5 romantic ideas for your
Valentine’s Day Fernie vacation
1.Stay in a luxury ski chalet for less by booking a midweek ski trip
2. Enjoy Fernie’s top ski resort restaurants and food stores
A Fernie vacation will give you plenty of opportunities for romantic dinners with gourmet food, from the contemporary Mediterranean cuisine at Picnic in downtown Second Avenue, to the sushi restaurant Yamagoya (ask for your own private room), to organic fare at Cincott’s bistro.
Don’t miss visiting some of the gourmet food stores that make Fernie a top ski resort for foodies.
James and Mary Heavey make chocolate ‘from bean to bar’ at Beanpod, using 100-year-old machinery that you can watch through the giant glass wall in their downtown chocolate factory. Don’t forget to try one of their special Valentine’s flavour chocolate bars and individual bonbons.
3. Treat yourselves to a massage or treatment at King Fir Spa
Whether you want a sports massage to enhance your athletic performance and bring the maximum supply of nutrients and oxygen to the muscle tissue, or a restorative and relaxing classic massage, the BC and Alberta-registered massage therapists at Timberline Lodge’s King Fir Spa will make your ski trip a serene, tranquil one.
You can also enjoy a little beautification during your ski trip, with a Restoring Facial using a combination of aloe, pomegranate, rosehip, clay, and steam, to improve the complexion and appearance of your skin. Get your mountain man looking great with a Mountain Man Facial, specially designed for men, using products specifically suited to a man’s skin.
4. Take in a mountain view
No Valentine’s Day ski trip is complete without a trip to the top of the mountain for a breathtaking mountain vista.
Most Fernie accommodations have a view of the mountains that surround the Elk Valley, while at the Lost Boys Café at Fernie Alpine Resort’s mountain top, ski resort guests can look right down the valley while they sip an Irish coffee.
5. Go cross country skiing or snowshoeing under the stars
What could be more romantic during your mountain ski trip than spending time in the fresh night air, looking up at the millions of stars visible away from city lights?
Rent cross country skis or snow shoes and ask Fernie Lodging Company’s helpful guest relations team for information on the best local trails with a night sky view.
If you have an evening to spare, take the Silk Trail from near the luxury ski chalet accommodations at Fernie Alpine Resort, and end up at Birch Meadows Guesthouse for lunch or an evening raclette before you ski or snowshoe back to your Fernie accommodations.