You can meet the love of your life heading up the slopes, though it could be all downhill from there. Photo submitted

RED, Whitewater bring skiers together in season of love

‘Skied-Dating’ gives lonely skiers a chance to get out of the singles’ lane

Submitted

Is your love life heading downhill? Does your romance need a lift?

Then Skied Dating may be for you!

Skiers are being invited to Whitewater Ski Resort on Feb. 9 and Red Mountain Resort on Feb. 27 for a novel way to meet new people who share your love of skiing and snowboarding.

Skied Dating is speed dating Kootenay-style, a chance to have numerous mini-dates in one afternoon or evening.

Skied Dating arose in answer to the challenges of dating in a small town, and dating in general. The resorts say they’ll provide the venue for meeting; your date is a ride up the lift, so you already know you both like to ski/board. If all else fails you can talk about the snow.

At the end of the date you fill out a form and check off who you would or would not like to see again. If they want to see you again too, it’s a match! You’ll be alerted via email if you have any matches and then it’s up to you to take it from there.

It’s all about having fun and meeting people in a low-pressure social environment.

“There have been some successful relationships, and a number of new friendships come out of the event over the past few years,” says Tara McClary, Skied Dating founder. “I hope we can continue this trend and help more people make connections!”

This will be the sixth year Skied Dating has run at Red Mountain Resort, and the fourth year at Whitewater.

The Whitewater event takes place Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m, and the Red Resort event at night skiing from 7 to 9 p.m. After the lifts close, both events will also feature post-ski minglers for participants to head inside, warm up with a drink, and chat with people they may not have had a chance to ride the lift with.

“It is great to be able to continue Skied Dating at both resorts,” says McClary. “It helps expand the dating pool in our communities and gives people a chance to meet other skiers/boarders they may never interact with if it wasn’t for the event.”

You can pre-register online at facebook.com/skieddating, by contacting Tara at skieddating@gmail.com, or by visiting guest services at either resort. There is also same-day registration from 11 a.m. to noon at Whitewater, and 6 to 7 p.m. at Red.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Ivy at Nelson Courthouse to be removed

The ivy is causing structural damage to the building

COVID-19 adds worry and unexpected costs to Castlegar woman’s cancer fight

Community fundraiser raises $9,000 for Jennifer Rodrigues’ family

School District 20 to improve childcare services for those working in emergency services

The district has launched a survey to aid in the consultation process

6.5-magnitude earthquake in Idaho shakes the Kootenays

An earthquake was reportedly felt just before 5 p.m. throughout parts of B.C. and Alberta

First Nations, remote communities need special attention in pandemic, Freeland says

Health-care workers, seniors, Indigenous Peoples some of people most at risk, health officials say

BC Hydro offers three-month bill ‘holiday’ for those affected by COVID-19

Industrial customers can defer half of their power bills

COVID-19: Social media use goes up as country stays indoors

Overall messaging is up more than 50 per cent over the last month

Some April Fool’s Day jokes bring much-needed laughter; others tone deaf to COVID-19

Police are warning the public not to use the ongoing pandemic as a punchline

Canada’s 75% wage subsidy is coming, but not for several weeks: finance minister

Subsidy will cost Canada $71 billion, but push down cost of emergency benefit, Morneau said

Call before you dig into spring projects during isolation: BC 1 Call

BC 1 Call gives free checks for utilities in the area of a desired outdoor project

B.C.’s intersection speed cameras putting more tickets in the mail

One Nanaimo location delayed after speed limit reduced

B.C. records five new COVID-19 deaths, ‘zero chance’ life will return to normal in April

Province continue to have a recovery rate of about 50 per cent

High cost, limited coverage for asthma medicine a concern during COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. man says he skips puffs to save money, but others have it worse

Most Read