Love is in the air at Big Bear Mountain Resorts

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 2, 2011 3:55 pm

With excellent mid-winter conditions and blue skies, Big Bear Mountain Resorts invites couples to spend a day on the slopes this Valentine’s Day and take advantage of its Valentine’s Day special offering a FREE lunch for two on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, a value of $27.
“It’s beautiful weather right now, we’ve been making snow every night and the mid-conditions are excellent. It’s the perfect time to get out of town and plan a day trip or a romantic weekend getaway on the slopes,” said Chris Riddle, director of marketing for Big Bear Mountain Resorts. “We’ve seen many engagements on the slopes over the years. What could be more romantic than a picturesque proposal at 8,200 feet? It’s always a lot of fun and our team really enjoys assisting in any way we can to help our guests create the perfect proposal.” 

Recently, 31-year-old San Diegan Matt Holt proposed to his girlfriend Michelle at Snow Summit.  Both avid snowboarders, Holt worked with the BBMR team on a creative proposal that used large, hand-painted signs placed along the base of the chair lift that spelled out “will you marry me, Michelle?”  When the couple rode the lift to the top of the mountain, they looked down on the large signs that were staggered throughout the lift’s ascent.

“Michelle was shocked,” said Holt.  “She didn’t think I’d be proposing on that trip and that we were just up there to celebrate my birthday.  The signs were placed by ski patrol so that the “Michelle” sign was near the end of the signs and they were placed far apart so she wasn’t sure the signs were even for her until the end when she saw her name. Everyone I worked with leading up to the big day was supportive.  They went out of their way to make the experience unforgettable.  Coming off the lift right after seeing the proposal signs for the first time and having the Ski Patrol cheering and strangers coming off and congratulating us was really special.”

Guests looking for a romantic spot for a proposal, or just a nice lunch, this Valentine’s Day can head to Snow Summit’s View Haus restaurant, located at the top of the mountain via Chair 1, the East Mountain Express.  The View Haus offers spectacular views of Big Bear Lake, spacious decks and a wide variety of upscale menu items, including pastas, salads, deli sandwiches, Mexican food, gourmet desserts and daily specials.
The Valentine’s Day special offers a FREE lunch for two when reserving two Valentine’s Day lift tickets online, a value of $27. The special is valid when booking two young adult or adult all-day tickets, must be used on Valentine’s Day and cannot be combined with any other offers. Guests must book online at least one day prior to Feb. 14 to reserve the special offer.
Guests are reminded to check out for the latest on events, lift ticket deals, weather and snow conditions and road information. There are still three ways to Big Bear, including Hwy 38 (through Redlands), Hwy 18 from Waterman through Lake Arrowhead and Hwy 18 (the back way through Lucerne Valley).  All roads are currently open with no chains required. Hwy 330 is closed below Running Springs. For up-to-the-minute mobile reports, guests can sign up for BBMR’s Text Club: