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Valentine’s Day On The Slopes

Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year is almost upon us – the perfect excuse to go on a ski holiday.  While there are many beautiful destinations to escape as a couple, nothing compares to the majesty of the mountains. Wake up to crisp, frosty air, drop the kids off with our child care experts and enjoy the perfect adult-only day knowing the kids are having a blast.

Making the most of Valentine’s day with a young family can be challenging, especially romantic getaways. With Esprit, our team of child care experts allow you to spend as much or as little time together with the kids as you’d like. Your holiday to the mountains means there’s time for you, time for the kids, and time together.

As it is such a special time of the year, some resorts go the extra mile to really dial up the atmosphere of love. Below, you can find several resorts which have unique offerings to ensure a romantic stay on the slopes:

Dawn in Courchevel


Arguably the most ritzy of the 3 Valley resorts, Courchevel consists of three main villages at different altitudes (Esprit offers accommodation in the highest, Courchevel 1850). Ski in and ski out at the Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000 and make the most of your adult-only time on the slopes. For Valentine’s Day, Courchevel 1850 has an intimate dinner complete with fireplace and live music. Alternatively,  you can ride the gondola down to Courchevel village (1550) for the renowned fireworks show that is sure to add a spark to your evening.

Val D’Isère

A firm British favourite for many years, Valentine’s week is no different. A bustling town centre full of lively nightlife, boutique shops and delicious restaurants, it is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway to the mountains. Stay at the Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie for the perfect central location, drop the children off with our child care team and explore the 200km of pistes on offer across the Espace Killy ski area. On your way back to town, enjoy the lively La Folie Douce before arriving back in time for “Val in Love“.  Board the Solaise gondola and be whisked away to the summit for a romantic evening with aperitifs.

Val d’Isere high street view

Méribel from above


One of the best all-rounder resorts to be found anywhere in the Alps, Méribel combines perfect beginner slopes, with a great variety of intermediate and advanced runs.  Book our evening evening childcare and have the night to yourselves as you enjoy a romantic night out with a bottle of champagne or a cosy night in by the fire. Relish the rejuvenating sauna and whirlpool bath and enjoy the solitude knowing the kids are having fun. In the evening on Cupid’s special day, the resort has roses at the tourism office, the perfect display of love.

Surprise your loved one with the perfect Valentine’s Day gift- an Esprit Ski holiday 

Happy Valentines!