Photo: Courtesy of Cheval Blanc Courchevel via Facebook
Can't steal away for a spring or summer honeymoon? Don't let notions of white sandy shores wear you down. While you won't need winter weather to encourage some prime cuddling time, it certainly doesn't hurt. Jet off to a sexy winter honeymoon that's just as hot for skiing as it is for romance, holing up in chalets in one of these five spots from Colorado to Courchevel, France for a snow-filled winter wonderland escape.
Cheval Blanc Courchevel (Above)
Sitting on nearly 500 miles of slopes in Les Trois Vallées near Mont Blanc, Cheval Blanc is a dream for fashion lovers — it is part of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton group, after all. Designed by Parisian interior architect Sybille de Margerie (also behind Saint-Tropez's Hôtel de Paris and Tel Aviv's The Norman), the 36-room maison offers the most sumptuous of features like bathrooms with cryotherapy hammam showers and saunas for post-slope relaxing. Hop on skis with a private coach, pausing for gourmet hot chocolates. When it comes time for dinner, get ready to indulge in what the French do best. Book a table at the hotel's two Michelin star restaurant, Le 1947, which only accepts a limited number per night to ensure the most intimate of culinary experiences.
Photo: Courtesy of L'Apogée Courchevel
Nestled above a former ski jump, the 53-room boutique hotel in the French Alps shows off panoramic views over Courchevel's slopes from the highest point of Le Jardin Alpin. Honeymoon in style cozying up in one of the two chalets, complete with private ski in/ski out access and a home cinema. Slopes here are top-notch and great for couples of all skill levels, but if the spa is more your speed, book a traditional Russian Bania (sauna) treatment in the duo room warming up with your other half in one of the best ways possible.
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W's first ski spot, the 123-room slope-side hotel is perched perfectly for couples to capture panoramic vistas over the Swiss Alps. While it wouldn't be hard to stay curled up in one of the chalet-style rooms with wood-beamed ceilings and balcony views, there's plenty of places to escape when you and the new hubby are finally ready to leave the bedroom. Start with drinks at Living Room before dining at two Michelin-starred Spanish Chef Sergi Arola's Arola, with its chic Mediterranean-meets-Swiss Alps-inspired menu.
Photo: Courtesy of CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort
CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort
Minimalist chic at its best, this stylish ski escape in Zermatt, Switzerland has everything you need for a winter honeymoon retreat: terraces with whirlpools, steam baths, and panoramic living rooms with a fireplace — not to mention views looking right out at the Matterhorn. Each of the six chalets is outfitted with its own spa meaning plenty of opportunity to indulge in après-ski massages before a round of Alpine tapas — and traditional raclette — served out on the terrace.
Photo: Courtesy of Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
You don't need to cross the pond to indulge in world-class skiing. Head to Beaver Creek Colorado in the Rocky Mountains, where you'll have access to over 1,805 acres of skiable terrain — plus an onsite outfitter to get you looking like a pro and ready to hit the slopes in no time. If you'd rather relax onsite with the hubby, there's plenty of romantic spots to do so. Take a dip in one of five al fresco hot tubs sitting under a mountain waterfall or book a couples treatment at Allegria Spa with Champagne and truffles served alongside a lavender bath and hot stone massage for two.