Snow is in the forecast, and love is in the air at New England ski resorts this month, when Valentine’s Day brings with it a number of lift ticket deals and events. Take a look at some of the ways to celebrate your love – or find one – on the hill this year.
The sixth annual Chairlift Speed Dating event takes place in Jackson, N.H., on Feb. 16, when single skiers and riders can ride “the lift of love’’ and see if a match made in heaven is made The “lift of love” will load participants from 2 to 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 $49 for adults and $32 for juniors or half-day rates starting at 12:30 p.m. are $35 for adults and $25 for juniors. The evening ends with a special après event in the Lostbo Pub, featuring special “love potions” and prizes.
Mount Snow is holding its second annual “Cloud Nine Nuptials’’ on Feb. 14, when couples are welcome to renew their vows at the summit of the mountain. The free event is followed by a reception in the summit lodge. The Dover, Vt., resort is also offering two-for-$49 lift tickets when purchased in advance online.
Bromley and Gunstock
Bromley Mountain Resort has a sweetheart deal, by offering 2-for-1 lift tickets on Feb. 14, but only if you download an e-coupon in advance. Gunstock Mountain Resort will also be offering 2-for1 lift tickets for the day.
Okemo and Mount Sunapee
Okemo Mountain Resort will host an on-snow scavenger hunt, where 14 red hearts will be hidden. Find a heart and you’ll win a prize. Okemo also welcomes all former bridesmaids to wear their dresses on the slopes for the day in the return of “Running of the Bridesmaids.’’ In New Hampshire, Mount Sunapee will also hold a “’’Heart Hunt’’ with prizes.
If you purchase your tickets online by midnight Wednesday, Feb. 13, two can ski the following day at Killington Mountain Resort for $99.
Sugarbush Mountain Resort has a deal singles and couples both can love. Lift tickets for the day will be only $14. New Hampshire’s Ragged Mountain will also have $14 lift tickets on Valentine’s Day, but they must be purchased in advance.
King Pine will hold a “Sweetheart Race’’ on Feb. 15, when partners can race for the best combined time for prizes. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Attitash and Wildcat
Attitash and Wildcat were married a few years ago, but skiing and riding couples can purchase two lift tickets, good at both Mount Washington Valley mountains, for only $63 on Feb. 14.