If you’re looking for a romantic winter getaway, ski resorts in the East offer the perfect combination of New England charm coupled with diverse terrain that can entertain skiers of all levels and abilities.
Here is a selection of romantic ski resorts that not only feature some of the best skiing in the East but also offer amazing views, superb lodging and dining options, and off-slope winter activities that make for an unbeatable romantic ski vacation.
Dubbed the “Beast of the East,” at first glance one might not deem Killington the most romantic ski resort. However, Killington has a lot more to offer than 140 trails and 22 lifts. There are numerous lodging options, from B&Bs to cozy condos, but the Killington Grand Resort Hotel is complete with mountain views, a full-service spa, outdoor heated pool and hot tubs, cozy fireplaces, and perhaps the best amenity of all: direct access to the slopes. Killington also offers diverse nightlight, and great dining choices too—be sure to check out Casey’s Caboose, and snag a romantic table for two in the top-level caboose. If you want to explore other romantic destinations outside of Killington, the quaint town of Woodstock, Vermont is a must-see.
Mount Snow’s Grand Summit Hotel, in all of its New England splendor, is a great destination for couples. The resort also offers vacation Packages featuring discounts on lift tickets, lodging, spa treatments, and winter activities. Mount Snow also hosts special events throughout the entire season. Be sure to check out the Mount Snow’s Naturespa with couples massages, skin care, holistic health care, and more is a revitalizing experience for mind and body. All of these amenities are of course complimented by stunning Vermont scenery and great terrain for skiers of all abilities.
Okemo Mountain Resort has been top ranked for snow quality and guest service, so expect a stress-free experience with more than just smooth skiing. Okemo also offers Romance Packages with special perks for couples, too. The affordable lodging packages ensure that a romantic ski vacation is accessible to all couples, and the resort is home to some of the most romantic antique inns in Vermont. Additionally, be sure to explore the charming sights of Okemo Valley, from local country stories selling specialty Vermont products, to antique stores and artisan boutiques, to fine dining and classic cafés. Off-slope winter activities such as iceskating and sleigh riding complete your romantic winter adventure.
With numerous romantic B&Bs in the area, Stowe offers classic charm that makes for a picture-perfect romantic Vermont winter getaway. For couples with skiing on the mind, Stowe also offers slope-side accommodations and Ski and Stay packages as well. Stowe has been called the “Ski Capitol” of the East—but Stowe has much more to offer than excellent terrain. With award-winning restaurants that has been featured in magazines such as Bon Appetit, SKI Magazine, The Wine Spectator, and Gourmet, Stowe also has a performing arts center, a wellness enter and spa, and often hosts events, too.
Stratton Mountain caters to couples looking for a romantic Vermont vacation, and with its stunning views, romantic setting, and classic ski lodges, the resort makes for a great winter getaway. While Stratton’s 2003 feet of vertical (comprised of 92 trails, and 14 lifts, including a high-speed gondola) will be sure to entertain you, there are tons of other winter activities to compliment your romantic ski vacation, including après-ski festivities, Nordic skiing, ice skating, mountain tours, and the amazing “Friesians of Majesty” sleigh rides.
Located in historic Bethel, Maine, Sunday River is a prime destination for a fun-filled romantic ski vacation. Bethel has been dubbed as the Maine’s “most beautiful mountain village,” and when you top off the village’s romantic charm with Sunday River’s 671 acres of terrain—some of which is open for 12-hour days—your experience will be unbeatable. If you find yourself with some time (or energy) to spare after a challenging day on the slopes, don’t miss the resort’s premiere spa services. Plus, there are tons of other winter activities to enjoy, from dog sledding, ice skating, and fireworks.
Journey to Whiteface Ski Resort—the “Olympic Mountain”—and you’ll find more than just exhilarating terrain. Whiteface has the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies, and the resort is nestled in the town of Lake Placid, New York, a true winter wonderland that has also been named as one of the 100 most romantic destinations. There are numerous lodging options, whether you’re looking for a classic bed & breakfast, an Inn along the town’s charming Main Street, or an alpine-style lodge in the woods, and Whiteface also offers Ski and Stay packages that are definitely worth checking out. In addition to Olympic-level terrain and an enchanting mountain town, there are also opportunities to cross country ski, bobsled, ice skate, and more.