Romantic North American Snowshoe Getaways At Snow Resorts

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. Here, experience some outdoor recreating and the pampering you both deserve.

Check out one of the top 10 favorite romantic resorts featured by XCSkiResorts.com.

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Romantic Snow Resorts In Western North America


Fairmont Chateau: Alberta, Canada

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. 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.

Read More: Winter Activity Guide To The Best of Lake Louise, Banff National Park

XC Skiing across Lake Louise, AB

Hike or ski across Lake Louise to the frozen waterfalls at the far end. Photo by Tanya Koob.


Nipika Mountain Resort: British Columbia, Canada

The Nipika Mountain Resort in Kootenay, British Columbia, is a secluded lodge and 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 really is the ultimate eco-resort without high altitude problems. As part of your stay, take a 2 hour guided snowshoe tour along the clifftops and rivers of the resort.

Read More: No 3 Snowshoe Friendly Nordic Center: Nipika Mountain Eco Resort, BC

Junior snowshoers trek along the Kootenay River. Photo courtesy of Nipika Mountain Resort.


Bear Valley Adventures: California, USA

Bear Valley Adventures on the west slope of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains is in the land of giant Sequoia trees. Accommodations at the Bear Valley Lodge are walking distance to the trails with recently updated rooms. On the other hand, you can stay at the Arnold Black Bear Inn B & B for luxury in nearby Calaveras, CA among the Sequoias.


Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa: Colorado, USA

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 Package includes a cozy room or cabin with a fireplace, a single rose, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a relaxation amenity list.

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Breakfast view from Heck's Tavern. Photo by Kim Fuller.

Breakfast view from Heck’s Tavern at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Photo by Kim Fuller.


Vista Verde Ranch: Colorado, USA

Vista Verde Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, limits the number of guests to 30 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 and can be accompanied by a guide in the backcountry to experience the ultimate romance.

Read More: Be Treated Like Family At Vista Verde Guest Ranch

fireplace at Vista Verde Guest Ranch, Steamboat Springs

Relax by the fireplace and disconnect at Vista Verde Guest Ranch. Photo by Paul Wowk.


Galena Lodge: Idaho, USA

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.

Read More: No. 2 Snowshoe Friendly Nordic Center: Galena Lodge, Ketchum, ID

snowshoer at Galena Lodge

Snowshoeing at Galena Lodge. Photo courtesy of Galena Lodge.


Lone Mountain Ranch: Montana, USA

Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Montana, is near Yellowstone National Park. The ranch has cozy cabins, a lodge with great cuisine, massage services and a staff that treats all of its guests warmly. Furthermore, explore 30 km of snowshoe trails throughout the ranch on your own or with a guide. Guided excursions are available at night, and by the light of the moon.

Read More:
Snowshoeing, Skiing, Eating & Playing at Lone Mountain Ranch. Montana
West Yellowstone, Montana: Top 4 Snowshoe Trails

Enjoy a cabin nestled in the wood at Lone Mountain Ranch. Photo by Melynda Harrison.


Romantic Snow Resorts In Eastern Northern America


Glen House: New Hampshire, USA

The Glen House is the newest New Hampshire inn located in Gorham, NH. Experience breathtaking views of the nearby mountains and trails at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. 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.

Read More: Snowshoeing 4,000 Footers In New Hampshire’s White Mountains


Mountain Top Inn, Vermont, USA

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.

Read More: No 7 Snowshoe Friendly Nordic Center: Mountain Top Inn, Vermont 

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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!

Read More:
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About the author

Roger Lohr, XCSkiResorts.com

Roger Lohr, XCSkiResorts.com

Roger Lohr lives in Lebanon, NH and has published content about snowshoeing, XC skiing, sustainability and more. He loves to cross country ski and snowshoe on trails and in the backcountry, and snowboarding in powder. He owns and edits XCSkiResorts.com and is the cross country skiing and snowshoe editor at SeniorsSkiing.com and SnoCountry.com. He also is the Outdoor Recreation Editor at Green Energy Times and contributes to many other media outlets.

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