Spring is on its way and love is in the air. With snow hanging from the branches of the trees and picture-perfect, chocolate box chalets dotting the mountainside, it’s hard to find a more romantic getaway than a ski holiday. From a chairlift made for two, to soaking-up the breath-taking vistas of a mountain sunset before a night-time ski ride, skiing affords a fantastic way to spend time with your loved one.
And afterwards? Why a candlelit dinner in a mountain restaurant of course. Alternatively, a horse-drawn sleigh ride through a snowy paradise, or an afternoon spent together in a luxury spa. Yes, we definitely think someone had romance in mind when they invented the ski holiday. But what are the most romantic ski destinations? With so many to choose from you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed about where to take your loved one. Luckily, we’ve created this handy Insider’s Guide to the most romantic ski resorts around.
1. Kitzbühel, Austria
Beautiful Kitzbühel, with its delightful medieval town centre, mixes romantic charm with world class skiing in the heart of the Salzburg Super Ski Area, Austria’s largest. A horse-drawn sleigh ride down the valley in neighbouring St Johann, is an enchanting experience for any couple and a must on a romantic ski holiday.
Where should we stay? The Hotel Schwarzer Adler, 4* Superior
Not only does this stylish hotel in the centre of Kitzbühel have award winning cuisine - ideal for a romantic evening meal - but the stunning heated rooftop pool offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
2. Levi, Lapland
Quiet slopes, husky sleigh rides through the wilderness, sleeping in a glass igloo beneath the Northern lights, all within the magical Arctic Circle. We don't know about you, but skiing in Levi sounds incredibly romantic to us.
Where should we stay? Glass Igloo & Aurora Cabin Excursion
A glass igloo and aurora cabin excursion is a must have experience on your Lapland holiday. Imagine falling asleep under the stars with the Northern Lights dancing on the horizon. And when you wake, the low winter sun fills the morning sky with a deep blue light. This truly unique (and incredibly romantic) experience is found only in Lapland.
3. Cervinia, Italy
Perfect for the foodie couples out there, enjoy tasty Italian dishes in Cervinia one day, then ski over to Zermatt the next for a classic cheese fondue. Prosecco, Aperol spritz, pizza, pasta and unbelievable skiing all at your fingertips.
Where should we stay? Hotel Punta Maquignaz, 4*
The open fire in the lounge is lovely to come back to after a long day of skiing. Why not enjoy a catch up on the days events with a drink from the champagne bar? There's also a spa area, which is included in the hotel price and here you can even treat yourselves to a relaxing massage.
4. Courchevel, France
Nothing says romance like extravagance, class and style, which makes Courchevel your ultimate romantic destination. It’s chic and stylish après ski is the perfect way to finish off a day on the slopes.
Where should we stay? Hotel Fahrenheit Seven (1650), 4*
Rest your muscles after a long day on the slopes in the spa with sauna, steam room and massage rooms. There is plenty of space to unwind, share stories, and warm up around the fireplace in the Cheminee lounge bar with the floating fireplace. You can even visit the Zinc bar and enjoy some live music and toast to your future together.
5. Mont Tremblant, Canada
With its charming buildings and cobbled streets, we think Tremblant village is easily the most romantic ski resort in North America. And our guests agree. Two Inghams guests, Hayley Atkinson and Benjamin Jackson, recently got engaged here during their holiday and we wish them so much happiness for their future together.
Where should we stay? The Hotel Fairmont Tremblant, 5*
The spacious deluxe rooms and one-bedroomed suites at the incredible Fairmont Tremblant are perfect for a luxury getaway for two. With its piste-side location you can easily combine skiing with romance on your holiday here.
6. Ortisei, Italy
The Italian Dolomites are possibly the most beautiful mountains in the Alps; and the charming village of Ortisei, with its ornate wooden architecture, high-class shops and incredible restaurants, easily matches the surrounding natural beauty. With superb connections to Selva and the famous Sella Ronda, you and your loved one will find world-class skiing on your doorstep when you visit Ortisei.
Where should we stay? The Hotel Adler, 5*
This luxurious hotel is ideally located in the centre of Ortisei, just 2 minutes from the lifts, but it is the stunning and extensive spa facilities that make this hotel an exceptional place to stay on a romantic ski break.
7. Serre Chevalier, France
Romantic tree-lined trails, skiing into the gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage site of Briançon, and the incredible open-air thermal baths at Monêtier all add up to create an enchanting ski getaway for two in Serre Chevalier.
Where should we stay? Le Grand Aigle Hotel and Spa, 4*
Situated in the idyllic hamlet of Le Bez, the modern and stylish Grand Aigle Hotel and Spa combines stunning spa facilities with a superb and carefully restored mountain chalet. The cosy bar is perfect for unwinding after a day on the slopes or for having a quiet drink with your other half.
8. Zermatt, Switzerland
The breathtaking resort of Zermatt is one of the world’s top places to ski. Add to that the picturesque, traffic-free village, streets lined with elegant boutiques and fancy bars, and you've got one of the world’s most romantic ski resorts. Dominated by the iconic Matterhorn, the mountain scenery is truly spectacular and will provide a stunning backdrop for your couples holiday.
Where should we stay? The Hotel Mirabeau, 4* Superior
For lovers of fine dining and excellent hospitality, the Hotel Mirabeau is ideally situated near the Gornergrat railway for ready access to the slopes. The excellent spa facilities mean you can spend your holiday in sheer luxury. However, it is a window seat in the restaurant, with it’s fantastic view of the Matterhorn, which will make your romantic holiday feel extra special.
Hopefully our list has sparked your imagination on the perfect way to treat your partner. Take a look at our 2021/22 ski holiday deals and plan your perfect couple's getaway.