IDAHO SKI RESORTS OFFER ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE
With majestic mountains, snow-covered forests and glistering alpine lakes, Idaho is an ideal destination for those seeking mid-winter romance and adventure. This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday and coincides with the start to President’s Week – a popular vacation travel period. So why not plan a romantic ski getaway? Head to Idaho in February and experience the wonders of winter with your sweetheart. With the help of Ski Idaho’s member resorts, we’ve compiled an assortment of travel ideas to help get you in the mood for outdoor fun and excitement.
Bogus Basin Ski Resort – Boise, Idaho
Grab your sweetheart and head for Bogus Basin, just 16 miles from bustling downtown Boise. Open all day including night skiing until 10:00 pm on Valentine’s Day, or book a romantic sleigh ride at Bogus Creek Outfitters, featuring a Valentine’s champagne dinner ($87 per person). Popular nearby après ski dining options include 13th Street Pub and Grill and local microbrew pub Highlands Hollow.
Brundage Mountain Resort – McCall, Idaho
Experience the magic of McCall this Valentine’s Day at beautiful Brundage Mountain Resort. Enjoy a day of sensational skiing, and then revel in romance with a cozy slope-side Prix Fixe Dinner at Smoky’s Bar & Grill. Menu highlights include seafood bouillabaisse, venison wellington and chocolate-raspberry bread pudding with whipped mascarpone. ($60 per couple; $85 with wine). Reservations required.
Kelly Canyon Ski Resort – Idaho Falls, Idaho
Located just 30 minutes from Idaho Falls, near the south fork of the Snake River, Kelly Canyon is a local favorite. The resort will be open Valentine’s Day for night skiing and offer two-for-one lift tickets. And since chocolate is a popular Valentine’s treat, don’t miss Kelly Canyon’s famous brownies, baked fresh daily and available in the mountainside restaurant.
Pomerelle Mountain Resort-Albion, Idaho
Love is in the air at Pomerelle with the Sweet Heart Deal. Available on Friday, February 14 from 4pm-9pm for only $25 you’ll receive two night skiing lift passes, hot chocolate and sugar cookies. So grab your sweetie, cozy up on the lift and make some turns in the snow this Valentine’ Day.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort – Sandpoint, Idaho
This year, Valentine’s Day coincides with the kick-off of Sandpoint’s popular Winter Carnival, which includes sleigh rides, ski-joring and a variety of fun activities for couples. On the mountain at Schweitzer, don’t miss the chance to take a romantic 15 minute ride up the Snowghost lift. You’ll be treated to spectacular views at the top and are almost guaranteed a sweet ride down. The fun continues February 15 with a 7:00 pm musical laser light show to celebrate Schweitzer’s 50th Anniversary, and February 16 with a 1980’s theme party in Taps Lounge.
Tamarack Resort, Tamarack, Idaho
Skiing, Flying and Speed Dating! Hit the slopes at Tamarack Resort for a day of romance and adventure. Then, treat your sweetheart to sweeping views of the mountain and the surrounding Valley County area with a scenic helicopter ride. If you don’t have a sweetheart to celebrate with this year, there will be singles-only flights to encourage in-the-air love connections. 15 minute tours are $65 per person. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun Valley Resort – Sun Valley, Idaho
The Sun Valley region’s spectacular beauty and authentic ski town charm beckon visitors to experience snow-white winter romance under blue skies and the golden alpine sun. Skate with your sweetheart at the Sun Valley Lodge’s magical outdoor ice rink, or tackle the trails together on world famous Bald Mountain. Sun Valley Resort restaurants offer a range of intimate dining options: dinner sleigh rides to the historic Trail Creek Cabin, a champagne and fondue luncheon at the Roundhouse, or a sumptuous Sunday Brunch in the elegant Lodge Dining Room. A special Valentine’s Package ($419) includes 2 nights lodging, massage, chocolates, and brunch for two.
Silver Mountain – Kellogg, Idaho
Nothing can be better than an amazing day on the slopes, a four course and an overnight stay that includes access to Idaho’s largest indoor water park. Stay at Silver Mt Resort and the Morning Star Lodge for Valentine’s Day Weekend with their Ski, Surf and Splash package starting at only $86.75 per person per night based on 4 person occupancy in a deluxe studio. Includes lift tickets for a family of 4, plus unlimited access to Idaho’s largest indoor water park. Want a more romantic scene, then book their Romance Package that includes chilled champagne or huckleberry wine, bath salts, sweetheart chocolates and more. But be sure to make plans to dine at Noah’s with their incredible 4 course dinner for just $65.99 a couple on Valentine’s Day.