by Jess Kleean
Even though it’s a couple of days after Valentine’s day, on February 16, Beech Mountain is set to prove that love is still in the air as they host their inaugural Chairlift Speed Dating Event! The event designed for all the single shredders out there is set to break the monotony of your average first encounter, and take your first date to all new heights!
The event starts at 5:00 p.m. at lift number five (Quad chairlift). Single lift lines will be designated for the event, although they recommend that you come up with a group of friends so you can swap your love stories later. Chairlift speed dating is primarily focused on outdoor enthusiasts looking for friendship, a new shred-partner, and if you are lucky, maybe more! This event is a fun, low-pressure way to meet new people.
If you’re nervous about riding with a stranger, don’t worry! Each chairlift will have a conversation starter card that you’ll see as soon as you lower the safety bar, guaranteeing no awkwardness or embarrassment, just smooth sailing, or skiing! If your chairlift partner is not your type, or just boring? No worries, you can put a mountain between you in no time, and take another spin.
Talia Freeman of Beech Mountain stated: “I just want to stress that this a fun and relaxed event. There is no pressure. If you want to get in the speed dating lift line great. If you are over it, there are other lines. We are having trivia that night in the brewery and 5006′ will be open later. I think it will be a really fun night. Who knows, you could find love or just meet a new friend.”
But if you do find love on the High Country slopes, the fun doesn’t have to stop after the ride is over. Singles can choose to take their match for a quick drink at 5506’, and later decide to either ski down with them or if you love turned cold, leave them behind to try your luck on the next lift. Thanks to Beech Mountain Brewing Co. there will be plenty of cold brews and trivia, and if you’re hungry there will be plenty of food and drink specials in The Beech Tree Bar & Grille.
In order to receive the discounted rate, you must buy your ticket online, with discounted lift tickets online up to 48 hours in advance. However, you can still purchase a lift ticket day-of for $25 and as always, a $5 discount is offered to college students. You can buy your tickets here for only $15. http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3801554/chairlift-speed-dating-at-beech-mountain-beech-mountain-beech-mountain-resortsspecial-events