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A charming honeymoon at an exotic ski resort is a great way for some to recover from all the wedding stress. You are sure to love the luxurious accommodation, beautiful scenery, wooden cabins and romantic fireplaces. Speak to your wedding planner and seek information about various ski resorts that offer special honeymoon packages. Such packages tailor-made for newlyweds who are new to skiing include short tuition sessions, rooms with private hot tubs and indulgent spa treatments. Ahh bliss!
While the most popular skiing destinations in India include Gulmarg in Kashmir, Auli in Uttaranchal and Manali in Himachal Pradesh, you can also opt for exotic locales like Switzerland, Canada and Japan. Your wedding planner in India will help you pick the perfect location based on your preferences and budget considerations.
What to pack?
Besides the mandatory travel papers and identification documents, here is a list of other essential items you should take to your romantic ski honeymoon.
Clothes– Now’s the time to rock your winter wear like never before! Pack neck warmers and comfy gloves . Thermal inner wear is a great idea. A well fitted ski jacket, ski pants and ski socks are a must. Don’t forget to pack in extra socks. Putting on your ski boots again after a day or two of walking about in them can be painful. To deal with this pain, you can layer the extra socks one over the other before putting on your boots. Great idea!
Ear muffs, headbands and maybe a face mask when travelling to a location that is known to be windy is a good idea if you like. Get yourself a nice pair of goggles to protect your eyes from the cold wind and bright sunlight that gets reflected back upon hitting the frozen ground. Carry an extra wipe cloth to clean your goggles when they get misty.
Honeymoon packages often include dinners at classy restaurants. Women should remember to pack evening wear that is sexy. A wrap or shawl is all you need to liven up any outfit! Men need to pack well tailored formal outfits made of fine wool.
Buy a pair of dressy boots with a strong grip that you can use when walking around exploring the place, going out to dinner or going shopping.
Ski Equipment– It’s best to rent skiing equipment once you get to the destination. This is particularly true if you plan to travel to a foreign country. Dragging heavy skiing equipment half way around the world can be quite cumbersome after all! The resort staff will help you rent ski poles, ski boots, shovels, snowboards and other necessary equipment.
Camera.-Recording special moments spent as a newly-wed couple is an essential part of the honeymoon experience. Carry spare batteries and memory cards for your camera. There is no such thing as ample memory space especially on a holiday!
Sunscreen and Moisturizer– Pack in a good sunscreen and lip balm with a high SPF factor. You may have to deal with some strong sun as rays bounce off the snow. The cold climate may cause your skin to dry up and crack. So, a good moisturizer is all you need to keep your skin glowing through your honeymoon.
A a ski honeymoon is a fun way to begin your married life. This stands true for the truly adventurous at heart. Even if you both aren’t much of the adventurous kinds, the cold weather provides the perfect excuse to snuggle up against each other beside the fire place!