Snow pairs with romance just about as smoothly as champagne and strawberries. It inspires the need to cuddle, quaff a fancy cocktail and snuggle up fireside. Indulge in these romantic Utah date ideas for skiers and snowboarders.
Though these date ideas are ideal for romance, there's no reason you can't swoop up a friend or family member to accompany you on one of these snowy adventures. The point here is to show love and invest in quality time; we hope you feel inspired! Additional ideas can be found in our list of favorite boutique ski hotels and we've even got more fun on tap in this list of unique experiences at each one of Utah's 15 ski areas.
If you want to put some mileage between your daily life and exploring a new romantic horizon, Eagle Point in Central Utah is built for those seeking refuge from the bustle. Let your to-dos and schedule melt away as you drive up the Beaver Canyon Scenic Byway through the Fishlake National Forest, rising 4,000 feet to the heights of the Tushar Mountain Range.
Eagle Point’s uncrowded slopes pair perfectly with the newly built Eagle Point Village Condos Canyonside Collection which offers mountain modern lodging with gorgeous views just steps from the snow. With private hot tubs, balconies and fully equipped kitchens, the four condos that comprise the Canyonside Collection offer the opportunity to shut the world away and revel in romance. Up your stay to the next level with the Sunset Snowcat Excursion and catch the sunset with your sweetheart.
Sundance Mountain is renowned for its well-appointed and cozy lodging. From suites to rooms to cabins to entire vacation homes, luxe lodging options abound around Sundance’s newly expanded slopes. With two new chairlift upgrades in the past two seasons, expanded terrain and romantic dining options, Sundance is a glorious place to reconnect, plug into nature and slow down.
After a day (or night) exploring Sundance, sip a carefully concocted craft cocktail in the Owl Bar then head to your reservation in the adults-only and award-winning Tree Room. Thanks to Robert Redford’s appreciation and support of the arts, the atmosphere at Sundance has been carefully curated over the years and lends itself perfectly to romance! Book a couple’s massage at the Sundance Spa or sign up to learn a new skill together such as fly fishing, pottery, perfume making, or leatherworking.
In the center of Eden, Utah lies a fantastic oasis for skiers and snowboarders in the Compass Rose Lodge. This micro hotel features luxurious bedding, blissful decor, and a number of relaxing spots to unwind and enjoy some together time. With a giant telescope and sky-scraping observatory located right in the hotel, you can book an observatory tour and learn about the wonders of outer space.
The Compass Rose is a perfectly located basecamp to enjoy skiing at Nordic Valley, Snowbasin Resort, and Powder Mountain; these resorts surround Ogden Valley and contribute to its status as an ideal weekend getaway. Both Nordic Valley and Powder Mountain offer night skiing and the Compass Rose is just steps from one of the most famous bars in Utah: The Shooting Star Saloon.
Powder Mountain's expansive terrain can only fully be explored by booking one of their numerous adventures. For those on a budget, the single ride inbounds snowcat rides up to Lightning Ridge are a fantastic way to explore more terrain without a guide. All-day backcountry cat skiing adventures include lunch, two guides, backcountry gear and perfect powder turns. Inbounds Guided Tours pair guests with an experienced local guide to plunder powder stashes and learn the secrets of Utah’s largest resort. Snowmobile tours are offered in 1-2 hour packages where guests can explore the southernmost terrain of the resort with its astonishing views. Info about the geology, ecology and the history of the area will be shared alongside light snacks.
Pair an adventure at Powder Mountain with a night or two at their stunning slopeside lodging options. With floor-to-ceiling windows, jaw-dropping views and sumptuous decor, Powder Mountain cabins and homes are perfectly poised to foster romance and reconnection.
Deer Valley Resort is a world apart and the sheer amount of romantic dining and lodging opportunities is enough to fire up the amour. Spend the day relishing the resort’s perfectly sculpted trails and take a dip in a hot tub before indulging in the resort’s excellent cuisine. We recommend the new Cast & Cut, featuring delicately prepared seafood towers dripping with oysters, lobster, crab legs, mussels, caviar and more. Fine steak, locally caught trout and the unique absinthe drip experience all make for a memorable night capped off with decadent desserts.
Additional dining options include a Valentine’s Day takeaway menu, Fireside Dining and the Mariposa. Oh, and don’t forget, Deer Valley Resort may well have the highest density of award-winning spas. We’ll leave it at that…
One true fact of life is that night skiing is often chilly. What better way to cuddle than on a chairlift whisking through the inky night? Brighton, Beaver Mountain, Brian Head, Cherry Peak, Nordic Valley, Sundance, Powder Mountain, and Woodward Park City all offer night skiing. Operating hours can vary and do fluctuate, so check out our full guide to night skiing in Utah: Click Here. Pair with a cocktail or a nice dinner out to bust your normal ski or snowboarding routine.
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