Valentine’s Day is approaching and guys this is your chance to shine. A dozen roses. Dinner and champagne. C’mon. You can do better. Those things may keep you out of trouble but it’s not unique enough to stand out. Instead think about a day of adventure on the slopes and fun at Après ski.
Beyond the thrill of blazing down the mountain or pounding powder days, my wife and I spend more time together -- without the kids -- during ski season than any other time of the year. Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids and I plan on keeping them. But time for us to be together as a couple -- just us -- is important too.
My wife and I took advantage of a friend’s generous offer 1 day this week to watch our kids so we could head up to Heavenly. We did a few runs, had lunch at Tamarack Lodge, and then skied some more. After we left the mountain we headed over to Lakeside Inn where your Heavenly pass gets you a free drink. It wasn’t dinner and a movie, but that sounds like a date to me.
Whether you have kids or not, maybe it’s time to think a little differently when you’re making plans for your next date -- especially a date as important as Valentine’s Day. It’s
easy to fall into the dinner and a movie rut. Do something different.
Adventurous is the key. Don’t slack off and think the low-key day I just described is going to cut it for Valentine’s Day. Here are some ideas to liven it up. I won’t even charge you for them.
Of course there are other ways to ensure this Valentine's Day isa day to remember -- just ask Dan Ricker. He knows how to do it right and asked his fiance to marry him at Vail. The couple pictured above were recently engaged at Keystone Mountain.
Need help planning the ulimate ski date? You can call me Dr. Love -- and you can find me on Twitter or Facebook.