The 10 Most Romantic Ski Holidays
We may be biased, but we think it's hard to beat the mountains as a romantic holiday setting. Cut off from the world in a secluded location with breathtaking scenery, think cosy log fires, luxurious spas and gourmet food - plus a sport that you both love. These are the holidays you never forget.
Our tailor-made approach to organising ski holidays is ideal for finding your dream escape, whether you're off on your honeymoon or planning a proposal, celebrating an anniversary or simply looking to treat that special someone.
We've picked out ten of our most romantic ski holiday destinations for a truly special, one-off holiday. For more inspiration and for personal recommendations from our team, call us on 01273 224060 or request a quotation online.
Ski & Sun in Whistler & Hawaii
What could beat a week in one of the world's best ski resorts followed by a week relaxing on some of the world's best beaches? Whistler and Hawaii is our ultimate honeymoon combination. Whistler on its own is one of our most romantic resorts - it's our most popular honeymoon destination and has seen the most Ski Safari customer proposals! Even our Canada Product Manager Rupert proposed to his wife on Blackcomb Mountain.
In Hawaii, watch the sun rise from the summit of a volcano, rest your weary legs on spectacular secluded beaches or keep the adrenaline going with a host of water sports.
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Classic Luxury Rail Adventure in Switzerland
Switzerland's picture-perfect ski resorts are romantic enough on their own - but for a special occasion travel between them on the Glacier Express. The full-day train journey takes you past twinkling glaciers, dramatic gorges and across the famous Landwasser viaduct between Zermatt and St Moritz and includes lunch and schnapps.
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A Room With a View in Lake Louise
Occupying a truly amazing position on the edge of Lake Louise looking out over the lake and the Victoria Glacier, the 5* Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise offers unrivalled luxury surrounded by the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. Although it's Canada's third largest resort, Lake Louise feels like an isolated, secret ski retreat. For the most luxurious experience, book the Fairmont Gold service for private check-in, private concierge and a sumptuous lounge offering complimentary breakfast and après ski hors d'oeuvres.
More information: Alberta Rockies Ski Safari
Explore Utah's Best National Parks
Described in The Guardian as 'The Greatest Holiday in the World™', ski the USA's largest and most diverse ski area and explore incredible national parks on our Utah Ski Safari. Ideal for lovers of the outdoors, after a week skiing Park City and Deer Valley, you'll leave the snow behind for a road trip through the area's best national parks, stopping off to sightsee, hike or even bike. If you like to party then you can finish your trip with a few nights in Las Vegas before you fly home. The 5*+ Hotel Park City (great value with private hot tubs) and the 5* Stein Eriksen Lodge (impeccable service and 4* diamond restaurant) are our top picks for romance.
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Discover Iceland's Natural Beauty
Reykjavik is included as a free stopover option for Colorado ski holidays and we recommend spending a couple of nights to properly enjoy its beauty. The city itself is full of colourful buildings, fantastic museums and funky bars, but the excursions are what make your visit special. Join the Golden Circle Tour to see geothermal geysers and thundering waterfalls, go whale watching, relax at the famous Blue Lagoon or tick off the magical Northern Lights. The mesmerising natural light show is a phenomenal experience.
More information: Reykjavik City Add On
Stay in an ICEHOTEL® in Sweden
For the ultimate Arctic experience, spend a night in the original ICEHOTEL® in Sweden. Sculpted from scratch each year in prime Northern Lights territory, this is one of the most spectacular places you will ever sleep. The ICEHOTEL® is best exerienced as part of an Åre and the Arctic Ski Safari, which also includes stays in Scandinavia's largest ski resort, Åre, and the world's most northerly ski resort, Riksgränsen.
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Coastal Walks on Vancouver Island
A must-visit destination for nature lovers, add Vancouver Island to your Whistler ski holiday to discover its many beauty spots and abundant wildlife. In early season, it's exhilarating to watch the huge, ferocious waves pounding the shores, or travel in spring for the best chance to see whales on a boat trip or floatplane excursion. Other highlights include the old-growth forest of Catherdral Grove, Hot Springs Cove in Maquinna Provincial Park and coastal bear watching from a Zodiac speedboat.
More information: Vancouver Island Ski Safari
French Romance in Quebec
Describing the area as 'stunning', North America Sales Consultant Luke spent his honeymoon in Quebec. Experience the best skiing the area has to offer in Stoneham, Mont-Saint-Anne and Le Massif. You'll be based in Quebec City, offering rich culture with an ancient Old Town and lively events programme. This trip will interest foodies in particular as Quebec City has more gourmet restaurants per capita than any other city in North America, and the French-Canadian cuisine is to die for. Quebec also has its own ICEHOTEL®, available to book from January to April.
More information: Quebec Explorer Ski Safari
Ski & Spa in Norway
Enjoy a skiing holiday at a slower pace by staying in three of Norway's most luxurious spa hotels in Geilo, Norefjell and Oslo. The resorts offer wide, uncrowded slopes and there are plenty of non-ski activities if you don't want to ski first to last lift. You'll also discover some of Norway's most spectacular scenery on the drive between resorts, passing forested valleys, vast lakes and snow-covered mountains. But don't worry, it's stress free driving - the longest journey is just 3 ½ hours and the roads are gentle.
More information: Ski & Spa Ski Safari
Cherry Blossoms in Japan
In Tokyo and Kyoto, celebrate the arrival of spring with food, drink and songs under the sakura (cherry blossoms). Many visit Japan for this spectacular sight alone, but you'll also spend a week in Japan's largest and best-known ski resort, Niseko. In spring, the snow base is at its best and there's a higher chance of bluebird days too.
More information: Niseko, Japan
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One of the handful of non-skiers before joining Ski Safari, I've now skied in North America, Europe and Asia. After my first taste powder and tree skiing in Japan last winter, I'm looking forward to more off-piste adventures!