Ski Vacation Elopement

posted 4 months ago in Destination Weddings
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Busy Beekeeper

jade31 :  That sounds beautiful! I don’t have any suggestions, just wanted to say congratulations and good luck!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Chateau Lake Louise

jade31 :  How far are you willing to travel?

I can say I have been skiing since I was a teen, and have done most of my skiing in Oregon. Wet, heavy snow. Kind of a bummer, but still doable. Oregon is nobody’s idea of a great ski destination, but…

It still beats east coast snow. 

I have a good friend who lives in VT and the snow tends to be very icy and hard to carve. Also, the hills are on the smaller side, and lack some of the grandure you can find elsewhere.

The best skiing I have ever done was in Whistler. Amazing views, fantastic terrain, and the best snow I have ever laid skis on. We’re going for Thanksgiving weekend this year, and I can’t wait.

Second: Utah. Alta or Snowbird, which are both gorgeous, have amazing snow and usually get both powder and blue sky at the same time on a regular basis. It’s also very affordable, compared to other world-class ski resorts.

Next best was in Lake Louise. Views were unsurpassed, and Banff is the most beautiful place I have ever been. In fact, it’s where we’re planning to get married ourselves. The skiing was great, and again, not crazy expensive, when you compare it to places like Vail, or Breckenridge. It compares favorably in terms of experience, but is MUCH less expensive and touristy. 

I don’t know if any of these are feasible for you, but you only get married once, so I thought I’d at least throw it out there!

Congrats and good luck!

 

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Newbee

jade31 :  Loveland Ski Area in Colorado would be a fun one to get married at, just given the name! Arapaho Basin and Keystone also have really nice views.  Breckenridge is nice because of the town, it has a very romantic, mountain-town feel.  I’m partial to this area since I live here, but the snow is good and the scenery is even better! 

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Bumble bee

We LOVE Northern New Husband, particularly North Conway. We go there once a year for a getaway. Loon Mountain in New Husband has an AMAZING overlook spot at the top for a ceremony. My BIL got married there. Not sure if they shovel it during the winter? But worth asking. It’s also the only place in New Husband that has the gondolas so your dress will remain intact. There are also so many B&Bs up there that have elopement packages.

Im not really sure the most romantic wedding spots are the same as the best ski spots- maybe you want to plan on moving around a bit during your honeymoon? Especially since all the NH/VT mountains have so much character but are a little on the small side for multiple days.

If you’re looking for a great place for dinner, look up White Mountain Cider Co- so delicious and such a cozy spot with a fireplace. 

Personally I’m not a skier so I can’t really help there, but my favorite hotel for the fireplaces and hot tubs is Attitash Bear Peak and they have ski out condos as well. Or the obvious choice would be the mount Washington hotel. 

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