Sweetheart Snowshoe by the Vail Valley Charitable Fund
At La Tour, we love events in Vail and organizations that organize them. One of our favorites is the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, a non-profit that uses events to raise funds to help local residents in their greatest time of need. For Valentine 2014, they prepared something truly special -Full Moon Snowshoe on Vail Mountain. The place itself is magic already – the moonlit top of Lionshead Gondola.
Only 15% of all VVCF income goes to administration. The Vail community appreciates VVCF very much and this blog post, along with calendar listings by others, are written free of charge.
One of the reasons we appreciate this event is that it creates synergy with what La Tour has to offer. Our French cuisine and inviting staff strive for a romantic atmosphere. Come pamper yourself and your loved one at our restaurant before the Valentine’s Snowshoe, or come after and have something delicious together for your romantic date night.
Valentine’s Moonlight Snowshoe sets you up for a fun and romantic night. Hot chocolate, light snacks, chocolate bon bons and Valentine’s gifts are included. Prizes will be available, too, including a Golden Bear necklace, Vail dining gift certificates, and more – plan to pamper your sweetheart with a gift bought at this event.
The snowshoeing will not be timed and is truly meant to be fun and noncompetitive – because it’s all about the heart. Participants can go as fast or slow as they like and complete as much or as little of the out and back course as they like. Consider this your beginning of a long romantic night, the end of an amazing day in Vail, or both.
5 PM, Friday, Feb 14, 2014
Location of Departure
Bottom of the Lionshead Gondola
What to Bring and Instructions
Dress in warm clothes and bring your own pair of snowshoes if you have one. That way, more people will be able to join the event. A/T equipment for skinning works equally well. If you do need to borrow snowshoes, be sure to register early and let the organizers know.
Bring a thermos to fill up with some gourmet hot chocolate before heading up the gondola for the snowshoe.
Light snacks or picnics will be provided as part of registration but feel free to pack in special Valentine’s food and drinks if you wish. We do ask that participants are responsible and pack in any trash, so that there’s non left behind on the beautiful Vail mountain.
Romantic and Intimate Date Night
As you now probably see, Valentine’s Moonlight Snowshoe is a splendid idea for a romantic time out on the beautiful mountain combined with an intimate dinner at La Tour. Below, we’re sharing a date night review that we’re proud of, one of our favorite and representative Yelp reviews:
We wish you a great Valentine’s spent with your loved one, a great time that will be unforgettable and bring you even closer than you already are. Feel free to make your Valentine’s Day reservation at La Tour right away and ensure we have a table available for you.