A skiing holiday is a great opportunity to spend some quality time with loved ones, on and off the slopes. If you’re looking for a romantic location, it doesn’t get much better than being up in the mountains! So, if you’re planning to buy a ski home with your better half, which resorts offer the best skiing, facilities and atmosphere for couples?
Austria – Zell em See
Zell em See in Austria offers a stunning landscape and romantic activities during the winter months. With the backdrop of the beautiful lake Zell and a pretty town boasting quaint cobbled streets and a Romanesque church, it’s perfect for a couple’s getaway. During the winter, the lake freezes over so you can ice skate with a backdrop of snowy forests and mountains. It’s like a scene straight out of a film! The après ski scene is vibrant, with plenty of bars and restaurants.
France – Chamonix
Ski with Mount Blanc in the background, try new activities together and take in the breath-taking views from the Aiguille Midi viewing platform, where you can see the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. If you love new adventures, in Chamonix you can take on snowshoeing, ice-climbing and much more! Fancy tasting pasta in Italy and sharing a cheese fondue in Switzerland? Why not get an unlimited pass and ski to Italy and Switzerland on the same day?
Italy – Cortina
Surrounded by the stunning Dolomites and full of history and culture, Cortina is the perfect place to enjoy a couples skiing holiday. A small town which is easy to wander around, over 1000 years of history can be soaked in as you explore. The town was a favourite with Ernest Hemingway and you can visit the bar of his hotel, the De La Poste. The skiing itself is second to none, with the resort regularly hosting races on the women’s World Cup circuit.
Switzerland - St Moritz
The original ski town where winter tourism began, St Moritz oozes class and beauty. Surrounded by pine forests, gleaming lakes and peaks that stretch into Italy, there’s much to explore on and off the slopes. The resort boasts a glacier landscape which can be enjoyed from the break-taking route of the glacier express train. The resort is also famous for its mineral springs and can be enjoyed as a spa resort in the summer, so would be the ideal place for a dual season ski home.
A skiing holiday is a great option for a couple’s getaway and your very own mountain holiday home wouldn’t have to just be for winter - it could be used all year round! Springtime in the mountains if often just as beautiful as the snowy peaks of the winter and is a great way to avoid crowds of busy tourists.
To get the process of buying your ski property underway, why not take a look at our handy buying guide? It lays out the buying journey step by step to make the process as smooth and hassle-free as possible.