Ski resort wedding venues are one of the many reasons why Colorado is such an epic place to get married! If taking a gondola or ski lift to your wedding venue sounds like your idea of a good time, you’ll love the venues I’ve rounded up in this list. And while ski resort weddings bring to life visions of exclusive mountain lodges, these venues range from affordable to high end, so there’s something to choose from for every budget.
Keystone Ski Resort
Keystone is one of my favorite ski resort wedding venues in Colorado, because of the gondolas that easily transport guests up the mountain to epic views. Check out a gallery from a Keystone Ski Resort elopement here, with photos on the gondolas and outside Timber Ridge and Alpenglow Stube.
“Located at the top of North Peak, Timber Ridge offers a spacious mountain lodge atmosphere with cathedral ceilings and a two-story fireplace. Ceremonies on its outdoor wooden deck have magnificent views of the Gore and Tenmile Ranges. Guests will enjoy the breathtaking gondola ride from River Run Village.”
Timber Ridge Lodge can fit up to 260 guests, and is available from mid-June to mid-September.
“At an elevation of 11,444 feet above sea level, Alpenglow Stube is the highest gourmet restaurant in North America. It is an elegant dining and reception location with a unique show kitchen and award-winning service. Summer ceremonies are held outside the restaurant with open views of the surrounding mountains. Guests will enjoy the breathtaking gondola ride up from River Run Village.”
Alpenglow Stube can fit up to 60 guests, and is available from mid-June to mid-September.
“Experience the extraordinary blend of the Colorado frontier, classic golf course or country club setting and the rustic elegance of this original 1930s ranch homestead. Summer ceremonies are orchestrated on the luxurious green lawn overlooking Keystone Ranch Golf Course, with spectacular views of Swan Mountain and the Tenmile Range.
Winter ceremonies have a warm, romantic feel in front of the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, which was a wedding present to the original owner’s daughter. The Ranch restaurant is rated by Zagat Survey, has a AAA four diamond rating, and is a winner of Wine Spectators Best of Award of Excellence and the DiRoNa award, so your guests are sure to be wow’d by the views, ambiance and food and beverage service at your celebration.”
Keystone Ranch can fit up to 110 guests, and is available year round.
Ski Tip Lodge
“At the Ski Tip Lodge, old world charm is combined with contemporary services and award winning dining in a storybook alpine setting. Reminiscent of a rustic Swiss lodge, the Ski Tip debuted as an 1880s stagecoach stop. In 1947, it became Colorado’s first ski lodge. Summer events have a garden setting on the patio and lawn. In the winter, the lounge provides a romantic setting for ceremonies in front of a large stone fireplace, to be followed by dinner in an intimate dining room.”
Ski Tip Lodge can fit up to 54 guests inside, or up to 120 guests outside with a tent on the lawn, and is available year round.
For more information about the different ski resort wedding venues at Keystone, visit Keystone Resort’s official website.
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Breckenridge is not only one of the best ski resorts in Colorado, it’s also my favorite mountain town for destination weddings. The quaint town has incredible restaurants, breweries, and even distilleries, and plenty of hiking trails and outdoor activities to keep your guests entertained for a whole weekend. See more photos from a Breckenridge ski resort wedding with the ceremony at Sevens, and a first look and portraits at Ten Mile station here.
Ten Mile Station
“TenMile station is Breckenridge’s premier wedding venue. Offering the most stunning and dramatic views in Breckenridge, this unique on-mountain site is the ideal setting for a true Colorado experience. It is tucked into the beauty and serenity of the National Forest, and captures the flavor of the West with its authentic architectural design.”
TenMile Station can fit up to 200 guests, and is available from late May through September.
“Laid-back and casual, The Maggie is a local favorite for fun-filled weddings and parties. Situated between the Maggie Pond and Breckenridge Ski Resort—and just one block from Main Street—this venue is conveniently located and economical. Offering a large patio with mountain views for your ceremony or cocktail hour, The Maggie is just the spot for your relaxed unassuming affair.”
The Maggie can fit up to 200 guests, and is available from mid-April through October.
“Nestled into the mountainside, Sevens is the setting of choice for an unforgettable celebration. Sevens is a chic melding of mountain and contemporary, amidst panoramic views. Whether enjoying the grandeur of the Continental Divide thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, or taking in the splendor of the Tenmile Range from the expansive ceremony and cocktail patio, your Sevens wedding will be more beautiful than you ever imagined.”
Sevens can fit up to 100 guests, and is available from June through October.
Mountain Thunder Lodge
“Cozy and serene, Mountain Thunder Lodge is a true mountain retreat. Surrounded by forest and wetlands, Mountain Thunder Lodge is intimate and private, but is also only steps away from the heart of Breckenridge. Boasting an elegant ballroom with picture windows and French doors adjacent to both the forested ceremony patio and cocktail terrace, Mountain Thunder Lodge is the obvious choice for any bride seeking traditional elegance coupled with a true mountain town experience.”
Mountain Thunder Lodge can fit up to 140 guests.
For more information about the different wedding venues at Breckenridge Ski Resort, visit Breckenridge Resort’s official website.
Telluride Ski Resort
San Sophia Overlook
“Accessed by the Gondola, and located just off the San Sophia Gondola Station near the top of Lift 7, this beautiful mountain top outdoor wedding site overlooks the Town of Telluride, surrounded by mountain peaks and towering spruce trees. A wide path runs from the Gondola station, past the Nature Center to the site. The site offers a wooden deck for the wedding party perched at the end of the ridge and a grass amphitheater that can accommodate seating for up to 250 guests.”
“Gorrono Ranch is a truly unique mountain venue perched on the side of the San Juan mountain range. During the summer months Gorrono is accessed by a mountain road and is a popular choice for destination weddings. Gorrono has multiple outdoor decks—one that is typically used as the ceremony and reception site, with the Wilson Mountain Range as its backdrop. For a truly singular winter wedding, Gorrono Ranch can transform into a private mountain lodge exuding rustic elegance, its large stone fireplaces crackling a warm welcome. Guests are transported up the mountain in a snowcat drawn sleigh, winding through spruce forest, with the majestic San Juan Mountains illuminated by a star-filled sky.”
Gorrono Ranch can fit up to 200 guests, and is available year round.
“With a huge slope-side patio and bar underneath an over-sized European umbrella, and a fully remodeled interior, Tomboy is the perfect venue to host a summer event. The interior space features wood plank floors and leather sofas, fireplaces and a beautiful zinc bar. The menu is fun and eclectic, and the bar is stocked with a large variety of international and craft beers and also features fun signature cocktails and house infused liquors. With both indoor and outdoor spaces, Tomboy Tavern can accommodate groups up to 120 guests.”
The Peaks Resort & Spa
“The Peaks Resort & Spa offers the opportunity to host everything under one roof, with its 160 guest rooms, 30 luxury cabins and condos, 42,000-square-foot spa, and multiple events spaces that all boast jaw-dropping views of the Wilson Peaks.”
“Alpino Vino is a quaint, European-style Chalet restaurant. With a refined mountain ambience, Alpino Vino is located on the top of the Telluride Ski Resort at 12,200 ft. Only available during the winter months, the venue is reached by skis during the day and a snow cat pulled coach by night. It is the ideal, exclusive location for a small wedding or private group event. Alpino Vino’s maximum guest capacity for evening events is 28 guests.”
“Allred’s is Telluride’s most sought after dining experience. Offering culinary excellence, and an award winning wine list, this unique dining experience, 10,551 feet above seal level, provides guests with exquisite views and an impressive ambiance.. Allred’s is located at the top of a free gondola, accessible from both the Town of Telluride and Mountain Village. Allred’s boasts views of the 13,000 foot peaks that frame Telluride to the North as well as the twinkling lights and rooftops of the historic town of Telluride 1,800 feet below. Allred’s can accommodate groups up to 130 guests in buy-out events, while a private dining room with its own fireplace and mountain views is available for groups to 25.”
For more information about the different wedding venues at Telluride Ski Resort, visit Telluride Resort’s official website.
Winter Park Resort
“The brand new, yet iconic Lunch Rock boasts amazing views for your ceremony of Parry’s Peak, James Peak, and Parsenn Bowl. This intimately secluded venue in the heart of the Rockies is perfect for the adventurous couple, located at 11,200 feet on top of the Mary Jane Mountain. Wine, dine, and dance the night away in this modern industrialized setting. Lunch Rock can accommodate up to 140 guests.” Check out more photos from Lunch Rock here.
The base of Mary Jane is well known to Colorado skiers, and now it’s finally also available as a wedding venue! Nestled into the woods, with views of the surrounding mountains peeking through, this is the perfect venue for couples who want to get married at a ski resort without having to take a lift to access their venue.
Sunspot Lodge is not currently listed on the Winter Park wedding website, so it’s possible they’re not taking bookings here right now. When I last photographed Sunspot in fall of 2017, they were talking about renovating the lodge, so hopefully it’ll be available again soon!
For more information about the different wedding venues at Winter Park Ski Resort, visit Winter Park Resort’s official website.
Aspen / Snowmass
Elk Camp (Snowmass)
“Elk Camp showcases engaging architecture and is a true mountain experience — easily reached by 9-minute scenic gondola ride. This venue provides flexibility by offering a spacious great room that will host up to 300 guests. It features a separate bar area, a cozy fireplace and expansive outdoor patio space surrounded by an iconic mountain setting.”
The Little Nell Sundeck (Aspen)
“The Sundeck offers your guests rustic mountain splendor combined with the culinary expertise of The Little Nell and unmatched service — all at 11,212 feet above sea level. The building’s architecture reflects both its remote mountain-top location and Aspen’s mining heritage, featuring natural wood framing and beams, a galvanized metal roof, and stone siding. The Sundeck’s gallery welcomes you with a huge rock fireplace beneath 30-foot ceilings. Early arrivals may take their places at the hearth or at the bar that greets them in the airy dining room, where stunning views provide a magnificent backdrop for any reception or dinner. The dining room accommodates 250 guests for a dinner, and as many as 500 for a reception.”
“Situated at the top of the top of the Summit Express Lift — at the very top of Buttermilk — the Cliffhouse offers a spectacular setting in summer for a wedding ceremony. With a vast meadow taking in views of 14,025-foot Pyramid Peak and the Maroon Creek Valley, your wedding will be held in one of Colorado’s most scenic settings.”
Lynn Britt Cabin (Snowmass)
“If you are looking for a spectacular mountain location, this lovely, rustic log cabin nestled among towering aspen trees with endless mountain views on Snowmass takes top billing. Lynn Britt Cabin is available for intimate weddings, private snowcat dinner rides and other private functions in the winter. But once summer arrives, options are expanded and the cabin — as well as the adjacent, flower-filled meadow — can accommodate 20 to 200 guests.”
Buttermilk Mountain Lodge (Buttermilk)
“Hosting an event doesn’t get any simpler than at this appealing mountain lodge at the base of Buttermilk. This striking venue offers a ski lodge setting featuring lofty beamed ceilings, generous seating and views up the slopes. In summertime, events can flow to the outdoor patio and lawn, where cocktails and hors d’oeuvres may be enjoyed slopeside. Suitable for groups of 50 to 300 people.”
Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro (Aspen Highlands)
“Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro is a legendary Aspen Highlands restaurant that channels authentic European Alpine culture in a warm, welcoming environment. And with views of the iconic Maroon Bells — perhaps the American West’s most recognizable, postcard-perfect mountains — a private party here will set a new standard for your group.”
For more information about the different wedding venues at Aspen Snowmass, visit Aspen Resort’s official website.
Vail Ski Resort
Holy Cross Event Deck
“Situated at the top of Vail Mountain in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, The Holy Cross Event Deck offers majestic 360-degree views of the Vail Valley and Gore Mountain Range. Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and stunning memories, The Holy Cross Event Deck is truly Like Nothing On Earth.”
“Situated at the base of Vail Mountain in the luxurious Lionshead Village, Arrabelle Square is the perfect setting for a fairy-tale wedding. Your grand entrance will be unforgettable, as you waltz down the elegant cobblestone staircase towards your guests. The overhead festival lights glisten through the clear top tent, illuminating the floor from the first dance to the last.”
“The 10th is Vail Mountain’s newest on-mountain dining experience in a grand mountain lodge with contemporary flair. On-site ceremony deck and floor-to-ceiling windows capture stunning views of both the Gore Range and the Vail Valley. Enjoy a five-star menu featuring modern alpine cuisine and an extensive wine list, making for a second-to-none dining experience.”
Game Creek Restaurant
“Discover Vail Mountain’s most exclusive dining experience—an elegant, upscale restaurant located in Game Creek Bowl, high up on the mountain. Game Creek offers a Forbes Four-Star Modern American menu with an extensive wine list and exceptional service.”
For more information about the different wedding venues at Vail, visit Vail Resort’s official website.
Spruce Saddle Lodge
“High above Beaver Creek Village, Spruce Saddle Lodge is an exceptional venue, providing guests the experience of the combination lift and breathtaking scenery. This venue can hold up to 275 guests and is a stone’s throw away from the Beaver Creek Wedding Deck.”
“With vaulted ceilings, western artifacts and views to the mountain, SaddleRidge offers that authentic Colorado experience. In addition to the dining room which can seat 120 guests, this venue also offers a lawn and historic library for your ceremony and reception needs on-location.”
“With an open lawn and wraparound deck at the foot of grouse Mountain, Beano’s Cabin is a ballroom under the stars. Seating up to 150 guests in the summer and 98 guests in the winter inside the cabin, this is Beaver Creek’s premier wedding location with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and an experience your guests will remember for a lifetime.”
“Offering spectacular views of Beaver Creek village and the valley below, Allie’s Cabin is located in an aspen grove on Beaver Creek Mountain. The sunny deck can be used for an outdoor ceremony in the summer months. Perfect for a group of 75 guests or intimate gatherings.”
“Trappers Cabin offers a truly unique and intimate mountain wedding experience. The secluded cabin is located at 9,500 feet atop Beaver Creek Mountain and boasts unmatched panoramic mountain views. From a ceremony under a natural canopy of trees, to having your first dance under the stars at dusk, you and your guests will fall in love with the luxury and natural beauty that surrounds Trappers Cabin.”
“Nestled in the quiet serenity of Bachelor Gulch, Zach’s Cabin is surrounded by uninterrupted views of the magnificent Gore Range. Your 100 guests will experience a winter sleigh ride to the elegant yet rustic mountainside lodge.”
The Osprey at Beaver Creek
“Capture the essence of a true Rocky Mountain wedding at The Osprey at Beaver Creek, ideally located adjacent to the Beaver Creek Chapel in the heart of The Village. The Osprey will usher guests into your fairy tale wedding as majestic peaks and breathtaking mountain vistas surround your special day. Our intimate reception space will provide the ideal setting for cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions for up to 60 people, where colorful cuisine, intuitive service and a casually-elegant, contemporary ambiance will elevate every moment of the event.”
Red Sky Ranch
“With a sophisticated country club atmosphere, Red Sky Ranch overlooks one of America’s finest golf courses and the Vail Valley. In the summer months, the large patio and covered terrace can seat up to 120 guests, with the added option of tenting to seat 150 guests. A combination of stunning views of Castle Peak and blazing sunsets, this is a once in a lifetime experience you will never forget.”
For more information about the different wedding venues at Beaver Creek, visit Beaver Creek Resort’s official website.
“With our on-mountain venue, your wedding party and guests will ride the chairlift up the mountain out of Copper’s West Village. A shuttle may be provided for those who do not wish to ride the lift to the top. This venue offers incredible views of the Ten Mile Range and can accommodate up to 120 guests.”
Copper Mountain Chapel
“The Copper Mountain Chapel provides a traditional setting with a mountain feel. The sanctuary comfortably accommodates 90 people.”
“For larger parties, we suggest the Grand Hall at Copper Station. This location overlooking our scenic golf course is a grand room with floor to ceiling windows that allows guests to appreciate the beautiful Rocky Mountains which will provide a dramatic backdrop for your momentous affair.”
JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern
“If you are planning a more personal gathering, JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern will be well suited to your needs. This restaurant offers rustic mountain charm in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. On a sunny summer day, your guests will enjoy exclusive use of the patio which has a wonderful view of the Copper Creek Golf Course.”
For more information about the different wedding venues at Copper Mountain, visit Copper Resort’s official website.
“This expansive manicured ceremony lawn provides 360-degree views as far at the eye can see and is the perfect outdoor mountaintop location to start your lives together with friends and family.”
“This intimate ceremony site provides a view where the mountains flow into the valley floors and integrates the rich pastoral lands of this ranching community with the Flat Top Mountains looming in the distance.”
“Beautiful for an outdoor ceremony featuring covered seating and manicured landscaping, the Grand Pavilion mixes the outdoor beauty of native wildflowers & crisp air under the Colorado bluebird sky.”
Four Points Lodge
“Located at 9,716 feet above sea level, this elegant mountain lodge with soaring vaulted ceilings, expansive outdoor deck and floor-to-ceiling windows.”
Champagne Powder Room
“The Grand Room, located at 9,080 feet above sea level on the 3rd floor of Thunderhead, caters groups of any size. With magnificent views of the Yampa Valley and awe-inspiring sunsets behind the hills of the Sleeping Giant painting the skies, you and your guests will never forget your special day.”
“This fine dining restaurant is transformed into an intimate affair, catering to groups up to 100. Guests discover the wonderful views of the Yampa Valley with windows from floor to ceiling. Enjoy one of the many delicious dinners from the resort’s World Class Chefs.”
“Where the mountains flow into the valley floor at the foot of the Rabbit Ears Pass, the Clubhouse integrates the rich pastoral lands of this ranching community and the Flat Top Mountains loom in the distance.”
For more information about the different wedding venues at Steamboat Springs Resort, visit Steamboat Resort’s official website.
“The recently renovated Uley’s Cabin provides the quintessential on-mountain setting for your wedding event or rehearsal dinner. Guests will enjoy a picturesque chairlift ride on the Red Lady Express from our base area or a short shuttle ride to the venue. Ceremonies take place on the panoramic deck and lawn with views of the surrounding peaks.
For a unique experience, consider a ceremony at our Red Lady Wedding site then a mellow hike to Uley’s Cabin to continue your event. Smaller, intimate gatherings dine in the charming rustic elegance of Uley’s dining room, while larger gatherings take place on the manicured lawn beneath our event tent.”
Ten Peaks Event Site
“Our newest wedding venue, Ten Peaks is surrounded by expansive meadows of wildflowers and offers 360 degree gorgeous mountain vistas. The venue features a unique tiered ceremony amphitheater with views of Gothic Valley. The adjacent patio area offers an outdoor location for your cocktail hour and a dining tent. Ten Peaks is a special place to exchange your vows and celebrate with loved ones amidst the alpine splendor of the Elk Mountains.”
For more information about the different wedding venues at Crested Butte Resort, visit Crested Butte Resort’s official website.
Black Mountain Lodge
“Tie the knot at 11,500 feet! Our beautiful deck overlooks the Continental Divide and large spreads of wildflowers. Black Mountain Lodge accommodates up to 200 guests for your special day. Vaulted ceilings, timber and stone design elements and towering windows adorn the interior of this romantic mid-mountain venue. Our lodge provides convenient spaces for your ceremony and reception, eliminating the stress of switching venues during your day. Travel to and from your venue via the Black Mountain Express chairlift for your procession, a quiet moment with your spouse after the ceremony, or load your entire wedding party for a unique photography session.”
For more information about having your ski resort wedding at Arapahoe Basin, visit A-Basin’s official website.
“Your wedding weekend at Granby Ranch will be everything but ordinary. Nestled in a secluded mountain valley with chairlift access to sweeping views from Winter Park to Grand Lake, Granby Ranch is the ideal setting for an intimate Rocky Mountain wedding. We offer multiple discounted lodging options, a rehearsal dinner venue, ceremony and reception sites and event services.”
For more information about having your ski resort wedding at Granby Ranch, visit Granby Ranch’s official website.
If you’re looking for a photographer for your ski resort wedding or elopement, I’d love to chat more with you about how I can help capture the day. Check out my wedding pricing, then reach out to schedule a video chat.
About Nina Larsen Reed
Nina Larsen Reed is an elopement photographer based in Boulder, Colorado. She plans and captures adventure elopements and intimate weddings, and has photographed over 200 couples across the Rocky Mountains since 2017.