February 12 2015
All of a sudden there is red everywhere, shiny cupids are hanging from the window, chocolate and flower displays are the first thing you see when you walk into the grocery store… why do you feel like you are forgetting something?!
It comes every year and yet Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up on you, and before you know if you are grasping at straws for what to do to show the one you love just HOW much you love them. Well, this year we have you covered. So, skip the lame box of chocolates and impress your sweetheart with one of these ideas from right here at Revelstoke Mountain Resort:
1) Visit the Refinery Day Spa
This one is obvious - women love a good pampering and, though they won’t always admit it, so do men! Treat your special someone to a massage after a long day of skiing and you are sure to spend some time in their good books!
2) Start the Day off Right with First Tracks
Make your better half feel special by skipping the line and getting VIP access to the day on the mountain. Nobody wants to wait in line on a pow day and booking the two of you early ups is the definition of ski chivalry! Did I mention that there is a buffet breakfast involved?! Yep, not only will you be the first people on the mountain, but you’ll be feasting on freshly prepared omelets and waffles while taking in the extraordinary early morning views from the Revelation Lodge.
3) Dinner for Two at the Rockford
If you have kids this one is for you… drop the kids off at the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre for dinner and an activity. It’s only $5! Yep, five bucks is all it will cost you to have the evening to yourselves. With the kids happily occupied it’s just a short walk down the village promenade to the Rockford where you can share the Mongolian Beef Noodles a la Lady & the Tramp… or opt for the 3-course Valentine’s Day tasting menu (just make sure to make a reservation to avoid disappointment!)
4) Sweet Treats from La Baguette
I know I said to scrap the grocery store box of chocolates, but don’t get the wrong idea… Chocolate is still good. It’s just that a chocolate croissant from La Baguette while you get ready for a day on the mountain is SO much better. Pair the croissant with a latte complete with frothy heart art on the top and you’re setting yourself up for a good day. Want to impress her even more? After a day of shredding suggest gelato - and splurge for two flavours because no one wants to be forced to decide between all the delicious options!
5) Book a Night at the Sutton Place
Feeling like you want to step things up a notch? Check in for a night at the luxurious Sutton Place Hotel! The location right at the base of the mountain means epic views and easy access to the slopes. Take in the bustle of the village from your balcony and sit in front of the fireplace while the snow falls around you. Better yet, relax après ski in the licensed outdoor heated pool or hot-tub. Yes, you read that right- the pool is licensed so you can sit outside and enjoy a frothy pint of Mt. Begbie beer! Hello, bonus points!!
6) Pick up a Thoughtful Gift from R Gear
Featuring 25% off outerwear jackets and puffies (excluding Arc'teryx) from Friday, February 13! PLUS: Save 10% on BCA combo packages including the 240 Probe, Bullet Shovel, and DTS Tracker Transceiver.
Take a walk through the retail shop to find that perfect gift. Need an idea: nothing says I love you quite like a new puffy. I mean come on- every time they put it on it’s like a big hug and the fact that it came from you even better! A cozy new base layer? Also always a hit. Or maybe RMR logoed wine glasses for sharing a glass of vino when you are relaxing after a long day on the mountain?
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!