Adventures by the Month: December
In the most recent issue of New Orleans Bride Magazine, Becca Hensley reported on some of the best places for couples to honeymoon. What made this article special is that Hensley broke up the article by the different months. Last month, we brought you her November suggestion. This month, we are highlighting her December suggestion: Beaver Creek, Colorado. Ski resorts, champagne ice bars and swanky suites at the Ritz-Carlton, what's better than hitting the slopes with your honey after tying the knot?
December: Beaver Creek, Colorado
Beat the crowds and make first tracks in the season’s first snow at Beaver Creek. Perhaps Colorado’s jewel in its resort-laden crown, this upscale, intimate, down-to-earth ski area boasts 1,832 skiable acres. Spoiling you with welcoming touches, such as just-baked, complimentary chocolate cookies at the base at day’s end, champagne ice bars and a mid-mountain candy cabin, brimming with sugary treats served from vintage barrels, Beaver Creek exudes definite personality. Splurge with a slope-view suite at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, where you glide right straight to the lift. Apres ski means cocktails in the Buffalo Bar with mixmaster Garret, who creates ambrosial cocktails or outside around the campfire, with a guitar playing cowboy. Commit to the resort’s “White Glove Package,” and spendthrifts will be mollycoddled for five days at Trapper’s Cabin, located mid-mountain amid the ski runs. The package costs 50k, but comes with staff, a hell airport transfer, season ski passes, private ski lessons, custom-made ski clothing and meals in locations throughout the resort—among other prestigious amenities. beavercreek.com, ritzcarlton.com