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Patrick Thorne

13 Feb 22

Get Wed on the Slopes in California

Patrick Thorne

13 Feb 22

Colorado’s Loveland ski area has built a 30 year reputation with its ‘Marry-Me-And-Ski-For-Free’ initiative which sees couple marry or renew their vows high on the slopes, whatever the weather, at high noon every Valentine’s Day.  Apart from celebrating true love, oner of the happy couple gets a free lift pass for the day.

Now California’s Palisades Tahoe is offering something similar, except it’s a week later, on 22nd February and taking place 30 minutes earlier in the day at 11.30.

‘Double the Love, Double the Fun’ is a collective mess wedding ceremony on the mountain to which up to 50 couples are invited.

The ceremony will conclude with a celebratory ski down Mountain Run followed by a reception at the Plaza Bar.

Costing a neat $222.22 per couple, the happy pair get to join in the marriage ceremony, two lift passes for the day, a VIP parking pass, a commemorative gift bag, and entry to the after ceremony reception with two drink tickets each, light appetizers and a slice of wedding cake.

Couples getting married are required to obtain a valid California Marriage License and need to bring it with them at check-in before the ceremony starts. Up to four guests are allowed to join each couple in the Plaza Bar reception for an additional cost.

The Palisades previously hosted a ‘Leap of Love’ communal wedding ceremony on 29 February 2020 and had hoped to run an initial ‘Double the Love, Double the Fun’ ceremony last year, but it was many events in ski areas worldwide thwarted by the pandemic.

Picture credit: Holly Shankland/Palisades Tahoe”