Valentine’s Skied Dating event in Rossland a success

Twenty-four skiers participated in the Skied Dating event on Saturday.

Twenty-four skiers participated in Skied Dating on Saturday.

The second annual event had three times the number of participants as last year, split into two age categories, with an even number of guys and gals in the older group, and a bigger number of guys in the younger group.

Couples rode up the Red chair lift together, and each participant had the chance to ride up with each member of the opposite sex from the same age category.

“All the participants got a sheet of paper where they could write the name of the person they went up the chair with and indicate whether or not they would be interested in seeing them again, just checking yes or no,” explained Tara Kowalchuk, event organizer.

Kowalchuk first got the idea to start Skied Dating a number of years ago.

“I thought it was kind of hard sometimes to meet people in the Kootenays and I just thought that this would be a fun way to meet people who you already had something in common with,” she said.

One third of participants at Saturday’s event found a match, but it’s too soon for Kowalchuk to know if anything has come of their romantic chair lift rides.

“It was a lot of fun; everyone involved had a great tim

 

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