Crested Butte pulls out all the stops for the romantically inclined with a week-long celebration of Valentine's Day. Called Romance in the Rockies, the celebration takes place Feb. 8-14 and offers daily activities for couples and families along with special lift and lodging packages.
There are concerts, special brunches, and yoga and message workshops for couples, a Valentine's chocolate class for the kids, theatrical celebrations of food, and sleigh ride dinners complete with thick blankets to snuggle under. It's all about amour.
The Waillin' Jenneys concert takes place at the Crested Butte Center for the Arts Feb. 8. Tickets are $30. The children's Valentine Chocolate Class takes place in Crested Butte on Feb. 11 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and Feb. 12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tickets for the event are $25 per child and include a gift box.
The Theatrical Celebration of Food takes place Feb 11-12 in nearby Gunnison at Reader's Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m. A couples package costs $50 and includes food, two drink tickets, and the show.
The Partner Yoga and Tantra Workshop in Crested Butte at Yoga for the Peaceful will take place Feb. 12-13. Cost is $40 per couple. Bruch at Magic Meadows Yurt also takes place on the 13th. The event is hosted by the CB Nordic Center and the cost is $25 for adults and $10 for kids. Work up an appetite cross-country skiing or snowshoeing back to the yurt.
A special treat Feb. 13 is a showing of the Disney classic Snowball Express at the Center for the Arts. The movie was filmed in Crested Butte in 1972. Tickets are $7.
Stay one night at the slopeside Elevation Hotel Feb. 11-14 and receive a second night free, based on availability. The Nordic Inn is offering a Winter Playtime Package, available through Feb 18, which includes three nights' lodging and two days of skiing or riding, from $309 per person, based on double occupancy.
Almont Resort, between Gunnison and Crested Butte, is offering a Lodging and Horseback Riding package for two that starts from $195 per night. Enjoy an hour horseback ride around beautiful, snow covered meadows. Discount lift tickets are available with lodging purchases. It's less than 30 minutes to the ski area.
More information Gunnison Crested Butte Tourism Association