One of California's finest (and tallest), Mammoth Mountain is known for more than just prime powder in the winter. There's no experience quite like exchanging vows at the base or at the top of this 11,060' summit. The town, Mammoth Lakes, tends to be more quiet when the ski season isn't in full swing so if you prefer to get away from the crowds, summertime guarantees a more serene atmosphere.
Another favorite California spot, Heavenly Mountain stuns with both waterfront and peak views in South Lake Tahoe. A mountaintop first dance under the stars sounds pretty incredible in itself, right? And with views of the lake and the Sierra Nevadas from the gondola, the ride to the summit is a treat, too.
Speaking of dreamy Tahoe weddings, you can't go wrong with Squaw Valley's resort venues either. Want to extend your celebration beyond the mountain? You're just a quick drive from the historic little ski town of Truckee.
Just west of Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountain promises an unparalled backdrop for your entire day. Perfect for skiiers and brewery lovers alike, the town of Whitefish, MT is also known for its vast variety of wildlife. It's a little ways from any major American city and a few hours across the border from Calgary.
Nestled in Utah's Wasatch Range, Deer Valley's ample alpine opportunities aren't far from the more populous Salt Lake City. This Park City ski resort is upscale and chic, known for hosting some pretty incredible weddings and events from the 2002 Winter Olympics. Basically, you're in for a very luxurious Après-ski experience.
A more well-known resort in the Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge has as wide a variety of venues on the mountain as it does ski trails. While the town itself doesn't boast the glamour of its Colorado counterparts, Aspen and Vail, its charm will make you want to stay long after your wedding day is over.
Located in the southwestern Colorado Rockies, this resort is a destination wedding go-to. Surrounded by 14,000' peaks, Bridal Veil Falls and the towns of Mountain Village and Telluride, you're exposed to two different ski town atmospheres. Mountain Village offers more modern and luxe lodging, while the actual town of Telluride shows remnants of its rich mining history. One of the coolest parts? The gondola isn't just limited to the slopes. You can hop on one for free between the two towns to experience the best of both.
Overlooking the colorful Yampa Valley, the Western heritage and scenery of Steamboat Springs are truly one of a kind. Besides taking in the views atop Mt. Werner Ski Area, a hot air balloon ride is one of the best ways to see incredible sights like the extinct volcano, Hanh's Peak. Either way, a ride down the slopes or in the air makes for a pretty awesome wedding exit.
The West is definitely known for many world-class ski resorts but the other side of the country has some hidden gems, too. While it's no 14'er (it's actually about 10,000' less), Whiteface Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the Adirondack Mountains with 360-degree views previewing New York's Lake Placid, Vermont and even Canada. Its east slope is home to skiing, but the mountain also has unique wedding venues like a 120-foot jumping tower and a castle.
One of the largest ski resorts in New England, Sugarbush is located in the valley of the Mad River. Its peaceful setting highlights the best of Vermont's countryside and vibrant seasons.
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