The people marketing romantic ski resort getaways are definitely onto something. Love is in the thin high-altitude air and couples are falling for each other faster than the snow that quickly lines the slopes. It’s tough to find a winter date as romantic as a trip to the mountain and it’s a great way to showcase your athleticism. Bonus points if you can teach your boyfriend or girlfriend how to ride. Major deductions if your teaching comes off as condescending—it happens, don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Not so skilled on skis? Beginner snow bunnies can get lessons from either their beau or a professional instructor. Or ditch the boards altogether and opt for tubing, sledding or cross-country skiing.