Combine Ski Trip With Romance At Midwest Resort
With Valentine’s Day and President's Day weekend falling at the same time it may be a busy time on Heartland slopes. Many resorts may be sold out. Consider the whole month of February for a romantic getaway with some slope time.
Here are some prime choices to consider around the Great Lakes.
Lutsen Resort, nestled along Lake Superior’s north shore, sits literally just across the road from Lutsen Mountains, which rises almost 1,000 feet above the lake. The ski area offers 95 runs that tumble down four interconnected mountains. Minnesota Monthly Magazine calls the resort, “the most romantic resort in the state.” They offer a Ski and Stay package available throughout the month. Combine your lodging with your ski tickets and save on both. Guests are offered a round trip free shuttle service to the ski hill, just minutes away.
Wisconsin’s Granite Peak and the city of Wausau make a nice romantic combo. At night the ski area illuminates the mountain rising above the city. The Jefferson Street Inn, located on the town square, offers a Romantic Getaway throughout the season that includes staying in a luxury suite, chilled champagne and chocolates delivered to your room, and breakfast for two, from $245 per night. Purchase your lift tickets online from the ski area, and the earlier you reserve the more you save.
Devil's Head Resort, located near rugged Wisconsin Dells, offers a two-night Weekend Ski Getaway that includes meals, lodging, and three days of unlimited skiing. It starts from $340 per person, double occupancy. Overlooking the Wisconsin River valley, the 500-foot ski hill has long been a favorite of Badger State skiers.
The Inn at Bay Harbor, located in Petoskey between Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain, is offering a stay and ski package, good at either ski area through March, from $289 per night, based on double occupancy. The package includes open-to-close lift-tickets, breakfast for two, valet parking, and VIP ski locker access at the Mountain. Between the two resorts, about a half-hour apart, they offer over 100 ski trails, multiple lifts including high-speed, and numerous terrain parks. The Inn is one of the more romantic locations in Petoskey, often called the “Nantucket of the Midwest."