With the holiday of love approaching just around the corner, CSUSA wants to help you make the most of your 2014 Valentine’s Day. Our member resorts across the state are reporting powder conditions with more powder to come, so what better way to spend it than to get back out on those slopes? Here’s a list of some fun events you might like to attend:
Uncorked and in Love, Copper Mountain- Feb.14- Feb 16, 4-7pm
After a full day of skiing and a relaxing sleigh ride, take your lover down to the Uncorked and in Love event. Starting Friday the 14th, chefs at Copper mountain restaurants will be offering unique dinner specials with affordable wine from across the globe that will be sure to put your palette to the test. On Saturday, Copper will host a Wine-n-Wing challenge followed by a free moonlight snowshoe tour and fireworks to end the night. Single, married, or whatever your status, head to Copper to join in on the fun. Reservations for the snowshoe tour are highly encouraged. For more information, visit www.coppercolorado.com
Mountaintop Matrimony, Loveland- Feb.14
This event is one of Loveland’s most popular, and calls for newlyweds and old timers to say “I do” once again (or for the first time). Registered couples must sign in before attending, and be at the Ptarmigan Roost Cabin by 11:30am. The ceremony will be followed by an after party at 1:30 at the base of Loveland basin. Pre-register by Feb 12 to be eligible for a 2 for 1 lift ticket offer, and lunch voucher for $10 that has a $12 value! Ski wedding attire is strongly encouraged, as the best dressed couple will receive a prize. For more information, visit www.skiloveland.com
Valentine’s Swing Night, Crested Butte – Feb.14
This introductory swing dance class will be sure to sweep your lover off their feet. Don’t have a date? Not a problem. Guests might just meet the man/woman of their dreams at this event, but they’ll have to go to find out. Pre-registration is encouraged, as this event is known to sell out quickly. For more information, visit www.crestedbuttearts.org
Twister of Love Speed Dating, Crested Butte- Feb. 15
All the single ladies (and men), are invited to ride Crested Butte’s Twister lift on February 15th for a fun day of twister, skiing, and meeting new friendly faces. Guests can hang down at the bottom, or take a speed date (chairlift) to the top. Costumes are highly encouraged, because face it, who can reject someone wearing a banana suit? This event will be free for all riders, with specialty drinks available for $5. There will also be live music by Free the Honey from 12:30-2:30pm. For more information, visit www.skicb.com
Reggae Concert, Snowmass – Feb 15. 3pm
Come jam out with Black Uhuru and Matthew Moon at the Snowmass base village for some family fun this weekend! Following the show, Bud Light will be a hosting a big-air competition open to the public. This event will be sure to have something for everyone, so pack those bags for a trip to Snowmass! For more information, visit www.aspensnowmass.com
Torchlight Parade and Fireworks, Steamboat – Feb 14.
Steamboat will be hosting a torchlight parade in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Come see youngsters and old timers ski down the mountain lit only by torches. Following the parade, grab a hot chocolate at the lodge to sit back and warm up for the fireworks. We suggest the Bear River Deck or Gondola Square for the best viewing spots at this free and all-ages event. For more information, visit www.steamboat.com
New Belgium Scavenger Hunt, Arapahoe Basin – Feb 15.
Get your hunt on at A-Basin for a chance to rep your favorite costume, chase chickens, search for Bigfoot and answer some riddles all while raising money for the High Country Conservation Center (HC3). Find 3 buddies and bring $10, your gear, and a lift ticket to join the New Belgium fleet. Don’t miss out on this awesome event! For more information, visit www.arapahoebasin.com
Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Lodge, Winter Park – Feb 14.
Elevate Valentine’s Day at the Sunspot lodge at Winter Park for a fine-dining, on-mountain experience. For just $79.95 per person, guests can treat that special someone to a breathtaking gondola ride, a five-course meal, a glass of champagne with dessert and a long-stem rose. The lodge at Sunspot specializes in these types of occasions, so look no more for the ultimate Valentine’s Day surprise. Reservations are required for this event. For more information, visit www.winterparkresort.com
Divine Valentine, Telluride – Feb 14. 4:30-6:30pm
Do Valentine’s Day right with yoga, live music, tea, and truffles at the Telluride yoga center. For $25 guests can sign up for the package deal to experience live music with your workout, along with tea and truffles to cap off the day. Guests who bring a date will save $5 each. For more information, visit www.tellurideyoga.com
Telluride Comedy Festival, Telluride – Feb 13-16. 8pm
Held at the Sheridan Opera house for the past 15 years, Telluride is hosting its annual comedy festival. Starting at 8:00 pm every night (Thursday-Sunday), the Opera house will welcome a wide range of comedians such as Jamie Denbo, Jessica Chaffin, Paul Scheer and several others. This event will be perfect for a fun and relaxing weekend of love. For more information, visit www.sheridanoperahouse.com