If your true love is skiing and riding and you’re lucky enough to have a partner whose passions align, some of the best conditions of the year are waiting for you and your loved one on the Valentine's Day slopes of the Northeast.
Take your love to new heights at Hunter Mountain, where couples can renew their vows at the summit with a special ceremony. Any married couple with lift tickets or season passes able to ski or ride from the top of the mountain can meet on the summit deck at 10:30 a.m. After the “I Dos”, the group will warm up in the Summit Lodge at a small reception then ski down the mountain together.
If you find yourself still in the singles line at the mountain, find someone who shares your love of skiing and riding at Black Mountain, N.H., at its 8th annual Chairlift Speed Dating event where you'll ride the double-chair “lift of love” with another single. If you hit it off on the ride up you can ski or ride down together; if not you can head back to the lift for another opportunity at meeting your soul mate.
Mount Snow is celebrating Valentine's Day a day early. Team up with your sweetheart (or best friend, Uncle, Mom, Dad...you get the idea) and purchase two lift tickets for just $49, valid Friday, February 13. That's less than $25 each. This deal is only available in advance online, so be sure to make plans - or you may end up in the dog house. Couples can also renew vows or get married on the mountain at the top of Cloud Nine.
Ride the Chondola to Sunday River’s mid-mountain Peak Lodge for a special dining experience. The Couples' Valentine's dinner is a plated, sit-down Surf and Turf meal. chefs offer a creative blend of fine cuisine and Maine ingredients that you won't be able to resist.
Okemo gets playful with an on-snow scavenger hunt on Valentine’s Day. Return a giant red heart to Okemo’s loveable resort services staff and receive a prize. Playful turns to romantic with a special Snowcat Dining Adventure that includes an all-terrain coach ride and five-course, candlelight dinner prepared by Chef Jason Tostrup at Epic. And just in case there were no fireworks on February 14, Okemo provides a spectacular pyrotechnics show in the Clock Tower base area at 7:30 p.m. on February 15.
Grab your sweetheart and head up to the Valley House at Sugarbush for a torchlight parade and fireworks display followed by a celebration in the Wunderbar. For those seeking a more active outing, sign up for the Tour De Moon over at Mt. Ellen and enjoy a skin up to the Glen House followed by dinner and a moonlit ski down.
Cuddle up with a loved one for Valentine’s Day fireworks at Stratton Mountain. Make a reservation at the Green Apron for a farm-to-table dinner with a spectacular view of the fireworks or choose any one of the restaurants in Stratton Village for a night to remember. Drop the kids at Kids Night Out, where the little ones can enjoy snowshoeing, sledding and other fun outdoor activities.
Photo: Top -- Celebrate Valentine’s Day (a day early!) at Mount Snow: renew your vows or get married on the mountain at the top of Cloud Nine. (Mount Snow); Bottom -- Skip the singles line at Black Mountain's Chairlift Speed Dating event on Valentine's Day. (Black Mountain)