(Georgetown, CO. February 10, 2003) On February 14, 2003, adventuresome couples will converge upon Loveland Ski Area on Valentine's Day for the area's 12th annual mountaintop wedding ceremony. "Mountaintop matrimony has become a tradition at Loveland. It's a fun event to be a part of and has become something we all look forward to," says Events/Promotions Manager, Ken Kelley. Last year's Valentine's Day gala saw 52 couples tie the knot or renew vows.
Those wishing to participate must register online at www.skiloveland.com/wedding by February 12, 2003. Registered couples will receive one free lift ticket with the purchase of one regular priced adult lift ticket at Loveland on the day of the event. Registration is free and couples wishing to be legally wed must have a marriage license. Participants must be at least 18 years old and be able to ski or snowboard down the hill after the ceremony.
Harry Heilman, Registered Minister with the Universal Life Church will conduct the ceremony starting at noon at the Ptarmigan Roost cabin at 11,800 feet atop Chair #2. For animal safety Loveland asks that birdseed be used in lieu of rice. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the Loveland Basin Lodge, catered by Coors, Boulder Beer, Tommyknockers, and The Red Ram Restaurant. The reception is free for couples and $10 per guest.