romantic ski destinations

The 20 Most Romantic Ski Destinations

Discover the 20 most romantic ski destinations which are the perfect choices for honeymoons, romantic getaways and a chance to be alone in the mountains with your loved one. At ridestore, we love love, in whatever form it comes in, whoever you love, however you love, we know there is no better combination than sun, mountains, food, skiing and your favorite person. Thats why we thought it was about damn time we put together the 20 most romantic ski destinations.

20 Most Romantic Ski Honeymoon Destinations

Now we know that all types of couples have different likes and dislikes. Some of you will love to have a bit of luxury on your trip, 5* hotels and fondue, others want to dance, let their hair down and go crazy. Then there are those who put skiing or snowboarding first and the mountain has to be epic.

So we have not only selected the 20 most romantic ski destinations but we have also make a “Romantic Ridestore Recommends” for each spot, with what we think is unmissable. We have also demarcated which resort is best for each type of couple, whatever your interests. Then on top of all that, because we are so blooming helpful, we have added in a hotel recommendation, a restaurent recommendation plus a little vital info about the resort. 

It’s short and sweet but why not grab a drink, sit down with your loved one and have a little read. If you aren’t with them now, you will be wanting to forward this with them! It’s time to get adventure planning. 

20 Most Romantic Ski Honeymoon Destinations

But what types of couples are there? What are your interests? Read bellow to find out which fits you best…

Dreamy Lovers

For those who like the views. The kinda couple who wants to stare romantically to the vista on their balcony, with a glass of champagne in hand, then look deeply in to each other eyes.  The couples that want a quintessential snowy escape. 

Classic Romantics

These are the resorts perfectly suited to those rom-com romantics, those who like the classic romance. Walking hand in hand down a cobbled street, movie montage kinda magic. 

The Foodies

For those who want to sit over a candle lit dinner, tasting all the pleasure of the menu. The resorts where food and culture come first and through this you can spend quality time together. Chocolate strawberries not include but are available. 

Classy Romantics

The 5* romantics, those who want fine wines, fur blankets and the truly fancy ski resort experience. We love a bit of luxury.  

Freeride Lovers

Those who want to put their physical skills to the test. . . on the mountain. Being out in the back country, just the 2 of you. 

Apres Lovers

Yes, the skiing has to be good but at the end of the ski day, you party animals want to dance on tables and boogie the night away. 

Park Lovers

The cool cats who want to throw down their best tricks. . .  in the park. Competing against your partner who honor and who buys dinner. 

Piste Lovers

The piste bunnies, those who like to explore every stretch of the piste map together, taking in all the hill has to offer. 

Cheap Romantics

Skiing together is inherently romantic so the name of the game is to save those pennies, that way you can take as many adventures together as possible. 

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20 Best Romantic Ski Destinations List

Cortina

cortina d'ampezzo
Photo credit to Cortina D'Ampezzo

Perfect For: The Classic Romantics

Hotel: Dolomiti Lodge Alvera Dolomiti Lodge

Restaurant: El Camineto: Il Meloncino

About Cortina

Nothing gets more romantic than Italy, Italian food and their beautiful wine and nowhere oozes this traditional Italian ambience quite like Cortina. Cortina resembles everything that is sophisticated and romantic about Italy, which is rare for mountain resorts. The architecture of the town is old and grand and very alpine chic, so just walking around the town feels like an occasion. 

There isn’t a better way to spend your honeymoon, than eating at the incredible restaurants the resort prides itself on. This is not the place for intense skiing and big apres, its the destination to take a step back, take slow walks through the town and end each day with a breathtaking meal and wine. 

Romantic Ridestore Recommends: An evening walk through the historical town before dinner.

Courmayeur

Courmayeur Mont Blanc
Photo credit to Courmayeur Mont Blanc Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Classic Romantics

Hotel The Grand Hotel Courmayeur Mont Blanc

Restaurant: La Chaumière

About Courmayeur

Courmayeur is a stunning resort. The mountains are truly captivating and the town looks like something from a postcard. Imagine walking hand in hand down the main street, lookin in bakery windows, seeing hand made goods and stopping off for an aperol spritz. The cable car also stays running until midnight allowing you to enjoy a meal on the mountain, illuminated by lights in the snow it really is an experience not to be missed!

Romantic Ridestore Recommends: Visit the stunning Spa in Pre St Didier and bathe in the out door thermal baths under the stars and Monte Blanc.

Cervinia

Cervinia
Photo credit to Nicolò Venturin Chabloz from Cervinia Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Foodies

Hotel: Principe Delle Neve

Restaurant: Lo Copa Pan

About Cervinia

The Aosta valley is mountain food OG resort. For a foodie, the culinary delights to be found in Cervinia or indeed any of the resorts in this valley are awesome. From breakfast in the hotels, to lunch of the mountain (we recommend Chalet Etoile for their pasta). Then finishing off the day with dinner by an open fire, with traditional meets and cheeses, a week really isn’t enough to fit in all the amazing eateries. It’s one sensational dish after another here.

Romantic Ridestore Recommends: Les Clochards Restaurent on the mountain, enjoy food prepared on the open grill and dine in this alpine perfection. 

Zermatt

Photo credit to Zermatt Matterhorn Facebook Page

Perfect For: Dreamy lovers

Hotel: Backstage Hotel 

RestaurantThe Omnia 

About Zermatt

Zermatt can only be described as a picture postcard resort, with its traditional buildings and pedestrianised streets. This is the perfect destination to enjoy the swiss charm and extreme skiing all in one place. Zermatt is for the couples who would enjoy spending their honeymoon getting up early, to hit the challenging slopes all day and make the most out of their trip. But Zermatt is also for those who will take the time to soak up the awe-inspiring views of the Matterhorn, which is just blissfully romantic without even trying. When back in the village, the fun atmosphere will lead you through busy streets and into relaxed bars with live music.

Romantic Ridestore Recommends:

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (the highest cable car in Europe)

St Moritz

Photo credit to St Moritz Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Classy Romantics

Hotel: Badrutt’s Palace 

RestaurantEl Paradiso

About St Moritz

St Moritz is one of the most upmarket resorts in the Alps and therefore the ultimate honeymoon destination where you can splash out and treat yourselves after all the hard work of the wedding. The resort oozes wealth, glamour and sophistication which means fancy restaurants, glitzy nightclubs and 5-star service. Just because you are in a ski resort, which are usually relaxed affairs, in St Moritz, you can take your suits and your dresses as some of the restaurants have a dress code. 

In St Moritz, you don’t have to work too hard on the slopes but instead, take long champagne-fuelled lunches on the mountain whilst taking in the sparkling white peaks and the crisp blue skies. 

Romantic Ridestore Recommends:  Visit the springs and spas dotted all over town!

Saas Fee

Saas Fee
Photo credit to Saas Fee Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Classy Romantics

Hotel:  The Capra 

Restaurant: Spielboden 

About Saas Fee

Saas Fee is another fancy and glitzy resort in Switzerland with upmarket restaurants, hotels and bars. Like a lot of the Swiss resorts, you are charmed by the traditional buildings, the Swiss efficiency and the chic vibe, which is a master combination for a successful honeymoon trip. If you are avid skiers you may find the resort extent rather limited, but the resort has plenty of other sights and activities to keep you busy. Whilst on the mountain you can enjoy couples activities such as viewing the ice sculptures in the glacier, ice-skating and dining at the 360-degree rotating mountain restaurant. 

Romantic Ridestore Recommends:  Hannig Toboggan run 

Grindelwald

Grindelwald
Photo credit to Jungfrau Region Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Classic Romantics

HotelHotel Grindelwalderhof

Restaurant: Bistro Memory

About Grindelwald

The Eiger village of Grindelwald is practically fairytale like. Grindelwald is one of the most popular and cosmopolitan ski destinations in Switzerland all set to breathtaking chalets, gorgeous mountains and a deeply traditional atmosphere. The photo ops in Grindelwald are a key selling point, your instagram will be littered with jealous singles when they see you dead cheesy but absolutely cute as heck pics from the many view points.

Romantic Ridestore Recommends: Catch the gondola up from Grindelwald to this minor summit on Schwarzhorn, take the cable walk way and get a romantic pic! 

Engelberg-Titlis

Engelberg-Titlis
Photo credit to Engelberg-Titlis Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Freeride Lovers

HotelSki Lodge Engelberg

Restaurant: Al Monastero

About Engelberg-Titlis

Engelberg-Titlis is the first name in freeride adventure. It’s still very deserving on a mention in this article as the atmosphere here is the ideal cocktail of freeride terrain mixed with a glorious town that is awash in inspiration and like minded people, if you love to freeride. It’s a mountain full of adventure and the possibilities for both slack country and back country are endless. 

Romantic Ridestore Recommends: Tobogganing or sledging instead of traditional apres ski! 

Verbier

Verbier
Photo credit to Verbier Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Freeride Lovers

Hotel: W Verbier

Restaurant: Restaurant Le Caveau

About Verbier

Verbier is a spot! It’s where luxury skiing (The bars, restaurants, hotels/club scene) meets freeride extremism. The town is populated with 3 groups, those wanting to flash the cash, those wanting to ride first to last lift, and those who booked Verbier on accident! For those who love to ride, if you are willing to go “off the beaten track” or even work for your run, ie hiking, touring, you will be rewarded. You will have to fight for fresh tracks but if you and your bae will put in the effort, you might just get them!

Romantic Ridestore Recommends:  Do the freeride routes around Mont Fort! They are super.

Stubai

Stubai
Photo credit to Stubai Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Park Lovers

Hotel: Alpensporthotel Mutterberg GmbH & Co KG

Restaurant: Restaurant Zur Goldenen Gams

About Stubai

Stubai is a stunning open resort with perfectly groomed pistes and an epic snow park to boot. From as early as October, you see the world’s best riders flocking en mass to Stubai and the Stubai zoo park to warm up for the season in this expertly shaped park. This is down to its incredible altitude of 3100m, plus thanks to its south-facing location and sunshine exposure, you are guaranteed soft landings from dawn till dusk.

Romantic Ridestore Recommends: Why not try ice climbing while you are there. What better way to put your trust to the test in your relationship! 

Morzine

Morzine Avoriaz Page Officielle
Photo credit to Morzine Avoriaz Page Officielle Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Apres Lovers

HotelLe Samoyède

Restaurant: La Chaudanne

About Morzine

If we are keeping this classy, we would say “From the summit of Chamossière you can make out Lake Geneva to the north, Mont Blanc to the south, and the Swiss border just a short distance away – a quick glance around and straight away you can situate Morzine, a little town tucked away in the Alps, nestling between the mountains and forests. Here you will find the pleasant leisurely lifestyle and authentic charm of a village which has retained all its typical Savoyard character.”- Morzine resort. But aside from what Morzine has to offer from a sophisticated point of view, after a great day skiing (the skiing is epic across the whole valley) you can finish the day off in pubs, bars, on the mountain, in the town- wherever really. Morzine is where its at for a great party.

Romantic Ridestore Recommends: Why not try heliskiing!

Chamonix

Photo Credit to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Dreamy Lovers

HotelHôtel Le Refuge des Aiglons Chamonix

Restaurant: Munchie

About Chamonix

In the streets of this high-mountain town, you’ll hear languages from every corner of the globe. You will see beautiful buildings in the town, a modern cableway system on the hill and be treated to everything that’s wonderful about french culture.  But the people who come to this ‘summit meeting’ share the same way of thinking, the same love for mountaineering, its legends and its ethics.” Not to mention its killer apres ski, world-renowned restaurants and fine cocktail bars.

Romantic Ridestore Recommends:  Head up to the Valle Blanche for the most incredible views. You don’t have to ski down but take the cable car instead

Val Thorens

Val Thorens
Photo Credit to Val Thorens Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Apres Lovers

Hotel: Hôtel Le Val Thorens

Restaurant: La Maison

About Val Thorens

Val T’s ski area is enough of a reason to visit. Ski between Val Thorens, Meribel and Courchevel  and all the off piste opportunities. But off the slopes, you have a place where people flock from all over the world to let their hair down, traditional apres ski style. Relaxed, lively and perfect for foodies, it’s a friendly, sociable place where you can progress exactly the way you want to, at your own pace, whilst enjoying a huge range of experiences. The ultimate goal: to really feel alive!

Romantic Ridestore Recommends: The tobogganing run is absolutely awesome!

Courchevel

Courchevel
Photo Credit to Courchevel Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Classy Romantics

HotelLes Monts Charvin

Restaurant: L’Arbé – Courchevel

About Courchevel

Nothing says romance like extravagance, class and style, so Courchevel is your ultimate romantic destination. Stay in 1850 for spa’s, silver service and horse drawn carriages or head further down the valley to 1650 and la praz for cobbled streets and rustic eateries in old wine cellars. Take time off from all the eating and drinking to explore the extensive pistes that couples of mixed abilities can enjoy together!

Romantic Ridestore recommends: Parapenting at the top of la Tania, with views of the whole valley

Hintertux

Photo Credit to Hintertuxer Gletscher Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Piste Lovers

HotelBerghof Hintertux Wellnesshotel

Restaurant: Restaurant Beim Hesser – Hintertux

About Hintertux

Why should be write anything when it would encapsulate Hintertux, quite as well as the resort itself could so. . .

“Nowhere else skiing in Austria is as varied and enjoyable as in the Tyrolean Zillertal Valley: The Hintertux Glacier is Austria’s only year round ski resort and offers winter sports enthusiasts perfectly groomed, snow-sure runs 365 days of the year, great food and a fascinating experience of nature at altitudes of up to 3,250 m. Especially in autumn, the Hintertux Glacier is the place to be for everyone who can’t wait until the coming winter season!”

Romantic Ridestore recommends: The ice palace is a stunning natural wonder.

Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel - Tirol
Photo Credit to Kitzbühel - Tirol Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Piste Lovers

Hotel: Q! Hotel Maria Theresia

Restaurant: Restaurant Schwedenkapelle Kitzbühel

About Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel is a skier resort, they have an incredible array of “extra curricular” activities shall we say, but undoubtedly, unequivocally, the resort is home to come of the best slopes in Europe. Wide open pistes, well looked after, perfect for zooming from red to blacks and everything in between. And when racing your partner losses its charm, head into one of the may romantic mountain hunts of a hot toddy! 

Romantic Ridestore recommends: Visit one of Europe’s highest waterfalls, The Krimml waterfalls.

Zugspitze

zugspitze
Photo Credit to Zugspitze Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Cheap Romantics

HotelIglu-Dorf Zugspitze

Restaurant: EIBSEE Alm

About Zugspitze

Whether you are winter sports enthusiasts, nature lovers, romantics or sun worshippers, Zugspitze should not be over looked. While we were thinking the French or the Italians were the most romantic, the Germans were creating a resort that was perfect for couples. It’s so close tot he city so easy for a romantic weekend in the mountains, plus the 20 kilometres of pistes enjoy a deep covering of natural snow for skiing and boarding for six months of the year.

Romantic Ridestore recommends: Sledding is so much fun!

Jasna

JASNA
Photo Credit to Jasna Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Freeride Lovers

HotelHotel Ostredok

Restaurant: Restaurant Angus

About Jasna

Jasna is in Slovakia and said to be “one of the top freeride spots in Central Europe”. The two mountain ranges of the resort have now been connected which has opened up a whole new realm of freeride possibilities. The north side is steeper and more challenging terrain so attracts an advanced and experienced freerider, whilst the South side is wide open powder fields that spark the interest of those who are wanting to develop their off-piste skills. So for those couples who want to head out on a real adventure, different to any of the main alpine resorts, look no further- plus is so much better value for money.

Romantic Ridestore recommends: Why not visit when the freeride world tour is in town for extra atmosphere!

Pas de la Casa

Pasdelacasa.com
Photo Credit to Pasdelacasa.com Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Cheap Romantics

HotelAndorra Hotel IGLÚ Grandvalira

Restaurant: Restaurant La Família

About Pas de la Casa

This cute little resort which is in easy reach distance from Barcelona or Toulouse. They have also put together some great ski pack offers to save you money on your lift passes, ski hire and tuition. Every aspect of the holiday can be booked through the resort website as well which will save you a pretty penny. They so also have a pretty great snow park and the pistes are impeccably maintained. A fantastic intermediate resort.

Romantic Ridestore recommends: Eat, drink and be merry, it’s the best mix of everything. 

Bansko

Photo Credit to Bansko Blog Facebook Page

Perfect For: The Cheap Romantics

HotelGrand Hotel Bansko

Restaurant: Leonardo Restaurant Bansko

About Bansko

We should not be sleeping on Bansko. If you are wanting to get away to the mountains but are thoroughly sick of it costing an arm and a leg then you should reconsider and getting booking to Bulgaria. Its a heady mix of friendly locals, a fun but basic mountain and enviable prices. Think almost 25% less than it’s Swiss counterparts. It’s an ideal resort for intermediates.

Romantic Ridestore recommends: Sing sing piano bar is a must to finish off the day! 

Well folks, that is all for the moment, a quick fire round of the most romantic ski resorts in Europe. There are of course many more and who are we kidding after all, when there is snow, good views and the best company, any resort can be romantic. Whoever you love, in whatever form it comes, we hope you get to experience a ski resort with your loved one soon! 

20 Most Romantic Ski Honeymoon Destinations

PS

Hey Riders, note from your gal Angelica here. All information was correct at the time of writing through research and extensive knowledge. However, things change during different periods in the season and some websites offer out of date information and links may change.

Maybe you have some better information to offer or any addendum or changes to make, in which case, feel free to email me on angelica@ridestore.com, and we can consider adding them in! Let me know. . .

20 Most Romantic Ski Honeymoon Destinations

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