Loveland’s 26th Annual
– Marry Me & Ski Free –
Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2017
Thank you for your interest in Loveland Ski Area’s 26th Annual Marry Me & Ski For Free Mountaintop Matrimony. The Mountaintop Matrimony is one of Loveland’s most popular events of the year and we look forward to your participation.
The Mountaintop Matrimony is for couples getting married or renewing their vows and takes place at 12pm sharp outside the Ptarmigan Roost Cabin, elevation 12,050 feet. The Ptarmigan Roost Cabin is located at the top of the new Ptarmigan Lift at Loveland Basin. Couples are required to sign-in the morning of the event and are asked to be at the Ptarmigan Roost Cabin by 11:30am. The chairlift ride is approximately 12 minutes.
PARTICIPANTS AND GUESTS MUST BE ABLE TO RIDE THE LIFT UP TO THE TOP AND THEN SKI OR SNOWBOARD DOWN THE HILL IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE CEREMONY. THERE WILL BE NO TRANSPORTATION UP OR DOWN THE MOUNTAIN FOR NON-SKIERS/SNOWBOARDERS.
The ceremony is a “mass wedding” done for all couples at the same time and lasts approximately 30 minutes. At the conclusion of the ceremony, all participants and guests will ski or snowboard down the mountain for a casual after party with cake, music and prizes. The runs leading back to the base area from this point are beginner and intermediate. The after party will start at 1:30pm at the base of Loveland Basin.
Participating couples that preregister (link below) will be eligible for the 2-for-1 lift tickets the day of the event, a total of $71. Preregistered couples will also be eligible to purchase lunch vouchers for $10 with a $12 value. Wedding cake, raffle tickets and beer coupons will be provided complimentary for preregistered couples. Preregistration ends on February 12, 2017.
Guests are NOT eligible for the 2-for-1 ticket offer. Individual lift tickets will be $71 the day of the event. Guests will be eligible to purchase a lunch package for $15 including an $12 lunch voucher, 2 beer coupons and wedding cake at the after party. These packages will be available for purchase at morning check in.
Couples getting married are required to obtain a valid Colorado Marriage License and need to bring it with them to the ceremony to be signed. Click Here for Clear Creek County marriage license information.
Couples are encouraged to dress in appropriate “ski-wedding” attire as there will be a prize for the best dressed couple. Please keep in mind that The Ptarmigan Roost Cabin is located at 12,050 feet and that dressing warmly is important even on a sunny day. The wedding will not be rescheduled because of snow or cold weather, so be prepared!
If you are already preregistered, here are some details concerning the day.
All of the day’s festivities will take place at Loveland Basin. Again, I would like to reiterate that all participants and guests watching the wedding ceremony must be able to ride the lift and ski or snowboard down the mountain. Snowmobile rides will NOT be available.
Preregistered couples must sign-in at the Rathskeller Bar between 8am and 10:30am the morning of the 14th. You must have preregistered in order to receive 2-for-1 lift tickets, which you can pick up at the sign-in. You may pay with cash, credit cards or a check. Couples getting married will also have to bring a CO marriage license when they register. Couples may NOT purchase 2-for-1 lift tickets at the ticket office.
Guests will be eligible to purchase lunch packages for only $15, which include an $12 meal voucher, 2 beer coupons, and wedding cake at the after party. Lunch packages for guests should be purchased at the morning sign-in in the Rathskeller as they will NOT be sold at the ticket office. Guests may purchase lift tickets to attend the ceremony at the ticket office.
The wedding will start promptly at noon at the top of the Ptarmigan Lift. We will not take roll call or wait for any couples not in attendance. We recommend that you arrive to the top of Ptarmigan Lift at 11:30am. It takes approximately 12 minutes to ride Ptarmigan Lift from the base to the Ptarmigan Roost Cabin. Please don’t be late. It will likely be COLD, so dress accordingly. Just because it is sunny, doesn’t mean it is warm.
Harry Heilman, Registered Minister with the Universal Life Church will conduct the ceremony for all couples at one time. The ceremony takes approximately 30 minutes.
Upon completion of the ceremony, all couples and guests will ski or ride down the hill. Hooray! The after party does not start until 1:30pm, so couples and guests will have time to take a couple runs, or grab a bite to eat or drink before the reception. The after party will be held on the Basin Patio at the base area. Wedding cake and sparkling cider will be served at 1:30pm with raffles and best dressed contest starting at 2:00pm.
Our sponsors have provided a honeymoon prize which will be awarded to the best-dressed couple. There will also be a raffle with great prizes provided by Coors, Coke, KSMT, and Loveland Ski Area. Each couple will receive a special gift bag as well. Our long-time partners Coors and Coke will provide beverages, and a DJ from KSMT will be spinning tunes during the after party.