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Looking for love, one chairlift ride at a time

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Staff  February 9, 2012 12:44 PM

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Looking for love in all the wrong places? Get it right for a change.

Black Mountain's annual chairlift speed dating event takes place Saturday at the Jackson, N.H. ski area, where skiers and riders will have the chance to meet someone while riding the double chairlift up the mountain with another single. Whether you choose to ski down with him or her is entirely up to you.

"Our self-proclaimed 'love consultants,' Mitzi and Karen, will be at the registration desk sharing dating advice and offering up some special questions to help you get started on your lift ride," Black marketing director Krissy Fraser said. "They will also be encouraging participants to contribute their best pick-up line which will be announced later in the day."

The "lift of love" will load participants from 2-4 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., and is free, but all skiers and riders must have a valid lift ticket. Ticket rates for Saturday are $45 for adults and $30 for juniors or half-day rates starting at 12:30 p.m. are $30 for adults and $25 for juniors. The evening ends with a special après event in the Lostbo Pub, featuring special "love potions" and prizes.

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Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.

Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at and


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