A winter wedding hardly seems like a perfect season to tie the knot. But a winter honeymoon is the perfect escape to some snow-capped destinations in the world, cuddling in front of the fire with mugs of hot chocolate or playing in the snow like kids. And because it happens to be Christmas time as well, its a romantic honeymoon setting with the golden candles in a European castle or some hotel hidden in the mountains. Feed each other winterberries, Apricots and cherries.
Explore on of the snow-capped mountains of Canada. The Rockies and the Laurentains are perfect for winter sports. Go skiing in one of the many ski resorts and enjoy the natural topography and snow. Whether youre a serious skier or just a neophyte, theres definitely something in store for you and your honey.
Tremblant is a skiing resort you can definitely visit, providing you with the sights of Quebecs local color and a theme park. A quaint village, it offers brightly colored buildings with boutiques and restaurant dotting the streets. And to cap off an afternoon ski experience, there are wood cabin bistros and cafes where you can relax and enjoy. Fo some evening activity, your loved one and you can explore its many open-air theaters with performances of fire-eaters, clowns and live music. There are also skating activities in Lac Miroir and water slides at La Source. To cap off your day, cozy up in one of their wood cabins and drink hot chocolate in front of the fire.
Here are five other European destinations you can explore on your winter honeymoon.
St. Moritz, Switzerland. Aside from the mountain slopes perfect for snow activities, theres also the aprs-ski caf fertig, a coffee with shots of schnapps you surely wouldnt want to miss in your visit, dining at the La Marmite and of course, shopping at Armani and Cartier. For evening revelry, theres the Badrutts Palace Hotel and a tour of small buildings connected by underground passageways at the Chesa Guardalej.
Courchevel, France. Part of a series of villages in the Trois Vallees area connected by the cable cars, this is the a good way to spend for skiing and partying during your honeymoon. You can sunbathe on the Riviera in the summer retreat here and at winter, of all times.
Cortina DAmpezzo, Italy. Great food, great wine, great slopeswhat more could you ask for? Skiing couple enthusiasts both amateur and advancedwill enjoy what this place has to offer, not to mention the trails for cross-country lovers. Local restaurants give you a filling of homemade pasta and risotto and theres dancing in the discos at night.
The Dolomite mountains are home to the sophisticated and elegant city of Cortina D’Ampezzo. Slopes are paradise for advanced as well as intermediate skiers, and there are trails for cross-country enthusiasts. Restaurants satisfy those who savor homemade pasta and risotto. Discos do exist, but dining out is nightlife enough for most.
Lillehammer, Norway. Probably the place of origin of skiing and slalom, Lillehammer Norway offers slopes, slopes and more slopes. With the 200 plus miles of cross-country trails and skiing slopes all lit by torchesits a lovely way to spend skiing with your loved one. If not skiing, take a look at the worlds oldest skis on view at the Ski Museum in the capital city of Oslo.
Theres beauty to spending a white Christmas, a white wedding and a white honeymoon.