Love on the Lifts: Colorado's Most Romantic Ski Retreats

Plan your ideal couple's ski retreat in Colorado. This guide explores the most romantic ski getaways—complete with quaint lodges, charming après, cozy fireside evenings, and more. 

Couple Enjoys a Moment at Mamie's in Beaver Creek, CO

Ready for a weekend of hand-holding on ski lifts and lounging by the fire with a loved one? More than just a playground for snow enthusiasts, a trip into the Colorado Rocky Mountains provide the ideal backdrop for a romantic getaway for two. 

From chasing each other down the legendary slopes of Vail to cozying up in a luxury lodge at Beaver Creek, to an idyllic evening exploring the cozy bars of Breckenridge, here’s your guide to weekend getaways in Colorado, where there’s just as much love in the air as there is snow. 

Downhill for Two

Whether you're snowplowing for the first time or carving expert turns, you're sure to strengthen bonds over a bluebird day with the Rocky Mountains as your backdrop. A little laughter, a little competition, a little shared adventure is the perfect combination for creating those "Remember when we…" moments.

Warming Things Up

After you’re done on the downhill, there are endless opportunities for some après-ski chill. Whether you find a cozy fire and some live music at an actual après, ease sore muscles with a mountain-view hot tub session, indulge in a only-on-vacation culinary experience, or just head back to your lodge for some snuggling, you’ll find no better place than then mountains to warm things up with your better half.

Even Your Taste Buds Get a View

Colorado's not just about the slopes, it's a mecca for food lovers too. A candlelit dinner with a side of stunning mountain views awaits at one of many world-class dining experiences. While the options are plentiful, here are a few to whet your appetite: 

Snowy Adventures for Every Couple

If your the active type of couple, Colorado's charm doesn’t end with skiing! There’s a world of off-the-beaten path snowshoe trails, sledding, ice skating, snowmobiling, and even horse-drawn sleigh ride at Vail—to hold hands and figure out how to warm up your noses on a chilly night.

Resorts for All Types of Romantics

Every couple is unique, and so is every Colorado ski resort, each with their own special  charm. You can get away from it all with the rustic charm of Crested Butte. Or maybe you opt for a luxury spa retreat at Beaver Creek. You could always grab a quaint place in the woods at Breckenridge.  Or join in the fun of a lively ski village atmosphere at Keystone. Whatever you’re into, Colorado has you covered.

BONUS: Valentine's Day, Colorado Style

Time your trip right, and you might even catch some Valentine's Day events. For adventurous couples,—i.e. Not the faint at heart—skiing Lover's Leap Cornice run adds just the right amount of adrenaline to your weekend. Then enjoy the panoramic mountain views at Vail Village’s Ice Rink.

Making Memories in the Mountains

A Colorado ski trip is more than just a weekend away—it's shared laughs, cozy moments, world-class skiing, and maybe the occasional snowball to the face. 

And while it is just a short drive from Denver, once you get over the foothills, and into the Rockies, you’re a world away from it all—which is what a romantic getaway is all about. 

So whether you’re racing down the slopes, sipping hot cocoa, sitting in a hot tub, or snuggling by a fire, you’ll find any time spent in the mountains is a romantic getaway from it all.

So, pack your bags, grab your skis (or don't), and head just west of Denver into the Rockies, where love and adventure await at every turn.