(Closed) Snowboarding/Skiing Honeymoon

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@vickiburns: I think it’s an awesome idea!  A winter getaway can be SO romantic!  Skiing/snowboarding all day sounds super fun and studies show that doing exciting activities with your partner (vs traditional dinner and a movie style dates) make you closer and more in love.  Then go chill in the hot tub, have some drinks as the snow comes down, etc.  Sounds perfect.

Do you guys have good places to go in the UK, or would you be going to the continent?  (LOL – is that what you call going to the rest of Europe?  I feel like I’ve read that in a book.)  Also, it’s snowing outside and it’s so beautiful, so I’m extra excited about this idea right now 😉

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Fiance and I loveeee skiing & snowboarding.  And it is super romantic.  However we are taking our honeymoon in June and unfortunately that’s not a good ski season for any part of the world.

Have you thought of South America?  Chile has Portillo – www.skiportillo.com and you can do wine tasting near there too.  I’ve never been but have always wanted to go.  The ski season there is late July – end of September.

I have friends honeymooning at Mt Tremblant, about 90 minutes outside of Montreal.  It’s a really really great resort and has good restaurants and bars right at the base of the mountain.  http://www.tremblant.ca

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@vickiburns:  If you’ve never been before, I would definitely take lessons!  It can be tough to pick up without some help.  So fun though!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We are getting married in the dead of winter 2/22 so we are obviously not opposed to winter conditions. I am currently looking at a mini-moon for us to Jackson Hole, WY we don’t want to break our already depleted post-wedding bank on a big trip right after the wedding so I am looking into something for around $1,000 for a few days.

 

He snowboards and I have been once and ended up pretty battered and bruised. I wouldn’t want to tackle a mountain without some practice first.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We live in south Florida and love to get AWAY from the beach, which is quite the opposite of most people. We had originally planned a two-week ski trip to Switzerland but, due to some vacation policy issues, we were unable to get two weeks away. Instead, we will be doing week in Whistler, British Columbia. I am sooooo excited because I have always wanted to go there. We will be doing some skiing/snow mobiling/dog sledding plus some romantic nights by the fire place and dinners at swanky restos! I am giddy just thinking about it!

I think cold weather destinations can be just as romantic (if not more romantic) as warm weather destinations! You should definitely take a ski/board lesson or two.

If you are intersted in U.S. destinations, Park City, Utah is one of my FAVORITE places in the world. Vail and Aspen are obviously beautiful, too!

I really think I’m more excited about our honeymoon than our wedding! 🙂

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

When are you honeymooning (I see you’re getting married in Septmber).  This applies if you are planning to go after the beginning of December.  

I would make sure you love skiing or snowboarding that much if you’re going to go for more than 3-4 days.  I usually end up pretty sore and exhausted, but you can recover in the hot tub!  I snowboard a ton (grew up 1.5 hrs away from Banff) so I can provide info on Canadian resorts.  Whistler is beautiful and posh.  Banff is cute, cozy, has lots of good restaurants and is close to Lake Louise, Norquay and Sunshine.  Fernie is THE BEST snow I’ve ever seen, its a huge mountain.  Jasper is quiet and isolated but the skiing isn’t great.  All the Fairmont resorts are historical and beautiful, they’re spread throughout the Rocky Mountains.  

There are other activities you could do that alot of resorts can organize like cross country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, a sleigh ride, spa day (there are hot springs in Radium, Banff, and remote spots in the mountains) and most places have a hot tub/pool, there’s tubing/tobogganing, snowmobiling… so many fun things to do.

I think this sounds like an AMAZING honeymoon! You will have so much fun.  If there are any Canadian mountains you would like info on, just let me know.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We skied for a week and then went to Cancun to scuba. It was a great honeymoon. We ski out west every year. Love it!

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