Forget Tinder – there's Chairlift Speed Dating at Afton Alps

There's nothing like a romantic ride up the slopes.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

If you're looking for love and none of those dating apps are doing it for you – perhaps you need a lift.

Like an actual ski lift.

Afton Alps in Washington County is offering a super Minnesotan dating service on Sunday: Chairlift Speed Dating. And it's exactly what it sounds like.

St. Louis Park-based LUMA Luxury Matchmaking will pair people up, then you take a romantic chair lift ride up to the top of the hill and possibly make a few runs together.

If the sparks aren't quite flying, just meet back up with the matchmakers and try again.

Event organizers tell the Star Tribune this is the first time Afton Alps has done anything like this. They hope to make it an annual event.

On Sunday, registration begins at 2 p.m., and the speed dating starts an hour later. That will go until 5 p.m.

Afterwards, there will be a social hour and raffle – you get a raffle ticket every time you take a ride on the lift.

Tickets are $30 – unless you're a pass holder, then they're $10. You can buy them here.

The weather should be extra nice, too. Forecasters say the Twin Cities area will see 50 degree temps this weekend.

Next Up

dnr trout stocking helicopter

DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

steve simon zoom call

Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

Halloween, trick-or-treating

Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.

drop and go ballot plymouth

It's too late to mail your ballot, but you can still vote. Here's how.

Voters can drop off their absentee ballot, vote early in-person or head to the polls on Election Day.

2019-12-11 f1rst Wrestling Hanukka Havok-Darin Kamnetz-154

Dusting itself off after virus blow, F1rst Wrestling returns to the ring this Sunday

Minnesota's premier independent wrestling company was on top of the world before the virus hit.

1024px-McD-McRib

McDonald's is bringing the McRib back in December

It hasn't appeared on menus for eight years.

Apple Valley High School

2 more Twin Cities districts moving to distance learning for grades 6-12

The decision was announced as infection rates in Dakota County rise.

covid-19 testing site sign

Here are the 4 free COVID-19 testing sites in MN for the week of Nov. 2

People don't need to have symptoms or insurance to get tested for free.

minnesota zoo

Minnesota Zoo launches activities to get people embracing nature

The zoo is hosting a pumpkin scavenger hunt and a "Do the Zoo, Not Zoom Day."

Related