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Doubles Anyone? Romantic Double Chair Lifts
Valentine’s Day is approaching, and luckily for us skiers and riders, it’s a holiday you can spend on the slopes. There’s no better way to enjoy quality time with your favorite person than a traditional double chair, the original love seat built for two. It’s probably too cold to keep your phone out, so enjoy some conversation, sitting close and dreaming of all the runs you’ll take together.
Chair #2 at Idaho's Lookout Pass, on the backside of the mountain, benefits from a South-East facing exposure, so you and your sweetheart can bask in the warming rays of the sun.
You can find yourself doubled up on two lifts at the Pocono’s Blue Mountain, just 90 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York. Both The Burma Chair and the Vista Chair can whisk you up to the summit of Blue, an “upside down” mountain that features lodges and parking at both the summit and base.
Since Valentine’s Day is a Thursday this year, you and your partner can hit all three of Magic Mountain’s double chairs with Throwback Thursday $29 lift tickets and $3 PBR drafts. Whether you go to the top on the Red or Black chairs, or mid-mountain on the newly re-opened Green chair, these fixed grip doubles are rarely on wind hold.
Monarch’s Panorama lift takes you 800 vertical feet to the ridge of the Continental Divide, where you can stop for a photo to remember a day on the slopes with that special someone.
If you’re looking for resilience in your relationship and your double chair, Crystal Mountain’s Chair 6, formerly known as the High Campbell chairlift, was installed in the summer of 2014 after a 2014 avalanche wiped out the bottom terminal and two lower towers of the original lift. The new chairlift features heavier chairs, making it more resistant to wind closures.