Ski resorts are laying out the white carpet for romance this Valentine’s Day with two for one deals, vow renewals, chairlift dating for singles, even a “wear that bridesmaid dress again” event. Here are some romantic ski offers for couples, and some ridiculous alpine propositions for single people on this annual “awkward to be single” day.
Okemo will reward you for wearing that bridesmaid dress again. Wear formal wedding attire to Okemo’s ticket window on Valentine's Day (a bridesmaid’s dress, wedding gown, prom dress, or tuxedo), and you ski for $59, get free chicken wings, and a free ticket to return any Sunday-Friday after March 10 if you participate in the on-mountain Valentine’s photo shoot. And you said you hated that dress, now it’s earning you free skiing and messy wings in your dressy things, cha ching.
Mount Snow is offering vow renewal for married couples, gathered around a heart painted in the snow atop the Cloud Nine lift, and two lift tickets for $49 for anyone who buys in advance on their site. Bromley is also offering two for one tickets 2/14 with an e-coupon from their site. Burke Mountain will also honor two for one skiing on Valentine’s.
Mad River Glen will let you and your sweetheart ski for $14 each if you kiss each other at the ticket window on Valentine’s. No speed dating on the single chair at Mad River however, and still no snowboarders.
The romantic Green Mountain Inn in Stowe has ski and stay packages this week starting at $218 per couple including lift tickets at Stowe, a great value given that a Stowe day ticket is $88.
In New Hampshire, Attitash, Cannon, Crotched, King Pine, Wildcat and Ragged have two for one on Feb. 14. Loon has a “SkiHeart” ski and stay package at the Mountain Club at Loon this week, with two lift tickets, two massages, Champagne, breakfast and a late checkout, starting at $239.
Saddleback in Maine will have speed dating on the Rangeley double chair, which is not so speedy – you have about 10 minutes to make your case and a possible love connection. Saddleback will also provide vow renewal at the top of the mountain at 1pm for already happily married couples on Valentine’s Day.
Jiminy Peak has an e-coupon online for $14 skiing Valentine’s evening from 3-10pm, maybe you can meet someone on the slopes that night.
So treat that someone special to a Valentine ’s Day on the snow. What could be more romantic than spontaneous midweek skiing (and two for one lift tickets)? And if you are single and ready to mingle, go to the mountains, you may find love in the lift line.
Photo by Greg Burke
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 www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.