Summit Sweethearts: Gift and Date Ideas for a Tahoe Valentine's Adventure

Valentine’s Day is here and we’ve got some great ideas for you to get out with your sweetheart for some quality time in the fresh, mountain air. Of course, we have a few gift ideas too for the adventurous souls. 

Gifts for All

Ok, let's be clear, your Valentine doesn't have to be the ultimate outdoor connoisseur to appreciate the great gifts you can find at TMS and TML. We have  options for the those who enjoy the finer and cozier things in life too. 

two people laying on the floor in vuori outfits

Vuori is one of those brands that everyone loves! You can find anything from the softest and comfiest loungewear to cute and stylish casual wear for him & her! Almost nothing is better than receiving Vuori as a gift for any occassion. 

shokz open move and openfit headphones goodr sunglasses and r1 percussion

If you are shopping for that active person, we have plenty of amazing options that aren't apparel (meaning, you don't have to worry about getting the wrong size or color!). Shokz headphones are perfect for anyone who wants to be aware of their surroundings while working out. Runners, cyclists, XC skiers, and work from homers love these!

And you can't go wrong with the gift that keeps on giving (and the giver can use themselves), the R1 Percussion Device! The active outdoorsy person can never have enough Goodr sunglasses either. There is a fun style for any activity, day of the week, or outfit!

valentine's cards and candles
We can't forget about the simple things either. A heartfelt card and candle that smells so good it triggers the release of neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin and dopamine, is a sweet and satisfying gift for anyone.
valentine's theme jewelry
At Tahoe Mountain Life, you can find cute jewelry to dress up any outfit or adventure. Necklaces from Dogeared and Fame Accessories make adorable and sentimental gifts for daughters, partners, and friends. 
We could go on and on about great gift ideas for adventure seekers or for everyday enjoyment. But as we get into some date ideas below, consider this, anything that gets you out on these adventures is a perfect gift! And of course, anything that comes from the heart <3.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors Together

We know gifts or material things aren’t everyone’s love language. For that reason, we have compiled a few ideas for you to get outside with your partner and check the other love language boxes like quality time, words of affirmation, physical touch, and acts of service. With Valentine’s Day being on a weekday, you may have to get creative and celebrate early, or…play hooky and hope to enjoy fewer crowds on weekday morning ;)


Pack a backpack with some charcuterie and a thermos (hot or cold) of your favorite beverage and head out into the beautiful snowy landscape. Take a long or short hike enjoying each other's company on a leisure walk through the snow. 

Valentine's Day

Ice Skate

Ice skating is an awesome date for the day or night! There are two rinks in town, one at Truckee River Regional Park and one at The Village at Northstar. If you have your own skates it is free to skate at Northstar! While the Truckee River Regional Park is only a $9.50 fee and $7 for rental skates. Pack a little picnic lunch or snacks and hang out while watching other skaters. At Northstar, you can explore the village and sit by a nice, toasty fire.

Valentine's Day


What better way to celebrate a day about love than to celebrate with the love of skiing! Ok, I know not everybody loooves to ski or snowboard, but how could we not list this?! If you have passes somewhere, hit the resort in the morning and celebrate with brunch after. If you are going outside of the resort, we recommend the same thing! Get out early for a little dawn patrol and catch the sunrise together. Maybe try and ski all the different kinds of disciplines in one day! Resort in the morning, short tour in the afternoon, and hit a moonlight XC ski.

Valentine's Day

Point being, there are so many things to do outside here in the Truckee/Tahoe area, so decide what will bring you and your partner the most joy and appreciate the opportunity to spend time with each other outside no matter what you do!

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