8 Valentine’s Destinations: Tahoe Ski Resorts up the Romance

 - ©Hank deVre

A couple skis together at Squaw Valley.

Copyright: Hank deVre

Trying to wow that honey on the slopes this Valentine’s Day? It’s easy at Lake Tahoe ski resorts. In conjunction with skiing or snowboarding, you can plan romantic, private time, dine on exquisite meals or go wild and hit the party scene. This year, you can even get married on the slopes.

So here’s our list of 8 suggestions to pull off that savvy Valentine’s Day at Lake Tahoe.

1. Intimate Hill Skiing, Waterfront Dining

Those looking for a skiing an intimate hill followed by romantic dining can plan a day at Homewood Ski Resort. Ski runs plunge toward blue water, and the lakefront West Shore Café and Inn offers the picturesque place to relax for an après glass of wine. Dine in the café with Lake Tahoe reflecting the glow of lights, and you can tuck into bed in a cozy suite.

2. Dazzle at Night

If you’re looking for romance under the stars, try night skiing or riding at Boreal Mountain Resort. Lifts run until 9 p.m. every night, including on Valentine’s Day.

Hitting the steeps together at Squaw Valley. - ©Hank deVre

Hitting the steeps together at Squaw Valley.

Copyright: Hank deVre

3. Ski Together, Relax Together

At Squaw Valley, you can spend the day chasing each other through favorite stashes followed by unwinding with a massage at Trilogy Spa. The spa has a Valentine’s Day celebration for couples with a dual massage for two, champagne and decadent chocolate-covered strawberries. 

At Squaw Valley, relax with a couples massage at Trilogy Spa after skiing. - ©L. Crespi

At Squaw Valley, relax with a couples massage at Trilogy Spa after skiing.

Copyright: L. Crespi

4. Ski the Rose, Music in Reno

Drive up to Mt. Rose to spend the day cruising runs; then head down to Reno to spend a night at the Grand Sierra. Take in their Valentine’s Affair show in Summit Pavilion featuring the love songs of R & B’s Color Me Badd.

5. Get Married on the Slopes

A mass wedding ceremony takes place February 14 at Northstar California. The 2 p.m. on-snow wedding will be performed at the top of Rendezvouz chair lift, and photographers can snap photos of couples swapping vows at the ceremony. The event is open to any couple that wants to marry, declare love or renew wedding vows. Those seeking to marry need to bring a Placer County marriage license. At the end of the ski day, the Cabana Bars at the Northstar skating rink will cap the event with a reception with drink specials, and live music takes to the stage.

6. Pair Skiing With Luxury 

At North Lake Tahoe, hit the corduroy at Diamond Peak for lazy turns that look like you just might fly into the lake. After skiing, check in at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe on the waterfront. Relax with a spa treatment, dine at a cozy table in Lone Eagle Grille overlooking the lake and sink into secluded luxury in a private cottage for the night.

The fire pit in the Hyatt Regency backyard.  - ©Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

The fire pit in the Hyatt Regency backyard.

Copyright: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

7. Ski Moves, Dance Moves 

At South Lake Tahoe, ski Heavenly Mountain Resort where the views of Lake Tahoe alone may make you swoon. Follow up skiing with the ideal après party at Tamarack. Starting at 3:30 p.m., the Unbuckle Après Party kicks into action with a live DJ, dancing, drinks, food, swag and the Heavenly Angels. At this adult afterparty, you can take your moves from the slopes to the dance floor.

8. Party the Night Away

Pair up a day lapping lifts at Sierra-at-Tahoe or Kirkwood with a night in the casinos in South Lake Tahoe. In between the slopes and the late nightlife, a luxury suite at Harrah’s will offer a place of respite. Order up champagne and have a dozen red roses delivered to turn it into a memorable romantic hideaway.

 

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