PORTLAND -- The folks at Mt. Hood Meadows have come up with a new twist in speed-dating: Singles will be paired up on a chairlift and decide whether they want to take some runs together or head off to another lift, and another chance at love.
The "Chairway 2 Heaven" event runs from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, February 12. Anybody with a lift ticket for the day--or a season pass--can participate in the event.
"The 'Meadows Mingle' will also be presented near the bottom of the Blue chairlift to get everyone in the mood," said Dave Tragethon with Mt. Hood Meadows. "There’ll be a fire pit, cheese and crackers and a drawing for fabulous prizes, all while listening to the velvet tones of Barry White, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass and others."
Tragethon said countless couples have been introduced on the Blue chair since the resort opened in 1968, and many proposals have been made, accepted, and turned down on the lift.