With breath-taking landscapes, magical scenery, spas, hot tubs and starry nights it’s easy to see why there is often love in the mountain air. The mountains can provide an incredibly romantic setting and taking in the view with a loved one can be a truly momentous occasion.
So if you’re seeking a spot for a uniquely romantic date or even a secluded setting for a mountain marriage proposal, keep on reading for some fairy-tale inspiration and some of our favourite romantic ski resorts.
5. Zermatt, Switzerland
Great for: Splashing your cash on luxury
The beauty of Zermatt astounds and amazes all upon their approach, before they have even set foot on the resort grounds. From the powerful and towering Matterhorn Mountain to the winter wonderland atmosphere that can be felt throughout. Horse drawn carriages replace cars and cute restaurants can be found in cosy and idyllic corners. Relish in a Michelin-starred meal at Heimberg or enjoy an uninterrupted view of the mountains from Chez Vrony. Zermatt oozes luxury and loves the finer things in life so remember to work that into your budget to avoid disappointment.
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4. Megeve, France
Great for: Quaint and charming old town scenery
Megeve is like a living fairy-tale; With its traditional French village charm, cobbled streets and medieval church, you can’t help but fall in love with this snow coated old town. If you’re looking for great skiing matched with ambience and atmosphere, a trip to this cute commune in the Rhone Alpes region is exactly what you need. Megeve was the place to be during the 1960’s but as the hype has since calmed down, a quiet, peaceful and secluded resort remains.
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3. Selva, Italy
Great for: The scenic routes and Italian-Alpine cuisine
A world of contrasts can be experienced in South Tyrol. This stunning and scenic ski area sits in Italy’s northernmost province, neighbouring renowned skiing destinations Austria and Switzerland. In South Tyrol you can experience tremendous skiing amongst the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Dolomites Mountains yet also be romanced by Italy’s enchanting village resort life. Several regions back up South Tyrol, including Selva in Val Gardena located at the heart of the spectacular Dolomites. Selva is a favourite destination for British skiers boasting beautiful scenery, delicious cuisine and exceptional skiing.
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2. Tremblant, Canada
Great for: A magnetic and unique atmosphere
Frequently voted as the best Eastern North American resort, Tremblant in Quebec is a French Canadian gem well worth a trip across the pond. Expect all the best bits of a Canadian ski holiday with a dash of French flirtation. Skiing here is superb and all abilities can enjoy this multi-purpose destination. The French-Canadian locals are charming and full of character, you’ll be glad you came but very sad to leave.
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1. Alpbach, Austria
Great for: Traditional Austrian character
Alpbach in Austria benefits from the extensive Ski Jewel Area and provides some of the most scenic skiing in the Tyrolean alpine region. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy 145km of skiable terrain with enough slopes for beginners and intermediates plus plenty of black runs for advanced skiers. Chocolate box style chalets provide sweet relief from the slopes and the idyllic location makes it easy to explore and visit many nearby attractions. The capital of Innsbruck is just 60 km away plus castles, lakes, waterfalls, farmhouses and the medieval small town of Rattenberg make easy to reach romantic outings.
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