Ski towns everywhere are upping the ante for Valentine's Day, so we have updated our list and provided even more lovey-dovey goodness. Additions to the list include speed dating at Big White Ski Resort, endless pampering at Vail's Sebastian Hotel, and zip lining in Whistler.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner and ski towns throughout the country are throwing down with way more than chocolates and flowers. We've rounded up some of the most interesting and romantic packages across the country, whether you want to elope on the slope or chow down on some seriously good food. And if all this mushy stuff is too much to handle, at least you can ski off your Hallmark-induced love coma. Win, win.
↑ Big White, Canada: Although not as well known as the largest British Columbia ski area (Whistler Blackcomb), Big White Ski Resort is no slouch. Enjoy over 2,700 acres of skiable terrain and find love at the same time. This Valentine's Day, Big White is hooking skiers up with speed dating from 2:00-3:00 pm on the Bullet Express Chair, and if that goes super well, slurp on a glass of bubbly in a romantic gondola ride for $18 a couple. Just don't forget the Lionel Richie. Full details, here.
↑ Vail, Colorado: One of our 38 Essential Ski Town Hotels, the Sebastian in Vail does luxury right with two night Valentine's Day packages starting at $209 per person, per night. Tear it up on Vail mountain (the Sebastian has a slope side ski valet) and then relax with a couples massage at Bloom Spa. Ahhhhh. Details here.
↑ Copper Mountain, Colorado: Copper Mountain Resort is aiming to please all parties with their Valentine's Day Copper Uncorked wine festival. February 14 highlights wine and food pairings, and on February 15 the resort is hosting a Wine-n-Wing competition. Hit the trails after all that food with a moonlight snowshoe tour from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Details here.
↑ Whistler, Canada: Those looking for action should head to Whistler and join Superfly Ziplines for their evening Valentine's Day tour. Guests take a snowcat up to a yurt dinner catered by Curbed Ski favorite Bearfoot Bistro (think fresh oysters, slow braised angus beef, and chocolate, lots of chocolate!). The night includes live music before guests zipline down the mountain. The trip costs $199 per person, lasts four hours, and departs at 5:00 and 6:00 pm on February 14 and 15. Interested? Check it out.
↑ Park City, Utah: This Utah ski town is rolling out the love with multiple Valentine's Day packages that are too good to pass up. The best of the best? Book a room at the St. Regis Deer Valley and enjoy champagne sabering and a special five-course tasting menu from Micheline-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at J & G Grill (dinner costs $115 per person). Don't forget to check out St. Regis' 13,000 bottle wine vault and two-cab funicular too. All the St. Regis Deer Valley details, this way.
↑ Looking for something a bit more racy? Head a few miles away to the Waldorf Astoria Park City. The "Kama Ski-Tra" Package (available through April) provides a special night-skiing experience and a turndown service complete with a Kama Sutra book, adult games, chocolates, champagne, and essential body oils. Details here.
↑ Crested Butte, Colorado: Don't expect "Kama Ski-Tra" here, but there is a sweet Valentine's Day Yurt Dinner. Guests can snowshoe or cross-country ski (one way) along a one mile trail lit by tiki torches to a a five-course gourmet dinner. Cost is $70 per person and includes a trail pass and equipment rental but not gratuity or alcohol. Find out more over here.
↑ Mount Snow, Vermont: Take Valentine's Day to new heights (ha!) and get hitched at Mount Snow with the third annual Cloud Nine Nuptials. This free event hosts couples who want to renew their vows or tie the knot for the first time. The procession is a ride up the chairlift and formal footwear is replaced with ski or snowboard boots. The ceremony will be conducted by a local justice of the peace, followed by a reception in the Summit Lodge with cake, coffee, and hot chocolate. Interested? Check it all out here.
↑ Aspen, Colorado: Curbed Ski's already made its love of Aspen's Chefs Club known here and here, so it's no surprise we're stoked by what's on tap for Valentine's Day weekend. Chef Bryant Ng from Los Angeles' The Spice Table (and Food & Wine Best New Chef 2012) will guest chef on February 14 and 15. Look for some awesome cooking and equally delicious champagnes from the French champagne house Lanson. Also, more champagne sabering, because nothing says love like swords and bubbly. Details here.
↑ Sun Valley, Idaho: One of our Essential 38 Ski Hotels, the Knob Hill Inn, hosts an "Elope on the Slope" package that would be just right for renewing vows or celebrating a luxurious, private ceremony. The package starts at $659 per night and includes a ceremony, chocolates, a personal wedding cake, and dinner for two at the Grill at Knob Hill. Details here.