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February is for Lovers so Steal A Kiss at Any of These Romantic Places in Mt Washington Valley


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 28, 2009

CONTACT:  Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331,


February is for lovers, and while there are more than ten great places to kiss in Mt Washington Valley, in the spirit of Valentine's Day, here are some fun and exceptional ideas for sharing a little love in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  There's everything from chairlift speed dating for singles looking for a Valentine date to snow packed kisses stolen at 4300+ feet on Mt Washington.  Read on for some great ideas for finding amour in our area.

Annual Black Mountain Chairlift Speed Dating: February 14, 2009 - Don't miss the opportunity to meet the 'ski bum' of your dreams during the eight minutes it takes to ride the lift from bottom to top.  New this year, love potions from the bar and a special aphrodisiac Valentine menu created by the chef will be available to enjoy afterward with the favorite date. Enter the contest for the best pick-up line and perhaps win a grand prize of one night stay slope- side at Whitney's Inn, two Black Mountain tickets a dozen roses and a bottle of champagne.  Sign up in the Lostbo Pub upon arrival.  This event is free; lift pass required to ride. 

The Kissing Bridge
: The scenic covered bridge that crosses the Wildcat River at the entrance to Jackson, NH was a popular escape for honeymooners of yesteryear. The tale goes that newly-weds would steal a kiss under the covered bridge and their marriage would be blessed. It is still a tradition today to enjoy a kiss in this scenic setting.

Private Sleigh Rides for Two
: There are a number of venues including The Darby Field Inn, Nestlenook Farm, and The Stables at The Farm by the River offering sleigh rides for two throughout the winter. Bring along a bottle of bubbly and some pate, and you'll have everything you need. Blankets are always provided, and snuggling is encouraged! On Saturday, February 14, a horse drawn sleigh will take you to "Proposal Pines" at Shawnee Peak where a few proposals are anticipated along with a kiss to seal the deal!

Moonlight Hike to Diana's Baths:
Put on some layers and snowshoes and after short half mile hike from West Side Road, you will come upon the frozen beauty of a series of waterfalls and pools. Snuggle up with your loved one while the moon lights the night. This is what the locals call one of the secret romance spots in Mt. Washington Valley, so beware on a full moon night, you might have some company.

Fine Dining:
They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. If that's the case, there are a wide variety of excellent restaurants that appeal to every palate. Candlelight dining in a scenic setting can be found throughout Mt. Washington Valley. For those who find decadence romantic, try the Espresso Martini at Bellini's Ristorante Italiano. The glass is dipped in thick chocolate then chilled, and the concoction which has been trademarked will definitively start your heart pounding. Click here for additional suggestions for fine dining in Mt. Washington Valley.

On Mt. Washington
: Journey to 4300 feet on Mt. Washington in the SnowCoach and stay warm with a kiss at the turn-around point. The SnowCoach up the Mt. Washington Auto Road is available at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center in Pinkham Notch - weather permitting. There is nothing like the winter world above tree-line.

A Warming Cabin:
The scenic Ellis River Trail on the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation trail is a rolling 7.7 km journey along the West Bank of the Ellis River.  The warming hut at the 1.5 km point will be even warmer with a kiss for sweetheart.  Visit their website for a trail map.

Traditional Swiss Fondue
: Served daily at the Wentworth lounge in Jackson for Après Ski from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. This serving custom originated in Switzerland and goes "If a lady loses her bread in the fondue she pays a kiss to the nearest man. If a man loses his bread, he buys the next round of drinks." It is not however good form to make someone else lose his or her bread. The fondue is carefully made following an old Swiss recipe Innkeeper Fritz brought here from his native Switzerland.  The Bernerhof's dining room in Glen does a wonderful fondue for two or four too. 

 Moonlight Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Tour: February 14 at the Mount Washington Resort - Snow and a full moon accentuate the breathtaking beauty of Mount Washington Resort's Nordic and snowshoe terrain.  Join their Nordic Center staff on this hour-long excursion along the cross-country moonlit trails of the Resort. Hot chocolate and a roaring fire (and a kiss) will warm you following the adventure.  Reservations are required. This event is complimentary for Resort guests and is $10 for the public.

20th Annual Chocolate Festival
: Sunday, February 22nd from 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Cross country ski, snowshoe or drive from inn-to-inn along the trails of the Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring and Snowshoe Foundation. Travel the 65 KM network to enjoy the spectacular scenery, warm hospitality, and great chocolate treats at stops throughout the network, many located along the trails. How about a chocolate kiss?

Plan your next romantic getaway in Mt Washington Valley, NH.  With thirteen ski resorts and XC Centers, more than 150 lodging,  75 dining options and more than 200 outlets, shops and boutiques, not to mention the 660,000 acres of White Mountain National Forest to play in, there's no place in New England with more for romantic couples.  Visit for all your trip planning needs or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364) for more information.

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