With snow outside and cozy candlelight inside, a winter honeymoon can be exceptionally romantic—after all, you’re going to have to cozy up next to one another to stay warm—and it’s especially well-suited for those couples who love to hit the ski slopes. Whether you’re an amateur, advanced, or somewhere in between, each of these five ski-in, ski-out honeymoon retreats offer lots of little luxuries for newlyweds, not to mention some of the world’s most coveted ski terrain.
The St. Regis Deer Valley, Park City, UT
A Swiss-made funicular whisks guests up to this private and glamorous mid-mountain resort. Each of the 174 guest rooms and suites at the St. Regis Deer Valley Resort offer stunning views of the surrounding Wasatch Mountains, with many featuring balconies and cozy stone fireplaces. Contemporary lodge vibes are the look and feel here at this ski-in/ski-out (and ski only... no snowboards allowed) resort located as close as you can possibly get to some of America’s best skiing—Deer Valley—while being just mere minutes from the cute downtown shops and active restaurant and nightlife scene of Park City. Known for dreamy outdoor fire pits where you can watch skiers whisk past all day long, the resort also boasts white-glove personal butler service, a 14,000-square-foot Remède Spa, and a heated, all-seasons split-level pool that is to die for.
Cheval Blanc, Courchevel, France
For prestige skiers with some extra honeymoon cash to spend, this intimate ski-in/ski-out resort in the French Alps is the epitome of chic. Cheval Blanc Courchevel—set 6,000+ feet atop the Courchevel 1850 in the Les Trois Vallées—has just 36 elegant and luxurious rooms and suites and offers the high-end, impeccable service you’d expect from a hotel owned by Bernard Arnault’s LVMH Hotel collection. Honeymooners can enjoy signature treatments at the Guerlain Spa, gourmet meals at the three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Le 1947, and personalized ski activities. The resort also offers custom culinary experiences, sommelier-led wine tastings, illuminated night skiing, and an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the Alpine peaks.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole, WY
Exposed beams, stone chimneys, and wood siding give this slope-side ski resort a rustic Wild West feel—it’s Jackson Hole after all, one of the few places in the U.S. where wilderness still rules. Guests at the five-acre Grand Teton Mountain property will experience all of the service and amenities you’d expect from a Four Seasons Resort, plus the proximity of being at the base of Big Red—as it’s nicknamed—one of the more challenging skiing paradises this country has to offer. Honeymoon package options include a private in-suite champagne breakfast or candle-lit dinner for two, a winter sleigh ride under the stars, and a private dog-sled tour through the Wyoming wilderness. Après ski, couples can also enjoy a fire-side massage for two in a spacious suite at the resort’s posh, full-service Alpine spa.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Beaver Creek, CO
This grand lodge might be named for its unmarried founders—the seven men who settled the area in the early 1900s—but it’s that secluded, off-the-grid location that makes it the perfect destination for honeymooners. Set on 1,800 acres in Beaver Creek, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is home to fantastic fresh powder, pristine mountain air, and Colorado’s most-coveted lift pass. After an active day on the slopes, honeymooning couples can cozy up by the fire with a glass at Bachelors Lounge, soak in the grand two-person Copper Tub at the restorative spa, strap on snowshoes for a nighttime hike under the stars, or reserve the historic Anderson’s Cabin for an intimate dinner for two.
Ruka Ski Chalets, Kuusamo, Finland
There are few we-just-tied-the-knot experiences more special—or Instagram-worthy—than spending the night cuddled up under the Northern Lights. Guests at Ruka Ski Chalets in Finnish Lapland spend a day on the trails before hunting the natural light phenomenon by snow shoe, sledge ride, or snowmobile. The chalet hotel is built right in the heart of Rukatunturi mountain, a short walk from the pedestrian village, and each private apartment is decked out in modern Scandinavian-style decor with a full kitchen, balcony (some featuring outdoor hot tubs), and a bathroom with your very own sauna. Don’t miss the local wild food—think sautéed reindeer and elk tenderloin—at the property’s Restaurant Rukan Kuksa.
With additional reporting by Kristen Boatright.