The world’s top 10 most romantic ski resorts
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, thoughts are turning to romantic gestures and how to impress loved ones. Leading winter-sports tour operator, Ski Solutions, has recommended the top 10 most romantic ski resorts to visit. An active ski holiday can be just as romantic as a traditional city break that many couples opt for.
“From stunning mountain scenery to luxury accommodation with the best spa facilities and delicious cuisine, a ski trip is ideal for a picture perfect getaway. Many of the hotels we offer have incredible facilities and are located in the best resorts that also offer plenty of activities,” says Craig Burton, Managing Director at Ski Solutions.
Hotel Ambra, Cortina, Italy
Italian charm, rooms with mountain views and located in central Cortina, Hotel Ambra is an ideal base to experience the area. Cortina itself is known as the ‘Queen of the Dolomites’ and is more of a small ski town than a resort, with excellent restaurants including some with Michelin stars and access to over 660 pistes in the Dolomiti Superski area.
L’Alpaga, Megève, France
The five-star L’Alpaga hotel in Megève is just five minutes by car from the centre of town and has an excellent wellness centre with a dark stone pool, Hamman, hot tub and treatment cabins. It’s the perfect hotel for couples to unwind after a day on the slopes. The resort has a traditional French village charm making it a must-visit romantic destination, from horse-drawn carriage rides to romantic walks. Couples can even experience the location where Audrey Hepburn falls for Cary Grant in the film ‘Charade’.
Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Canada
This world-famous hotel is an impressive landmark, appearing more like a fairy-tale castle in the forest than a hotel. It has impressive facilities including 12 restaurants and a Willow Stream Spa. Banff National Park has stunning mountain scenery – a fantastic backdrop for a romantic break.
Vestlia Resort, Geilo, Norway
This luxury resort is located in the heart of Geilo and the award winning adults-only spa makes it perfect for a couples break. Geilo offers other Scandinavian activities aside from skiing. From dog sledding to horse sleigh riding and possibly getting the chance to see the Northern Lights, making it the ideal destination for an alternative romantic trip.
Hotellerie de Mascognaz, Champoluc, Italy
For those looking for a private and secluded break, this stunning hotel is only accessible by skidoo because it’s tucked away in the heart of the mountains. Many of the rooms have wooden beams and log fires and there’s also a fantastic underground spa for guests to enjoy.
Hotel Alpenhof, Zermatt, Switzerland
Zermatt is one of the best ski towns in the world and offers iconic mountain views. From open fireplaces and luxury spa facilities to live piano music played in the bar area, Hotel Alpenhof is ideal for a couples’ ski retreat. Prices start from £1,400 per person for seven nights including flights, accommodation and transfers.
Residences at The Little Nell, Aspen Snowmass, USA
These residences offer ski in ski out access and complete privacy, with each of the 26 guest homes having their own private facilities. The Element 47 bar is the perfect place for wining and dining and The Oasis is the world’s first on-mountain champagne bar, where couples can enjoy a glass of champagne and the alpine views together.
Hotel Romantik Boglerhof, Alpbach, Austria
The hotel name says it all in terms of romance! Alpbach is known as being Austria’s most beautiful village and this hotel has award winning cuisine, as well as special activities including free wine tasting, fondue nights and torchlight walks.
The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland
Offering special couples retreat packages, The Chedi Andermatt is a five-star hotel with luxurious touches for couples to experience. These include a 6,000 bottle wine cellar, bespoke cheese room, a world-class spa and two gourmet restaurants.
Hotel Portetta, Courchevel, France
This hotel oozes luxury throughout with excellent spa facilities and Angela Hartnett’s Cucina Angelina restaurant based at the hotel. Close by is Aquamotion – the largest mountain waterpark in Europe, with a wellness and spa area and aqua sports facilities. Courchevel is ideal for those looking for a romantic ski retreat with the option to take part in plenty of other activities.
To book your next romantic ski holiday, contact Ski Solutions on 020 7471 7749 or visit skisolutions.com