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Love on the Lifts gondola speed dating at Keystone Resort Valentine’s Day

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In case you didn’t know, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. In honor of the saint, or at least his day, Keystone Resort will host the second-annual Love on the Lifts speed dating event set for Friday, aka tomorrow, aka Valentine’s Day.

Keystone will give singles the chance to meet their perfect match with a series of 11-minute speed dates aboard the River Run Gondola. Participants will enter through the “singles” line, an industry norm for skiers and riders enjoying the mountain solo, and be matched for a ride to the mountain’s summit.

Once they reach the top of Dercum Mountain, newly matched singles can choose to spend the day together. Following a day across the resort, would-be lovers can reconnect at the evening’s Valentine’s Party at 9280’ Taphouse in River Run Village. The match-making begins at 10 a.m. at the base of the River Run Gondola.

For those, like us, that have already found love, Keystone Resort offers other ways to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. There’s a Savor the Slopes event, a month-long rotating showcase featuring the best of Keystone’s signature restaurants.

This week’s events are dedicated to wines, and you can learn more about delicate and delicious French wines at Friday’s A Taste of French Wine at the Keystone Ranch. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 970-496-4386. All Savor the Slopes events begin at 4:30 p.m. and are $25 per person.

There’s also more on Friday with wine, spirits and chocolate at Warren Station’s For the Love of Wine, Whiskey and Chocolate event, beginning at 8 p.m.

Other romantic après options include a fireside beverage at the Ski Tip Lodge, sipping original cocktails at the Tenderfoot Lounge or aboard a horse-drawn sleigh. If you’re looking to avoid crowded dining rooms on Friday evening, a lunch for two at the Alpenglow Stube is a nice alternative. The Stube also offers a Sunday brunch at 11,444’, accessed by two gondolas.

There’s also a Valentine’s Weekend spa treatment at the Keystone Lodge & Spa. Choose from a Limon-Cello Massage using certified pure, refreshing lemon essential oils topped with a short glass of limon-cello liqueur or a Chocolate Kiss Facial using an all natural chocolate masque with a three-part lip plumping treatment. For more details, and a full menu of spa treatments, visit keystoneresort.com/spa for options and pricing.

Stay at Keystone this Valentine’s Day weekend and get up to 33% off vacation rentals starting at $137. Package benefits also include free night skiing on day of arrival, free ice skating admission and 20% off skate rentals.

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