The snow has covered the mountains, the sun is shining over us, and you can feel the Love in the air in Tignes & Val D’isere. If you have made it to this snowy paradise with your special someone, you are already winning. But what to do and where to take them on the big V day itself? Here are a few ideas to help you win some extra brownie points this Valentine’s day.
For a romantic meal out check our directory for a list of restaurants where you can wine and dine your Valentine. Both resorts have a huge variety of exquisite eateries to cater for all taste buds, whether you’re after a traditional meaty cheese-fest (1789, Bagus Cafe, Brasserie Du Petit Savoyard), the best pizza in town (TUMMY, Pepe 2000) or something completely different (La Baraque, Satzuki sushi, Tignes Cuisine) – Tignes and Val D’Isere have you covered. Be sure to book in good time as it’s sure to be a busy night with all you lovebirds out there! If you fancy a cosy night in but don’t want to sacrifice time cooking for time out on the mountain for the all important Valentine’s Day Love Ski, why not give Huski a call? They can deliver a bespoke package of restaurant quality food and delicious wine or champagne to your apartment or chalet. Carrefour supermarket in Tignes also offer home delivery, plus fondue and raclette equipment hire is free when you buy the cheese. Everything you could possibly need for a do-it-yourself romantic evening for two in the comfort of your own pad!
Why not enjoy a romantic soiree with a spectacular view? For the bargain price of 40€ per couple you could sip champagne as you and your loved one are whisked up the Solaise gondola to enjoy romantic early evening drinks in the Solaise lounge, all the while being serenaded by violins. Aaaaaaaahhhhh, classic romance? Well, that’s not all- as the light dims you will be invited to release Chinese lanterns into the evening sky, literally letting your love fly free!
Still searching for that special someone? Well, this romantic evening atop the Solaise has the perfect event for you too. Why not see if Lady Luck is shining down on you this evening and attend a speed dating soiree in the romantic setting of the Solaise lounge.
If all that icky romantic stuff isn’t really your style, why not head down to Le Petit Danois at 10pm and get down to DJ Jez’s “In Ya Face” night for a less traditional celebration of your love. Dance the night away to his funky beats with party vibes galore.
What could be more romantic than whooshing around the natural ice rink on the frozen lake in the centre of Tignes? From 8pm an ice cool DJ will be spinning his finest love tunes so that you can show off you greatest skate/dance moves, or be a knight in shining armour to the less skilled skaters out there. Skate hire is free, and there will be free vin chaud and hot chocolate on tap! Who says you need to break the bank to express your love?
Ok- so this is by no means a traditional Valentine’s day activity, but for the more energetic couples out there, it could be the perfect après ski event to set pulses racing. Ski Joring is basically being dragged behind horses on your skis. (you wear the skis…not the horses..) It certainly won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’ll be sure to get the adrenaline pumping. And new experiences shared are the path to a successful and happy relationship, said someone, maybe, once. Anyway, it’s bound to be fun, and definitely something that he or she won’t be expecting, so if you’re looking to give your special someone a special surprise this Valentines, this could be the one for you!
Whether you are loved up, looking for love, or a lone ranger this Valentine’s day there are plenty of events and activities on this Feb 14th, and at least one of them will be sure to float your (love) boat. Check out our Events pages for more info on what’s on.
Lots of extra special Love this Valentine’s Day from all of us at Edge Magazine.