Sara Hertwig
Newlyweds Lucy and Bailey walk hand in hand after getting married at Loveland Ski Area on Feb. 14.
Love in the air

The snow was fresh, the wind was strong and love was in the air.

More than 70 couples from across the United States gathered at Loveland Ski Area on Valentine’s Day for the 27th annual Mountaintop Matrimony event.

While many were just renewing their vows, 17 tied the knot officially — and did so in grand style and at 12,050 feet.

“We’re ski-loping,” joked Jill Cwalina, who was marrying John Rice. The county residents said they thought it was a good idea after having seen the ceremony in past years.