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Old 01-21-2010, 08:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Getting married at the end of 2010 and I am looking for a good spot to go for a honeymoon. Wife to be has never snowboarded but eager to learn. I have been a couple of times. I have been the Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar. Looking for somewhere that would have a good class for her, some decent green runs that we can both enjoy and plenty to do at night. South Tahoe sounds like a good choice, but wanted to see what else is out there. Any ideas? Thanks in advance
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well I guess if you want your marriage to last you should definitely go somewhere that has other stuff to do. I have never met a woman that I think would be happy with a honeymoon of learning to snowboard. Pick some place that you can relax at, has a good spa, good restaurants, things to see, etc. Depending heavily on budget, think about hitting Europe.
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Loveland does a marriage ceremony on top of the divide every Valentine's day. Otherwise, I'd just pick a good resort town (lot's to do after the sun goes down). Aspen, Breck, Vail, South Lake Tahoe, Park City, Steamboat. Basically the places with full blown resorts, not just mom and pop operations. Though I do like the mom and pop's better...
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I have never met a woman that I think would be happy with a honeymoon of learning to snowboard.
+1. It's the non-inbred equivalent of taking her to a monster truck rally for her honeymoon. You'll find after the second, more likely the first day, she's too sore, battered, and bruised to want to go boarding the next day or do anything else honeymoon related for that matter.
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What's her cold tolerance?

Breck has a great nightlife but it is sooo cold when the wind blows. Of course, there are 3 days each winter when it doesn't blow...cumulative.

I like Vail if you've got the money. Extremely green runs. Lots to do. Give her a half-day private lesson or share one for 2 half days. The learning curve gets shortened and you have more fun. Drink margaritas every night and Bloody Marys for late lunch. Suntans, powder bowls (if you start feeling spunky), and massages - hell, I may get married again...if my wife will let me.
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Getting married at the end of 2010 and I am looking for a good spot to go for a honeymoon. Wife to be has never snowboarded but eager to learn. I have been a couple of times. I have been the Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar. Looking for somewhere that would have a good class for her, some decent green runs that we can both enjoy and plenty to do at night. South Tahoe sounds like a good choice, but wanted to see what else is out there. Any ideas? Thanks in advance
Go somewhere WARM for your Honeymoon. Snowboarding is fun and all, but unless your fiancÚ is a hardcore outdoorsy athlete then its a poor choice as a primary honeymoon activity. If you are dead set on riding, then go to Europe or a big city in Canada and drive to the slope one day while staying and lodging in a big city with lots to do.
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Go somewhere WARM for your Honeymoon. Snowboarding is fun and all, but unless your fiancÚ is a hardcore outdoorsy athlete then its a poor choice as a primary honeymoon activity. If you are dead set on riding, then go to Europe or a big city in Canada and drive to the slope one day while staying and lodging in a big city with lots to do.
Agreed. But if the fiancee is sold on going snowboarding during the Honeymoon, Lake Tahoe would be a decent bet. They're getting a lot of snow right now, there's a dozen mountains within 1.5 hour drive from South shore, plenty of nightlife, day spas, other activities, etc.

Mont Tremblant in QC is a wonderful resort, too. You could stay in Montreal about an hour away. It's like the poor man's European ski vacation.
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South Lake Tahoe is your best snowboarding option. Think of the options!!! You can:

-hit some days of riding,
-snuggle by the fireplace,
-take-in the views from atop Heavenly,
-throw yourself off the cirque at Kirkwood for even considering marriage,
-gamble you future away at Harvey's or Harrah's,
-grab a 3rd party down in Reno to join in the bedroom activities,

and if she's still with you, then she has passed the test and is a keeper....... you can really take her on a honeymoon trip.......wander down the mountain about 2.5-3 hour drive and spend a few nights in Napa, Sonoma, or San Francisco. You do this in the spring, you could really get the best of both worlds!
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Damn - my dream honeymoon (if i can have the honeymoon without actually getting married) is boarding in the Andes...(and not dying). Me and my dude have talked about it in the abstract, our only disagreement is that he wants to heli board in Whistler.

I think that's wicked cool she wants to go riding for her honeymoon. Is she in good shape? The riding could rock her body so much it could end badly cause she might be too sore for the other various and sundry honeymoon activities a.k.a. sex.

But seriously, Whistler is a good option as well, if she wanted to take a day off and shop or something, there is plenty to do.
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Small tip. Don't try and teach her. Get an instructor or one of you could be dead before the end of the week!
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