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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
I'm not sure where the appropriate place to post this is, hopefully a moderator can simply move it if there is a better place.

Is there a good place to meet single women who ski or snowboard? Where I ski frequently is a family place, not many singles. I am in Michigan, and skiing or snowboarding is a huge priority for me, I would like to meet someone who loves it as much as me.
post #2 of 22

Join a ski club.

 

This question comes up all the time in every sport & recreation forum, skiing, cycling, hiking...

 

The answer is so obvious to me that I forgot there're many people don't know that.  

post #3 of 22
Maybe join a ski club. Not familiar with your area. Here it would be Wednesday Night Racing.
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
Yeah that is pretty obvious. I didn't even realize there was a ski club in my area.
post #5 of 22

Met all three (local) single women at the bar last night. 

 

All the other singles were too young to pass the ID check.

 

Poaching hot tubs will only aggravate their fathers. 

post #6 of 22

Not to detract from @rockyrunner99 's original intentions, but you don't necessarily need to start off with someone who is a skier, it seems a little bit limiting to me. When I met my SO almost 5 years ago, he had moved here from CO, was a dedicated skier who's been skiing longer than I've been alive, and I didn't even know skis from poles. What brought us together is our love of the outdoors and the mountains. I started learning to ski the first winter we were together, and it was something that just clicked for me. Skiing has become a big part of our relationship - something we do together. Of course, it was difficult for him at the beginning because I was such a newb, but he tells me (if I am to believe him :) that it wasn't super hard for him to spend all the time on blues and greens with me because it was something we experienced together. Although he did tell me a few weeks ago that he's so happy now that we can go almost anywhere on the mountain together. 

 

Anyway, I just wanted to say that maybe it's not just about finding another skier - but someone who has similar passions to your own. For us it was about being outside, disconnecting from our work and learning from each other through things like skiing, but also backpacking, hiking... So, yeah, go check out your local ski club, but don't limit yourself to that either :) 

post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
I agree albertanskigirl, I do, but I also don't want to take the chance that she tries it and does it for a year or two to make me happy, then changes her mind and won't do it with me anymore.
post #8 of 22


lol. Dating someone is always a risky activity ;)

post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
Haha. I guess your right. You have all the answers, do you have a single sister? tongue.gif
post #10 of 22


Unfortunately, no. :p Lots of single friends - but AB is a little far away from you. 

 

But I did have another idea - maybe you could suggest it to your local ski hill. For the past few years, Mt.Norquay in Banff has been doing this Valentine's Day evening event that is like speed dating for skiers - it's called "Lifts of Love." Basically, they do night skiing on one easy short green run at the base of the hill. You sign up for the evening in advance, and all of the single folks get to ride up the ski lift with everyone at the event once during the night. The lift ride is about 6 or 7 minutes, and you get to chat with the person during this time. Then you ski down and ride up with someone else. At the end of the night, there is a mixer and party for all the attendees. I think the cost is a lift ticket and $30. I also think if you match up wth someone that evening, Norquay will give you a 50% off lift ticket to come back and ski for a day with the other person. 

 

Maybe you could suggest this to your local hill? I always thought this sounded really fun. I know a few people who have done it and had a blast. 

post #11 of 22
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Unfortunately, no. :p Lots of single friends - but AB is a little far away from you. 

 

But I did have another idea - maybe you could suggest it to your local ski hill. For the past few years, Mt.Norquay in Banff has been doing this Valentine's Day evening event that is like speed dating for skiers - it's called "Lifts of Love." Basically, they do night skiing on one easy short green run at the base of the hill. You sign up for the evening in advance, and all of the single folks get to ride up the ski lift with everyone at the event once during the night. The lift ride is about 6 or 7 minutes, and you get to chat with the person during this time. Then you ski down and ride up with someone else. At the end of the night, there is a mixer and party for all the attendees. I think the cost is a lift ticket and $30. I also think if you match up wth someone that evening, Norquay will give you a 50% off lift ticket to come back and ski for a day with the other person. 

 

Maybe you could suggest this to your local hill? I always thought this sounded really fun. I know a few people who have done it and had a blast. 


I've heard of similar speed dating at other hills.  Thought it was in PA somewhere.

 

Crested Butte has done a Valentine's Day event for singles.

 

Twister of Love Speed Dating, Crested Butte- Feb. 15

 

All the single ladies (and men), are invited to  ride Crested Butte’s Twister lift on February 15th for a fun day of twister, skiing, and meeting new friendly faces. Guests can hang down at the bottom, or take a speed date (chairlift) to the top. Costumes are highly encouraged, because face it, who can reject someone wearing a banana suit? This event will be free for all riders, with specialty drinks available for $5. There will also be live music by Free the Honey from 12:30-2:30pm. For more information, visit www.skicb.com

- See more at: http://blog.coloradoski.com/2014/02/12/come-celebrate-valentines-day-in-colorado-ski-country/#sthash.PmIypbIf.dpuf

post #12 of 22
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I agree albertanskigirl, I do, but I also don't want to take the chance that she tries it and does it for a year or two to make me happy, then changes her mind and won't do it with me anymore.


Yeah, it's a risk.  But sometimes worth it.  I think I was probably older than you when I was dating as a busy professional after grad school.  Talked to my then BF, now husband, about skiing.  He'd been with friends when in college in the midwest.  So I thought that had potential since I was a terminal intermediate too busy to ski more than a few days every few years since we lived in the southeast.  Fast forward 15 years . . . I got our daughter on skis at age 4 and she loved it.  But turned out that my husband is really not cut out to be a skier for a variety of reasons.  Did I stop skiing?  No.  In fact, the number of days I ski has increased to around 50 in the last ten years.  Would it have been more fun to ski with a SO?  Yes, but it's not a huge issue to take separate vacations now that we are both retired.

post #13 of 22
Thread Starter 
That's an awesome idea, about the speed dating.

As for Alberta, it is a ways away, I could be convinced to move there very easily. Everytime I go to Colorado, I almost don't leave.
post #14 of 22
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does it for a year or two to make me happy, then changes her mind and won't do it with me anymore.

This is true of many non-skiing activities too. 😉
post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 
I might be planning on going to crested butte next year for Valentine's Day. I have wanted to go there for years anyway.
post #16 of 22


Go for it!

post #17 of 22
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I'm not sure where the appropriate place to post this is, hopefully a moderator can simply move it if there is a better place.

Is there a good place to meet single women who ski or snowboard? Where I ski frequently is a family place, not many singles. I am in Michigan, and skiing or snowboarding is a huge priority for me, I would like to meet someone who loves it as much as me.

Loveland.

 

Yeah, definitely Loveland

=)

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post #19 of 22

Remember the ski town adage:

 

"you don't lose your girlfriend, you just lose your turn."

post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by rockyrunner99 View Post

I agree albertanskigirl, I do, but I also don't want to take the chance that she tries it and does it for a year or two to make me happy, then changes her mind and won't do it with me anymore.

 

This is a slippery slope. What if you meet that perfect girl and she blows out her knee and can't ski anymore?   Do you dump her?

 

Putting conditions on any potential relationship is bounds for not having one pretty quick.

post #21 of 22

To the op,

Check out fitness singles.com

post #22 of 22
Thread Starter 
Absolutely not! She would learn to ski on one leg. Just kidding. No. I'm not putting conditions on anything, just looking for someone with similar interests
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