Dipping Into Love
By Andrew, on Thu, Dec 18, 2014
Our love for skiing is a strong personal bond that influences many choices we make in our lives. When that part of us finds others who share in it, we tend to gravitate toward those who understand our passion. To share the love of your life with the love of your life is a special and rare occasion, and it's a beautiful thing knowing there's a second pair of tracks wherever you go.
Congratulations to Jon D'Alba and Lianne Earley and their future together. After a full day on the slopes and one last Dip lap, he got down on one knee, both still on skis. Hear the full story from Lianne.
In her words.
I always hoped I would get proposed to in the Dip - I think every skier girl hopes to get proposed to on skis. Jon and I met at the bottom of The Jet almost 2 years ago, and we ended that day with a Dip run, had a beer at the road, and Jon got my phone number. So the Dip and the mountain have always been a big part of our relationship, and we wouldn't have met without Jay Peak. It was amazing, and I couldn't be happier.
I was completely unaware of anything going on. I thought it was a normal end of the day Dip run. Jon, my dad and I were skiing together, and we had a car down at the road. My legs were a little tired from a long day of awesome conditions so I was taking my time coming down and Jon bombed down, but that's nothing out of the ordinary. When I got to the bottom, Jon and my dad were already down. My dad was crossing the road to the car, and I saw that my mom and nephew were there too, which was weird because we didn't need a ride. When I looked back at Jon, he was down on one knee and I still didn't quite realize what was going on. I thought he was doing something with his skis or boots. Finally, I saw the ring in his hand, and I was completely surprised and speechless. There were some guys we didn't know in a pickup truck picking up their friends, and they started congratulating us. They were super psyched they just got to see an engagement. Of course I said yes, and we celebrated on the side of 242 with champagne.