5 Amazing Ski Holidays for the Adventurous Couple
Skiing is more than just a sport, it is an adventure, and for some, a way of life. There are plenty of incredible skiing trip spots around the world that are perfect for adventurous couples. From the remote wilderness that boasts of powdery snow to postcard-perfect landscapes glistening white in the sunlight, you definitely will not run out of choices when it comes to ski holidays. We have compiled a list of some of the most scenic and rewarding skiing destinations to help adventure-seeking couples plan the perfect ski holiday.
Söelden features plenty of exceptional ski tours with varying levels of difficulty. Skiers can easily and comfortably access the top stations through mountain lifts. From the top stations, you can enjoy a panoramic view of endless white terrain before plunging down steep slopes filled with gleaming snow.
Söelden is famous for two main tours: the Ötztal Loop Tour, a trip across vast glaciers and challenging climbs to mountain peaks, and the Vent Loop Tour, a 5-day trek across the Alps’ highest and most stunning summits.
Skiing or trekking on Mont Blanc, the Alps highest peak, requires time, dedication, and effort. Rising serenely above ragged rocks and plunging glaciers, Mont Blanc draws thousands of skiers and mountain climbers from around the world.
The best time to scale and ski this majestic mountain is between April and early July. There are no lifts to take tourists to the peak, so they have to trek up to the summit, a feat that many found daunting, but is entirely fulfilling.
Andorra could readily be every ski enthusiast’s dream destination. Located in the Pyrenees, Andorra consists mainly of jagged mountains that receive more snow in winter and experience cooler summers. It is not surprising that this tiny nation has a host of ski resorts that offer not only a wide range of skiing trips of varying degrees of difficulty but also an incomparable view of stunning valleys and dramatic gorges.
For those who want to try other adventures aside from skiing, some of the ski resorts in Andorra present a variety of thrilling activities, from snowmobile drive through enchanting forests to dogsledding and sliding down steep slopes in a tube.
Portes du Soliel, France
Portes du Soliel means Gateway to the Sun, and true to its name, this famous ski destination gets abundant sunshine. Surrounded by towering peaks and dotted by charming mountain villages, the views in Portes du Soliel are divinely captivating.
One of the most popular activities in Portes du Soliel is cross-country skiing. This allows you to ski from the French side of the summit of Mossette, towards the summit of Switzerland. Want to earn while enjoying the ski season? Why not work as a couple in one of the mountain chalets? As a chalet couple, you are tasked to look after guests each week while providing them with the service that they need.
Covering more than 2,000 acres of rugged mountains and deep valleys, Glenshee or Glen of the Fairies is one of the most fantastical skiing destinations in Scotland. Skiers can ski down 36 trails covering 40 kilometres of snowy mountain slopes.
Accommodations may be limited compared to other ski resorts, but what Glenshee lacks in numbers it compensates for uniqueness. You have your pick from a medieval castle to a luxury cottage to a quirky treehouse. After a day of skiing, relax in one of the bustling cafes in the mountains and admire the view of the snow-covered Scottish hills.