Timberline Lodge in the winter. Image courtesy Timberline Lodge
Is there anything more romantic than the cozy experience of snuggling up after a day on the slopes? In our opinion the answer is no—why else would Valentine’s Day be in the middle of winter if it wasn’t meant for enjoying the snow together, après relaxation, and, of course, a well-earned meal?
The wintery blast across Oregon this season has made for prime and forgiving (!) ski conditions, plus all this snow makes for postcard perfect scenery. With Valentine’s Day on a Tuesday this year, it means you can opt for either the weekend or the day of to celebrate. We rounded up one day and multi-day options for your most wintery and romantic Valentine’s Day yet. Cheers!
Last minute Valentine’s Day Ski Getaways
Ski, Stay & Dine On Valentine’s Day: The beauty of Timberline Lodge is that there’s no reason to leave. Skiing is right out the door and the lodge provides everything else you need—huge woodburning fireplaces, a heated pool, cozy spaces and stunning mountain views. Take advantage of Timberline’s Valentine’s Day Dinner and Lodging Package or a very limited and memorable lodging and scenic snowcat ride.
Enjoy An Early Valentine’s Day: Enjoy a scenic riverside stay at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn and a day at Mt. Hood Meadows just 30 miles away. This early Valentine’s Day celebration for the night of Sunday, February 12 includes a Riverview room with views of the Columbia River, discounted Mt. Hood Meadows lift tickets, plus dining specials. Call direct: 800-828-7873
Valentine’s Weekend Road Trip: Head out on a road trip to Hoodoo Ski Area. Spend the weekend ahead of or following Valentine’s Day skiing and riding the 800-plus acres of groomed runs and powder at Hoodoo (the resort is open Thursday–Sunday). Afterward head down to the newly renovated Suttle Lodge for a fireside cocktail or spend the night in the hip and cozy lodge rooms available for couples looking to get away from it all. Alternately, Black Butte Ranch is offering a couples ski package for $150 per night, which includes 2 Hoodoo lift passes with a 2-night minimum stay. Or visit the romantic town of Sisters, one of 6 Romantic Small Towns profiled by Travel Oregon.
Mt. Bachelor Destination Getaway: Get away to Sunriver to celebrate in a big way with the annual Valentine’s Dinner & Dance featuring the Salem Big Band. Follow up with skiing and snowboarding at nearby Mt. Bachelor. Alternately, the Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend, which was recently voted one of America’s Most Romantic Towns by Travel & Leisure, is offering a Romantic Getaway Package, including optional discounted Mt. Bachelor lift tickets any weekend in February. Cozy up by the fire in a room on the Deschutes River with chocolate and wine.