Ski Resorts keep couples together despite differing skills

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 31, 2009 12:42 pm

So you want to head up a black diamond run, but your significant other needs to spend some time on the beginner’s run.  Whatever are you to do?  Well according to John Briley of the Dallas Morning News, you have three options: “Tell your mate, “You’re on you own. See you at lunch!” (not advised); resign yourself to bunny slopes (even less appealing); or plan ahead and go to one of the many resorts where people of disparate abilities can ride the same lifts, take different routes down, and ride up again in blissful togetherness.”

According to Briley, there are several resorts that offer to save your relationship from that “you suck at skiing, and I’m splitting up” chat.  Topping the list is Alta and Snowbird.  These two resorts have chairs that will take you and your mate to the start of a multitude of options for runs.  Even the chair to Alta’s most treacherous run, Supreme, will grant access to “a few easier runs all of which meander straight back to the lift.”

Also on Briley’s list are Beaver Creek, Sun Valley, Idaho, and Whistler Blackcomb though Briley offers a suggestion about the latter resort.  “If you’re on Whistler and plan to meet at the bottom, make sure you decide which bottom. Whistler’s Creekside base area is four miles by road south of the main Whistler Village.”

Check out the article here, and remember “never, ever say, “Of course we’ll ski together, honey!” unless you mean it.”