Snowshoeing and cross-country (XC) skiing can be an incredible bonding experience with your significant other. So, consider getting away with your loved one to a winter wonderland at one of North America’s romantic snow resorts. Experience some outdoor recreating and the pampering you both deserve at the Canadian and American resorts listed below.
Romantic Snow Resorts in Canada
These resorts in the Canadian Rockies are excellent romantic options for exploring the surrounding wilderness and mountains.
Fairmont Chateau: Alberta
The Fairmont Chateau in Lake Louise, Alberta, is a luxury resort in western Canada. Enjoy all the trimmings and places for romantics to enjoy each other, such as the outstanding rear window panorama of the Victoria Glacier.
Additionally, with an annual snowfall of over 12 feet (3.6 m) a year, it is a prime snowshoeing location and scenic destination. So get out in the snow and try out a variety of snowshoe adventures.
For instance, jump on the Powderfest Snowshoeing Tour into the forest to look for animal tracks or take a Night Owl Snowshoe Tour and explore the woods at night. Moreover, if the conditions are right, look above at the constellations in the night sky. Then, after an exciting day of exploring, relax at the spa on-site, or indulge in an enriching fondue or exceptional dining experience.
Nipika Mountain Resort: British Columbia
The Nipika Mountain Resort in Kootenay, British Columbia, is a secluded lodge with multiple cabins. Couples are transported to the site, situated in 8,000 acres of wilderness with 36 feet (11 m) of guaranteed snow.
Nipika Mountain Resort is the ultimate eco-resort and truly off-grid, with self-sustained cabins powered with renewable energy. Enjoy the scenery, or As part of your stay, rent a pair of snowshoes and explore the snowshoe trails on the resort. Or, if so inclined, you can participate in other winter sports on-site, including cross-country skiing and fat biking.
Romantic Snow Resorts in the U.S.
Located across the U.S, these resorts offer a relaxing getaway with impeccable service and, of course, plenty of snowshoeing opportunities.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa: Colorado
Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa in Tabernash, CO, is a top-notch snow resort for romance and has so many things for couples to do on-site.
Experience fun activities such as a sleigh ride, air rifle biathlon, fat biking, or snowshoeing. Then unwind with romantic dining or enjoy the geothermally-heated pool and full array of spa treatments, all amidst rustic elegance.
To amp up the romance, the Romance at the Ranch package includes a cozy room or cabin with a fireplace, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a relaxation amenity list.
Read More: Winter Retreat at Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Vista Verde Ranch: Colorado
Vista Verde Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, limits the number of guests so the staff can ensure personalized attention. This setup allows for the ultimate opportunity to disconnect from the day-to-day stresses.
Furthermore, couples get luxurious accommodations with down-turn service. As an all-inclusive resort, you have the opportunity to choose your activities each day. Choose snowshoeing and go accompanied by a guide in the backcountry to experience the ultimate romance.
Galena Lodge: Idaho
Galena Lodge in Ketchum, Idaho, has the “Honeymoon Yurt,” which is a love nest that’s only 20 minutes out on the trail. Here, couples can enjoy the backcountry accommodations in comfort, get dinner delivered, and maybe even enjoy a massage for two.
When not relaxing, explore the 25km of snowshoe trails on your own or with a guide.
Lone Mountain Ranch: Montana
Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Montana, is near Yellowstone National Park. The ranch has cozy cabins, a lodge with outstanding cuisine, massage services, and a staff that warmly treats all of its guests.
Furthermore, explore 30 km of snowshoe trails throughout the ranch on your own or with a guide. Rent snowshoes on-site and then join a guided excursion at night by the light of the moon. If you’re interested in other winter activities, Lone Mountain Ranch also has backcountry cross-country skiing, can arrange a dog sledding excursion, and is only 10 minutes from downhill skiing at Big Sky Resort.
Glen House: New Hampshire
During the winter months, take a romantic journey to enjoy the sights of the protected Great Gulf Wilderness and the Presidential Mountain Range from the comfort and safety of a Mount Washington SnowCoach. Or, apres at the end of the day with the indoor saltwater pool, towering fireplace, or dinner at the Notch Grille.
Mountain Top Inn, Vermont
The Mountain Top Inn is buried in the Green Mountains in Chittenden, Vermont. Here, you can sit fireside in the restaurant with a wonderful menu or in the pub with live entertainment. Then, enjoy 60km of snowshoe trails with a lunch prepared by the Mountain Top Inn chefs, sled on the hill behind the inn, or enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride.
Check out the complete list of resorts featured by XCSkiResorts.com.
What’s your favorite romantic snowshoe getaway? Additionally, have you experienced pampering at one of these romantic snow resorts? Let us know in the comments below!
This article was first published on Feb 2, 2014, with a significant update on Jan 25, 2020. It was most recently updated on Dec 8, 2021.