Vermont has some of the most picturesque ski resorts in New England. Planning a winter elopement? Consider a ski resort setting to add some adventure and epic views to your day. It doesn't get any more authentic than a ski elopement during Vermont winter! If you are planning a winter elopement and considering a ski adventure, today's post is for you! We are sharing Vermont's top ski resorts for your winter elopement to ensure your day goes off without a hitch!
Vermont's Top Ski Resorts for Your Winter Elopement
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe is one of the most popular destinations in Vermont for good reason. Known for its picturesque setting, Stowe offers a stunning backdrop for a winter wedding. The Lodge at Spruce Peak and Stowe Mountain Lodge provide luxurious accommodations and breathtaking views. For more information about weddings at Stowe Mountain head to their website-- there are plenty of options for transportation to the top and beautiful summit ceremonies. Because each wedding is unique, we do recommend you calling and speaking with their wedding experts to share your vision and ensure you have all the information you need. The Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, provides special elopement packages for couples and their guests. For less experienced skiers and those who enjoy indulging in a little apres, Stowe is the perfect fit!
Killington Resort is another favorite ski destination amongst travelers and locals alike. With diverse terrain and a range of lodging options, Killington can cater to different wedding styles. The grand scenery and the amenities make it a great choice for an elopement. Not only does Killington have some of the longest and steepest mogul runs around, but they also have one of the longest seasons due to abundant natural snowfall and one of the most extensive snow making systems in the world. This means you could plan your elopement later in the season, if you are hoping for warmer temperatures. Killington Resort also offers great options for weddings, with several peak locations to choose from and transportation options for non-skiers. Head to their website for more information!
Nestled in the Mad River Valley, Sugarbush provides a beautiful setting for an intimate ceremony. The resort offers both rustic charm and modern amenities, making it a popular choice for couples. For those who love to ski out West, Sugarbush is known to bring that western flavor back east a bit. For a more challenging and authentic Vermont mountain vibe, head to Sugarbush. Sugarbush has great wedding accommodations and options including summit ceremony options and chairlift availability for non-skiers.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Known for some of the best snow in the state, Okemo Mountain is the perfect destination for a ski elopement. This resort offers a range of picturesque locations for elopements, with stunning views and well-equipped facilities for a memorable winter wedding. Okemo mountain is great for beginner and intermediate skiers and provides a great family-friendly option. Okemo has gorgeous summit ceremony options to choose from.
Jay Peak Resort
Known for its reliable snowfall and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, Jay Peak is a wonderful choice for a unique and scenic elopement. Located in northern Vermont, Jay Peak is known for its tree glades, long groomed trails, and abundant natural snowfall. You can guarantee a snowy elopement at Jay Peak! Jay has summit ceremony options and you can also take the tram to the top of the mountain even if you choose not to ski.
For those looking for something a bit more off the beaten path, you may choose a more adventurous backcountry ski elopement. This would be recommended for intermediate to advanced skiers. Do you have a favorite backcountry destination or are you looking to try something new? A backcountry ski elopement will create an intimate day away from the crowds at resorts with more time to focus on the two of you! A backcountry elopement also gives you the flexibility to choose when and where you go, instead of working around a resort's hours and restrictions, you can make the day fit your schedule and vision.
More Tips for Your Ski Resort Winter Elopement
Remember, each resort has its own unique features, so it might be helpful to reach out to their event coordinators to see which aligns best with your vision for the elopement.
Also important to mention, there are two options for a ski resort elopement. You can decide to focus on the setting of having your wedding at a ski resort versus actually skiing on your wedding day. If skiing isn't your thing or you're not wanting to ski on your wedding day, you can still reap the benefits of a beautiful summit elopement! Remember, the skies the limit!
Another fun idea for a ski elopement is to have a themed skiing party on the mountain either the day before or after your wedding. This way you can still celebrate with a select group of family and friends, but still have the privacy and intimacy of your elopement day. You can also have a more traditional celebration at another venue if you are wanting the best of both worlds! Don't feel restricted by choosing a certain type of wedding, elopement or ceremony. Know that you have the option to make it whatever you want it to be. Dream big!
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