Pajarito offers solution to Valentine’s Day dilemma

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By The Staff

For ski and snowboard enthusiasts who are worrying that they will have to sacrifice their favorite sport to enjoy Valentine’s Day festivities, worry no more. The Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is offering a solution to this conflict. From 3:30-6 p.m., the ski area will host a wine tasting at the ski lodge.

For $30 per couple or $18 per person, people can enjoy a selection of wines from Black Mesa Winery, chocolate truffles from CB Fox and a fruit and cheese tray from Pajarito Mountain Café.

CB Fox will also have truffles for sale.

The event, said Jean Dewart, a member of the Pajarito board of directors, is new. “We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do something for Valentines’ Day,” she said.

“We’re having a great winter, people are excited about skiing and snowboarding (and) we’re having some skiing and snowboarding events this weekend so we wanted to give people a chance to include their Valentine’s Day celebrations with their skiing.”

Dewart added, “I think a number of folks know Black Mesa Winery … and it will be a way to make a very complete Valentine’s Day.”

The ski area has more than just Valentine’s Day to celebrate, it can also recognize a very successful winter season.

Dewart said during Christmas, a record number of people came to the slopes.

She credits the “wonderful snow” and the new Crazy Mother Terrain Park for attracting so many people.