Valentine's 2001 Slopeside Hot Spots

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Loveland Wedding kiss 2/14/00-CS

CALIFORNIA

Heavenly Ski Resort
800-2-HEAVEN
www.skiheavenly.com/reservations

Heavenly' Indulgence Package for two includes three nights' lodging and two days of skiing or snowboarding. Accommodations include your choice of either a cozy lakeview room with a fireplace at the new Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa or a luxurious casino hotel room with an in-room spa at Caesar's Tahoe. Both of you are entitled to a one-hour professional massage. Prices start at $319 per person, midweek. Packages exclude holiday periods between Feb. 16-18.

Or maybe you'd like the Heavenly Romantic Getaway. This package includes three nights' lodging in a luxurious room complete with your own private spa, two days of skiing at Heavenly and a very special on-mountain picnic for two. This is an outdoor picnic at 9,000 ft. with a secluded setting. Tables are carved out of the snow covered and a linen tablecloth and special picnic chairs and blankets are provided. The package comes with a bottle of champagne and commemorative Heavenly toasting glasses. The package starts at $339 per person, midweek.

Kirkwood
800-967-7500
www.skikirkwood.com

From Feb. 10-14, take advantage of the Stay and Ski Free package. Guests who make reservations in a slopeside condo receive two free lift tickets per sleeping room in the unit.

On Friday evening, stop by the Cross Country Center at 7pm to join a romantic cross country tour under the full moon. Tickets and rental equipment cost $10.

For the diehard romantics, there's a Sweetheart Package on Valentine's Day, which includes dinner at the Cornice Café followed by a moonlit sleigh ride. Contact the concierge at 209-258-7320 if you're interested.

Northstar-at-Tahoe
800-466-6784
www.skinorthstar.com

Couples who get engaged at the resort on February 14 can enter their names into a drawing to win a two-night stay at Northstar. Two-for-one private lessons will be offered and the Timbercreek Restaurant plans to offer a specially created Valentine's dinner menu ($38 per person, $55 with wine).

Sierra At Tahoe
530-659-7453
www.sierratahoe.com

The Fantasy Inn offers a $159 Stay & Ski Free Package for Valentine's Day. For the weekend of Feb. 16-17, the price is $478 for the Stay & Ski Free based on a two night stay. This deal includes a two-night stay in The Princess Room and two days of lift tickets to Sierra-at-Tahoe. Each room provides an oversized whirlpool spa and a complimentary bottle of wine. Contact www.fantasy-inn.com/fantasypackages.html#Season

COLORADO

Aspen, CO
800-525-6200
www.stayaspen.com

Some Aspen properties are offering five nights for the price of four. One of those nights must include Valentine's night. The properties that are participating are Molly Gibson, Frias properties, the Aspen Club Lodge, and the Boomerang Lodge.

The newly renovated St. Regis Aspen has a "Romance Package" that includes the five-night Valentine's holiday. It runs from Feb. 11-15. The cost is $389 per night for two people in a deluxe room. It includes breakfast everyday at Olives Aspen or room-service if preferred and a bottle of champagne and fresh flowers upon arrival. Contact them at 888.454.9005 or www.stregisaspen.com.

Beaver Creek Resort
800-525-6660
www.beavercreek.com

At Beaver Creek, you and your valentine have a number of deals to choose from. You can stay at The Charter at Beaver Creek from $2,240 per package, which includes four nights in a Lodge Room, dinner for two at Beano's Cabin or Allie's Cabin, a three-day lift ticket at Beaver Creek for two people and champagne upon arrival. You also get a spa package for two people that includes a one hour massage, facial of choice, and a 25-minute hydrotherapy bath.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort
800-544-8448
www.visitcrestedbutte.com

The Sheraton Crested Butte Resort is offering a couple of packages aimed at either sparking or rekindling romanc The Romance in the Rockies package is $375 per couple and includes two nights in a Sheraton suite, two-day lift tickets and dinner for two at the WoodStone Grille, which includes a bottle of champagne.

Loveland Ski Area
800-736-3754
www.skiloveland.com

The 10th annual "Marry Me Ski" For Free mass wedding at Loveland takes place on Feb. 14. Couples with a marriage license from Colorado will gather at high noon near Lift #2 at Ptarmigan Roost cabin to state their vows of matrimony or to renew them. Last year over 100 couples with skis and snowboards in hand came together at 11,000 feet, for the world's highest mass wedding.

Couples who register at any Front Range, Colorado J.C. Keepsake Jewelers are eligible to win a set of wedding rings and a honeymoon night stay and dinner for two by explaining why they choose to get married at Loveland. A complimentary reception and prizes will also be available. The registration deadline for the mass wedding is Feb. 13 at J.C. Keepsakes.

Vail
800-404-3535
www.vailresorts.com

The Special Sweetheart Package at Manor Vail is for four nights' lodging in a one-bedroom suite for two adults; two three-day lift tickets and daily breakfast. You also get two 30-minute massages and a bottle of champagne. The price is $879.10 per person and includes tax and gratuities.Contact Manor Vail at 800-950-8245.

Winter Park Resort
800-729-5813
www.winterparkresort.com

Winter Park's Romance Package offers several options. All prices include three nights of lodging and two days of lift tickets for each person. The Grand Victorian is a traditional and elegant B&B experience with great breakfasts, private baths, and is located right in downtown Winter Park. The cost is $738 per couple.

The Iron Horse Resort is ideal for ski-hound romantics looking to be close to the slopes. It is both ski-in/out and has a private shuttle service to the slopes with views of the Continental Divide or the slopes. Every unit has a fireplace. The cost is $654 per couple.

Finally, dinner at the mountaintop Lodge at Sunspot is the romantic way to go. Ride the Zephyr gondola up to Sunspot at 10,700 feet. You can opt for a snowcat-driven sleigh ride to the 11,200 ft. summit of Mary Jane, then have a five course meal in the Dining Room of the Lodge. On Valentine's Day, the cost is $150 per couple and includes a champagne toast and flowers.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Bretton Woods Mountain Resort
800-258-0330
www.brettonwoods.com

Valentine's Day at Bretton Woods will be a Two-For-One Day. Two skiers or riders, or any combination thereof, can purchase two lift tickets for the price of a single ticket or two for $42. The overnight Sweetheart Ski and Stay package on Feb. 14 is $99 per person. It includes accommodations at the romantic Mount Washington Hotel, candlelight dinner on the night of arrival and breakfast and skiing the next day. Savvy sweethearts can take advantage of both offers and enjoy two days of skiing, dinner, accommodations and breakfast for under $250 for two people.

Cranmore Mountain Resort
1-800-SUN N SKI
www.cranmore.com

Get engaged at Cranmore Mountain Resort on Valentine's Day and have a chance to win a two-night ski and stay for two at the Red Jacket Mountain View Hotel in North Conway. Couples who get engaged must register at the Administration Office by the end of the day, and Cranmore will randomly select the winning couple.

Loon Mountain
800-229-LOON
www.loonmtn.com

The Sweetheart Special rules at Loon. Sign up for a two-for-one private or group lesson on Feb. 14. Also, from now through Feb. 14, the Mountain Club at Loon has a midweek Ski and Stay special. You get slope side lodging, lift ticket and breakfast for $89 per person.

VERMONT

Stowe
800-253-2232
www.stoweflake.com

The Sweetheart Special at the Stoweflake runs from Feb. 11-15. This package includes accommodations, breakfast, a romantic dinner, and a bottle of chilled champagne with two Stoweflake keepsake glasses. The cost is $99 per person, per night.tic dinner, and a bottle of chilled champagne with two Stoweflake keepsake glasses. The cost is $99 per person, per night.