5 Fun Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in Park City


Stein Eriksen

Photo by Stein Eriksen Lodge

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is here again. Whether you choose to ignore the day of love or mark it with chocolate fondue, there are plenty of fun ways to spend Valentine’s Day in Park City. Here are five not-too-cheesy ideas perfect for a February 14 with your significant other or friends.

1. Night ski & dinner at Park City Mountain Resort

Wishing your chemistry felt just like it did that first night you and your special someone met? Ride the First Time Express over at PCMR. It’s one of two lifts that the resort opens up for night skiing from 4-6pm, and with the temps hitting the high 30s this week, you won’t have to worry about freezing your toes or skidding on ice. Sometimes a little departure from the usual (even if it’s just on the slopes) can create a mood of possibility and excitement, right? Then ride right back into town for a belated apres ski dinner.

2. Staycation at the Stein Eriksen Lodge

If you didn’t plan an epic V Day vaca, it’s not too late to throw together an impromptu staycation. One of my favorite lodging options in Park City is the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley. From its spa, to its fantastic food and wines (they have their own cellar), to rooms at the pinnacle of luxury, Stein Eriksen has it going on. But that’s just one of many excellent options for staycations in Park City. Get on Five Star Alliance and treat yourself.

3. Channel your inner Picasso at The Paint Mixer

If you and your honey are craving a little creativity in your lives, head to The Paint Mixer on Main Street for a special event at 6:30pm featuring live music from Drew Olsen with American Dueling Pianos. Maybe his tunes will inspire your paintbrush. Either way, you’re bound to have some laughs. Plus, The Paint Mixer will serve food from Reef’s and offer drinks for purchase. Get more info here.

4. Couples massage at Waldorf Astoria

Are you more likely to be cordial and kind to your loved one if your back isn’t aching? I’m inclined to say yes, and if you’ve been skiing as much as I have this winter, your back probably does hurt at least a little bit. Grab your S.O. and head to the spa at the Waldorf Astoria—or any of the fine spas we have here in Park Cityand loosen up those muscles.

5. Give in to the ballyhoo

A prix-fixe dinner out on Valentine’s Day might be the ultimate stereotype, but sometimes stereotypes exist for good reason. If you’re too busy to cook like I am most weekday evenings, hire a babysitter and hit the town for dinner at one of the excellent restaurants in Park City. Tupelo’s Valentine’s Day dinner menu caught my eye, and I always love going there for Chef Matt Harris’s down-home Southern cooking. For $95 per person (with optional wine pairings), you’ll devour dishes like BBQ Octopus, Sous Vide Wagyu Ribeye, and an Artisanal Chocolate Tasting. Who wouldn’t love a dinner like that?