Planning to escape the hectic city life and eager for a snowy wedding adventure? Arrange for a chilled out (pun intended!) getaway with your crew for an epic bachelor/ bachelorette party or plan week long wedding celebrations at these stunning locales. Here are some of the most picturesque destinations where you can hit the slopes and celebrate love!
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Ski slopes dusted with powdered snow, the Niseko Ski Resort is a great option for winter adventure seekers looking to explore the scenic backcountry as well as ski enthusiasts. There are also several delectable dining choices including the traditional Japanese cuisine available at the resorts. If you are up for the challenge, you can even climb the magnificent Mt Yotei! Tying the knot in all your fur and feather refinery at this pristine hilltop is unconventional to the traditional Japanese wedding rituals.
Ylläs, Lapland (Finland)
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Skiing on the slopes of the enchanting arctic utopia of Lapland under the illuminated northern lights is every globe-trotter’s dream come true. Make your way down these snow-covered trails whilst experiencing magical sights of this natural beauty. Hop on a snowmobile safari excursion or organise day trips involving snowshoe and ice fishing. Get married at the Ice Chapel to avail of all the wintry benefits. The glorious glass-like chapel is purely crafted of ice, so the ambience is truly representative of a whimsical winter wedding.
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Situated at the heart of the Chilean Andes and surrounded by the 19,000-foot Los Tres Hermanos (Three Brothers) peaks, this secluded location is truly one of a kind. Organise a casual chic wedding for your guests. An urbane wedding gown paired with trendy snow boots completes the ultimate winter wedding appearance. Overlooking the lustrous Inca Lake, Portillo is also the perfect vacation spot for couples looking for a relaxation retreat post their frenetic, phenomenal wedding festivities.
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Designated as “the death-sport capital of the world” and nestled against the monumental alps of Mont Blanc which is known as the highest peak in the Alps, Chamonix is the ideal place for all the thrill seekers out there! Take advantage of the highest vertical ascent cable car ride in the world (ranging from 1,035m to 3842m) to scale through the breathtaking, panoramic views. Say ‘I Do’ at this monumental destination, treasure the moment and take time out to feel on top of the world, literally!
Whistler, British Columbia (Canada)
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Ski through ancient forests, wild peaks and embrace the vivacious village culture at Whistler, set against the coastal mountainous backdrop of British Columbia. Enjoy an exhilarating gondola ride aboard the Guinness World Record-breaking ‘Peak 2 Peak’ for a 360˚ experience of the awe-inspiring landscapes. An intimate wedding elopement on the mountaintop at Whistler complete with a grand helicopter bridal landing is a once in a lifetime experience!
St. Moritz, Switzerland
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The epitome of elegance, St. Moritz is a Swiss ski resort that has been famous amongst avid skiers since 1864. Upping the style quotient are designer outlets of several luxurious brands including; Dolce & Gabbana, Armani and Gucci dotted along the urban village streets. It is also well-known for its ‘champagne climate’ due to the gleaming sunshine and dry air spells seen for 322 days of the year. The abundance of the lavish leisure activities along with its elite reputation of being named as the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism, the glacial paradise is the ultimate winter wedding retreat!
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