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Top Five Best US Ski Towns for Couples: With Hotel recommendations

Ski Bum Reviews top picks for the best ski towns for romantic getaways

By Emily Crofton


When you envision the perfect romantic getaway, what comes to mind? Is it

fireside cocktails surrounded by snowy mountains? Or a relaxing soak in the hot tub

after a long day on the slopes? If your answer is yes, then you’re in luck. Spending a

fun-filled weekend cozied up with your loved one doesn’t get more romantic. Eloping to

a winter wonderland on a ski trip can be the most picturesque getaway for couples.

From luxury accommodations to exquisite cuisine, ski resorts create an atmosphere that

will surely sweep you and your sweetheart off your feet. Whether you’re snowshoeing

through snow-filled valleys or pampering yourself at the spa, your weekend can be filled

with memorable experiences in some of the most stunning locations. With so many

locations to choose from, we decided to narrow it down to the top five best ski resorts

for couples. Each with its own unique impression offers a charming setting with

exceptional facilities, accommodations, dining, shopping, and memories that will last a

lifetime. Take your partner to one of these five ski resorts and experience an intimate,

extravagant weekend.


Aspen, Colorado

Ski Bum Reviews Aspen, Colorado. Best ski getaways for couples

Nestled in the heart of the White River National Forest and surrounded by the majestic

Elk Mountains, Aspen is home to four world-class ski destinations. This winter

playground, located in Snowmass, Colorado, boasts 5,517 acres of unbeatable terrain,

esteemed restaurants, and deluxe accommodations. From alpine or cross country

skiing to dog sledding and ice skating, there is something for everyone. Snowmass

Village offers ski-in-ski-out lodging, as well as slopeside attractions, giving you direct

access to the classic base area feel. Treat yourself to designer shopping and

award-winning spas and spend your evening enjoying a romantic dinner at one of the

100+ world-class restaurants. Explore beyond the mountain and experience the historic

downtown of Aspen where you and your loved one can enjoy the energetic nightlife.

Offering an all-around experience, from endless terrain to extravagant accommodations,Aspen is the ideal setting for a special getaway.

Where to stay

The St. Regis Aspen Resort

Embrace the extraordinary at The St. Regis Aspen Resort, a five-star luxury destination nestled at the base of Aspen Mountain. From our hotel's enviable vantage point, guests can enjoy world-class skiing or stroll over to historic Aspen, where luxury boutiques and charming restaurants beckon. Remède Spa, our award-winning wellness destination, is renowned as one of the world's premier hotel spas, while our heated outdoor pool and hot tubs overlook stunning Aspen Mountain. A host hotel of the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, our resort is defined by exceptional culinary experiences; Velvet Buck presents modern mountain cuisine and Mountain Social is the definitive après ski destination serving handcrafted cocktails. Retreat into sophistication in our luxury rooms, suites and residences, each featuring sumptuous 400-thread-count Frette linens, spacious marble bathrooms and custom furnishings by Ralph Lauren. Throughout your stay, our St. Regis Butler Service stands ready to assist you 24 hours a day.

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Residences at The Little Nell

Experience the ultimate getaway at Aspen's only five-star, five-diamond hotel with ski-in/ski-out access to famed Aspen Mountain. Relax in our spacious guest rooms and suites, wine and dine at two restaurants, two bars and two speakeasies, and enjoy elevated amenities and adventures. Luxurious services and amenities include ski concierge services, a complimentary mini-bar with snacks & non-alcoholic beverages, special amenities for children and pets, heated outdoor pool and hot tub, complimentary transportation services, Audi test-drive program, and a Health Center with massage offerings and a fully equipped exercise room. The Little Nell is your ideal home base for a perfect Aspen escape.

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Hotel Jerome

Hotel Jerome has been the social hub of Aspen since its opening in 1889 at the height of the town’s silver boom, known as the place where all great stories were born and are told. As the only Aspen hotel to survive the silver crash, the long pre-ski-resort winters, and the Depression, we’ve seen cowboys ride through our doors, 10th Mountain Division soldiers gather round over pints after training on the slopes, and Hunter S. Thompson holding court during his run for sheriff. You can’t experience Aspen, without experiencing Jerome.

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Stowe, Vermont

Ski Bum Reviews best ski resorts for couples Stowe Vermont

This iconic ski destination is located in the quaint town of Stowe, Vermont. If you’re

seeking world-class outdoor adventure, iconic scenery, and small-town charm, this is

the place to visit. Situated amidst Vermont’s tallest peak, this four-season destination

offers premier alpine and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding,

snowmobiling, and festive sleigh rides. Take your sweetheart out to one of the diverse

dining options and round out of your day with a soak in one of the indoor or outdoor hot tubs. With a variety of romantic inns to choose from, your experience is bound to be

exceptional. If you’re wanting to venture out for Apres, choose between several live

music venues, wineries, distilleries, and craft breweries. Get cozy in charming Vermont

for the ideal romantic getaway.

Where to stay

The Lodge at Spruce Peak

Spruce Peak offers guests over 250 beautiful guest stay options, including The Lodge, a luxurious 4-diamond resort at the center of The Village, our large luxury rental collection and the highly coveted Spruce Peak Penthouses. Each guest stay experience at Spruce Peak is designed to feel like it’s truly a part of the mountain .

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Topnotch Resort

Against the breathtaking backdrop of New England’s Green Mountains, Stowe Vermont’s allure arrives unforgettably at Topnotch Resort. Tucked into a 120-acre wooded glade at the foothills of Mount Mansfield, Topnotch is a grand definition of mountain spirit, a sophisticated gem where alpine luxury is served on an intimate scale. Wrap yourself in the warm hospitality that has made this resort and spa a mountain destination for decades – the ideal basecamp for Stowe’s exhilarating four-season adventures.

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Trapp Family Lodge

A Little of Austria. . . a Lot of Vermont! Situated on 2,500 acres in beautiful Stowe, Vermont, Trapp Family Lodge is a unique mountain resort featuring Austrian-inspired architecture and European-style accommodations. Our Lodge offers stunning mountain views, old-world comforts, and impeccable service, along with activities for every season.

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Telluride, Colorado

Surrounded by the jaw-dropping San Juan Mountains, Telluride is home to 2,000 acres of lift-accessible terrain and offers endless winter activities for you and yours. From snowmobiling to ice-climbing, the extensive list of recreational sports that are accessible here will keep the fun going all weekend long. Once referred to as the best-kept secret in Colorado, this small mining town has fantastic historic charm and a very easy-going vibe. That said, this exquisite ski destination does not skimp on luxury. With a variety of plentiful upscale hotels and rustic lodges to choose from, finding the perfect setting for your intimate vacation has never been easier. Looking for a unique and romantic activity? Try the magical horse-drawn sleigh ride or scenic gondola ride. From casual, lavish, and everything in between, you can choose the dining experience of your choice. Stroll the town and experience lively apres, between bluegrass bands to beer and film festivals. Telluride takes the best of both worlds and combines casual with luxury, giving you the option to make your romantic trip uniquely yours.

Where to stay

Madeline Hotel & Residences

A refreshed palette of earthen hues and artful details inspired by the texture and topography of the surrounding Colorado landscape infuse a renewed contemporary elegance to the property, invoking a luxurious and welcoming year-round mountain environment, and offering a chic yet approachable respite from Telluride’s active outdoor lifestyle. Curated by our team of Adventure Guides, with over 60 years of combined Telluride residency, create personalized itineraries with insider access to an endless array of one-of-a-kind experiences set against the breathtaking backdrop of the San Juan Mountains.

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Lumière with Inspirato

For travelers in search of a luxurious hotel stay in Telluride, Lumière with Inspirato offers just 18 boutique residences with five-star hotel amenities and a premier ski-in, ski-out location at the base of Lift 4 in Mountain Village. Our 18 recently remodeled hotel residences make the perfect home base, with ample space, high-end chef’s kitchens and dramatic mountain views.

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Hotel Fairmont Heritage Place - Franz Klammer Lodge

Located in Telluride, Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge is connected to the convention center. Palm Theatre and Sheridan Opera House are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Telluride Ski Resort and The Peaks. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing and snowboarding, and don't miss out on the ice skating and snowshoeing.

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Ski Bum Reviews Top Five Best Ski towns for couples jackson Hole Wyoming

If you and your special someone are looking to escape the city life and truly experience a remote and stunning ski destination, Jackson Hole Wyoming is the place for you. Located in northwest Wyoming near Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole sits at the base of the Grand Tetons boasting spectacular views, miles of national forest, and rare wildlife. What makes Jackson Hole so special is the fact that it is slightly more isolated than most other ski resorts, giving it uniqueness and unmatchable beauty. The ideal getaway for couples, this destination invites an other worldy feel, with old western bars and restaurants, herds of elk, and majestic mountain peaks. Truly embrace the wilderness surrounding you and experience the west with your sweetie by taking a wildlife viewing sleigh ride or snow-tubing down Snow King for some good old-fashioned wintertime fun. It’s impossible not to wisp someone away in the midst of Jackson Hole, Wyoming so take your loved one on a remote winter wonderland getaway.

Where to stay

Hotel Terra - A Noble House Resort

Hotel Terra, rated as Jackson Hole’s #1 resort in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, is a modern boutique hotel located at the base of one of the world’s most iconic ski destinations. Indulge in upscale amenities and breathtaking mountain scenery where indoor elegance combines with outdoor adventure… all within an easy walk to the tram and gondolas.

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Four Season Resort Jackson Hole