Posted by jade on 01 Jun, 2007
Maybe it’s the summer heat speaking (probably it’s the summer heat speaking), but the longer we think about it, the more we’re interested in heading somewhere snowy once the knot is tied. We don’t mean you should have your wedding there, necessarily, but how about hitting the slopes for your honeymoon? Especially keen as a follow-up change of pace after your summer wedding, a honeymoon filled with luxury lodges, snow-capped mountains, and bunny slopes sounds just fabulous to us. Take a look at a few of our ski honeymoon destinations here!
Aspen, Colorado: It’s America’s most famous resort town for a reason – long the destination of Hollywood stars and the notably well-off, Aspen has all the attendant luxuries you’d expect. If you’re ready to go all out, we recommend Penthouse 45 at the Hyatt Grand. Think outdoor hot tubs and gorgeous views of the town. You might leave the room occasionally, but with fabulous amenities like that, you won’t want to go far.
Whistler, British Columbia: We admit it, we’re easily swayed by Four Seasons resorts, and Whistler has one of the best. The ski shop rents outfits from Prada (be still our frosty hearts), and there’s even a guests-only lounge at the lifts where attendants will happily help you buckle your pre-warmed ski boots. Great for more dedicated skiers who understand the conflation of sporty dedication and runway-ready fashion!
St. Moritz: Ski the Swiss Alps in this gorgeous winter resort town, one of the oldest such towns in the world. Stay in the century-old Badrutt’s Palace Hotel for a glimpse of the grandeur of days past and present, and don’t miss the grotto swimming pool and dinner at the neighboring Chesa Viglia restaurant. Spend some time in the tiny town itself, too – with a year-round population of less than six thousand people, St. Moritz is uncrowded and charming enough to warrant at least minor exploration.
Picture courtesy Badrutt’s Palace Hotel.