Meet the ski bum of your dreams Feb. 14 - Valentine's Day - at [R54R, Black Mountain]'s third annual Chairlift Speed Dating Event. Participants have one chairlift ride to see if they click. What do you have to lose by taking this ride?

The event is 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 14. Registration is in Lostbo Pub after 12:30 p.m. Women receive a free lift ticket at that time.

Besides the chance for finding a trail mate, the Best Pick Up Line wins a one-night stay slopeside at Whitney's Inn, two any day lift tickets at Black, a dozen roses, and a bottle of champagne.

Black also offers lift ticket deals to the area's hospitality workers on Black Mondays. Those who show an employee ID ski for $15 any Monday. Car pool with friends and every fourth person skis or ride for free.

Black also offers a Sunday lift ticket deal for Carroll County (N.H.) residents. Those who show up with proof of residency ski or ride for $10 at 12:30 p.m. Sundays.

Black Mountain in Jackson, N.H., has 40 trails and glades on 143 acres, served by a triple chairlift, a double, and two surface lifts, a vertical of 1,100 feet, and 98 percent snowmaking.