Charming villages, picturesque views, thrilling slopes and lively après – a trip to the snowy mountaintops can be one of the most romantic trips of your lifetime and is the perfect theme for a honeymoon getaway.
We’ve rounded up our favourite ski destinations across the globe. Check them out for some inspiration below!
Spending a week in Whistler during ski season is like no other. If you’re contemplating a ski honeymoon, it’s likely that Whistler is at the very top of your list. It’s one of the most popular ski destinations and for good reason! The average snowfall is 11.63 Metres which is significantly more than almost every other resort in North America and Europe.
With 5 terrain parks, 1 superpipe and a snowboard cross trail, Whistler offers vast terrain and the most variety compared to other resorts. Whether you’re a newbie to the slopes or a seasoned expert, there’s something for everyone. Off the slopes, the excitement doesn’t end! The town of Whistler is full to the brim with bustling bars for après. For a more relaxing activity, there’s also the Scandinave Spa set among the mountains with hot pools, saunas and a luxurious selection of treatments for you and your partner.
Only an hour away from the airport in Geneva, Chamonix is one of the most convenient locations in the Alps for a skiing holiday. The Chamonix Valley has over 90 miles of pistes ranging from gentle beginner runs to steep black slopes. As one of the first locations for the Winter Olympics in 1924, many seasoned skiers and sports enthusiasts flock to this beautiful French ski resort. Although there are areas for all level of skiers, it is chiefly renowned for its superb glacier and off-piste skiing with the most famous off-piste descent in the Vallée Blanche. This 12-mile, high-altitude route is a spectacular experience for those who wish to challenge themselves and the cable car ride up to Aiguille du Midi is a memorable one!
St. Moritz, Switzerland
For those looking to splash out on a glam honeymoon, St. Moritz is the oldest, and most luxe ski destinations in the world. This renowned resort has been host to 2 Winter Olympics and 3 Alpine Ski World Championships. They are well known for the famous Cresta Run which descends ¾ miles long and can reach speeds of 60/80 mph. This is ideal for couples who love an adrenaline rush!
For the less daring, there are a number of fun alternatives including plenty of nursery slopes for the beginners. You can try your hand at a game of snow polo or even try ice cricket, the options are endless.
One of the most famous ski destinations in the world, many celebrities flock to the Aspen Mountain in Colorado. With four ski mountains covering 5,300 acres of mountain, the area is packed with a variety of terrains. Whether you venture onto the black-diamond slopes for the thrill-seeking couple or take it easy on the less intense runs for the beginners, there’s something for everyone. A major perk of Aspen is that you can get a free professional tour that will help you navigate your way through the area, especially helpful to first-timers.
Aside from skiing, Aspen offers a number of other winter sports activities including ice-skating, snowboarding, snowshoeing, along with plenty of spa resorts and après ski spots to kick back and relax after an exciting and fun-filled day.
Emerging as the top ski destination for the rich and famous in the 1920’s, this location retains all of its affluent old-fashioned charm. Home to seven five-star hotels, some of the best mountain top spas and a number of Michelin star restaurants, Megève is dripping in glamour and sophistication. A perfect choice for those who want to go all out for their honeymoon, this stunning destination is filled to the brim with glittering boutiques, ancient Swiss architecture and restored timber chalets. The slopes are suitable for all skier levels and there are plenty of zones to explore throughout your stay, so you can be sure that you will never run out of a new slope to adventure down.
Getting married? Get in touch with our team here at Seckford Hall, we’ll be happy to help you discuss your plans! Our beautiful historical wedding venue is located in the charming town of Woodbridge, Suffolk. To arrange a tour give us a please contact our team of expert wedding coordinators on 01394 385678 or email [email protected]