Top Ski Resorts For A Destination Wedding

UntitledWeddings at ski resorts provide some of the most dramatic backdrops. Sweeping panoramic views, brilliant foliage in the fall, and horse led sleigh rides in the winter make any wedding an absolutely memorable one.

Winter weddings are great for couples that enjoy the outdoors. Some want to share their passion of skiing, and snowboarding with their guests. Others just find the colors of winter to be magical.

Planning a wedding at a ski resort is not difficult at all since most of the resorts listed below have in house wedding coordinators. Simply look into which resorts are most convenient for your wedding guests, and start making some phone calls.


Overlooking Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is one of the premier ski resorts to host a wedding.

Imagine getting to your ceremony via a mile long aerial tram. The location overlooks the sapphire blue waters in the spring and a winter wonderland in the winter.

Between the two lodges and onsite catering, this ski resort can handle up to 400 guests for a wedding.

Start planning your dream wedding at Heavenly. Visit or call 530-542-5153 today.


With a summit elevation of almost 13,000 feet, Breckenridge will leave you and your wedding guests breathless. This resort, located in Colorado, is one of the largest in the US. They have six locations where you can host a wedding with up to 350 guests.

For an intimate experience, look at “The Maggie”, which is absolutely spectacular. Contact one of their wedding professionals to help plan your ski wedding by calling 800-332-0424 or by email at


200 trails, 37 lifts, two large mountains connected by a village, and gorgeous scenery. Oh and they do a ton of weddings too.

If Canada is where you want to host your winter wedding, then Whistler Blackcomb is the place to do it. They have four reception locations that can seat up to 900 people at once.

The most intimate one is Raven’s Nest with great views for up to 50 guests. The largest one is the roundhouse Lodge which sits 6000 feet above sea level. Whistler Blackcomb requires all weddings to be planned and executed through a wedding planner.

If you don’t have one, call Linda Marshall at 604-932-4672 or email her at You can also visit her website.


This Vermont ski resort is affectionately called The Beast. With six mountains and 140 trails, your wedding guests will be busy skiing all day. With it’s diverse terrain, skiers of all ability can enjoy what the resort has to offer.

With six separate locations for your wedding and reception (, they offer some great options for up to 400 guests. Here is what they have to say on their website.

“Imagine sharing your vows on the bank of a glistening pond bordered by majestic mountains that burst with brilliant shades of fall foliage”

To begin your journey with Killington Resort or for more information, please call 802-422-6952 or email


Located in Colorado, this resort’s motto is “Like Nothing On Earth”. And we agree.

Views of the surrounding mountain ranges from the wedding deck are sure to impress any guest. As is the stone outdoor amphitheater with seating for approximately 180 people.

Receptions and rehearsal locations are available with all catering done on-mountain.

For additional information, please contact Vail Group Sales at (866) 231-VAIL or

Mammoth Mountain

With over 3500 acres of terrain, Mammoth mountain California’s highest ski resort. Add 400+ inches of snowfall, and you have the makings of a great wedding backdrop.

Sleigh rides, fire pit cookouts, and the spectacular views make this mountain a great destination to have a ski wedding. Speaking of weddings, they offer several wedding packages, reception venues, and onsite catering.

You can get more information at or call toll free at 888-400-6867. Alternately, you can email them at


With four separate mountains (Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk) and 5,300 acres of terrain, this is a true winter wonderland.

While there are dozens of things for wedding guests to do, the one that stood out to us was the luxury snowcats.

These tractor type vehicles will take you to the backside of Aspen Mountain where you can be the first to make tracks. Plus, there is gourmet lunch too.

Your wedding can take place at several lodges including the Buttermilk mountain lodge. From their website

“Buttermilk Mountain Lodge, with high-beam ceilings and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains can accommodate 225 guests for dinner and dancing. Begin your reception on our outdoor terrace with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails; continue the party inside with toasts, dinner and dancing. Let our catering professionals plan your dream wedding reception or rehearsal”.

To research more, go to You can also contact Eva Pekkala 970-923-0912 or email her at

Park City Mountain

Park City Mountain resort provides a gorgeous setting for a wedding. Along with the traditional skiing and snowboarding, they have tons of other activities (Alpine coaster, Zip line, Tubing) that adults and kids will enjoy.

For weddings, they have reception sites (Legacy Lodge), and beautiful ceremony sites (PayDay Meadow, Legacy Terrace). They offer a variety of menu options including hors d’oeuvres, buffets and action stations, all of which can be customized.

For more information call Colleen Altice at (435) 658-5520 or email her at For more information, go to

Big Sky Mountain

With over 5000 feet of skiable terrain, Big Sky lives up to its tagline “Biggest Skiing In America”.

Six mile long runs, and over 400+ feet of annual snowfall make this a great place to have a winter wedding.

From their website:

“Do you envision your wedding day with gorgeous views, alpenglow sunsets and crisp mountain air? Add either snow-covered peaks, or colorful wildflowers and Big Sky Resort is the ideal location for your mountain destination wedding”

Big Sky Resort has several options for your regearsal dinner, ceremony and wedding reception. They also offer full service catering along with a ton of activities to keep your guests busy. Contact Margo Humphries at for more information or visit

Sugarbush Mountain

Want an East coast wedding at a Ski resort? Well, you could do a lot worse than Sugarbush mountian in Vermont. They offer an on-site wedding coordinator that can help plan your entire wedding. From arranging group activities like Golf and Spa to finalizing the details of your ceremony and reception. Sugarbush has many locations to host different parts of your wedding.

From their website:

“Quaint mountain villages. Romantic countryside. Majestic peaks. Spend your wedding or special day in Vermont’s most picturesque landscape. From an informal barbecue to a black tie affair, Sugarbush is the perfect four-season destination for your celebration”.

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Destination weddings have become extremely popular in the past decade with a 400% increase in the number of people having them. Ski resorts are perfect venues for a destination wedding because they provide the scenery, the ambiance, and the romantic backdrop that makes for a great event.

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