Romance is in the air! Love songs fill your head, the smell of roses greets you when you walk into the store, and candy is everywhere you look. It’s the perfect time to think about a big, romantic adventure. If you want to do something extra special this year, consider planning a couples’ ski getaway. Below you’ll find a few resorts that know a thing or two about setting the mood.
While always beautiful and breathtaking, Copper Mountain, amps up the romance during their Moonlight Dine & Ski event. This unique experience is offered only three times a year. In February, you and your sweetheart can take a cozy chairlift up to a delicious gourmet buffet served mid-mountain. After your dinner for two, complete with live music, you and your special someone can hit the slopes together. Experience the beauty of the rocky mountain sky like never before as the stars glisten above and the snow sparkles beneath. Open skiing is also available before appetizers for those who want to make the most of their skiing adventure.
This isn’t just another family trip or adventure with your friends. You’re on a couples getaway, so you want to make every moment count, make it truly special. One great way to do that is to take in the sights from above. At the Aspen Snowmass resort, you can experience the beauty of the Colorado Rockies from above on a hot air balloon ride that is sure to ignite your senses. Hold each other close as the two of you look upon the beauty that stretches for miles. It’s the perfect activity for two people who want to make their getaway truly spectacular.
While Shawnee Mountain is known for being a great family resort, don’t think for one second that that means you can’t have romance. If you’ve brought the kids along, take advantage of the babysitting services the resort provides for kids age 18 months and older. Leave your children in the hands of well-trained, qualified, and kind employees who will care for them and keep them entertained while you enjoy some time alone. Hit the slopes or check out some of the local attractions, such as the Spa Shawnee & Salon, or see a show at the Pocono Playhouse or Movieplex.
Take a quick break from exploring the beauty of the great outdoors and swing by the Scandinave Spa Whistler to enjoy a relaxing spa package with your sweetheart. With breathtaking views, hot baths, refreshing waterfalls, and relaxing massage treatments, you’ll feel better than ever after a luxury afternoon of relaxation. After your spa afternoon, take a ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. This lift takes you high above the scenery below, giving you a gorgeous view of the Blackcomb Mountains. This lift is perfect for not only skiers and snowboarders, but also for those who enjoy a breathtaking view.
Ski Big 3
Ski Big 3 provides several quality places to experience ultimate romance. You and your sweetheart can take in the sights on a panoramic gondola ride to the summit of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain. You’ll be captivated by the beauty that surrounds you as you look upon the 360-degree views of Banff. Afterward, have dinner together at the Summit Cafe. If you happen to be on vacation during a full moon, experience the historic bistro that is perched at 7,000 feet on the upper cliff bands of Mt. Norquay. Open only on full moon nights, this unique bistro gives you an experience you’ll never forget as you dine amongst the stars, overlooking the twinkling lights of the town below. Or the two of you can skate on the beautiful and breathtaking frozen Lake Louise. It’s one of the world’s most beautiful and scenic outdoor skating rinks.
During your skiing adventure, take a break to cozy up next to a fire, have a picnic for two, or break open a bottle of champagne and some strawberries in one of Loveland‘s on-mountain cabins. These amazingly cozy cabins are free to use. So, hit the slopes together, and then take a break from the adventure to slow things down and enjoy a quiet moment on the mountain. Loveland also offers a very unique experience once a year, and this year it’s on none other than Valentine’s Day. Their Mountaintop Matrimony is a “mass wedding” where a group of couples get married or renew their vows all at the same time. It’s a unique way to tie the knot or renew your commitment. Surround yourself with others who are head over heals in love, beautiful scenery, and a celebratory party afterward. So, if you want to mix romance with adventure, this unique celebration might just be perfect for you.