5 Sweet Valentine's Day Ski Resort Deals
By Brigid Mander | February 14th, 2012
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day has arrived. And thanks to movies like "Hot Dog" to "Aspen Extreme," and even John Cusack flicks, romance on the hill is ingrained in the public consciousness. After all, ski bunnies and hot instructors in front of cozy fires looking for love is the norm at ski resorts, right?
Maybe not, but it doesn’t mean you can’t try – or least get a sweet deal to get out on the slopes today. Amid the Valentine’s couple’s specials, there are some that anyone can participate in, like getting cheap ski tickets and ripping around with friends all day long.
Whatever your take on the day, it’s here, so we’ve rounded up a couple of promotions to help skiers take advantage of the day. You may just find yourself cuddling on that furry fireside rug.
1. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, CA, are offering tickets bought online for the 14th at a mere cost of $14. The best part? There’s no stipulation to buy more than one – so you can shred solo or not. Either way, there’ll be plenty of extra cash left over for apres in case you do find a new date on the hill.
2. Snowbird, UT, presents the most interesting lift ride in North America this Valentine’s Day. The singles line at the Peruvian Express is offers commitment-free, speed-dating on the chair for skiers and snowboarders. This way, you can find out right away whether or not your prospective partner can keep up. But if you like them anyway, there’s an apres ski singles party at El Chanate in the Cliff Lodge. Best of all, lift tickets for the day are a discounted $40 for everyone.
3. Sugarbush, VT is representing the East Coast love, with $14 all mountain lift tickets for all skiers and riders. Apres-ski will be hosted by Ballantine Ale, and if it goes really well, romantic dinner specials are to be had at the resort’s Timbers Restaurant.
4. Hunter Mountain, just north of NYC, is offering ‘cheap date’ skiing on the 14th, with a $14 lift ticket after you buy a full-price $58 dollar pass. Sounds like as good a reason as any to skip work and go skiing with someone.
5. This one can’t be left out — you get to ski for free — but you have to get married. Colorado’s Loveland Ski Area, taking pride in its name, hosts its 41st annual mass, on-mountain, wedding ceremony. Skiers can renew their vows or actually get married for the first time in a mountain-top ceremony. Just something to think about for the future, you know, in case your date goes well this year.
Location: Colorado California Vermont Snowbird UT Squaw Valley CA Loveland CO Hunter Mountain NY Sugarbush VT Keywords: Ski Resort News Travel