With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here’s a summary guide to some of the special events taking place in the romantic world of ski
Free Sparkling Wine, Kitzbühel
Kitzbühel has designated Monday 14th February ‘Ladies Day’ so not only do female skiers and boarders get 25% off their day’s lift pass, they also receive a coupon to enjoy a free glass of Prosecco in the sunshine (hopefully) on the terrace of the Hochkitzbühel or Pengelstein restaurants.
Roses & Champagne Arc1950
Arc 1950 in Les Arcs, France has something for both couples and those looking to meet someone. Couples can look forward to receiving roses and champagne in their village accommodation whilst others can try speed dating on the slow, romantic two-seat wooden chairlift that passes over the village. We quite like the way they put it ‘if you click in 15 minutes you’re probably set for life. Otherwise ski down to the bottom and ride up again with someone else.”
Love Poetry Contest On Giant Heart Shaped Cookies, Squaw Valley, California, USA
Squaw’s guests can either enter the poetry contest or buy giant heart-shaped cookies with a short, personal poem inscribed in icing for their loved ones for $10. There’s even a competition for the most creative and romantic message with the winner to be announced during the full moon on February 18th.
Ski Around A Heart-Shape Wood, Grossarltal, Austria
If you’re looking for something a little more unusual, legend (or at least the resort’s marketing office) has it that a lift attendant in the Austrian resort of Grossarltal carved a small wood in to the shape of a heart between pistes 3 and 5 in honour of all the young ladies who returned to visit him each year. It’s not known if the lift attendant is still there (and how he’s looking these days if he is), but you can still ski around the heart-shaped cluster of trees (see the photo) this Valentines.
Swedish Massage for Two, Whistler
Whistler’s Scandinavian Spa is offering Swedish duo massages offering you and your partner a real chance to relax with your time away from the slopes.
Free Skiing, Les Diablerets, Switzerland
Although the strength of the Swiss Franc can be a heart-breaker for those living outside the country, Les Diablerets has the answer this Valentine’s Day. Nothing quite says “I love you” to a skier or boarder than a free lift ticket, and that’s just what the resort is offering couples on the 14th with a buy-one, get-one-free offer. Even better there’s a free gift too.
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Have we missed anything out? Why not leave us a comment and tell us what you’re planning this Valentine’s Day?