Boyne borrows Loveland’s idea to plan Midwest mass wedding

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 10, 2010 2:57 pm

Couples have been tying the knot on Valentine’s Day at Loveland Ski Area for almost two decades. On Sunday, the Colorado concept will hit the Midwest when Boyne Mountain in Michigan holds its own mass wedding on its slopes.

More on Loveland’s ceremony here

A local radio personality brought the idea with him from Colorado to Michigan and Boyne’s “Marry Me and Ski Free Mountaintop Matrimony” was born. At 11 a.m. on Sunday, radio personality Tim Nixon will officiate the group ceremony at the top of the Hemlock lift at Boyne Mountain. The Hemlock lift can take care of the “something old” in the “something old, something borrowed, something blue” bridal tradition. Relocated to Michigan, the lift still contains parts of the world’s first chairlift, installed in 1936 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Each participant will receive a free lift ticket for skiing or boarding for the rest of the day from noon to 9 p.m.  All the couples will be entered for a random drawing to win a honeymoon package at Boyne. In addition, the “best-dressed” couple  will win a Boyne vacation package. In order to marry or renew vows as part of the ceremony, couples must register during the week by calling the participating radio stations during the week at specific times. To make arrangements, couples can call 106 KHQ at 877-947-1106, each day through Friday at 7:20 a.m., or Lite 96.3 at 800-968-9636, any day through Friday at 8:20 a.m. Those getting married also need to bring a Michigan marriage license to be signed and make it all official on Sunday.

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