What’s The Perfect Way To Spend Valentine’s Day?
January 17, 2020
Are you wondering how to make Valentine’s Day special this year? We have the perfect solution – skiing in the beautiful Aosta Valley.
It’s not only ideal for romantic couples but also for those cynics who are partnered to a romantic!
The romantics will picture snuggling on chairlifts, kissing outside whilst snow falls all around, sat by a blazing fire sipping warm hot chocolate or being laid in the snow together making snow angels. For the more cynical, although your partner will be thinking of these things, your mind will probably be more drawn to what you really want to do – skiing. Soluzione perfetta!
So why ski in Italy? Well, not only is St Valentine actually a patron saint of Italy (he was a bishop who lived in Terni – hence he is also known as Valentine of Terni) but, simply put, Italy is the land of love and no one does romance or passion better than the Italians.
Don’t just take our word for it however, The Telegraph in 2019 listed Courmayeur as number four on their list of ’10 of the most romantic ski resorts in the world’. Yes, in the whole world! Impressive stuff.
If you’re thinking about spending Valentine’s Day or, ‘La Festa Degli Innamorati’ as it is known in Italy, skiing in the Aosta Valley, then allow us to recommend some hotels we think will make for the most romantic of Valentine’s Day, guaranteed to live long in the memory…
1. The Hotel Le Miramonti, La Thuile
The 4* Hotel Le Miramonti is situated in the scenic village of La Thuile, very close to the border with France. The décor is in the style of traditional luxury mountain chalet. The hotel boasts a beautifully appointed wellness centre, with a pool, jacuzzi area, sauna, steam bath, revitalising shower and tranquillity lounge. There’s also a delightful range of fruit and herbal teas to have you feeling completely refreshed.
Envisage you and your loved one, sipping cocktails in the charming bar area, surrounded by mountain scenery with the sound of the River Dora Baltea running below, or relaxing, all cosy and warm, in the wellness centre whilst the snow falls outside.
Evenings meals in the restaurant are the perfect romantic end to the day. The restaurant sits just above the river and the gushing sound of the water provides a serene backdrop to enhance the experience. The cosy and relaxed ambience, coupled with incredible food and a great choice of wine ensures you can enjoy each other’s company and is sure to bring out the passion in any couple.
2. The Hotel La Chance, Pila
High up above the town of Aosta, at over 1800m, sits Pila, a secluded village and ski area and romantic retreat which is home to the beautiful boutique 3* Hotel La Chance. An alpine barn that has been stylishly, but sympathetically renovated to create a contemporary hotel, perfect for couples. It too has a spa which is complimentary for hotel guests. Snow conditions permitting, you can ski right back to the hotel and the food is amazing.
Just imagine, a fun day skiing, snuggling on chairlifts, sipping Vino Caldo or Bombardinos over a long lunch, skiing back to the hotel to relax in the jacuzzi and then spending a romantic evening with drinks in the bar followed by a sumptuous meal in the restaurant – romantic bliss.
3. The Hotel Gran Baita, Courmayeur
If you really want to push the boat out for your loved one, and are looking for a level of luxury fit for royalty, look no further than the 4* Hotel Gran Baita and Wellness Centre in Courmayeur. This hotel epitomises opulence and romance. It’s situated in one of the most elegant residential areas of Courmayeur, and is quite simply stunning. The wellness centre has an incredible indoor/outdoor 32˚ heated swimming pool that allows you to swim from the cosy indoor aspect to the cold and snowy outside, whilst still submerged in the warmth of the pool. Some of the rooms have their own outside spa pool on the balconies – just picture yourself in the evening, sipping Prosecco in your very own sauna pool, gazing in to your loved ones eyes with the snow falling all around you.
A Valentine’s spent here will really make for the most romantic or breaks which is sure to be remembered for ever more.
We hope we’ve managed to convince you how romantic it is to spend Valentine’s Day on a skiing holiday with your partner. And who knows… you may be so overcome by the experience that you find yourself down on one knee, popping the question to your ‘amore’.