We are riding untouched powder through a glade of trees on Aspen Mountain – me on skis, him on a snowboard. He’s just ahead, carving an S through the powder. The sky is boldly blue and the sun is shining brightly, making the powder sparkle. Except for us, this sliver of the mountain is blissfully empty. I call for him to stop and ski down to give him a kiss. For a moment, we just stand there and breathe.
For me, this is the ultimate romantic moment: experiencing natural beauty and adventure with someone I love. Doing this at a five-star resort in Colorado is icing on the cake. I know when we reach the base in a few hours, there will be bubbles for après and then a couples massage before dinner.
I’ve traveled the world, but I’ve had some of my most romantic experiences in my adopted home state of Colorado. Whether you like climbing up mountains or skiing down them, Colorado woos adrenaline loving couples seeking a side of romance on their weekend getaway. If you’d prefer to skip the adventure portion and just get pampered with spa treatments and candlelit dinners on your vacation, there are resorts from Aspen to Vail to Colorado Springs that will help you do just that.
These are our favorite romantic weekend getaways in this Rocky Mountain playground.