Looking for a ski chick or a hot rider dude, but tired of the online hookup scene? Then you'd better hustle to Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort for their Feb. 13 speed dating service.
Mt. Hood Meadows operates a speed dating service during their Chairway 2 Heaven event. The four-hour event on the day prior to Valentine's Day pairs up women and men for chairlift rides on one of the resort's slower chairs.
You have nine minutes on the ride to meet each other, chat, and plan to ski a run together. Those who find their chair partners dull or downright incompatible can ski down a run to get back in line for a shot at another person.
Chairway 2 Heaven takes place noon to 4 p.m. on the Mt. Hood Meadows Blue Chairlift. Only singles lines are available during the event with one line for women and one for men.
The Meadows Mingle, a party at the bottom of the chairlift, gets everyone in the swinging singles mood with romantic tunes. Wine tasting with cheese and crackers livens the socializing around a fire pit and may fortify some to be bold enough to participate. A prize giveaway is included.
The Blue Chairlift, a double, was one of the original two chairs at the resort when it opened in January 1968. Its steep dismount ramp requires that participants of Chairway 2 Heaven have intermediate or advanced skill levels.
More information. Or call 503-659-1256.
The Meadows Mingle party gets singles connected at the bottom of the Blue Chair at Mt. Hood Meadows during the Chairway 2 Heaven event. Photo: Grant Myrdal