Romantic Fun in Leadville, ColoradoJanuary 17, 2020
Valentine’s Day is on the way, and there’s no shortage of romantic fun in Leadville, Colorado! Check out February parties, couples’ ski deals, romantic meals in yurts, and cozy places to stay.
Valentine’s Day Events
Cozy up for a warm, fun February movie night picnic inside Leadville’s newest event venue, FREIGHT, on Feb. 14 from 6-9 p.m. Bring a blanket and dinner to this kid-friendly event. Cuddle up and watch Ever After: A Cinderella Story, starring Drew Barrymore and Angelica Houston. And find beautiful Valentine’s flowers at the Florista Spells pop-up shop right there at FREIGHT.
Memorable Meals in Yurts
Take a snowcat ride to the top of Ski Cooper for a delicious gourmet meal served in a cozy yurt. Entrée choices are salmon, New York strip, or stuffed portabella mushroom, made with locally sourced ingredients and served with local wines. After dinner, return to the base by snowcat. It’s an unforgettable experience! Mountaintop yurt dinners are offered Saturday nights through March 28.
For a more active excursion, ski or snowshoe to a four-course dinner at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse. The trek is one mile through a snowy forest, lit by moon and stars or sparkled by falling snow. You’ll arrive at an off-grid candlelit yurt. Exquisite dinners feature several options, such as Colorado rack of lamb with with fresh mint chimichurri, barramundi with dill cream sauce, and grilled elk tenderloin with a wild blueberry and sage Port reduction. Open every night from 5-8 p.m.; advance reservations required.
The snow-filled forest is magical by moonlight. Head to Tennessee Pass Nordic Center for the next monthly full-moon ski (March 7). You and your sweetie can explore the moonlit trails for free. Then warm up by the Nordic Center’s fireplace with mulled cider, snacks, and live music.
Couples’ Ski Deals
On 2Fer Tuesday, each Tuesday in February at Ski Cooper, you and your honey can downhill ski for the price of one lift ticket ($62)! Combined with $30 Thursday and Cooper’s always-affordable prices, you can stay the whole week. Add in live music on Thursday and Saturday afternoons plus cat skiing for a lovely vacation. For an experience sure to make your heart beat faster, try Cooper’s brand-new double black diamond terrain, Tennessee Creek Basin!
Cross-Country Ski Escapes
Adventurous couples who love to cross-country ski can plan a fun weekend around the Leadville Loppet Nordic ski race (Sat., Feb. 15), with distances from short to long, or explore nearly 100 miles of free and low-cost groomed winter trails with breathtaking views.
Bring your loved one a surprise with beautiful whimsical flowers from Leadville’s new Florista Spells Studio, holding a special pop-up shop Thursday, Feb. 13 and Friday, Feb. 14. Or gift sweet treats from the newly opened Silver Llama, from the owner of Cookies with Altitude.
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Where to Eat
Do you find romance in a candlelit dinner, takeout pizza by the fire, a spicy Mexican plate? Or do you and your honey have a favorite meal? Explore restaurants in Leadville and Twin Lakes for your special dinner!
Where to Stay
Escape to comfortable lodging just made for snuggling. A base camp at one of Leadville’s B&Bs, motels and hotels or hostels with private rooms lets visitors start each day by watching the sun rise over the Mosquito Range and set over Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive. Or rent a mountain cabin or vacation home just for the two of you.
For backcountry luxury, the Tennessee Pass sleep yurts offers down comforters, wood stoves, and room service. For true privacy and a bonding adventure, plan an excursion to the Leadville Backcountry Yurts—remote, rustic yurts set at 12,000’ with mind-blowing views (for experienced backcountry skiers and snowshoers only).
Start planning your romantic escape today!