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Honeymoon Skiing

marymack

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#1
My fiance and I are getting married in September 2019. I'm a teacher so the plan is to wait until Christmas or February school vacation that winter to take our honeymoon. We are thinking it would be amazing to do a European ski vacation. At this point its still super up in the air, which is where you ladies come in! Help me Dream! Have fun with it (I certainly am enjoying looking at all the possibilities...its more fun than a lot of the other wedding planning details!)

Did you do a ski honeymoon or anniversary? What resorts would you recommend?

Important: Reliable snow conditions and weather, variety of upper intermediate and advanced groomers and off piste skiing (DH will ski anything, I'll ski anything without mandatory air/super tight chutes/avy gear needed). Reasonably easy to get to (we would be flying from New England, and with only a week, we wouldn't want to waste more than a day on either end with travel).

Less important: 5-star food/lodging/resort amenities. Not looking to stay in the Aspen equivalent in Europe, although romantic and rustic-chic (think fireside lounge and hot tub access) would be great for the evenings.
We are ok with slower lifts/less developed if it means a more locals vibe, less commercializtion and less crowds.
 
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#2
Congrats!!

This doesn't answer the question you actually asked (don't you hate it when people do that?) but if you decide to say stateside, Sun Valley Lodge would be an amazing place for a honeymoon. The mountains is famous for those steep groomers and it's one of the least crowded resorts you'll find at Christmas over a school break. The fireplace suites, especially one of the ones overlooking the ice rink, are honeymoon worthy. The hot pool is the BEST. They have the whole romantic, rustic chic thing down in spades.
 
#3
Agree with @Christy about Sun Valley. That would be an ideal honeymoon spot. Also Banff and Lake Louise is so picturesque ... scenery is so amazing it reminds me of skiing in Europe.
Are you interested in a particular country? Italy has great resorts in Aosta Valley that are more low key (if that's possible anywhere) l
French ski resorts (many of them are purpose built) so not as charming as say Chamonix.
Austrian and Swiss resorts are really beautiful and there are so many. Wengen in Switzerland is absolutely charming and pedestrian free. Zermatt is quite a bit bigger.
You can also incorporate a "city" with a ski trip as flights into Zurich to go to many Swiss resorts and you can stay in zurich.
 

Kimmyt

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#5
I mean, if it were me I'd probably do one of the hut to hut ski tours but on googling them, they're not usually done when you want to go. We considered a european ski honeymoon but instead went climbing in Thailand. I liked the sounds of the ones where you can't have a car.
 

marzNC

Angel Diva
#6
My fiance and I are getting married in September 2019. I'm a teacher so the plan is to wait until Christmas or February school vacation that winter to take our honeymoon. We are thinking it would be amazing to do a European ski vacation.
Congratulations!

No advice about where to go in Europe other than to note that snow will certainly be better in February. Perhaps @santacruz skier would have ideas.

Note that with so many different countries, school holidays are all over the calendar during the winter. Here is a table that is put out every season for people planning ski vacations who want to try to avoid holiday periods.

http://www.zigzagski.com/calendar2019/
 
#7
Congratulations!

No advice about where to go in Europe other than to note that snow will certainly be better in February. Perhaps @santacruz skier would have ideas.

Note that with so many different countries, school holidays are all over the calendar during the winter. Here is a table that is put out every season for people planning ski vacations who want to try to avoid holiday periods.

http://www.zigzagski.com/calendar2019/
see post #3 and yes good idea to know when school holidays are as trains are very crowded when trying to get around as well as ski areas.
 

nopoleskier

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#9
Congratulations!! another vote for Sun Valley if you stay Stateside. The Mt and town is fantastic!!
 

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