Valentine’s Day is something special at Loveland Ski Area. Tying the knot this year were 88 couples from Colorado, from around the country, and from as far away as New South Wales, Australia. While many were married, some simply renewed their vows in the mass wedding at the Ptarmigan Roost Cabin, which sits at an elevation of 12,050 feet on the top of Lift #2.

“We see a lot of people returning year after year to renew their vows and it means a lot to us to be a part of their family traditions,” says Duncan Maxwell, events & promotions coordinator for Loveland.

“Watching the newlyweds get married and ski down the hill as a couple for the first time, many of them in full wedding attire, is always the highlight of the day,” added Maxwell.

Harry Heilman is a registered minister with the Universal Life Church. He performed the ceremony for the many skiers and snowboarders taking part in the big adventure. The happy event was followed by a reception for the couples at the base area, complete with wedding cake, drinks, and a contest for best ski wedding attire.

To top it off, the guests were treated with fresh snow, making it a powder day wedding day. Double bonus.

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