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Valentine’s Day sweethearts across Colorado can celebrate the holiday of love with unique events at Colorado ski areas. Celebrations of romance will include candlelit dinners, chairlift speed dating, fireworks displays, moonlit skiing and even a mountaintop wedding ceremony.
Valentine’s Day events in Colorado Ski Country include:
For skiing and riding partners at Telluride, the ski resort is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner at Altezza at the Peaks. The menu will include three courses with wine pairings and complimentary champagne. Guests can also take advantage of special lodging deals at the Inn at Lost Creek, including the Be Mine Package and the Chocolate Lover’s Special. For more information, visit www.tellurideskiresort.com.
Steamboat will provide the ultimate romantic setting for happy couples with a Valentine’s Day Torchlight Parade and fireworks display. Guests can enjoy a special treat when the Steamboat Snowsports School lights up the mountain with torches, followed by fireworks illuminating the sky and providing a perfect end to the evening. For more information, visit www.steamboat.com.
Happy couples at Purgatory Resort can enjoy a unique culinary offering in a cozy setting with the Valentine’s Snowcat Dinner. Guests will experience a ride in the heated and enclosed snowcat up to the Powderhouse Restaurant for a a sophisticated menu of hors d’oeuvres, fresh salad, handcrafted soup, main course and dessert, plus wine or beer.
Loved ones can explore Colorado’s beautiful San Juan Mountains by snowshoeing while watching the sunset and the awe-inspiring Alpenglow on the Needles Mountain Range. Guides enhance the tour with their knowledge of wildlife, geology, flora and fauna. Tours include snowshoes, chairlift ride, guide and an après party at the Powderhouse with wine, beer, fruit and cheese.
Parents can enjoy Valentine’s night out while the kids are having fun at the Den Childcare Center during Kids Night Out. From 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., kids ages 2 months to 10 years old will enjoy dinner, arts and crafts, games, movies, snacks and fun. For more information, visit www.purgatoryresort.com.
Loveland will host the 27th Annual Valentine’s Day Mountaintop Matrimony ceremony and reception, a tradition where new couples are joined in matrimony and married couples renew their vows in a mass wedding ceremony high atop the Continental Divide at the Ptarmigan Roost Cabin. After the ceremony concludes, couples take their first runs as newlyweds before the Honeymooner’s Après Party at the base of Loveland Basin. Participants and their guests enjoy music, wedding cake, spirits and even a best dressed contest and raffle. For more information, visit www.skiloveland.com.
Experience a romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner with your sweetie at The Granby Ranch Grill on Saturday, February 10. The four-course meal will include soup, intermezzo, three entrée options and dessert for $70 per person. For more information, visit www.granbyranch.com.
If you’re spending this Valentine’s Day alone, Echo Mountain is hosting Single’s Night complete with Chairlift Speed Dating. Guests are encouraged to mingle on the chairlift and Echo will offer Valentine’s Day themed treats including s’mores by the fire, Irish Coffees, and Chocolate Fondue with dippable treats. There will also be a chance to win two night-passes for new love connections to return for another “date.” For more information, visit www.echomountainresort.com.
Valentine’s Day sweethearts can experience the magic of Copper Mountain after dark with Moonlight Dine & Ski event. The evening will start with a ride up the American Eagle chairlift, where guests will be greeted by sweeping twilight views and an hour of intimate skiing or riding off the Excelerator chair. When participants are ready to kick off their boots, they can head inside Solitude Station and be greeted by live music by Beau Thomas, drinks, gourmet dinner and dessert. After the meal, guests will have the option to take the snowcat down or enjoy another run down to Center Village under the light of the moon. For more information, visit www.coppercolorado.com.
For lovers celebrating the holiday in Aspen Snowmass, The Little Nell will host an intimate Valentine’s Day Dinner at element 47. The romantic meal will include a three-course tasting menu by Executive Chef Matthew Zubrod and Chef de Cuisine Oscar Carrasco, and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame. For more information, visit www.aspensnowmass.com.