Does your idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day include snowy mountain peaks, an exhilarating afternoon or evening of skiing or snowboarding, or just a chance to get out of town and into nature? Whether you have only one night or the whole weekend, Oregon ski resorts have the perfect Valentine’s celebration for you. Opportunities range from a classic romantic dinner, affordable couples ski lessons, fun singles events and so much more.
Here’s how to make your Valentine’s Day a snowy one this year.
Learn to Ski (or Snowboard) With Your Sweetie
Learn a new sport this Valentine’s Day at Mt. Hood Meadows. This Mt. Hood resort wants you to fall in love with the mountain with a special two-hour Toyota Learn To Ski & Snowboard beginner lesson for just $25. Equipment rentals and a beginner progression lift ticket can be added for just $10 each. Valentine’s Day lessons begin at 10:30 a.m.; preregistration is required. Follow your lesson or day of skiing with live après-ski music at the Alpenstube featuring St. Thomas-based acoustic duo 3rd String All Stars. The resort is also offering a special Valentine’s Day dinner in the Vertical dining room with amazing views of the slopes of Mt. Hood. This four-course dinner for two costs $84 with reservations available online in advance.
Pure Romance at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area
Experience Valentine’s Day in a setting like no other at the historic Timberline Lodge. All of your senses will be tantalized while you enjoy a multi-course Valentine’s Day dinner in the award-winning Cascade Dining room featuring locally-sourced food and wine, with sweeping mountain views and starry night skies. Dinner is by reservation only at $114 per person. Pair this culinary experience with a full day of skiing or an evening of night skiing (lifts run until 9 p.m., last seating is at 8 p.m.) or try snowshoeing on the 3/4 mile long groomed trail with rentals available in Wy’East Day Lodge.
Ashland’s Ultimate Un-Valentine’s Day Celebration
For the non-traditionalist, may we suggest heading to Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites with a day or night of skiing at Mt. Ashland. This modern mid-century hotel is hosting an Un-Valentine’s Day ‘Love is Love’ party featuring an evening of dancing with live music, complimentary champagne cocktail, appetizers and sweet bites. The hotel is also the main hub for nearby Mt. Ashland, just 20 miles away. The shuttle picks up and drops off at the hotel, which offers an overnight ski package plus discounted lift tickets. You could also opt to head up to the mountain for twilight skiing from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. ahead of the Valentine’s Day party.
Skiing Meets Speed Dating at Mt. Bachelor
Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort invites singles for mixer like no other. Skiers and snowboarders are invited to meet that special ski bum or snow bunny to take turns with at the Deschutes Red Chair Speed Dating event from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 15. Cupid will be there to help things along and give out free swag. They say, love is in the air at Red Chair.