After almost seven years of dating, my fiancé proposed at the top of Bear Mountain in Killington, VT on Saturday, February 7th around 7:45AM. The proposal couldn't have been more perfect for avid skiers like the two of us.
My fiancé's dad, Ray, had left Chris, my fiancé, a message that the lifts were opening at 7:30 am for season pass holders for Saturday morning. We got up early and were the first to get to the lift. Little did I know, Chris had been in communication with the mountain staff for months and had convinced them to open the lifts half an hour early just for the two of us. There were a lot of people getting their skis together behind us, so I didn't think anything of being the only ones on the lift. The lift attendants played right along and said it was going to be a beautiful day, but really busy since it was pass holders weekend.
About half way up the lift, Chris brought my attention to the returning chairs on the opposite side. There was a sign on the back of the chair that said, "Hi Hunny!" I still didn't know what was going on, and replied, "Oh, weird." There were a total of 16 signs on the chairs that passed, each with a memory or inside joke of ours dating back from the time we met until that day. The last sign was at the top of the mountain when we got off of the life. It read, "Will You Marry Me?"
I asked him if he was sure before he had the chance to get down on one knee. We clicked our skis off, Chris got down on one knee and he said some of the nicest words anyone has ever said to me before asking me to marry him. Of course I said yes.
Two of our best friends Jay and Billy then came out of the background with cameras in hands and champagne glasses with our names engraved on them. We toasted on the top of Bear Mountain!