski-ing, drive 30 minutes to the enormous Nordic area at les Saisies that was built for the winter Olympics. Les Saisies has a lovely modern swimming pool and wellness centre (open all day).

If you need to work, the internet connection at the chalet is fast  and there are desks in the master bedroom and in the downstairs bedroom.

After all that, you can finish with a spell in the Sauna at the chalet.