Your Romance Will
Head Uphill at these Downhill Ski Resorts
Just imagine relaxing
in front of a flickering fireplace, eating elegant meals by candlelight,
taking a horse-drawn sleigh ride, and sharing beautiful mountain
vistas with your significant other. Sound romantic and perfect
for Valentine's Day?
It is and can be found
at ski resorts across North America, according to the experts
who regularly update Ski America & Canada, the country's best
selling ski guide, and its Web site, skisnowboard.com. Add in
the exhilaration of skiing or riding together down snowy trails,
and a ski vacation becomes the perfect getaway with your sweetheart,
Valentine's Day or not.
and Ski Snowboard America and Canada award-winning contributors
present resorts that offer the perfect combination of dreamlike
atmosphere and picture-perfect views together with beautiful lodging,
cozy dining, charming towns and picturesque trails where couples
can ski or snowboard together. For romantic resorts in the West,
Sun Valley, Aspen, Deer Valley, Banff/Lake Louise, and Santa Fe
top the list. In the East, they recommend lovers head to Quebec
City, the Bretton Woods, Stowe, Tremblant or Lake Placid to find
the perfect wintertime setting to heat up romance.
and Ski Snowboard America & Canada provide all the information
needed to plan the perfect romantic getaway. The guidebook and
Web site include details on the lodging, restaurants, dining and
activities at more than 100 of the top destination resorts across
According to Charles
Leocha, the editor in chief, "SkiSnowboard.com gives much
more than mere statistics such as the number of trails and vertical
feet." He continues, "This site paints a complete picture
with images, insights, flavor and prices that bring you the true
personality of every resort. And phone numbers are included, too,
to make things simpler."
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Sun Valley, Idaho,
has long been one of the most romantic destinations in the country
since it was created over a half-century ago. Skisnowboard.com
states, "Sun Valley has a European accent mixed with the
perhaps the most famous U.S. resort, has a bit of everything for
lovers of every income. The old world meets the modern in this
town. Modern art decorates traditional buildings, diners can find
the latest in cuisine and basic meat and potatoes, and almost
all accommodations have an Aspen flair.
Deer Valley, Utah,
provides skiers with the best of service possible. The entire
resort from its hotels and condos to its multifaceted trails reflects
gracefulness and luxury. The editors note that in nearby Park
City "the flamboyant atmosphere of the silver rush remains."
set in the midst of the majestic Canadian Rockies, blends great
ski areas with a delightful town filled with gourmet restaurants
and the palatial Chateau Lake Louise.
Santa Fe, N.M., combines the magic of the Southwest with the joy of skiing. The ski area provides high altitude trails and panoramic vistas across the city and the brown desert below. The city is filled with upscale inns and cutting-edge dining experiences.
in Colorado, Taos in New Mexico, Telluride in Colorado,
Jackson Hole in Wyoming, and Beaver Creek in Colorado
complete the rest of the top 10 in the West.
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surrounded by the resorts of Mont-Ste.-Anne, Stoneham and Le Massif,
provides a European atmosphere of narrow, cobblestone lanes, lamplit
cafes, and French hotels where according to these experts, "Couples
stroll arm and arm...Singles search for l'amour."
with its Mount Washington Hotel, in New Hampshire, has brought
historic romance back to life in the White Mountains. The refurbished
grand hotel presents a movie-set dining room, classical and swing
music, dancing through the night together with the state's largest
offers the quintessential New England experience with white-steepled
churches, quaint general stores and traditional, cozy bed and
about two hours north of Montreal, has crafted a new mountain
village with atmosphere in "18th Century French town style,
based on the narrow streets, old buildings, cozy restaurants and
quaint shops of Old Quebec City."
Lake Placid, New
York, hugs the shore of one of the most picturesque lakes
in the Adirondacks. Fine dining and elegant hotels compliment
world-class Olympic facilities.
New Hampshire, Mad River Valley in Vermont, The Balsams
Grand Resort in northern New Hampshire, Lake Placid in New
York, and Charlevoix and the Eastern Townships in Quebec
round out the top 10 in the East.
About Skisnowboard.com and Ski Snowboard America & Canada -- Skisnowboard.com is the most comprehensive Web site focused on destination ski and snowboard resorts in North America. Ski Snowboard America & Canada, published by World Leisure ($24.95), is the leading guidebook to destination winter resorts in North America. It is available in bookstores, through www.amazon.com and www.bn.com.
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