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There is something inherently romantic about spending time in chocolate-box pretty villages and stunning winter scenery. A ski holiday needn’t only be an adrenaline-fuelled adventure for groups of friends. With the right ski resort and of course the right hotel, a ski holiday can be a wonderfully romantic and cosy break.
Our Top 5 Romantic Ski Resorts
Gorgeous is Megeve is France’s original ski resort and answer to Switzerland’s St Moritz. It has beautiful medieval village centre, some stunning hotels, wonderful restaurants both on and off the mountain, and of course pretty alpine scenery. What’s more traditional horse and cart rides can be taken from the village centre back to your cosy hotel.
Regularly voted Austria’s prettiest village, Alpbach has chocolate-box charm by the bucket load. Cosy restaurants and hotels are housed in traditional wooden chalet farm buildings, and surround a lovely baroque church. The skiing suits a relaxed, romantic pace, and there are some wonderful restaurants for long lunches on the mountain.
Val d’Isere, France
Elegant Val d’Isere is popular with couples thanks to it’s wonderful hotels, pretty village centre, great restaurants and it’s incredible pistes. Tucked away at the end of the Tarentaise valley, Val d’Isere also has a wonderful away-from-it-all feeling.
Zell am See, Austria
It’s hard to not fall in love with Zell am See: ice skating on the frozen lake, skiing down through snow-covered pine trees or relaxing in the spa of one of the many luxury hotels. Zell ticks a lots of the romantic boxes.
With it’s wide open pistes, refined village atmosphere and relentless focus on high-end quality, it’s easy to see why Lech is the resort of choice for royals and couples alike. Finish each day with a riverside walk and a gluhwein. It’s an unbelievably cosy place.