It is tempting to think that skiing holidays are likely to be adrenaline-fueled activities enjoyed with family and friends, racing down some of the top black runs and enjoying copious après ski during the evening. The truth is that skiing holidays offer just as much variation in pace as the traditional summer holiday and that skiing can not only be an outstanding family holiday, but can also provide the perfect opportunity to whisk away that special person for a snow-capped romantic getaway.
Planning your romantic getaway to the slopes is now easier than ever thanks to the sheer number of skiing destinations across Europe, the great value on offer, and the fact that you can reach many outstanding resorts, via budget airlines, from a wide variety of UK airports.
The first choice you need to make for your romantic getaway is the destination. If you are seeking convenience, romance and a great place to ski France is the ideal choice. Blessed with a wide range of outstanding resorts suited to an equally wide range of skiing abilities, France is the perfect romantic skiing getaway due to its location, amenities and the beautiful scenery.
One such resort that offers all of this is the beautiful La Clusaz, one of the most breath-taking settings in which to ski in all of Europe. The Alpine village offers a great mix of skiing and some outstanding hotel accommodation, including the five-star Coeur du Village if you are really seeking to impress your partner. There’s plenty to see around town, with a host of local attractions to allow you to spend quality time away from the slopes if you choose.
For some partners, part of the lure of a romantic skiing trip is the chance to get away from it all and spend quality time alone. Many will forfeit the amenities and services available at the top-class hotels and instead opt to hire one of the smaller ski chalets ideal for two.
One of the key aspects of any romantic getaway is comfort, and when embarking on a ski holiday this is especially important on the slopes. There is little romance involved in hurtling down a black run if you are an absolutely terrified novice skier. So once you understand both your own skiing abilities and those of your partner, you need to select a place that will offer you the facilities you require to get the most from your holiday.
Certainly almost all ski resorts have some form of provision for skiers of all abilities, but some are more suited to certain abilities than others. Le Clusaz, for example, is a fine resort for beginners and intermediate skiers, but perhaps less enticing for experts. On the other hand, the chic slopes of Courchevel are a sterner test and offer good skiing for intermediate and expert skiers alike. Meribel and Mottaret however, being the largest linked ski area in the world, offer a perfect mix of conditions for all abilities.
When it comes to planning your romantic trip, if you want to ski and spend time together on the slopes, selecting a resort offering gentler skiing options is advisable.
Skiing can be a romantic experience with a little thought and preparation. Who knows, if your planned trip goes very well, the next trip you could be planning could well be your ski wedding.