Couples Ski Holiday Deals
After a sublime day on the slopes, you can spend some time unwinding with health and wellness treatments in the spa, enjoy an intimate candle-lit dinner in a ravishing mountain restaurant and retire to your cosy quarters to cuddle up in front of a roaring fire whilst sipping chilled champers.
With Erna Low’s customised ski holidays, we can help create the perfect recipe for romance, whether you prefer the je ne sais quoi of French resorts like Courchevel or Val d’Isère, Italy’s charming Courmayeur, or Switzerland’s sensual Zermatt. Alternatively, you might adore amorous boltholes in Austria or Andorra where you can chill out on the slopes during the day and turn up the heat with sizzling apres-ski in the evening.
Whether you want to escape for a weekend or disappear for a week or more, we’ll arrange everything from convenient flights and airport transfers to amazing accommodation and ski passes and equipment that perfectly matches your style and ability level. With every detail nailed down, the scene is set for you and your significant other to relax as workaday worries melt away and passion peaks in your mountain playground. Romance is always in the air with an irresistible Erna Low couples ski holiday.
Why choose Erna Low for your romantic skiing break?
With a heritage in tailor-made ski breaks that stretches back to 1932, no one knows ski hospitality like Erna Low. Our longstanding history in the business means we’ve built brilliant relationships with partners all around the world, therefore we can offer excellent deals on exquisite ski breaks in some of the world’s most beautiful ski resorts. We’re detail obsessives, in other words we’ll listen carefully to your requirements in order to ensure that every single component of your ski package is designed to deliver total satisfaction and ensure that your entire experience is smooth and stress-free.
Last but not least, we’re in love with snowsports and mountain culture, therefore we’re deeply motivated to move heaven and earth to ensure that you and your partner have an enchanting experience.
Romantic Ski Weekends
Fancy a short, sweet break that revitalises your love life? A romantic ski weekend fits the bill fabulously and there are several resorts a short hop away from British airports where you can jet off for a few days, hop on a short transfer and enjoy a sublime time recharging those batteries. Here are a few terrific tips for planning ski weekends and short breaks:
- Opt for resorts with short transfer times ̶ spending hours on end in a car after you land is a real passion killer! If possible, avoid travelling during school holidays as resorts are usually packed and costs rise as these are peak season.
- Organise early flights to your destination and late flights back home ̶ this way you can squeeze and extra days skiing into your trip (or some you-time relaxing by the pool!).
- Consider alternative ski areas which can be quieter and offer more flexibility ̶ switch your Swiss trip to Andorra for a change and you could bag a bargain and be pleasantly surprised! When you want a beautiful weekend break with a difference, hitting the snow instead of the beach is a brilliant idea.
Sizzling Seasonal Breaks
There are certain times of year when the romantic vibes are a little stronger in ski resorts and holidaying in the midst of charming cultural celebrations adds a delightful new dimension to any holiday. Whether you fancy heading off for Christmas, celebrating New Year on the slopes or embracing Easter celebrations, here are a few resorts that go all out when it comes to seasonal celebrations:
Meribel is a magical place to spend Christmas ̶ this charming French resort offers easy access to the vast and varied 600km Three Valleys ski area and its traditional wood and stone buildings look delightful dusted with icing sugar snow. Holiday here with your partner during the festive season and you can expect firework displays, torchlit piste parades, carol singing in the town square and even a visit from Santa in his horse-drawn sleigh. When you’ve had your fill of outdoor attractions you can warm yourself up at your apartment with vin chaud by the fireside.
Zermatt is a superb Swiss resort which puts a spring in your step at Easter, with its chocolate box chalets, and high altitude, snow-sure skiing on the Theodul glacier. With the majestic Matterhorn as the backdrop, every location looks suitably scenic here and if you’ve got a sweet tooth you can sample some of the best treats in the world at Chocolaterie Laderach. You might be a little old to take part in the traditional children’s Easter egg hunt here, but the festival atmosphere is fantastic at this time of year and skiing and snowboarding in the spring sunshine is an absolute joy.
Best Accommodation Types For Couples
With a wide range of accommodation available across our suite of ski holidays, there’s something to suit every couple’s tastes and budget ̶ from chic chalets to affordable apartments and high-quality ski hotels. Once you’ve chosen your resort, we can help you find gorgeous accommodation to get you in the mood for love.
Romantic chalets Chalet-style accommodation is perfect when you want a snowy sanctuary where you can hide away from the world for a while. In most resorts you’ll find high-end private chalets or chalet-apartments which feature the traditional A-frame exterior but are split up into several salubrious suites inside ̶ Les Chalets du Forum in Courchevel 1850 are a fine example of the latter type and their central location is perfect if you like apres-ski on your doorstep.
Couples apartments Ski apartments offer couples plenty of privacy and are available for all budgets, with those at the slightly higher end of the market offering facilities and amenities you would usually find in a hotel. For example, Le Hameau de la Sapinière in Les Menuires has luxe apartments with doorstep skiing, complemented by a relaxation area with hot tub, sauna and steam room.
Hotels for couples When you want to feel spoiled during your romantic ski holiday, staying at a hotel might be your best bet and it also suits more sociable couples who don’t mind dining with fellow guests when the mood takes them, or mingling in the onsite bar or spa areas. Hotel Village Montana in Tignes is one such establishment and it’s a great choice if you want to combine high-altitude skiing with high class hospitality.
Couples off-slope activities
During a couples ski holiday it’s particularly important that there are as many delightful distractions off the slopes as on them. Luckily, we offer ski breaks in resorts with legendary apres-ski, luscious restaurants and luxury spa and wellness centres.
Amorous apres-ski Whether you love nothing better than table-top dancing fuelled by strong shots or prefer fine wine in a laid-back lounge, there’s an eclectic mix of apres-ski in many resorts. If you like things on the decidedly lively side, Val Thorens boasts vibrant venues like La Folie Douce, which is a high-energy hybrid of Alpine bar, cabaret revue, live music venue and open-air disco, while Ghost in Italy’s Sauze d’Oulx is a great place to grab a beer straight from the slopes and listen to DJs spinning cool tunes. Austria’s Mayrhofen is also a marvellous place to party, with bustling venues like the Ice Bar and hip clubs like the Speakeasy Arena.
Delicious dining Fans of fine dining? Europe’s ski resorts have plenty of haute cuisine choices to set your tastebuds tingling, from the impeccable Japanese fare at Courchevel’s Sumosan to Michelin-starred French classics at Les Explorateurs in Val Thorens. However, you’ll find a high standard of food in almost every ski resort, whether you’re tucking into a panini in Italy, enjoying an Austrian apple strudel or tucking into a fab Swiss fondue.
Sensuous spas Relaxing in a spa or sauna is a great way to unwind during a romantic ski break and you’ll find wellness centres in every resort, whether they’re onsite at your accommodation, in the resort centres or facilities at neighbouring hotels which are open to non-residents. Resorts which specialise in spas include Soldeu in Andorra, Courchevel in France and St Moritz in Switzerland, but in one form or another they’re ubiquitous.
World’s Most Romantic Ski Resorts
With so many stunning ski resorts available, it’s tough to choose those which are most conducive to Cupid’s arrows. However, being spoiled for choice is no bad thing and the following examples of romantic resorts from our flagship ski nations should set your pulses racing.
French fancies French ski resorts have much to recommend them to romantics, from the plethora of Michelin-rated restaurants in Courchevel to the relaxed and inclusive après scene in Val Thorens and the beautiful buildings and chic cocktail bars of Chamonix. However, Morzine is also a fab choice with its friendly ambience, authentic Alpine architecture, tree-lined ski runs and convenient location just 30 minutes’ drive from Geneva. There’s diverse skiing available in the wider Portes du Soleil ski area and the scenery is breath-taking in this beautiful location in the Haut Chablais mountains between Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva.
Italian Inspiration There are several Italian ski resorts which make great bases for a romantic break. For starters, Cortina is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site with an ornate town hall, 12th century church and more striking 19th Century villas than you can shake a stick at. Meanwhile, Madonna di Campiglio is blessed by an abundance of listed buildings which host high end cocktail bars, first rate restaurants and designer boutiques, as well as a jaw-dropping Art Nouveau ballroom. But if we’re forced to pick a favourite Italian haunt, Courmayeur might be the jewel in the crown, with it’s unique blend of Baroque, Roman and Renaissance architecture, this Italian spa town offers something special around every charming corner, with the car-free Via Roma area abuzz with haute cuisine restaurants and plush nightspots, complemented by world-class skiing and a picturesque natural skyline punctuated by Mont Blanc.
Amazing Austria With its fairy tale castles and Alpine traditions, Austria has many ski resorts offering the right recipe for romance, so it’s a popular couples’ choice.
Kitzbuhel will be right up your street if your idea of romance is cobbled alleyways winding through pastel-painted medieval buildings and gothic churches juxtaposed with glam hotels. Meanwhile, Soll enjoys a super setting in the shadow of the Hohe Salve mountain and turns up the charm to maximum overdrive at Christmas, when the traditional market sets your senses alight with delicious Glühwein and you can cosy up in a horse-drawn sleigh as you glide past the Tyrolean Postwirt building and lovely 18th Century Rococo church.
Sensual Switzerland Switzerland boasts several scenic ski resorts where it’s easy to fall in love all over again ̶ from the mountain streams, wild woodlands and vertiginous peaks of St Moritz to the awe-inspiring natural amphitheatre of Saas Fee’s surrounding mountains, this is a location blessed by preternatural beauty. However, if you’re looking for a Swiss resort with a generous sprinkling of stardust, choose Klosters ̶ nicknamed ‘Hollywood on the rocks’, this classy resort has been a magnet for iconic movie stars like Paul Newman, Gregory Peck, Greta Garbo and Lauren Bacall over the years and still attracts A-listers and royalty.
Awesome Andorra The tiny principality of Andorra is still a bit of a hidden gem for many snowsports enthusiasts, but its powdery Pyrenees are picture postcard pretty and it’s become a fast-rising favourite for couples who appreciate a high-quality ski break that’s competitively priced.
Grandvalira is the largest ski area here and bijou resorts like Soldeu and El Tarter can charm any couple, while Pas de la Casa is a little livelier if you love socialising as well as spending lots of time cosying up together.
Alternatively, Vallnord is a significantly smaller Andorran ski area and includes the resorts of Arcalis, Arinsal and Pal. In terms of amazing views, Arcalis possibly pips its sister resorts, although they all have their unique charms.
If you appreciate retail therapy you’ll be in your element in Andorra, which offers practically tax-free prices on everything from electronics to designer fashions, and although naturally there’s a much wider range of shops in nearby capital city Andorra la Vella than the resorts themselves, you can still bag bargains in your local ski village.
As you can see, at Erna Low we have a customised couples ski break to suit everyone ̶ we can’t wait to help you choose yours!
Flights & Transfers for Couples Ski Holidays
Whether you’re leaving for your ski break from London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, or anywhere else, we’ll find the most convenient flights and organise the best transfers to and from your ski resort ̶ whether that’s a private or shared service.
Whether your romantic ski holiday lasts for a long weekend, a week or more, we’ll book flights and transfers that ensure you make the most of it.
Booking Your Romantic Ski Holiday
Like everything connected with Erna Low, we make booking your romantic ski holiday easy.
From browsing our fact-packed ski resort and accommodation guides to selecting your resort and organising flights and transfers, getting yourself fixed up for a fabulous holiday is a breeze.
And don’t forget that we can also include ski equipment hire and ski passes in your tailor-made ski package too ̶ meaning you don’t need to waste time organising these essentials yourself when you turn up at your resort.
Whether you’re both absolute beginners, intermediate or advanced skiers and no matter if you prefer resorts with an outrageous apres-ski scene or something a little more serene, there’s an Erna Low resort with your name on it.
With generations in the snowsports business and a proud history as a professional snowsports provider, we feel immensely privileged that our passion for the mountains can be channelled into creating a chapter in your love story.
For winter sports holidays that make your heart leap and your pupils dilate, Erna Low is the first choice for discerning couples.
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