Skibowl to play matchmaker with speed dating on the slopes

Skibowl to play matchmaker with speed dating on the slopes
File photo of Mount Hood Skibowl by EncMstr (Wikimedia Commons).

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. - It's speed dating with a twist.

Coming up on Valentine's Day, skiers and snowboarders will get a chance to find that perfect someone on the slopes.

Mt. Hood Skibowl will have dedicated lift lines at the Lower Bowl chair - one for single men and the other for single women. Couples will get paired up for the ride up the mountain, which will give them a chance to get acquainted.

Skibowl will also be serving a variety of wines, cheese fondue and chocolate-covered strawberries to help set the mood.

The special Valentine's Day speed dating event will run from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14.

Regular rates apply, but since every Thursday is 'College Night' at Skibowl, college students can take advantage of a 1/2 off night lift ticket.