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7 best Romantic Ski destinations – Perfect winter holidays

Are you daydreaming about a romantic vacation for you and your partner? Skip the thought of a tropical island and get ready for some serious fun in the snow.

It might sound intriguing to some, but there is nothing more cozy and exciting than spending your holiday in a lovely ski resort. The snow, the playfulness and the long, warm nights can make for one of the best romantic times you can spend with your partner.

Here is my 7 best Romantic Ski destinations that you should definitely check out. Which one is your favourite?

Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria

Meet the largest ski slope in Austria, the unique human-made gem in the Kitzbuhel Alps! Saalbach Hinterglemm, which was upgraded and improved in 2014, is famous nowadays for its excellent lift systems.

Sure, you will have a difficult time remembering and pronouncing the name, but you can rest assured that the experience will be unforgettable.  Not to mention that you will enjoy the 270-kilometres slopes waiting for you and your partner to be discovered.

Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria

Whether you are a beginner attempting to do your first swings or a seasoned skier, you will love Saalbach Hinterglemm’ perfectly prepared slopes. You will also have a great time, reconnecting with Mother Nature and your loved one. Maybe it’s the cool, fresh air or maybe it’s the fairytale view you can enjoy with your partner that will fill your heart with joy.

Lech, Austria

Another great location in Austria to have a romantic, exclusive vacation is Lech. With an elevation level of maximum 1,450 meters above the sea level, this picturesque part of Austria is just spilling over with natural beauty and peacefulness. More than that, it also includes an exclusive list of royal names and Hollywood A-listers.

Lech

The remoteness of this ski resort and its old farming village charm make Lech a great choice for a romantic getaway. But, don’t worry. You won’t feel isolated here. Innsbruck is just a quick drive away, so you can hit this gorgeous town whenever you get tired of skiing.

If you want to learn more about this picture-perfect ski destination, check out this full guide.

Chamonix, France

It could be argued that France is one of the most romantic countries on the planet. The Eifel tower, the chic Parisian cafes, and the trendy Cote d’Azur have surely contributed to its fame. But, allow me to present to you a face of France most people don’t know about: the Alps.

France is an internationally renowned ski destination, and Chamonix is, by far, one of its best locations. The great facilities and the beauty of the place have been attracting Hollywood A-lister like George Clooney and royals such as Prince William and Kate Middleton, to name just a few.

So what makes Chamonix such a wonderful choice, besides the fact that you might share a chairlift with George Clooney? Here are just a few highlights pointed out by iGOSKI.co.uk

  • Fabulous natural setting. More than 90% of its slopes are above 2000 meters, so skiing here is a fabulous experience.
  • Beginner, intermediate or expert. Regardless of your level, Chamonix has got you covered with a wide variety of ski slopes.
  • Great ski schools: If you and your partner are new to skiing, then you will love being a student at the local ski schools.
  • Great resort attractions: The numerous attractions that the resort holds, from great cafes and restaurant to romantic dinners, will make your evenings charming and memorable. Simply put, everything here is vibrant and full of life.

Alpe d’Huez

At less than three-hour drive from Chamonix, there’s another ski resort famed for its impressive facilities and amazing natural surrounding: Alpe d’Huez.

The slopes here are suited for both experts and beginners. They go down to 1,100 meters and up to 3,300 meters. Thanks to the glacier, there’s enough snow from early December until late April.

alpe dhuez skiing

But, what you will love most about this skiing destination is the perfect sunny weather and the breathtaking view of the Pic Blank. It’s not for nothing that they call Alpe d’Huez the “Sunshine Island.”

If France is the answer for your romantic ski dream vacation, make sure you also check out this guide for an unforgettable ski trip in the Alps.

Girdwood, Alaska

Alaska is renowned worldwide for its amazing landscapes and natural settings. It’s also one of the best destinations for a romantic ski getaway. Girdwood stands out as Alaska’s premier ski town, located at around 40 miles from the international airport of Anchorage.

Probably the most remarkable resort in town is the charming Alyeska Resort. According to National Geographic, the best time to be here is in March, when you can get an average of 12 hours of daylight.

Alaska ski options

 What else is great about Girdwood?? 

  • Half of the mountain is wide-open alpine, so you’ll get to enjoy more of an authentic Alps experience rather than what you would typically get in an American resort. You will love skiing down on Girdwood’s classic ski run, famous for the great ski thrill that it provides.
  • Crowds are off limits here, so you will surely get to feel that much-desired peacefulness and intimacy with your partner.
  1. Banff Lake Louise Ski Resorts

Located in the heart of the breathtaking Banff National Park, this is one of the premiere ski resorts in the world. Famous for its pristine beauty and a national symbol for Canada’s love and care of nature, Banff Lake Louise is a natural gemstone.

With a resort to accommodate each different ski level, you will surely find the right one between Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village. Banff has a light, fluffy powder that guarantees the greatest ski experience.

The best of all resorts is probably Mt. Norquay, famous for its history as an Olympic and World Cup training ground. It’s also a great family-friendly resort that provides easy access to the town of Banff where you can enjoy numerous attractions and some delicious Canadian cuisine.

The best thing about Banff? You can mix skiing with hiking to discover the amazing UNESCO World Heritage national park.

Gstaad, Switzerland

Gstaad must be the most eclectic, fascinating ski resort you can ever find. With a charming mix of traditional – that the few locals strive to keep as authentic as ever – and class, this is one of many celebrities favorite corner.

According to The Guardian, affordability and luxury are not antonyms in Gstaad. As unbelievable as it might sound, you can enjoy high-class conditions on a very convenient budget.

Where to ski this season?

The interesting traditions and local souvenirs make for some perfect memories of your romantic holiday. Not to mention, of course, the amazing ski facilities that Gstaad offers, transforming winter sports in unique experiences.

Deciding what destination to choose for your romantic ski getaway may seem like an impossible task. All these locations are outstanding. Regardless of what you choose, one thing is certain: skiing is one of the best winter activities to keep your romance hot.

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