Skiing side-by-side is surely a great way to spend a day with your sweetheart, but if you're looking to add some more romance to your ski trip, try one of these romantic destinations. These ski escapes provide the perfect atmosphere to celebrate an annive
by Lisa Evans
Stowe Mountain Lodge
Located in Vermont at the base of Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, Stowe Mountain Lodge is a 300-room ski, golf and spa hotel. Delivering service found only at the world's most distinguished resorts, with the relaxed warmth that is distinctly New England, Stowe Mountain Lodge is highly coveted as a location for a romantic stay.
Stowe Mountain Resort's Cross Country Ski Center offers 45 kilometres of groomed trails and 30 kilometres of backcountry terrain. A full range of Nordic gear is available for rent, including Performance-skate-ski and Classic-ski packages.
After a day of skiing, rejuvenate in Stowe Mountain Lodge's 21,000-square-foot spa and wellness centre. The facility offers therapeu- tic facials, massages and signature body treatments, a private water sanctuary with a herbal-steam chamber, Jacuzzi soaking pool, dry sauna and cooling rain-shower. Harmony rooms equipped with reclining “SO” sound chairs allow music to resonate through the body, reducing stress, relieving pain and promoting better sleep.
After you've eased your tired muscles, enjoy a romantic meal at Solstice, Stowe Mountain Lodge's upscale-dining restaurant, or for a more casual atmosphere, dine in the Hourglass Lodge.
Each guestroom at Stowe Mountain Lodge reflects the natural beauty of New England. Oversized windows allow you to take in the breathtaking mountain views and connect with your surroundings, and each other. Some guest suites include a stone-framed fireplace to set the stage for romance.
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5781 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT, 05672
888-253-4849 or 802-253-300
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629-10th Street, Canmore, AB, T1W 2A2, Canada
403-609-0482 or 1-888-678-6100, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Located in the heart of downtown Canmore, Alta., The Paintbox Lodge is an intimate boutique hotel owned by Olympic medalist Sara Renner and her husband, World Cup champion Thomas Grandi. After traveling to many small family-run hotels in Europe during their competitive years, Renner and Grandi wanted to recreate that cozy family feeling in Canmore. Relaxed and welcoming, The Paintbox Lodge is the perfect setting for a romantic weekend surrounded by snow.
Canmore has some of the world's best Nordic skiing, a vibrant town ambience and stunning scenery. While staring at the stars at night may put you in a romantic mood, you may also find yourself a little starstruck staying at The Paintbox Lodge, as many of the Lodge's staff are Olympic alumni or hardworking athletes with Olympic aspirations.
Relax in one of the Lodge's five unique, comfortable suites with down duvets and a romantic fireplace. To set the mood, you can order a Champagne and Prosecco with cheese platter by Mountain Mercato and chocolates from Le Chocolatier.
Socialize with other guests around the harvest table and enjoy a complementary mountain breakfast featuring a frittata or quiche, handmade granola, yogurt, handmade sourdough and, of course, a latte. Want to heat up the kitchen? Sign up for a cooking class in The Paintbox's gleaming Miele kitchen. You can take a scheduled class or book a private class for you and your partner.